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Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Profile - Gloomy Glad's Mum and Dad

Gloomy Glad first appeared in the 'Ello, It's Cheeky strip in Krazy's 25 December 1976 issue, but her parents made their debut in Krazy dated 18 June 1977, some 4 months before the launch of Cheeky Weekly.  You can see the Cheeky's Pal page on which they premiered over at Bruce's blog.  In the final panel of this strip, Glad's parents seem to be succumbing to the air of despondency surrounding their offspring.

The next time Glad's parents appeared was in the 'Ello, It's Cheeky strip in Krazy dated 03 December 1977.  Evidently the descent into melancholy had continued since their debut and they now appeared to be as mired in gloom as their despondent daughter.  The stress had caused Glad's dad to lose his hair and grow a moustache.  On the plus side, he no longer needed glasses.


We next saw Glad's dad in Cheeky Weekly of 27 May 1978.  Although he looked at bit perplexed at his motor mechanic mix-up, his mood seemed to have improved considerably, and his moustache had gone.


However, by the time of their final Cheeky Weekly appearance in the issue dated 12 August 1978, Glad's Ma and Pa are once again in the depths of despair.  You'd think that Glad's dad would be delighted with the thick head of hair he is now sprouting (but he's probably depressed by the realisation that, in transferring from Krazy, he has become subject to the Cheeky Weekly Inconsistent Hair Colour Syndrome).



Character
Total Issues
First Appearance
Final Appearance
Gloomy Glad's Dad327-May-197812-Aug-1978


Count of elements by artist
Character
Artist
Total Elements
Gloomy Glad's DadDick Millington1
Gloomy Glad's DadFrank McDiarmid pencils1
Gloomy Glad's DadBarrie Appleby1







Character
                     
Total Issues
                     
First Appearance
                     
Final Appearance
                     
Gloomy Glad's Mum112-Aug-197812-Aug-1978





Count of elements by artist

Character
                     
Artist
                     
Total Elements
                     
Gloomy Glad's MumFrank McDiarmid pencils1

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