Monday, May 21, 2012

A closer look....

The above issue came out on 7th November 1987. Now let's just take a closer look at that cover....
Tom Paterson, the artist for the cover, wins the Warthog Shaving contest! Hooray!


  1. I just love this kind of silly humour..Tom Paterson was best in the 80's and the early 90's..the writing went all zany and crazy. Great use of words- warthog is a funny animal word on its own..and the thought of it being shaved in a contest...the mind boggles..Tom must be proud of his trophy..;)
    Do you have a scan of the stickers...

  2. Tom was always packing heaps of detail like this into pretty much every frame he drew! I agree - Warthog is a funny word now you mention it - much better to use that than sheep or pig!

    All the free gifts given away with Whizzer and Chips can be found on 'The History' page, but here's a quick link to the stickers:

  3. My mini comic strip appeared in this issue. I had actually forgotten sending it off and one day the postman delivered a Red whizzer and chips bag ( I was a whizzkid)

    Alex Stassi

  4. That's awesome! Do you still have the bag or is it long gone?