Mechanic appeared in 100 issues of Cheeky Weekly, making his final foray into the comic in the penultimate issue.
The first time we saw Mechanic in an upright position was in the 21 January 1978 issue, where Cheeky passed him in the newsagent, but the comical car-repairer's face was hidden behind a newspaper.
Cheeky joined Mechanic under the car in the 15 April 1978 issue, as the toothy funster tried to avoid Do-Good Dora's collecting tin.
In the 17 June 1978 comic it was Mechanic's turn to feature throughout Cheeky's Week, as he and Cheeky traded a succession of car gags, and on 3 occasions in this issue Cheeky joined mechanic under the car. On Saturday we saw Mechanic pushing his new car (he'd spent all his money on the car so had no funds to fuel it), but once again his face was obscured. It was in the same issue that we learned Mechanic's name was Mick, but this was the only occasion on which he was referred to by name.
On Monday in the 13 January 1979 comic we saw Mechanic under Cheeky's dining table, where he had been since Cheeky's new year party the previous night.
We first saw Mechanic's face in the issue dated 28 July 1979. Mechanic's mug was on display again in the comic dated 29 December 1979, in which Cheeky mistakenly remarked that we were seeing the car-repairer's face for the first time. To be fair to Cheeky, I believe that the page in question was prepared for one of the issues that failed to appear in December 1978 due to industrial action, so had it appeared when originally planned, Cheeky would have been correct.
|28 July 1978|
|29 December 1979|
Mechanic was back under Cheeky's dining table during the toothy funster's new year party in the issue dated 05 January 1980.
Mechanic was the subject of 12 May 1979's Burpo Special, and he made it onto the cover of the comic dated 04 August 1979. Cheeky's Cut-Out Comedy Catalogue Of Mechanic Jokes was featured in the 15 December 1979 issue.
|Named as Mick|
|Character||Total Issues||First Appearance||Final Appearance|
|Missing From Issues|
|Element||Number of Appearances|
|The Burpo Special||1|
|Page||Number of Appearances|
|Mechanic||Frank McDiarmid pencils||17|
|Mechanic||Unknown Cheeky Artist 1||3|