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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Cheeky Weekly cover date 23 June 1979

Art: Dick Millington
Can it really be Cheeky Weekly's 85th issue already? Dick Millington draws the cover strip for the first (and only) time, depicting culinary comedy and agricultural antics plus the added bonus of an appearance by Arthur Fonzarelli (this is the second consecutive week that a celebrity has joined the mirthmakers on the front page).

Dick hands over the artwork duties to Frank McDiarmid as Sunday continues on page 2. There's a reference to last week's disco issue, and I like the photo on top of the TV showing Cheeky's dad in his army days.

Art: Frank McDiarmid 

In this week's episode of 6 Million Dollar Gran the synthetic senior citizen's creator, Professor Potts, has either forgotten that Gran is actually a robot or is covering in case her unguarded comment was overheard.

Art: Ian Knox

This week's Star Guest is Whizzer and Chips' comical canine, Paws, who first appeared in Krazy, the comic which also spawned our toothy pal.

The toothy funster finds the latest issue of the Mystery Comic secreted within the pages of his telephone directory. Either Frank McDiarmid knew which design of Mystery Comic cover would be used this week, or he made a lucky guess, but his depiction of the front page of the perplexing publication, featuring a title and background printed above the front page strip (rather than the type of cover on which the background surrounds the strip) matches that of the current issue...

Art: Frank McDiarmid

Title Art: Ed McHenry
Tub Art: Nigel Edwards

The Mystery Comic's juvenile jinx, Disaster Des, brings this issue of the mystifying mag to a conclusion while learning that the show's not over until the fat lady falls through the woodwork.

Art: Mike Lacey

No extraneous elements intrude upon The Mystery Comic this week, so there's a full complement of strips.

As we return to the Cheeky Weekly section and progress to page 22, we're met with the first ad for this year's Cheeky Summer Special - start saving up the requisite 40p for your helping of holiday humour.

There's abundant hill-arity on Saturday as Cheeky is inclined to take a hike. Please note this strip includes content that many today would consider inappropriate.

Art:Frank McDiarmid

The Burpo Special brings this edition to a close. Crystal Belle is the subject of Burpo's interrogation, and there's an unexpected but typically calamitous intrusion by Bump-Bump Bernie. This penultimate Burpo Special is the final time Frank McDiarmid's art will appear on the feature.

9 of this week's 10 Cheeky's Week elements (among which I include The Burpo Special) are by Frank McDiarmid, with Dick Millington delivering the cover art.

Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 23-Jun-1979
Artist Elements
Frank McDiarmid9
Dick Millington1

Cheeky Weekly Cover Date: 23-Jun-1979, Issue 85 of 117
1Cheeky's Week - Art Dick Millington (single art on feature)
2Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid
36 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
46 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
56 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
6Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid
7Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
8Ad: Mr Bellamy's
9Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
10Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
11Star Guest 'Paws' - Art Leslie Harding (Styx) (single art on feature)
12Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
13Tub 'Mystery Comic' 33 of 34 - Art Nigel Edwards
14Mustapha Million 'Mystery Comic' 33 of 34 - Art Joe McCaffrey
15Mustapha Million 'Mystery Comic' 33 of 34 - Art Joe McCaffrey
16Elephant On The Run 'Mystery Comic' 33 of 34 - Art Robert Nixon
17Elephant On The Run 'Mystery Comic' 33 of 34 - Art Robert Nixon
18Mystery Boy reprint from Whizzer and Chips 'Mystery Comic' 36 of 37 - Art John Richardson
19Why, Dad, Why? 'Mystery Comic' 27 of 28 - Art John K. Geering
20Disaster Des 'Mystery Comic' 29 of 30 - Art Mike Lacey
21Joke-Box Jury
22Ad: IPC 'Cheeky Summer Special' 4 of 6 Ad: 'Whizzer and Chips Summer Special' 1 of 3
23Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid
24Speed Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen
25Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid
26Menace of the Alpha Man reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Eric Bradbury
27Menace of the Alpha Man reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Eric Bradbury
29Chit-Chat\Ad: IPC 'Angler's Mail' 2 of 2
30Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid
31Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid
32The Burpo Special 'Crystal Belle' - Art Frank McDiarmid (final art on feature)

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