Butcher Watch was a comic strip created by Banx and published in Oink! between 1986 and 1988. Although it appeared only irregularly, it was significant in developing the comic's pig-based mythos.
From the very first issue, butchers had been established as key "baddies" in the Oink! universe, though early editions presented them in a rather generic fashion ("Barry the butcher", a fat and easily-outsmarted butcher, appeared several times). With Butcher Watch, Banx created more defined characters and built up the horror aspect. From an initial ensemble cast, Jimmy "The Cleaver" Smith emerged as the baddest of them all, not only a formidable peril to pigs but also a dangerous rival to other butchers, not hesitating to employ his carving skills on anyone who threatened his dominance.