Saturday, September 02, 2006

Hot Potato, Hot Potato

It's been around a decade since I stopped working in children's magazines, but little seems to have changed in that time.

Hang around editing the same old counting and puzzle pages for long enough and the temptation is to see what you can sneak into the comic without the higher-ups noticing. This is especially difficult if the comic is a licenced publication. Pages from magazines that promote lucrative properties such as the Disney line or anything with a Teletubby on it are examined minutely by representatives of the licence owners before they even make it to press, just to make sure the licence isn't being mishandled.

Which makes it all the more surprising that someone got away with this piece of subliminal subtlety in the latest Australian edition of The Wiggles magazine:

Then again, perhaps I've just got a grubby mind.


Blogger Peter Pan said...

If they are that colour its a recognised condition you know.....

4:19 PM  
Blogger Pete Kempshall said...

If they're that colour they're about to drop off!

5:18 PM  

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