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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Cheeky Weekly cover date 21 July 1979

Art: Gran - Ian Knox (artwork originally appeared
in Gran's strip in Cheeky Weekly dated
18 November 1978), Cheeky - Mike Lacey.
Yet again Gran is described as Bionic,
when it was clearly stated in her opening episode
 that she is a robot.
Which is the most striking feature on this week's cover? The above-title banner which makes reference to the daily nature of Cheeky's strips? The dynamic depiction of synthetic senior citizen 6 Million Dollar Gran? The canine capers in which Cheeky and Petula are engaged? Well, if your pocket money is being stretched to its last penny chew, the most significant item is the cover price which has increased by 1p to 10p as of this issue. This inflationary attack on juvenile spending power is presided over by a beaming toothy funster, who seems delighted to see the new price.

However, readers should have arrived at the newsagent equipped with the requisite cash, since our grinning pal announced the impending rise in the cost of our favourite title on the final Saturday page of last week's issue.

This is the second price rise for Cheeky Weekly, the first saw the cost rise from 8 to 9p just 10 months ago, as of the 16 September 1978 edition (although on that occasion the unwelcome increase was offset by the presence of a prize competition).

On page 2 Frank McDiarmid depicts a typically side-splitting Sunday for the toothy funster, as Cheeky indulges in banter with a selection of Krazy Town folk while negotiating his weekly paper round.

Public-spirited Calc devises a plan, making use of a fortuitous fluctuation in atmospheric conditions, to clean up the streets in this weeks' Calculator Kid.

Art: Terry Bave

Further litter larks are in evidence during this week's adventure of The Gang...

Art: Robert MacGillivray.
Reprinted from Whizzer and Chips where it
appeared as The Double Deckers

Paying a Star Guest visit to Cheeky Weekly this issue is Whizzer and Chips' wee whippersnapper, Sammy Shrink.

Cheeky has an eerie encounter with a new pal on Thursday; it's that funny phantasm, the ghastly gagster himself, Spook.

Art: Frank McDiarmid pencils

There's farmyard fun on Saturday, culminating in a rustic repast courtesy of Farmer Giles...

Art: Frank McDiarmid pencils

...following which the comic rounds off with Snail of the Century.

Some characters from Cheek's Week make their final appearance in this issue - Baby Burpo's mum and dad, and Scruffbag the school cat.

The Cheeky's Week features in this issue consist of 5 which are pure Frank McDiarmid, and 4 that are inked by another artist (or Frank McDiarmid pencils as I usually refer to such art).

Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 21-Jul-1979
Artist Elements
Frank McDiarmid5
Frank McDiarmid pencils4

Cheeky Weekly Cover Date: 21-Jul-1979, Issue 89 of 117
1Cover Feature '6 Million Dollar Gran' 3 of 3 - Art Ian Knox (final art on feature) 'Petula' 2 of 3 - Art Mike Lacey
2Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid
3Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
46 Million Dollar Gran - Art Nigel Edwards
56 Million Dollar Gran - Art Nigel Edwards
66 Million Dollar Gran - Art Nigel Edwards
7Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid
8The Gang reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Robert MacGillivray
9The Gang reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Robert MacGillivray
10Joke-Box Jury\Ad: IPC 'Whoopee Summer Special' 2 of 2
11Star Guest 'Sammy Shrink' - Art Terry Bave (single art on feature)
12Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
13Disaster Des - Art Mike Lacey
14Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
15Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
16Elephant On The Run - Art Robert Nixon
17Elephant On The Run - Art Robert Nixon
18Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
19Mystery Boy reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art John Richardson
20Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
21Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
22Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
23Speed Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen
25Chit-Chat\Tub - Art Nigel Edwards
26Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
27Why, Dad, Why? - Art John K. Geering
28Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
29Ad: IPC 'Jackpot Summer Special' 2 of 2 Ad: 'Puzzle Time' 1 of 6
30Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
31Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
32Snail of the Century - Art Frank McDiarmid


  1. Calculator Kid knew the Tories would win!! smug!!

    1. He knows all the football results as well!