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COMiNG UP: OiNK! #31

Coming up in a few days on the blog is the all-American issue of OiNK, complete with a snazzy new colouring of the famous piggy pink logo. There’s a special feature film spoof starring a giant ape-pig (no, really), some big news for Hadrian Vile‘s future, a new writer appears in OiNK for the first time and in just half a page Mr Big Nose sums up the very soul of the US of A.

My #31 is without its staples so has to be read very carefully for fear of it falling apart, but that’s not because of wear and tear from me as an overly eager youngster. No, there’s a very specific reason we were asked to take our issues apart (carefully) and it involves the return of none other than the Street-Hogs in the issue after this one! To find out what I’m wittering on about you can check out the review to #31 from Monday 17th June 2020.

COMiNG UP: OiNK! #30

Remember those OiNK Awards back in #18, the first issue of 1987? The comic asked its young readership to vote on everything from World’s Biggest Wally to Most Irritating DJ. Well, the results are in. In the next issue of OiNK covered on the blog it’ll be time to see exactly what us pig pals though of the world of celebrity back in the 1980s. Better still, a certain puppet-based satire TV show steps in to help out. This one is going to be good.

Highlights in the review will also include Rubbish Man‘s own attempts at receiving an award to finally getting some recognition, Hadrian Vile breaks down famous people of the 80s for us in his inimitable style and we have an origin story for Mary Lighthouse (critic) with a special guest star. Not a surprise guest star though. This Iron Lady just had to be friend’s with Uncle Pigg’s nemesis, as you’ll see. The review for #30 of OiNK will be right here from Monday 13th June 2020.

COMiNG UP: OiNK! #29

Coming up next on the OiNK Blog is another musical issue of our favourite comic. Back in the latter parts of last year #16 was a hilarious pop music special and it ended up being a very unique issue. Will the next one measure up to it? Well, with a photo strip featuring the post-punk band The Mekons in a Wild West shoot-out it’s very promising, that’s for sure! Here’s the Next Issue promo, drawn by Davy Francis from a script by Mark Rodgers, taken from #28.

There are a couple of references back to the previous music-themed edition including the results of that Win A Pop Concert In Your Own Home competition! There’s also another Butcher Watch Update from Jeremy Banx which were always brilliant of course, the first of Simon Thorpe‘s excellent spoof movie posters and much more, all wrapped up in another Ian Jackson cover. You can check out the latest review from Monday 30th May 2022, the 35th anniversary of the issue’s release!

Mentioned in the image above is the first OiNK Holiday Special which I reviewed back in April, so make sure you catch up on that review too, pig pals.