Humorous Ads from Viz Comics

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Submitted by Mathew in response to our Venerable Ads from the 30's posts.


viz_hp_pic_129-200.jpgViz is a UK humor magazine. The format mimics the children’s comics of 1970s Britain (the most famous examples being Dandy, Beano, and so on). The content is quite wide-ranging; a letters page satirizes the idiocy of newspaper letters, feature articles spoof our celebrity-obsessed culture, and the comic strips range from foul-mouthed lavatorial humor, through the bizarre and surreal, to barbed political satire.

From time to time they run fake ads, often as space fillers. Here are a few examples from the 1990s.

Viz is available mostly in the UK. I’ve seen it on a few international newsstands in the US, but generally you’ll need to subscribe to read it. More info at http://www.viz.co.uk/

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Related links:

  • Venerable Ads from the 30's – #1
  • Venerable Ads from the 30's – #2
  • Venerable Ads from the 30's – #3
  • Venerable Ads from the 30's – #4
  • Venerable Ads from the 30's – #5
  • Venerable Ads from the 30's – #6
  • Venerable Ads from the 30's – #7