As IPC's 1979 Star Guest promotion reached week 10, the toothy funster himself was called upon to represent his comic within the pages of Whoopee! dated 02 June. This was Cheeky's second full-page Star Guest outing, his previous being in 28 April's Whizzer and Chips.
|Whoopee! 02 June 1979|
Art: Barrie Appleby
Many thanks to Irmantas for this scan
As with Cheeky's earlier Star Guest appearance, Barrie Appleby supplies the artwork. Frank McDiarmid provided all the Cheeky's Week elements in the toothy funster's comic that week, so was presumably too busy to take on the promotional strip as well. Whoopee! readers are introduced to a different set of Cheeky's pals to those featured in his earlier Star Guest visit to Whizzer and Chips, but this strip doesn't benefit from the spot colour that livened up that earlier page.
Our grinning pal, never afraid to address readers directly, informs Whoopee! fans that they can enjoy more of his corny jokes in Cheeky Weekly so, as with Cheeky's previous Star Guest outing, there's no need for Star Guest's customary caption at the bottom of the page directing interested parties toward the source title. Any comic consumers persuaded to place an immediate order for the toothy funster's funny paper could have enjoyed a 36-week run of Cheeky Weekly before it succumbed to the inevitable merge and was absorbed into Whoopee! itself.