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Viz Annual 2022: The Copper's Torch: A casebook of dazzling flashes of brilliance from issues 282-291

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As the magazine's popularity grew, the bedroom became too small and production moved to a nearby Jesmond office. Donald also hired another freelance artist, Simon Thorp, whose work had impressed him. For over a decade, these four would be the nucleus of Viz.

Rude Kids: The Unfeasible Story of "Viz" (Chris Donald, 2004) (aka: The Inside Story of Viz: Rude Kids) ISBN 0-00-719096-4Salvatore Attardo (18 March 2014). Encyclopedia of Humor Studies. SAGE Publications. p.478. ISBN 978-1-4833-6471-1 . Retrieved 30 July 2015. a b "Crude and rude proves a winning formula as Viz makes auction record". Antiques Trade Gazette . Retrieved 2 January 2019. Viz Comic Does Frank Miller's 300 For 300th Issue". Bleeding Cool. 13 October 2020 . Retrieved 15 October 2020.

Highlights of the comic are collected into regular annuals, invariably with innuendo-laden titles. There have also been a large number of themed collections published, which focus on a particular character or column.

The Lord of Harpole's Seasonal Message". 27 November 2006. Archived from the original on 11 December 2021 . Retrieved 28 March 2010– via YouTube. A novelty single [26] was released in 1987 for Viz, featuring its Buster Gonad character, by the band XTC, with John Otway, as "Johnny Japes and His Jesticles". The A-side was "Bags of Fun With Buster" b/w "Scrotal Scratch Mix".

In his book Rude Kids: The Inside Story of Viz, the comic's creator Chris Donald claimed that the first legal action ever taken against Viz was initiated by a man who objected to the use of a picture of his house (taken from an estate agent's catalogue) in one of these photo-strips, and that the British tabloid newspaper Sunday Mirror tried to provoke media outrage over another photo-strip which, if taken out of context, could be misconstrued as making light of the problem of illegal drugs being offered to children.

Reel by Real: "Bags of Fun With Buster" ". Chalkhills. 7 March 2009. Archived from the original on 19 May 2011 . Retrieved 28 March 2010. Serial killers Fred West and Harold Shipman have also featured in a strip as rival neighbours trying to kill the old woman next door and foiling each other's plans ( Harold and Fred – they make ladies dead!). [17] Other content [ edit ] Spoof news stories [ edit ]

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