Friday, July 14, 2006

19-year-old rejection slip found!

While having a bit of a sort-out, I found a rejection slip from Oink comic from 1987 (it was kind of a Viz for kids).


It was probably the first rejection slip I ever got. I was 19 years old and, being a teenager, was depressed by it and never sent them anything else! But what's interesting to me now about it, after years of bog-standard "sorry, no thanks" rejection slips, is the fact that it's a proper letter and is incredibly positive. If I got a rejection letter like this now I think I'd be pretty happy about it!

5 comments:

  1. I've got one of these hanging around too. Oink was a brilliant publication. The best rejection slip I ever got was from Viz - "We don't feel your cartoons were suitable for Viz, have you considered sending them to the Radio Times, or Gardeners Weekly"
    The cartoons were nothing to do with the Radio/TV or Gardening.

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  2. Royston, Mark wrote quite a few strips for me at IPC. He was okay.

    I thought Oink was pretty mediocre. It started as a rip-off Viz 'for kids'. But all the kids I knew had already started getting their older siblings to buy them Viz. No surprise really when IPC went tits-up.

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  3. It was opportunistic and was a real mixed bag, it often looked a bit thrown together. But there were a few good moments. The Banx stuff sticks in the mind.

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  4. The first rejection letter I ever got as a journalist was from a local newspaper in Devon. It began "Dear Janet..."

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  5. The first rejection letter I ever got as a journalist was from a local newspaper in Devon. It began "Dear Janet..."

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