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COMiNG UP: OiNK! #20

Tomorrow on the blog the next OiNK review explodes on to your screens with #20, the War Special! War? As a subject for a children’s humour comic? Yup, and every single strip (bar one) takes the theme and runs with it! From a brilliant front cover by Wilkie and his strip about forgotten war pigs, to a hilarious spoof of wartime movies by Davey Jones and Jeremy Banx‘s Mr Big Nose to sing us out, it’s not to be missed.

Not that you could miss it of course, it’s not like it’s only going to be on the blog for a day, it’ll be there forever for you read, but I’ve digressed ever so slightly. There’s also the start of a brand new multi-issue comedy adventure strip with King Solomon’s Swines which is bound to bring back many happy memories for readers of OiNK in the 80s and for fans of 80s adventure movies!

Be here tomorrow, Monday 24th January 2020 for OiNK #20!

COMiNG UP: OiNK! #19

Every year in January we’re bombarded with advertisements or social media posts for the next fitness fad, the next diet craze, or the next expensive liquid that will apparently detox our bodies better than our own livers. Many people will make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, become as fit as an Olympian or join a gym, only for these to be all but forgotten come February. Or at the very least by Easter when chocolate for breakfast becomes acceptable again. This is by no means a new thing, as the next OiNK review will prove. Here’s the Next Issue promo from #18.

So with all of our lockdown weight and getting just a bit too comfy in our own company in our homes, maybe it’s time to get back out, eat better and trim our bodies down? Or is it time to read another review of the funniest comic ever created and a selection of highlights from within? I’ll let you decide on Monday 10th January 2022 when #19 comes to the blog.

MERRY CHRiSTMAS PiG PALS!

It really is the most wonderful time of the year and I think I become an even bigger kid with each passing festive season. Here I am a few weeks ago (complete with pandemic haircut, now sorted out) with my very traditional Christmas tree angel as drawn originally by Lew Stringer, having a seasonal coffee in that most elusive of OiNK merchandise, the mug(!) which was a Christmas present itself a few years back from Helen Jones. I’ve just popped on here this Christmas Eve to let you know about the content you’ll find on the blog over the next few days.

Christmas comics are the best!

Regular readers will have already read the write-ups and enjoyed the highlights from the special editions of OiNK and Wildcat pictured above (you have, haven’t you?) and tomorrow on The Big Day Itself is the first and only Visionaries Annual, a book many fans don’t seem to have been aware of until now. Yes, it would’ve been released during August or September back in 1988 but let’s face it, we all got ours on Christmas Day from Santa, didn’t we? So that’s when the review will be up, followed immediately on Boxing Day with some superb, chilling ghost stories to go with the chilly weather, in #5 of Super Naturals. Not to be missed!

Not only that, you can expect the Hogmanay issue of OiNK and the next Jurassic Park on Christmas Monday and Tuesday respectively, then the next Wildcat on New Year’s Eve! Phew!

I’ll not be on social media for a few days to remind you, but I’ll be back next week to shake you from your food comas and point you in the direction of the latest OiNK Blog stuff!

In the meantime all that remains is for me to wish all of you A Very Merry Christmas, I hope you have very happy holidays and I’ll speak to you very soon. 🎄