Viz annual signing with the team behind The Viz comic EXPIRED

Viz annual signing with the team behind The Viz comic EXPIRED

WHSmith Northumberland Street, Newcastle NE1 7DE

Saturday 14 December from 12.30pm

Event Information

Come and meet the team behind the Viz comic at WHSmith Northumberland Street, Newcastle NE1 7DE, Saturday 14 December from 12.30pm.


1979 was a year of momentous events. In Britain, it began with the so-called Winter of Discontent, as rubbish piled high in the streets and the dead went unburied. Later, guerillas stormed the US Embassy in Tehran, Margaret Thatcher entered Downing Street, and Sid Vicious died of a heroin overdose while on trial for stabbing his girlfriend to death. Elsewhere, murderous dictator Saddam Hussein rose to power in Iraq, America’s Three Mile Island nuclear plant went into meltdown, and there was an anthrax epidemic in Russia following an accident at a biological weapons plant. But it’s all swings and roundabouts, because 1979 also saw the first issue of Viz Comic going on sale. And now, with a rousing brass fanfare to celebrate its 40th year as the country’s most flatulent magazine, Viz is puffing out its cheeks to release its latest annual - The Trumpeter’s Lips. Within the 226 pages of this lavishly produced hardback you will find the very best bits from issues 262-271, including * Cartoons: The Fat Slags, Sid the Sexist, Mrs Brady Old Lady, Roger Mellie, Eight Ace, Buster Gonad, Big Vern and many, many more * Informative features: Let’s Go Dogging!, Secrets of the White House Shite House, How Did Henry VIII Mow His Lawn?, Who’s Who at a Car Boot Sale, and A Day in the Life of a Model Railway Enthusiast * Edge-of-your-seat adventures: In Search of the Giant Squid of Sumatra, The Crown Jewels Mystery, Wally Walton’s Emergency Scorpion Squad and Wall to Wall Carpet Warehouse, Ballet Nurse on a Pony, Pip of the Peloton, and Bad Bob the Randy Wonder Dog * More articles, spoof ads, Readers’ Letters and Top Tips than you could shake a really big stick at Just like our rubbish and dead were piled up in the streets four decades ago, Viz - The Trumpeter’s Lips will be piled up in shops and internet retailers this Christmas, guaranteeing a “Winter of This Content” (as specified above) for everyone.

Terms and Conditions

• The signing will commence from 12.30pm at WHSmith Newcastle • Anyone arriving to the store before 11.30pm will be asked to return at 11.30pm • You will need to purchase your copy of The Trumpeter’s Lips 2020 at WHSmith Newcastle • You will need your receipt as proof of purchase to enter the queue • Due to the anticipated high turnout, please be prepared to queue • Refreshments will not be available at the event, but facilities are available at nearby outlets • The exact time at which the event ends will be determined by the promoters on the day • To avoid disappointment, we advise you not to arrive any later than the signing start time • A member of staff will be on hand to take a picture of you with Alan. Please ensure that your phone/camera is fully charged on the day and has enough storage • There will not be an official photographer present at the event • Only The Trumpeter’s Lips 2020 will be signed. No other merchandise will be signed • Unfortunately, dedications within the book may not be possible • Anyone under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an adult. Any accompanying adults will not require a ticket. Due to time and space limitations each child can only be accompanied by one adult and accompanying adults may not be permitted into the event space • The exact time at which the event ends will be determined by the promoters on the day • Please note the event may be filmed or photographed, as an attendee you consent to footage or photos of you being used for promotional purposes. If you do not want your photo taken, or that of your children, please let a member of the WHSmith store know • Management have the right to refuse entry or remove anyone who does not comply with these rules or who fails to follow reasonable instructions on the day