This blog's mission is to take a detailed look at Cheeky Weekly, so it's necessary to examine all aspects of the comic, even those which are less palatable to current tastes. I therefore present this post as a document of less enlightened times.
|Jim's first appearance|
Unlike some characters who were elevated to 'guest star' status in an issue of the comic by being featured throughout Cheeky's Week, Jim never appeared in more than 2 elements in any issue. He achieved a place on the cover on 6 occasions, once as Cheeky's stooge in 17 March 1979's Cheeky's Week, and 5 times thereafter, when the Cheeky's Week feature had been replaced by a single front page joke.
In the early days of Cheeky Weekly, several of Cheeky's regular pals would be seen among the toothy funster's classmates whenever the action moved into the classroom. As the comic neared the end of its run, Jim was quite often the only recognisable character among a bunch of anonymous schoolkids.
Jim never appeared in the 'Ello It's Cheeky feature in Krazy, and his final foray into Cheeky Weekly was in the issue dated 05 January 1980.
|Character||Total Issues||First Appearance||Final Appearance|
|Element||Number of Appearances|
|Saturday - April Fool's Day||1|
|Page||Number of Appearances|
|Gunga Jim||Frank McDiarmid||33|
|Gunga Jim||Frank McDiarmid pencils||17|
|Gunga Jim||Mike Lacey||12|
|Gunga Jim||Barrie Appleby||5|
|Gunga Jim||Jim Watson||2|
|Gunga Jim||Dick Millington||2|
|Gunga Jim||Unknown Cheeky Artist 1||1|