A few weeks ago Oink! fan favourite cartoonist Jeremy Banx shared some photographs of a proposed but ultimately abandoned Burp book project from 1987 during the height of Oink!'s popularity. Approached by his agent with an aim to produce a series of "Asterix-style" titles, said agent had actually been touting it around publishers. Jeremy recently received the book back and I'm very happy to say he shared some images on the Facebook group:
According to Jeremy he was surprised to rediscover the fact the book was actually finished and you never know there may be the possibility this may see a digital release sometime in the future, but as exciting as it is to see this it's not the most exciting news I have for you today!
Jeremy also informed us he's currently working on a Burp prose book for release digitally, along the lines of his hilarious Frankenthing which was released at the start of the year. The new Burp book has already been written and is now in the editing stage (which Jeremy says translates as "completely rewrite") and then it's still to be illustrated. But what this means is that a brand new, lengthy Burp adventure is out there, written and will be coming to your screens at a date to be announced.
This is fantastic news and means that's two Oink! characters who will have made a very welcome return, with David Leach's Psycho Gran out there in #1 of her new comic and #2 being worked on at the time of writing.
However, if you want to get your hands on some new smelly alien goodness right now then just click on the picture below to go to the official Byrp Gifts (no, that's not a spelling mistake) page at Zazzle and pick yourself up some brilliant t-shirts, mugs and iPhone cases!:
Exciting times ahead pig pals, keep an eye right here on the blog for more news soon!