Thursday, 3 May 2018


Maybe today passed you by without you realising exactly what day it was.  (Maybe you went offline in preparation for tomorrow before the "hilarious" Star Wars jokes for 4th May and you're only reading this on the 5th.)  Today was the 32nd birthday of Oink!  Yes, the preview issue had been given away a week earlier but today was a very special Saturday back in 1986, when the funniest comic ever created magically appeared on comics shelves across the UK for the very first time.

There have been numerous posts today across The Oink! Blog & Beyond's brand new social media accounts (on Instagram and Twitter) marking the occasion and if you haven't joined in yet you really should.  Why?  Because this is going to be the case for every single issue as we work our way back through each glorious comic and highlight all over again!  Each post will have details of each issue's full write-up on the blog too, so come and join in the conversation, have fun and meet other pig pals rediscovering Oink! all over again from (pork) scratch(-ing).  Hopefully it'll spark some new comments and chats on the blog's older posts too!  Never know!

The day isn't even over, there's a couple more highlights to be shared yet before the midnight bell tolls but here's what's been going on so far:

So hit up those logos under my delightful profile picture* (on the desktop version) or above where you can see some pink writing, but while you're there feel free to check out my personal accounts on both sites too if you like for photos of comics, Smudge the cat, weekly Transformers UK updates (the ones which are rounded up here monthly), usually unhealthy food, some other geeky stuff and more.  My username is @PhilEdBoyce and there's a direct link in the bios of both of the Oink? Blog & Beyond accounts.

* well, Smudge the cat is delightful, I can't vouch for the rest of the picture

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