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Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Cheeky Weekly cover date 15 April 1978

Cheeky and Snail are looking understandably nervous on the cover this week, as Six-Gun Sam seems to have found real guns and live ammo, and is shootin' the whole place up.  This is a nice piece of art by Frank McDiarmid, but I take issue with the 'Crump' sound effect, which I associate with heavy artillery rather than a pair of Colt 45s.  I'm not too sure about 'Zap' in this context either.

This is the second consecutive issue to make a feature of the comic title (see the title cosy on last week's cover).


There is no above-title caption on the cover this issue, and Cheeky appears to be at Krazy Town harbour in this week's What A Cheek (does Krazy Town have a harbour?).

Cheeky meets cover star Six-Gun Sam on Sunday, but mercifully our comical cowpoke keeps his shootin' irons holstered.


Supporter of good causes Do-Good Dora is on Cheeky's trail with her collecting tin all week.  Cheeky determinedly dodges her each time.


I like the skewed art, thumbprints and Frank's notes about the 'nutty artist' on the Suddenly page.

On Saturday, prominence is given to Walter Wurx's 'looward lunge'.
Soppy Louise is the subject of this week's Pin-Up Pal poster on the back cover.  She's depicted carving 'Louise luvs Cheeky' high on a tree trunk, while Cheeky hacks desperately at the base with an axe.

There are a pleasing 9 pure Frank McDiarmid Cheeky's week elements this week (plus Frank turns in the main cover illo and the poster).  The remaining 4 Cheeky's Week elements are by Frank McDiarmid pencils.





                    

































Cheeky Weekly Cover Date: 15-Apr-1978, Issue 26 of 117
PageDetails
1What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid
2Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid
3Skateboard Squad - Art Mike Lacey
4Sunday evening - Art Frank McDiarmid
56 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
66 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
76 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
8Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid
9James Bold 'Tower of Terror' 5 of 6  - Art Mike White
10James Bold 'Tower of Terror' 5 of 6  - Art Mike White
11Suddenly - Art Frank McDiarmid
12Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
13Old Comic reprint from Chips 'Sammy Sprockett' reprint from Chips 'Sally Sunshine'
14Ad: WH Smith (first appearance)
15Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
16Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Not known
17Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Not known\Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
18Joke-Box Jury\Ad: IPC 'Whizzer and Chips' 1 of 6
19Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
20Home Movie 'Treasure Island' - Art Jack Clayton
21Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
22Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett
23Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett
24Ad: IPC 'Look and Learn' 6 of 16
25Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
26Road Runner 'The Cool Caper'
27Road Runner 'The Cool Caper'
28Interval - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
29Space Family Robinson 'The Cave'
30Space Family Robinson 'The Cave'
31Bam Splat and Blooie reprint from Buster\Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid
32Pin-up pal 'Louise' - Art Frank McDiarmid


Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 15-Apr-1978




                     
                     
                     


ArtistElements
Frank McDiarmid9
Frank McDiarmid pencils4

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