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Friday, 7 June 2019

Cheeky – The Whoopee Years – The Cheeky Section

The survivors from Cheeky Weekly found themselves, as of the inevitable 'merge' that followed the cancellation of their comic, gathered within the central 16 pages of Whoopee! for the first 30 combined issues. This new home for the Cheeky Weekly refugees was referred to in the issues in question as the 'Cheeky Comic', but since Cheeky Weekly is often referred to as Cheeky, to avoid confusion I am calling the Whoopee! and Cheeky comic-within-comic the Cheeky Section or CS.

In this first examination of the toothy funster's post-Cheeky Weekly career, I'm going to document his appearances within that Cheeky Section.

What a Cheek

The 'cover' of the first CS consisted of our toothy pal's ugly mug alongside the announcement of free Friend of Cheeky badges. However subsequent issues of the CS (with two exceptions) carried the What a Cheek strip on the front page. What a Cheek was of course Cheeky Weekly's cover strip for 41 issues, and the CS version continued the same format of a single gag presented over several panels. Whereas the Cheeky Weekly run of What a Cheek each featured a single row of 3 panels, the CS revival of the strip was allocated more space and thus each instalment had the opportunity to span more panels. However, with effect from the third issue of Whoopee! and Cheeky, What a Cheek ceded some space to a companion strip at the foot of the CS 'cover'. This new, untitled and single-row-of-panels strip featured Snail and from its inception would always accompany What a Cheek.

In the 15 March 1980 edition, the CS cover was taken up with the announcement of 'Bungles in the Jungle', the first of Cheeky's movie spoofs, so there was no What a Cheek that week. In the comic dated 03 May 1980 What a Cheek was for some unaccountable reason shifted to CS page 5.

All the What a Cheeks were printed in colour, even the aforementioned shifted to-page-5 occurence dated 03 May 1980.

Some What a Cheek strips featured Cheeky and a member of the established supporting cast, while others saw our toothy pal engage with a previously (and subsequently) unseen character. Frank McDiarmid drew all 28 CS What a Cheeks. The strip's Whoopee! and Cheeky demise coincided with the abandonment of the Cheeky Comic-within-comic concept following the 04 October 1980 edition.



It's Cheeky

The first Cheeky strip to appear in the CS was titled It's Cheeky (because, as you will recall, What a Cheek began in the second week of the Whoopee! and Cheeky merge), and was very much a continuation of the format of Cheeky’s daily strips from Cheeky Weekly, i.e. in each episode our toothy pal was depicted wandering the streets exchanging gags with his pals. The first instalment was drawn by Mike Lacey, but Frank McDiarmid drew the subsequent strips. Each It's Cheeky episode of this initial run covered 4 pages, and the feature appeared in the first 5 issues of Whoopee! and Cheeky. 



Frank McDiarmid's first It's Cheeky
Whoopee! and Cheeky 16 February 1980.
Bubblegum Boy is still aloft


Cheeky announced ‘We’re planning big changes on my pages’ at the commencement of the It’s Cheeky strip in the issue dated 08 March 1980. During his stroll around town, he was seen being measured for a costume and being filmed for publicity purposes. The big reveal came in the last panel – this was to be the final It’s Cheeky strip of the feature’s initial run (a Cheeky strip with the same title would commence a 16-issue run in Whoopee dated 30 January 1982, although reduced to a single page each week), and our toothy pal was all set to appear on the silver screen.



Rather surprisingly Louise was not seen among the supporting cast in this first run of It’s Cheeky.

You may be wondering why the initial run of It's Cheeky spanned just 5 issues - I'll share my own thoughts about that below.

Cheeky Film Productions

As mentioned earlier, the cover of the CS dated 15 March 1980 was given over to the announcement of Cheeky's new vehicle, a movie spoof titled Bungles in the Jungle, under a Cheeky Film Productions banner.


It seems Cheeky's role was changed before filming commenced, as the animal skin he was handed a week earlier was not in evidence. Maybe it was originally planned that the toothy funster would portray a Tarzan-style character. Whatever the reason, we should be grateful we were spared the sight of Cheeky's bare legs.

The strip saw Cheeky and pals transported to the steaming tropical undergrowth to conduct their usual gag-swapping activities.

Bungles in the Jungle was a 3-page set drawn by Frank McDiarmid.

Cheeky Movie Masterpiece

A week after Cheeky's jungle japes, our grinning pal and his Krazy Town cronies were back in another motion picture pastiche, but this time under a new banner, reading 'Another movie masterpiece starring Cheeky!' Our comical cast were on this occasion spoofing films set in prehistoric times with an offering titled Cave Raves (and this time readers were subjected to the unedifying spectacle of the grinning gagster's lower extremities).


There followed a further 22 Movie Masterpieces starring our toothy pal with support from a variety of his Krazy Town chums, spoofing various film genres. You can probably guess which types of film were being referenced from the titles - subtlety was something that never troubled the creator of the Cheeky scripts.

Cover Date Movie Masterpiece
22-MAR-80 Cave Raves
29-MAR-80 The Space Between Your Ears
05-APR-80 King of the Castle
19-APR-80 Fooling all Cops
26-APR-80 Ho-Ho Seven to the Rescue
03-MAY-80 Monster from the Deep
10-MAY-80 The Big Shot
14-JUN-80 Escape
28-JUN-80 The Castle Caper
05-JUL-80 Planet of the Japes
12-JUL-80 Necks Please
19-JUL-80 Dr Doodle-Little
26-JUL-80 Alfred-The-Not-Too-Bad
02-AUG-80 Racing Stars
09-AUG-80 Robinson Ho-Ho
16-AUG-80 Taking A Dive
23-AUG-80 The Sand Castle
30-AUG-80 Mobs Rule OK
06-SEP-80 Young Dick Turnip
13-SEP-80 Goodbye Sailor
20-SEP-80 Gulliver's Troubles
27-SEP-80 Beware of the Jellymen
04-OCT-80 M*A*T*H

One of my favourites is Planet of the Japes, in which spaceman Cheeky encounters much simian silliness.

I like Snail's space suit

Although she was seen in silhouette seated next to the toothy funster in the Movie Masterpiece title banners, Louise made her somewhat belated Whoopee! and Cheeky strip debut during 19 July's Dr Doodle-Little, in which she, of course, played a love bird.

Most Movie Masterpieces ended with a 'trailer' - a caption informing readers of the title of the following week's film.

All the Movie Masterpieces were drawn by Frank McDiarmid.

There was no Movie Masterpiece in Whoopee! and Cheeky dated 12 April 1980 - instead of film fun, Cheeky was seen indulging in Easter gags.

The final Movie Masterpiece was entitled M*A*T*H, set in a Mend-A-Toy Hospital and spoofing the 1970 black comedy film (and later TV series) set during the Korean War, M*A*S*H (Mobile Army Surgical Hospital). Instead of the trailer that week, readers were informed of changes ahead.



The appearance of M*A*T*H coincided with the final Cheeky Section.

My guess is that the Whoopee! and Cheeky editor felt that in order to fully appreciate the humour on display in the film spoofs, readers who had not previously encountered Cheeky would first need to be acquainted with the toothy funster's supporting cast in their natural state, and that's why the 5 week run of It's Cheeky preceded the Movie Masterpieces.

The Masterpieces were a refreshing change to the familiar Cheeky format, which by 1980 was approaching 4 years old and could be seen as getting a little stale. Possibly the relatively short Masterpiece run (despite the use of the word 'rest' in the caption above, which implies it would return, no further Cheeky movies were seen) was due to the script writer exhausting his stock of movie scenarios and gags,

Cheeky's Easter

As mentioned above, the run of Movie Masterpieces was interrupted in Whoopee! and Cheeky dated 12 April 1980 as the toothy funster's film funny was replaced by a one-off strip titled Cheeky's Easter. The 4-page replacement feature, drawn by Frank McDiarmid, reverted to the well-worn format established all those years before in Krazy, whereby our grinning pal was seen sharing witticisms with his supporting cast, although on this occasion as the title implies, Cheeky was cracking jokes pertaining to eggs.


I'll be examining Cheeky's fortunes following the demise of the Cheeky Section in future posts.

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

The Whoopee Years - The Cheeky Section

As I mentioned in my earlier diatribe, the merge which resulted in the amalgamated publication styling itself Whoopee! and Cheeky was an unusual one, as the incoming features from the toothy funster's comic were corralled into the central pages for the first 30 issues of the combined title. There follows a quick flick through each of the Cheeky Sections...

Whoopee! and Cheeky 09-FEB-1980: Cheeky Section 1 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91Who Wants a Free Badge?
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
124FriscoDiscos to be won
135Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Fib Card Game
179Fib Card Game
1810It's Cheeky - Art Mike Lacey
1911It's Cheeky - Art Mike Lacey
2012It's Cheeky - Art Mike Lacey
2113It's Cheeky - Art Mike Lacey
2214Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
2315Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

As announced on the cover of the first combined issue, the 'Cheeky Comic' within Whoopee! amounted to 16 pages (although one page was given over to the competition to win FriscoDisco battery-powered record players, and a further two carried the cut-out Fib card game elements). Thus the Cheeky Section (as I'm going to refer to it or, when I'm feeling lazy, CS) occupied pages 9 to 24 in the 32-page amalgamated title. The cover of the CS (I'm feeling lazy already) carries our grinning pal's tooth-packed fizzog alongside an announcement that 2000 Friend of Cheeky badges are up for grabs. To secure a free badge readers must send a stamped addressed envelope to the Whoopee and Cheeky office

Further within the CS, Cheeky is allocated a gratifying 4 pages within which to commit his usual round of jests and japes.

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Whoopee! and Cheeky 16-FEB-1980: Cheeky Section 2 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
113Ad: IPC 'Shoot'\Ad: Pepsi
124Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
135Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Fib Card Game
179Fib Card Game
1810It's Cheeky - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911It's Cheeky - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012It's Cheeky - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113It's Cheeky - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
2315Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
MISSING - Paddywack

The first appearance in Whoopee! and Cheeky of the What a Cheek feature (Frank McDiarmid's first contribution to the CS) which will appear on the front of all but 2 of the remaining 28 Cheeky Sections (although will be absent from only one). What a Cheek was of course the title of Cheeky Weekly's cover strip for 41 issues.


Frank also takes up the artwork duties on It's Cheeky following last week's Mike Lacey pages.

Paddywack is bumped from the Cheeky Section (and, indeed, the whole comic) due to the presence of the card game, a page devoted to ads and the unwelcome (to me, anyway) arrival of the strip whose name is not to be mentioned, which gets a banner announcement atop the CS front page.

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Whoopee! and Cheeky 23-FEB-1980: Cheeky Section 3 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
124Whoopee Chit-Chat
135Whoopee Chit-Chat\Ad: IPC 'Order Whoopee and Cheeky-Don't Hang About' - Art Tom Williams
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
179Fib Card Game
1810It's Cheeky - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911It's Cheeky - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012It's Cheeky - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113It's Cheeky - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
2315Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
MISSING - Paddywack

Snail commences his strip on the front cover of the Cheeky Section, in a single row of panels that harks back to Snail of the Century.The untitled strip featuring the toothy funster's slithering sidekick will from now on always accompany What a Cheek.



Paddywack is again ousted from the entire comic - the card game is reduced to a single page but readers' letters feature Whoopee Chit-Chat appears in the Cheeky Section for the first time.

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Whoopee! and Cheeky 01-MAR-1980: Cheeky Section 4 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
124Ad: IPC 'Ticklish Allsorts promotion next week'\Top Ten voting coupon
135Whoopee Chit-Chat
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Fib Card Game
179Fib Card Game
1810It's Cheeky - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911It's Cheeky - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012It's Cheeky - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113It's Cheeky - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
2315Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
MISSING - Chip

C**p is shunted across the conceptual border to page 25 of Whoopee! and thus gets marked absent from this week's CS.

Whoopee!'s regular reader-opinion-soliciting Top Ten voting coupon appears in the CS for the first of 2 occasions.

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Whoopee! and Cheeky 08-MAR-1980: Cheeky Section 5 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
124Ad: IPC 'Speed issue 3'Ad: 'Order Whoopee and Cheeky-Put A Smile On Your Face' - Art Tom Williams
135Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810It's Cheeky - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911It's Cheeky - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012It's Cheeky - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
2214Ivor Swap 'Merry-Go-Round' - Art John K. Geering
2315Ticklish Allsports Booklet
2416Ticklish Allsports Booklet - Art Jack Clayton

No absentees again, and all present within the 16 page limitation despite 2 pages being occupied by the first instalment of the Ticklish Allsports cut-out-and-keep booklet . However, It's Cheeky is reduced to 3 pages and there is a surprise inclusion of Whoopee! stalwart Ivor Swap. This is the only occasion on which a character from the Whoopee! section will appear in a strip within the CS, although Toy Boy and Bookworm will intrude in different roles. Whoopee Chit-Chat moves back into Whoopee!

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Whoopee! and Cheeky 15-MAR-1980: Cheeky Section 6 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91Bungles in the Jungle inside - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
124Cheeky Film Productions 'Bungles in the Jungle' - Art Frank McDiarmid
135Cheeky Film Productions 'Bungles in the Jungle' - Art Frank McDiarmid
146Cheeky Film Productions 'Bungles in the Jungle' - Art Frank McDiarmid
157Ticklish Allsports Booklet - Art Jack Clayton
168Ticklish Allsports Booklet
179Ticklish Allsports Booklet
1810Ticklish Allsports Booklet - Art Jack Clayton - Art Dicky Howett
1911Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
2012$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
2113$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
2214Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
2315Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

The It's Cheeky strip which has run for the past 5 weeks has been dropped, and replaced with a feature titled Cheeky Film Productions, this week spoofing jungle adventure films. This new Cheeky vehicle sees his allocation of pages reduced from 4 to 3, but that's due to 4 pages being hogged by the second instalment of the Ticklish Allsports booklet. The CS front cover is taken up with the announcement of Bungles in the Jungle, so there is no What a Cheek or Snail this issue.



Frank's cover is reminiscent of scenes he drew for the Saturday morning picture show.


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Whoopee! and Cheeky 22-MAR-1980: Cheeky Section 7 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
113Ticklish Allsports Booklet - Art Jack Clayton - Art Barrie Appleby
124Ticklish Allsports Booklet - Art Barrie Appleby
135Ad: IPC 'Speed'Ad: 'Tammy and Misty'
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Cave Raves' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Cave Raves' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Cave Raves' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Cave Raves' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
2315Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

It seems the Cheeky Film Productions title for the film spoofs has been dropped in favour of the more alliterative Cheeky Movie Masterpiece. This week our toothy pal and his animal-skin-bedecked Krazy Town chums are riffing on big screen blockbusters set in prehistoric times. The feature sees Cheeky allocated a full 4 pages once again.

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Whoopee! and Cheeky 29-MAR-1980: Cheeky Section 8 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Top Class Comics Competition Winners
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
124Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
135Ad: IPC 'Roy of the Rovers'Ad: 'Tammy and Misty'
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'The Space Between Your Ears' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'The Space Between Your Ears' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'The Space Between Your Ears' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'The Space Between Your Ears' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
2315Ticklish Allsports Booklet - Art Barrie Appleby
2416Ticklish Allsports Booklet
MISSING - Paddywack

Bit of an upheaval this week due to the presence of the Sports Spectacular competition on Whoopee! page 8. The competition, and the decision to locate the Top Class Comics competition results within the Cheeky Section together with the Ticklish Allsports booklet, has resulted in a single-page Stage School, and seen Paddywack bumped into Whoopee! territory on page 28. C**p remains smugly in situ.

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Whoopee! and Cheeky 05-APR-1980: Cheeky Section 9 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
124Ad: Palitoy 'Star Wars Figures'
135Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'King of the Castle' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'King of the Castle' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'King of the Castle' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'King of the Castle' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Whoopee Chit-Chat
2315Ad: IPC '4 Papers Boots Competition next week'
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

All present, if not correct (yes, that is a reference to the un-nameable feature). The ad for this year's Cheeky Holiday Special is the first to appear in the Cheeky Section (an ad for the Special appeared last week in Whoopee! on page 31). Whoopee Chit-Chat returns to the CS, albeit a single page.

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Whoopee! and Cheeky 12-APR-1980: Cheeky Section 10 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
124Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
1354 Papers Boots Competition
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Ad: IPC 'Cheeky Holiday Special'Ad: 'Free Trebor Mummies'
1911Cheeky's Easter - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky's Easter - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky's Easter - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Cheeky's Easter - Art Frank McDiarmid
2315Whoopee Chit-Chat
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
MISSING - Paddywack

The Movie Masterpieces are suspended for a week to allow Cheeky and pals to indulge in Easter badinage. Paddwack is absent from the entire issue.

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Whoopee! and Cheeky 19-APR-1980: Cheeky Section 11 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton\Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
124Ad: IPC 'Shoot'Ad: 'Cheeky Holiday Special'
135Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Mike Lacey
179Mustapha Million - Art Mike Lacey
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Fooling all Cops' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Fooling all Cops' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Fooling all Cops' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Fooling all Cops' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Whoopee Chit-Chat
2315Whoopee Chit-Chat
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

A full complement of comic characters. The positioning of Paddywack's single-row strip is a bit odd - at the top of notional page 3 above the continuation of this week's Stage School story. This is the final time an ad for this year's Cheeky Holiday Special will appear in either the CS or Whoopee!
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Whoopee! and Cheeky 26-APR-1980: Cheeky Section 12 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
124Ad: IPC 'Buster'Ad: 'Shoot'
135Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Ho-Ho Seven to the Rescue' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Ho-Ho Seven to the Rescue' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Ho-Ho Seven to the Rescue' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Ho-Ho Seven to the Rescue' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Whoopee Chit-Chat
2315Whoopee Chit-Chat
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

None missing, despite the presence of a full, 2-page Whoopee Chit-Chat and a page of IPC ads.

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Whoopee! and Cheeky 03-MAY-1980: Cheeky Section 13 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
113Ad: IPC 'Shoot'Ad: 'Frankie Stein Holiday Special'
124Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
135What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Monster from the Deep' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Monster from the Deep' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Monster from the Deep' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Monster from the Deep' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Whoopee Chit-Chat
2315Whoopee Chit-Chat
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

Stage School gets shunted forward to Whoopee! page 9, and What a Cheek/Snail (normally on the front page of the Cheeky Section) find themselves on CS notional page 5. What a Cheek and Snail are printed in colour as usual - why the colour printing of one page is relocated this week from page 9 to page 13 is a puzzle (Calculator Kid is in colour on page 24 as expected),

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Whoopee! and Cheeky 10-MAY-1980: Cheeky Section 14 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
113$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
124Jumbo X-Word\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
135Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
146Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
157Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Potty Pix
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'The Big Shot' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'The Big Shot' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'The Big Shot' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'The Big Shot' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Whoopee Chit-Chat
2315Whoopee Chit-Chat
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave


The What a Cheek/Snail combo is back on page 1 of the CS. A Jumbo X-Word, devised by reader Clare Marshall from Ascot, shares notional page 4 with Paddywack. The relocation of the bumbling buffoon from his usual position at the foot of the second Stage School page necessitates the insertion of the reader-participation Potty Pix, normally an occasional Whoopee! feature, in his usual haunt.


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Publication of Whoopee! and Cheeky was then suspended for 4 weeks due to an industrial dispute.
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Whoopee! and Cheeky 14-JUN-1980: Cheeky Section 15 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
124Ad: Palitoy 'Pippa'
135Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Ad: Twister\Ad: Drolly & Flippy Flyer
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Escape' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Escape' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Escape' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Escape' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2315Ad: Remus Play-Kits - Art Frank McDiarmid
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

For the first time since 29 March 1980, Whoopee Chit-Chat has been relocated to Whoopee!


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Whoopee! and Cheeky 21 - 28-JUN-1980: Cheeky Section 16 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
124Ad: IPC 'Angler's Mail'Ad: 'Krazy Holiday Special'
135Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'The Castle Caper' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'The Castle Caper' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'The Castle Caper' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'The Castle Caper' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Whoopee Chit-Chat
2315Whoopee Chit-Chat\Ad: IPC 'Frankie Stein Holiday Special'
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

This issue of Whoopee! and Cheeky is cover-dated 21st-28th June 1980, although it contains the usual 32 pages.

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Whoopee! and Cheeky 05-JUL-1980: Cheeky Section 17 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
124Ad: IPC 'Whizzer and Chips Holiday Special'\Ad: Barratt 'Fountains Pen Pal competition'
135Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Planet of the Japes' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Planet of the Japes' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Planet of the Japes' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Planet of the Japes' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Whoopee Chit-Chat
2315Whoopee Chit-Chat
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

Settling in to a familiar pattern now.

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Whoopee! and Cheeky 12-JUL-1980: Cheeky Section 18 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
124Ad: Twister\Ad: Barratt 'Fountains Pen Pal competition'
135Chip - Art Mike Lacey
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Necks Please' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Necks Please' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Necks Please' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Necks Please' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Whoopee Chit-Chat
2315Whoopee Chit-Chat
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

Mike Lacey stands in for Trevor Metcalfe on C**p this week.


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Whoopee! and Cheeky 19-JUL-1980: Cheeky Section 19 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
124Ad: Remus Play-Kits
135Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Dr Doodle-Little' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Dr Doodle-Little' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Dr Doodle-Little' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Dr Doodle-Little' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Ad: Palitoy 'Action Man Space Ranger competition' - Art Ron Smith
2315Picture the Editor\Ad: IPC 'Action Man Space Ranger competition'
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

A new reader participation feature is launched on notional page 15. Readers are invited to imagine what the Whoopee! and Cheeky head honcho looks like and send in their drawings to Picture the Editor. The first batch of reader renditions of the Ed were printed in Whoopee! and Cheeky dated 29 November 1980, by which time the Cheeky Section concept had been abandoned.

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Whoopee! and Cheeky 26-JUL-1980: Cheeky Section 20 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
124$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
135$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
146Ad: Remus Play-Kits
157Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Alfred-The-Not-Too-Bad' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Alfred-The-Not-Too-Bad' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Alfred-The-Not-Too-Bad' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Alfred-The-Not-Too-Bad' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Whoopee Chit-Chat
2315Whoopee Chit-Chat\Top Ten voting coupon
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

The Top Ten voting coupon makes its second and final appearance in the CS.

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Whoopee! and Cheeky 02-AUG-1980: Cheeky Section 21 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
124Toy Boy's Toy Talk\Ad: IPC 'Whizzer and Chips Holiday Special'
135Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Racing Stars' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Racing Stars' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Racing Stars' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Racing Stars' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Whoopee Chit-Chat
2315Whoopee Chit-Chat
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

New advertorial feature Toy Boy's Toy Talk is launched in the CS, the first of 2 occasions on which it will appear in the toothy funster's part of the comic.


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Whoopee! and Cheeky 09-AUG-1980: Cheeky Section 22 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
124Ad: IPC 'Junior Puzzles'Ad: 'Cor Summer Special'
135Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Robinson Ho-Ho' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Robinson Ho-Ho' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Robinson Ho-Ho' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Robinson Ho-Ho' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Whoopee Chit-Chat
2315Whoopee Chit-Chat
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

Bog-standard arrangement again.

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Whoopee! and Cheeky 16-AUG-1980: Cheeky Section 23 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
124Draw Guy Fawkes Competition
135Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Taking A Dive' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Taking A Dive' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Taking A Dive' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Taking A Dive' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Whoopee Chit-Chat\Bookworm's Bookshelf
2315Whoopee Chit-Chat\Friscodisco competition winners
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

Whoopee! annually included a cut-out Guy Fawkes mask in the centre pages of the issue published just before bonfire night. Notional page 4 carries an invitation to readers to send in their mask designs - the winning submission will not only be printed in this year's Guy Fawkes issue, but the artist will receive a £50 prize! The winners of the FriscoDisco competition, announced on page 15, might feel a little short-changed in view of the big prize on offer for the mask. Another advertorial, Bookworm's Bookshelf, presented by Whoopee!'s resident bibliophile, appears on page 14.


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Whoopee! and Cheeky 23-AUG-1980: Cheeky Section 24 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
124Ad: Weetabix 'Lego Promotion'
135Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'The Sand Castle' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'The Sand Castle' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'The Sand Castle' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'The Sand Castle' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Ad: IPC 'Krazy Holiday Special'\Toy Boy's Toy Talk
2315Whoopee Chit-Chat
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

Toy Boy's Toy Talk appears in the CS for the second and final time.

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Whoopee! and Cheeky 30-AUG-1980: Cheeky Section 25 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
124Boots Competition Winners
135Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Mobs Rule OK' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Mobs Rule OK' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Mobs Rule OK' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Mobs Rule OK' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Whoopee Chit-Chat\Ad: IPC 'Four Papers Funny Feet Competition Next Week'
2315Whoopee Chit-Chat
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

For the first time the Snail strip is printed in red and white instead of full colour. Possibly feedback from readers indicated there was confusion resulting from the lack of a title for the weekly dose of mollusc mirth, so the new colouration may have been introduced in order to more clearly delineate the junction between Cheeky chuckles and gastropod gags. This chromatic distinction will remain in effect for the remainder of the CS issues.



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Whoopee! and Cheeky 06-SEP-1980: Cheeky Section 26 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
124Ad: Superbazooka 'Raleigh Bikes Competition'
135Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Ad: Department of Transport 'Green X Man - Stan Shows Some Sense' - Art Ron Smith
179Ad: Department of Transport 'Green X Man - Stan Shows Some Sense' - Art Ron Smith
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Young Dick Turnip' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Young Dick Turnip' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Young Dick Turnip' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Young Dick Turnip' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
2315Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

The centre pages of the CS are given over to the long-running Green Cross Code road safety campaign featuring Green Cross Man, who would on occasion materialise on the exhaust fume-swept streets of the UK just in time to prevent a traffic tragedy. This outing bestows upon the veteran road-safety-promulgating superhero a funky rebranding as Green X Man, referencing the symbol emblazoned across his mighty, though particulate-clogged, chest. He won't be there when you cross the road.

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Whoopee! and Cheeky 13-SEP-1980: Cheeky Section 27 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
124Ad: Remus Play-Kits
135Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Goodbye Sailor' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Goodbye Sailor' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Goodbye Sailor' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Goodbye Sailor' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Ad: IPC 'Angler's Mail'\Ad: Barratt 'Star Chews Space Shuttle Competition'
2315Whoopee Chit-Chat
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
MISSING - Paddywack

Paddywack is absent from the entire comic.

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Whoopee! and Cheeky 20-SEP-1980: Cheeky Section 28 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
124Ad: Superbazooka 'Raleigh Bikes Competition'
135Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Gulliver's Troubles' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Gulliver's Troubles' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Gulliver's Troubles' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Gulliver's Troubles' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Whoopee Chit-Chat
2315Whoopee Chit-Chat\Ad: IPC 'Jackpot - Free Gift Next Week'
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

All present in another standard-layout issue.

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Whoopee! and Cheeky 27-SEP-1980: Cheeky Section 29 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon\Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
124Ad: IPC 'Whizzer and Chips - Free Sweets Next Week'\Ad: Oxfam
135Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Beware of the Jellymen' - Art Frank McDiarmid
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Beware of the Jellymen' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Beware of the Jellymen' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'Beware of the Jellymen' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Whoopee Chit-Chat
2315Whoopee Chit-Chat\Bookworm's Bookshelf
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave

Bookworm's Bookshelf makes its second and final appearance in the CS.


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Whoopee! and Cheeky 04-OCT-1980: Cheeky Section 30 of 30
Page Notional Page Detail
91What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid\Snail - Art Frank McDiarmid
102Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
113Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
124Ad: Remus Play-Kits
135Chip - Art Trevor Metcalfe
146$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
157$6000,000 Gran - Art Ian Knox
168Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
179Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
1810Ad: IPC 'Whizzer and Chips - Free Sweets'
1911Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'M*A*T*H' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2012Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'M*A*T*H' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2113Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'M*A*T*H' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2214Cheeky Movie Masterpiece 'M*A*T*H' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2315Whoopee Chit-Chat
2416Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
MISSING - Paddywack

This is the final Cheeky Section. The next issue will see the first instalment of Terry Bave's How To Draw Comic Strips booklet occupy pages 9 to 12. Despite the forthcoming abandonment of the Cheeky Section concept, most of the strips previously contained within the toothy funster's comic-within-comic will continue to appear. What a Cheek and the untitled Snail strip will be dropped, as will the Cheeky Movie Masterpieces. However Cheeky will continue to appear, along with all the Cheeky Weekly survivors.

Paddywack escapes the confines of the CS for a second time (see 29 March 1980), as this week he fetches up on Whoopee! page 31.

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Whizzer and Chips - The Cheeky Raids part 40

New readers start here... After Cheeky Weekly folded and was incorporated into Whoopee as of February 1980 six strips that had originated in the toothy funster's title survived the merge and continued to appear in the amalgamated comic. Whoopee itself foundered in March 1985 and was merged into Whizzer and Chips. Three of the surviving Cheeky Weekly strips successfully negotiated this second merge and went on to appear in the newly combined publication, rather inelegantly titled 'Whizzer and Chips now including Whoopee'. The survivors were Mustapha Million, Calculator Kid and (appearing only twice) Stage School. Cheeky continued to appear, but as a member of The Krazy Gang, who had moved into W&C when Krazy, the comic in which the Gang originated, expired in April 1978. However, the Krazy Gang's Whizzer and Chips run ended in the issue dated 08 February 1986. Calculator Kid survived a little longer, his run of reprints coming to an end in the 26 July 1986 edition and leaving Mustapha Million as the sole Cheeky Weekly survivor.

A week after Mustapha intruded upon Sweet-Tooth, our moneyed mate was subject to a Whizz-Kid intruder. Scroll down to discover the identity of the interloper.


Whizzer and Chips 19 September 1987
Art: Barry Glennard



















Yes, it's the rubbery rascal Odd-Ball, making his 3rd raid on Mustapha. We might have guessed the sneaky sphere wouldn't be far away when the strip concerned a load of balls. Odd-Ball had been intruded upon by Mustapha on 2 previous occasions.

More raiding fun soon!

Whizzer and Chips Cover Date Raider Raided
06 April 1985Mustapha MillionSuper Steve
04 May 1985Bloggs (Store Wars)Mustapha Million
11 May 1985JokerThe Krazy Gang (Cheeky)
18 May 1985Calculator Kid & CalcOdd-Ball
01 June 1985
Animalad
Mustapha Million
The Krazy Gang (Cheeky)
Boy Boss
08 June 1985Odd-BallCalculator Kid
06 July 1985Toy BoyCalculator Kid
13 July 1985Pa BumpkinThe Krazy Gang (Cheeky)
27 July 1985JokerMustapha Million
24 August 1985CheekySid's Snake
14 September 1985
Odd-Ball
Calculator Kid
Calculator Kid
Store Wars
05 October 1985Mustapha MillionAnimalad
19 October 1985Odd-BallMustapha Million
23 November 1985
Sweeny Toddler
Sweeny Toddler
Sweeny Toddler
Calculator Kid
The Krazy Gang (Cheeky)
Mustapha Million
18 January 1986Mustapha MillionSuper Steve
25 January 1986
Odd-Ball
Cheeky
Mustapha Million
Odd-Ball
08 February 1986
The Krazy Gang ends this issue
AnimaladMustapha Million
15 February 1986Lazy BonesCalculator Kid
15 March 1986Odd-BallCalculator Kid
29 March 1986Calculator KidMaster P Brain
05 April 1986Bumpkin BillionairesMustapha Million
12 April 1986AnimaladCalculator Kid
31 May 1986Lazy BonesCalculator Kid
07 June 1986Mustapha MillionJoker
28 June 1986Sweet ToothMustapha Million
26 July 1986
Calculator Kid ends this issue
No Cheeky-related raid this issueNo Cheeky-related raid this issue
16 August 1986Mustapha MillionJoker
23 August 1986Sweet ToothMustapha Million
18 October 1986Winnie the Royal NagMustapha Million
06 December 1986Toy BoyMustapha Million
13 December 1986Mustapha MillionOdd-Ball
17 January 1987SidMustapha Million
14 February 1987Odd-BallMustapha Million
11 April 1987Pa BumpkinMustapha Million
25 April 1987Mustapha MillionOdd-Ball
20 June 1987Toy BoyMustapha Million
27 June 1987Mustapha MillionMemory Banks
25 July 1987Lazy BonesMustapha Million
22 August 1987Winnie the Royal NagMustapha Million
12 September 1987Mustapha MillionSweet Tooth
19 September 1987Odd-BallMustapha Million