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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

We care that you care

Whizzer and Chips 17 November 1984. The Krazy Gang have been running in the comic since Krazy folded back in 1978.  It's now over 4 years since Cheeky Weekly's demise. A Cheeky strip is still appearing in Whoopee, but it's been reduced to a single row of panels.

This week's Gang script requires artist Bob Hill to depict some of the gang's parents.

A lesser wielder of the pen would just bung in some generic parent types in respect of Cheeky's mum and dad. But oh no, Bob gives us proper likenesses of Cheeky's progenitors.

Bob, we salute you and your fellow artists who show in these little ways that you actually care about your readers.

Whizzer and Chips 17 November 1984



...here's the same week's Cheeky strip from Whoopee, showing the definitive version of Cheeky's mum from the pen of Frank McDiarmid ...

Whoopee 17 November 1984

...and here's Dad's first proper appearance, in Cheeky Weekly's debut issue dated 22 October 1977 (Dad first appeared in a single panel in Krazy dated 23 October 1976, but that was at a distance and in silhouette, although his flat cap was in evidence)...

Cheeky Weekly 22 October 1977
Art: Frank McDiarmid

In case anyone's confused (and I certainly am), this post is not part of the Whizzer and Chips - The Cheeky Raids series, as the issue of W&C from which the first image above was extracted predates the merge of Whoopee into W&C, the starting point for that series. So although Sid raided the strip above, I'm not going to mention it.

There will be more Bob Hill funnies soon.

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