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Thursday, 25 February 2016

Cheeky Weekly cover date 25 August 1979

Cacophonous kid Yikky-Boo has Krazy Town jumping on this week's main cover pic (even Snail has been propelled skyward), underneath a banner alerting readers to the presence of part 2 of the Giant Cheeky poster inside.

Sunday gets off to an exciting start for Cheeky, as he encounters a thrillingly dominant Lily Pop (cough...)

Art: Frank McDiarmid pencils

For the first time since the introduction of the 'new look' back in the issue dated 07 July 1979, there is no evidence that the latest 6 Million Dollar Gran episode originally included the now-defunct framing device that was the 'Cheeky-looking-at-end-caption-of-Gran's-TV-programme' closing panel.

Closing panels of 6 Million Dollar Gran
Art: Ian Knox

There's a 'bumper panel of judges' standing by to deliberate on this week's Joke-Box Jury two-pager (featuring, as it so often did, some material which would be considered inappropriate today).

Despite the fact that Disaster Des is under surveillance by government spies the obligatory, satisfactorily destructive events ensue.

Art: Mike Lacey

This week's second instalment of the giant Cheeky poster, occupying the centre pages, features our toothy pal's knee-to-midriff section. A few pages later, the Chit-Chat feature spans a page and a half (sharing its second page with Tub). Some cynical readers may suspect that the expansion of reader participation features Joke-Box Jury and Chit-Chat is a ploy to reduce the number of comic strips.

Tub - Art: Nigel Edwards

On Friday Snail proves he's a keen observer of global events with his pithy comment on a Cheeky/Mechanic gag.

Art: Frank McDiarmid
There's more reader participation (but this time featuring attendant cartoonery) on the Paddywack page.

Art: Jack Clayton

On Saturday, Cheeky and pals frantically try to conceal themselves from Do-Good Dora who, as always, is seeking to raise funds for her latest cause of choice. The back cover is once again the location of the garden gagfest that is Snail of the Century, bringing the comic to a close for another week.

Frank McDiarmid delivers 6 Cheeky's Week elements in this week's issue, with 3 elements originating from the artistic collaboration I refer to as Frank McDiarmid pencils.

Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 25-Aug-1979
Artist Elements
Frank McDiarmid6
Frank McDiarmid pencils3

Cheeky Weekly Cover Date: 25-Aug-1979, Issue 94 of 117
1Cover Feature 'Yikky-Boo' 2 of 2 - Art Frank McDiarmid
2Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
3Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
46 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
56 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
66 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
7Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
8The Gang reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Robert MacGillivray
9The Gang reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Robert MacGillivray
10Joke-Box Jury
11Joke-Box Jury
12Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
13Disaster Des - Art Mike Lacey
14Elephant On The Run - Art Robert Nixon
15Ad: IPC '2000AD and Tornado' 2 of 2 Ad: 'Puzzle Time' 3 of 6
16Giant Cheeky Poster
17Giant Cheeky Poster
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
23Speed Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen
25Chit-Chat\Tub - Art Nigel Edwards
26Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid
27Why, Dad, Why? - Art John K. Geering
28Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
29Ad: Trebor 'Double Agents Night Spy Kit Promotion' 1 of 2
30Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid
31Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid
32Snail of the Century - Art Frank McDiarmid


  1. Lily pop like to meet her one day...

    1. If you find out where she's patrolling the road crossing - let me know!

    2. When I did Graphic design BTEC i did meet a girl like her...of course she had a boyfriend...she was from Romania..she had the clothes and looks big boots...long clothes...But shapely....I used to teach her British nursery rhymes.. and the Lewis Carol version twinkle twinkle little bat...how i wonder where I'm at...probably confused her...of course always sat next to her...all very innocent.....But must of flirted terribly...But knew the line not to cross...a lovely lady..love to see her one day... I wonder if Lily was from another country the way she dressed was unusual...and like this lady Beatrice!

    3. Maybe Lily is from Cor!-sica