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The Inside Story of Viz By Chris Donald

The Inside Story of Viz
by Chris Donald

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This is the straight-talking, fascinating story of Viz magazine, founded in 1979 by Chris Donald -- editor until 1999. Chris tells the remarkable story of the magazine, from the tatty rag produced in his Newcastle bedroom to becoming one of the bestselling magazines in the UK.
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The Inside Story of Viz: Rude Kids by Chris Donald

This is the straight-talking, fascinating story of Viz magazine, founded in 1979 by Chris Donald -- editor until 1999. Chris tells the remarkable story of the magazine, from the tatty rag produced in his Newcastle bedroom to becoming one of the bestselling magazines in the UK. Chris was the creator of many of the characters and was responsible for all the magazine's written content. Characters from the magazine, such as Sid the Sexist and the Fat Slags, are now household names. This is an engaging tale told in Chris's unique, wry way. Chris takes us from his train-spotting childhood in the '70s through to setting up the magazine with family and friends, and struggling to sell even a few copies of Viz in the local pub. The comic's success swiftly grew, however, and remarkable events ensued, such as how Chris was invited to tea by Prince Charles, taken in for questioning by New Scotland Yard's Anti-Terrorist Branch and caught his wife up to no good with Keith Richards in Peter Cook's attic. Chris includes many original drawings in this integrated book as well as some fascinating images of early Viz creations.

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The Inside Story of Viz Reviews


'Donald is lucid and engaging, and he's affably disrespectful to the celebrities he meets when his life turns (relatively) showbiz.' Q Magazine 'Chris fires out jokes and anecdotes with the rapid-fire intensity and lewdness of Sid the Sexist downing seven like Newkie Broons.' Front Magazine '!a very good read. It is briskly executed in the Viz house style: a rude and brutally accurate tabloidese.' New Statesman '!.details his (Donald's) hilarious, bitter and often inspirational struggle to keep alive the spirit of something special as it moves towards the mainstream.' The Observer '!hugely enjoyable autobiography.' !'it's the irreverent portraits of the eccentrics he met along the way that make this book so amusing.' New Statesman

About Chris Donald


Chris Donald was the creator of Viz magazine and drew its first characters. He was responsible for all the magazine's written content for over 20 years.

Additional information

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The Inside Story of Viz: Rude Kids by Chris Donald
Chris Donald
Used - Very Good
Paperback
HarperCollins Publishers
2005-06-06
228
0007190972
9780007190973
N/A
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