Publisher: IPC
Publication Dates: May 3, 1986 – October 22, 1988
Number of Issues Published: 69 (#1 – #68)
Dimensions: British magazine-size
Paper Stock: glossy paper

Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database

Oink! was a British comic for children which was published from 3 May 1986 to 22 October 1988. It set out to be deliberately anarchic, reminiscent of Viz but for children. The creators also cited Mad magazine as a major influence.

Part of its difference in the marketplace was that it attracted writers and cartoonists from a wide range of previous disciplines. It was devised, launched and edited by Patrick Gallagher, Private Eye regular contributor Tony Husband and Mark Rodgers; although within the fiction of the comic it was “edited” by a character called Uncle Pigg (similar to 2000 AD’s Tharg the Mighty). The comic also followed 2000 AD’s lead in crediting its contributors for their work, still a rarity in British comics at that time. Featured artists and writers included Husband’s Private Eye colleague David Haldane, ex-The Fall member and future BBC Radio 1 radio host Marc “Lard” Riley, Malcolm Douglas, future Beano writer/artist Kev F Sutherland, future Marvel artist, writer and editor & current SpongeBob SquarePants Magazine editor David Leach, future Financial Times cartoonist Jeremy Banks, and satirical media commentator-to-be Charlie Brooker. Viz founders Davy Thorp and Chris Donald also contributed some one-off strips, as did The Beano’s Tom Paterson and John Geering.

Originally a fortnightly publication, it became weekly and finally monthly and was finally wound up after 68 issues, after the comic’s founders, Patrick Gallagher, Tony Husband and Mark Rodgers, were offered a TV deal which resulted in the show Round the Bend. Three Oink! strips transferred to Buster: “Weedy Willy”, “Pete and his Pimple” and “Tom Thug”, the latter appearing through to the comic’s last issue in 1999.

For complete information use the Wikilink

Oink! Wiki

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Oink! 1986-05-03
Oink! 1986-05-17
Oink! 1986-05-31

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Oink! 1986-06-14
Oink! 1986-06-28

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Oink! 1986-07-12
Oink! 1986-07-26

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Oink! 1986-08-09
Oink! 1986-08-23

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Oink! 1986-09-06
Oink! 1986-09-20

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Oink! 1986-10-04
Oink! 1986-10-18

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Oink! 1986-11-01
Oink! 1986-11-15
Oink! 1986-11-29


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Oink! 1986-12-13
Oink! 1986-12-27

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1987 1987 1987 1987 1987

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Oink! 1987-01-10
Oink! 1987-01-24

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Oink! 1987-02-07
Oink! 1987-02-21

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Oink! 1987-03-07
Oink! 1987-03-21

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Oink! 1987-04-04
Oink! 1987-04-18

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Oink! 1987-05-02
Oink! 1987-05-16
Oink! 1987-05-30

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Oink! 1987-06-13
Oink! 1987-06-27

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Oink! 1987-07-11
Oink! 1987-07-25

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Oink! 1987-08-08
Oink! 1987-08-22

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Oink! 1987-09-05
Oink! 1987-09-19

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Oink! 1987-10-03
Oink! 1987-10-17
Oink! 1987-10-31

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Oink! 1987-11-14
Oink! 1987-11-28

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Oink! 1987-12-12
Oink! 1987-12-26

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1988 1988 1988 1988 1988

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Oink! 1988-01-09
Oink! 1988-01-16
Oink! 1988-01-23
Oink! 1988-01-30

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Oink! 1988-02-06
Oink! 1988-02-13
Oink! 1988-02-20
Oink! 1988-02-27

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Oink! 1988-03-05
Oink! 1988-03-12
Oink! 1988-03-19
Oink! 1988-03-26

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Oink! 1988-04-02
Oink! 1988-04-09
Oink! 1988-04-16
Oink! 1988-04-23
Oink! 1988-04-30

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Oink! 1988-05-07

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Oink! 1988-06
Oink! 1988-07
Oink! 1988-08
Oink! 1988-09
Oink! 1988-10
Oink! 1988-11

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Oink! Holiday Special 1987

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Oink! Holiday Special 1988

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Oink! Holiday Special 1989

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Oink! Summer Collection 1990

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Oink! Winter Special 1990

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Oink! Free Preview Issue

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Oink! Free with Crash

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4 responses »

  1. L. B. James says:

    Ha ha, thank you for this. I never really read this as a child but I remember seeing it around.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    There was also 2 Oink Books. Any chance to see them ?

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    • boutje777 says:

      There is always a chance someone scanned them and placed them somewhere on the internet, if i find them they will show up on this blog also offcourse.

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  3. Frank says:

    The 2 Oink ! Books were published 1988 and 1989.

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