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Monday, 13 September 2010

Profile - Newsagent

2 versions of the newsagent by Frank
Understandably, the newsagent wasn't pleased to see Cheeky enjoying repeated illicit free reads of his merchandise.  As discussed in my earlier post, the newsagent's function in Cheeky's week was to eject him from the shop after interrupting the toothy funster's James Bold fix.
This is the version that appeared in most of the strips

The newsagent occasionally appeared on the Monday page, as Cheeky sneaked past him into the shop, but he caught Cheeky in all 25 Suddenly features, no matter what deception Cheeky employed.  Even the considerable charms of Lily Pop couldn't save Cheeky from discovery.
Lily Pop entrances the variant newsagent
Art: Unknown Cheeky Artist 1
The variant newsagent
Art: Unknown Cheeky Artist 1
The newsagent didn't look the same in all the issues.  Even Frank McDiarmid drew two different-looking versions.

Scenes set in the newsagents gave the artists opportunity to add humorous details like crazy magazine titles such as Wig-Wearers Weekly.
Barrie Appleby's newsagent variant
Newsagent's final appearance was in the last Suddenly feature in the issue dated 24 June 1978

I doubt whether publishers IPC would have been happy if their readers had adopted Cheeky's attitude to avoiding payment with regard to their comic titles.


Character
                     
Total Issues
                     
First Appearance
                     
Final Appearance
                     
Newsagent2507-Jan-197824-Jun-1978





Newsagent - Number of appearances by Element
Element
                     
Number of Appearances
                     
Suddenly25
Monday9
Easter Monday1





Newsagent - Number of appearances by Page
Page
                     
Number of Appearances
                     
1115
128
86
94
102

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