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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Profile - Doodle Doug

Unlike some of the inhabitants of Cheeky's Week, Doodle Doug, the aspiring comic artist, had not previously appeared among the roster of characters in the 'Ello It's Cheeky strip in Krazy before his debut in the first Cheeky Weekly.  Doug went on to clock up appearances in 86 issues of Cheeky Weekly, surviving into the final issue.

Doug's purpose in the early issues was to draw a short gag strip that he would show to Cheeky on Tuesdays after the toothy funster had taken a sneaky look at a select item from his dad's hoard of old comics.  Doug would threaten to tell Cheeky's dad that his son had been rifling through his copies of Knockout, forcing Cheeky to publish Doug's artwork.

Doug's debut in Cheeky Weekly No. 1
This early blackmail phase in Doug's Cheeky Weekly career came to an end in the 14 January 1978 issue of the comic, as Doug did not appear again until 08 July 1978, when he resurfaced to tell Cheeky that he had drawn a whole page about a character called Paddywack.

Cheeky, evidently impressed, published Doug's Paddywack strip on the following page and thereafter Doug would hand Cheeky his latest Paddywack strip each week, often reminding Cheeky that a £2.00 prize would be sent to readers whose jokes were used on the Paddywack page.

In early issues there was a running joke when Frank McDiarmid drew Doodle Doug, about Frank regarding Doug as a rival.



In Doug's initial phase in the comic, he appeared on Tuesdays, and when he returned with the Paddywack strips, Doug continued his Tuesday run.  However, when The Mystery Comic took up residence in the centre pages of Cheeky Weekly as from 30 September 1978, Doug moved to the Friday feature where he continued to hand Cheeky the latest Paddywack strip.  Things changed again in the 09 December 1978 issue because the adventure story, The Terrible Trail To Taggart's Treasure, had ended the previous week and as a result Doug found himself back on the Tuesday page (with one exception) up to and including the issue dated 30 June 1979, which was the final issue to feature The Mystery Comic.

The demise of the Mystery Comic (at least as a conceptual grouping of strips in the centre of the comic, because the characters continued to appear in Cheeky Weekly) was a consequence of Cheeky Weekly's 'new look' that introduced a number of changes, one of which was that Paddywack now followed the Mystery Boy strip.  After missing the 07 July 1979 issue, Doug was back in the comic the following week, on the Wednesday page this time, sharing a joke with our toothy hero but with no mention of Paddywack who had now embarked on a life independent of Doug.  From this point on, Doug wasn't limited to any particular day, but became a source of art-based puns when required, puns that were recycled on occasion.




In the 28 July 1979 issue, Doug appears on 2 pages as he gives a Saturday art lesson to Cheeky's pals.

Doug made it onto the cover of the 05 January 1980 new year issue, on which he was seen leaping, along with a selection of Cheeky's Pals, in a reference to the fact that 1980 was a leap year.

Doug was the subject of 19 May 1979's Burpo Special.

Doug was most regularly drawn by rival artist Frank McDiarmid (52 times), followed by Mike Lacey (15 times).
 

Character Total Issues First Appearance Final Appearance
Doodle Doug8622-Oct-197702-Feb-1980


Missing From Issues
19-Nov-1977
31-Dec-1977
07-Jan-1978
14-Jan-1978
21-Jan-1978
28-Jan-1978
04-Feb-1978
11-Feb-1978
18-Feb-1978
25-Feb-1978
04-Mar-1978
11-Mar-1978
18-Mar-1978
25-Mar-1978
01-Apr-1978
08-Apr-1978
15-Apr-1978
22-Apr-1978
29-Apr-1978
06-May-1978
13-May-1978
20-May-1978
27-May-1978
03-Jun-1978
10-Jun-1978
17-Jun-1978
24-Jun-1978
01-Jul-1978
07-Jul-1979
25-Aug-1979
01-Sep-1979



Doodle Doug - Number of appearances by Element








Element Number of Appearances
Tuesday50
Friday15
Saturday10
Sunday6
Thursday4
Monday3
Wednesday2
Cover Feature1
Shrove Tuesday1
The Burpo Special1


Doodle Doug - Number of appearances by Page






















Page Number of Appearances
920
109
26
146
306
135
235
84
124
244
264
314
52
112
222
252
11
61
71
151
181
191
201
321

Count of elements by artist





Character Artist Total Elements
Doodle DougFrank McDiarmid52
Doodle DougFrank McDiarmid pencils15
Doodle DougMike Lacey14
Doodle DougDick Millington5
Doodle DougBarrie Appleby4
Doodle DougJimmy Hansen3


Character elements by issue




















































































Character Cover Date Total Elements
Doodle Doug24-FEB-792
Doodle Doug19-MAY-792
Doodle Doug16-JUN-792
Doodle Doug28-JUL-792
Doodle Doug08-DEC-792
Doodle Doug15-DEC-792
Doodle Doug05-JAN-802
Doodle Doug (first appearance)22-OCT-771
Doodle Doug29-OCT-771
Doodle Doug05-NOV-771
Doodle Doug12-NOV-771
Doodle Doug26-NOV-771
Doodle Doug03-DEC-771
Doodle Doug10-DEC-771
Doodle Doug17-DEC-771
Doodle Doug24-DEC-771
Doodle Doug08-JUL-781
Doodle Doug15-JUL-781
Doodle Doug22-JUL-781
Doodle Doug29-JUL-781
Doodle Doug05-AUG-781
Doodle Doug12-AUG-781
Doodle Doug19-AUG-781
Doodle Doug26-AUG-781
Doodle Doug02-SEP-781
Doodle Doug09-SEP-781
Doodle Doug16-SEP-781
Doodle Doug23-SEP-781
Doodle Doug30-SEP-781
Doodle Doug07-OCT-781
Doodle Doug14-OCT-781
Doodle Doug21-OCT-781
Doodle Doug28-OCT-781
Doodle Doug04-NOV-781
Doodle Doug11-NOV-781
Doodle Doug18-NOV-781
Doodle Doug25-NOV-781
Doodle Doug02-DEC-781
Doodle Doug09-DEC-781
Doodle Doug06-JAN-791
Doodle Doug13-JAN-791
Doodle Doug20-JAN-791
Doodle Doug27-JAN-791
Doodle Doug03-FEB-791
Doodle Doug10-FEB-791
Doodle Doug17-FEB-791
Doodle Doug03-MAR-791
Doodle Doug10-MAR-791
Doodle Doug17-MAR-791
Doodle Doug24-MAR-791
Doodle Doug31-MAR-791
Doodle Doug07-APR-791
Doodle Doug14-APR-791
Doodle Doug21-APR-791
Doodle Doug28-APR-791
Doodle Doug05-MAY-791
Doodle Doug12-MAY-791
Doodle Doug26-MAY-791
Doodle Doug02-JUN-791
Doodle Doug09-JUN-791
Doodle Doug23-JUN-791
Doodle Doug30-JUN-791
Doodle Doug14-JUL-791
Doodle Doug21-JUL-791
Doodle Doug04-AUG-791
Doodle Doug11-AUG-791
Doodle Doug18-AUG-791
Doodle Doug08-SEP-791
Doodle Doug15-SEP-791
Doodle Doug22-SEP-791
Doodle Doug29-SEP-791
Doodle Doug06-OCT-791
Doodle Doug13-OCT-791
Doodle Doug20-OCT-791
Doodle Doug27-OCT-791
Doodle Doug03-NOV-791
Doodle Doug10-NOV-791
Doodle Doug17-NOV-791
Doodle Doug24-NOV-791
Doodle Doug01-DEC-791
Doodle Doug22-DEC-791
Doodle Doug29-DEC-791
Doodle Doug12-JAN-801
Doodle Doug19-JAN-801
Doodle Doug26-JAN-801
Doodle Doug (final appearance)02-FEB-801
Gaps between appearances





















































































Prev Date Next Date Gap (weeks)
24-Dec-197708-Jul-197828
09-Dec-197806-Jan-19794
18-Aug-197908-Sep-19793
12-Nov-197726-Nov-19772
30-Jun-197914-Jul-19792
22-Oct-197729-Oct-19771
29-Oct-197705-Nov-19771
05-Nov-197712-Nov-19771
26-Nov-197703-Dec-19771
03-Dec-197710-Dec-19771
10-Dec-197717-Dec-19771
17-Dec-197724-Dec-19771
08-Jul-197815-Jul-19781
15-Jul-197822-Jul-19781
22-Jul-197829-Jul-19781
29-Jul-197805-Aug-19781
05-Aug-197812-Aug-19781
12-Aug-197819-Aug-19781
19-Aug-197826-Aug-19781
26-Aug-197802-Sep-19781
02-Sep-197809-Sep-19781
09-Sep-197816-Sep-19781
16-Sep-197823-Sep-19781
23-Sep-197830-Sep-19781
30-Sep-197807-Oct-19781
07-Oct-197814-Oct-19781
14-Oct-197821-Oct-19781
21-Oct-197828-Oct-19781
28-Oct-197804-Nov-19781
04-Nov-197811-Nov-19781
11-Nov-197818-Nov-19781
18-Nov-197825-Nov-19781
25-Nov-197802-Dec-19781
02-Dec-197809-Dec-19781
06-Jan-197913-Jan-19791
13-Jan-197920-Jan-19791
20-Jan-197927-Jan-19791
27-Jan-197903-Feb-19791
03-Feb-197910-Feb-19791
10-Feb-197917-Feb-19791
17-Feb-197924-Feb-19791
24-Feb-197903-Mar-19791
03-Mar-197910-Mar-19791
10-Mar-197917-Mar-19791
17-Mar-197924-Mar-19791
24-Mar-197931-Mar-19791
31-Mar-197907-Apr-19791
07-Apr-197914-Apr-19791
14-Apr-197921-Apr-19791
21-Apr-197928-Apr-19791
28-Apr-197905-May-19791
05-May-197912-May-19791
12-May-197919-May-19791
19-May-197926-May-19791
26-May-197902-Jun-19791
02-Jun-197909-Jun-19791
09-Jun-197916-Jun-19791
16-Jun-197923-Jun-19791
23-Jun-197930-Jun-19791
14-Jul-197921-Jul-19791
21-Jul-197928-Jul-19791
28-Jul-197904-Aug-19791
04-Aug-197911-Aug-19791
11-Aug-197918-Aug-19791
08-Sep-197915-Sep-19791
15-Sep-197922-Sep-19791
22-Sep-197929-Sep-19791
29-Sep-197906-Oct-19791
06-Oct-197913-Oct-19791
13-Oct-197920-Oct-19791
20-Oct-197927-Oct-19791
27-Oct-197903-Nov-19791
03-Nov-197910-Nov-19791
10-Nov-197917-Nov-19791
17-Nov-197924-Nov-19791
24-Nov-197901-Dec-19791
01-Dec-197908-Dec-19791
08-Dec-197915-Dec-19791
15-Dec-197922-Dec-19791
22-Dec-197929-Dec-19791
29-Dec-197905-Jan-19801
05-Jan-198012-Jan-19801
12-Jan-198019-Jan-19801
19-Jan-198026-Jan-19801
26-Jan-198002-Feb-19801

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