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Sunday 17 July 2011

Cheeky Weekly cover date 10 June 1978

Gloomy Glad dominates this week's cover, and there's a nice touch as her cloud envelops the comic title.  Despite the attempts by an assortment of Krazy Town's finest herberts to amuse her, rendered nicely by Frank McDiarmid, Glad remains resolutely downbeat.

Sherlock makes his only What a Cheek appearance to set up a joke that brings on an attack of Cheeky Weekly Inconsistent Hair Colour Syndrome in Teacher.

Cheeky gets the fun rolling on the Sunday page by telling us that this is Cheer Up Gloomy Glad Week, and he'll make the first attempt to lift his miserable mate's spirits.  We're not surprised to find that she remains woeful, and during the week further attempts at getting Glad to crack a smile are made by Six-Gun Sam, Sid the Street-Sweeper, Baker's Boy, Louise, Granny Gumdrop and, surprisingly deigning to consort with the hoi polloi, Posh Claude.

Skateboard Squad are helping out at their Uncle Ben's farm, and 6 Million Dollar Gran wins a cricket match by going into bat and hitting the ball into the ground, so deep that the opposing team can't retrieve it.

In the background of a panel on the Monday page, high above Krazy Town Bubblegum Boy collides with a UFO.

On Thursday Jim Watson takes over the Cheeky's Week art duties from Barrie Appleby who has provided the art so far this issue (with the exception of the cover's What a Cheek strip, which is by Frank McDiarmid).

The Home Movie strip bows out of Cheeky Weekly this issue (despite the banner at the bottom of the page promising another movie next week), and the final offering, in lurid pink ink (or is it a pink and white film?), is Robinson Crusoe.

On page 21 is something of a rarity - a Joke-Box Jury, including the toothy funster himself, deliberating on a selection of jokes with no inappropriate content (from our perspective).

Do-Good Dora is the subject of the Pin-Up Pal poster on the back page.

Barrie Appleby provides 7 Cheeky's Week elements, Jim Watson delivers 5, and Frank McDiarmid's contribution to Cheeky's Week is What a Cheek only, but he also does the honours on the main cover pic and the Pin-Up Pal poster.

Cheeky Weekly Cover Date: 10-Jun-1978, Issue 34 of 117
1Cover Feature 'Gloomy Glad' - Art Frank McDiarmid\What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid
2Sunday - Art Barrie Appleby
3Skateboard Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen
4Sunday evening - Art Barrie Appleby
56 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
66 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
76 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
8Ad: Texan bars (first appearance)
9Monday - Art Barrie Appleby
10James Bold 'The Frightened Village' 7 of 9 - Art Mike White
11James Bold 'The Frightened Village' 7 of 9 - Art Mike White
12Suddenly - Art Barrie Appleby
13Tuesday - Art Barrie Appleby
14Old Comic reprint from Chips 'Casey Court' 3 of 3 reprint from Chips 'Jimmy Joy' 2 of 2
15Wednesday - Art Barrie Appleby
16Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Keith Reynolds
17Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Keith Reynolds\Wednesday (conclusion) - Art Barrie Appleby
18Ad: IPC 'Tiger' 5 of 10
19Thursday - Art Jim Watson (final art on feature)
20Home Movie (final appearance) 'Robinson Crusoe' - Art Jack Clayton (final art on feature)
21Joke-Box Jury\Ad: IPC 'Buster Holiday Fun Special' 2 of 3
22Friday - Art Jim Watson (final art on feature)
23Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett
24Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett
25Ad: Wall's 'Tom and Jerry and Skateboard Surfer lollies'
26Saturday - Art Jim Watson (final art on feature)
27Tweety and Sylvester
28Interval - Art Jim Watson (final art on feature)
29Space Family Robinson 'Captives'
30Space Family Robinson 'Captives'
31Saturday - Art Jim Watson (final art on feature)\Ad: IPC 'Jinty' 4 of 7
32Pin-up pal 'Do-Good Dora' - Art Frank McDiarmid

Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 10-Jun-1978


Barrie Appleby7
Jim Watson5
Frank McDiarmid1

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