|Art: Jimmy Hansen|
Front page favourite Manhole Man, making his 25th cover appearance, joins Cheeky in kicking off this second birthday issue with a whirly-bird witticism, rendered by Jimmy Hansen. Sadly there's no mention of the second anniversary on the cover, nor anywhere inside (neither were there any celebrations of the 100thedition). This is the only time that Jimmy Hansen drew the main cover feature.
Jimmy Hansen continues to draw Cheeky's Week as the action progresses to the Sunday page, wherein our toothy pal is depicted dispensing quips along with newspapers on his regular round.
|Art: Jimmy Hansen|
Readers who have sent in Paddywack gags will be eagerly scanning this week's bumper 2-page feature to see if their joke is among the 6 that the editor has chosen to be illustrated by Jack Clayton. It's not the first time that there has been a double helping of Paddywack – the issues dated 17 and 24 February and 28 July 1979 all contained 2 pages of the braces-and-welly-sporting buffoon.
|Art: Jack Clayton|
This week we learn that Disaster Des is, somewhat improbably, a Boy Scout. Mike Lacey returns to drawing the strip after Jimmy Hansen deputised last week.
|Art: Mike Lacey|
The Man In The Plastic Mac finds himself as The Man In Nothing At All by the end of this week's Elephant On The Run.
|Art: Robert Nixon|
The Silly Snaps filler reaches the last of its murky, grey outings this issue. I suspect few readers will mourn its departure.
The Chit-Chat page contains a letter complaining of the recycling of Paddywack gags – fortunately the joke in question is not among those featured in this week's double helping.
Mike Lacey takes on the Cheeky's Week artwork duties as of Thursday, and on Friday, Lily Pop's response to Cheeky's gag about Paddywack comes perilously close to eliciting a further critical missive from the eagle-eyed Arron Payne.
|Art: Mike Lacey|
The IPC coffers must be brimming as, along with the Paddywack 2-pager, there's a double-page Joke-Box Jury, and printed contributions to both features win a cash prize. Cheeky's vigilant correspondent from Helston need not wring his hands as none of the Jury Jokes are soap-based.
Saturday sees Cheeky pay a visit to Jogging Jeremy's Keep Fit Class, although the only thing our grinning chum exercises is his right to tell groan-inducing gags to all his pals as they sweat and strain. Bump-Bump Bernie's attempt at a handstand not only results in an injury to his foot, but the consequent trauma seems to have brought on an attack of Cheeky Weekly Inconsistent Hair Colour Syndrome
Barrie Appleby stands in for Frank McDiarmid for the second (and final) time on Snail of The Century, which brings this week's fun-fest to a slithering conclusion.
Sadly there's no Frank McDiarmid work in this issue, but the Cheeky's Week art duties are more than capably shared between Jimmy Hansen (this week's issue is the final time that Jimmy will draw Cheeky's Week, although he'll continue to provide the art on Speed Squad), Mike Lacey and Barrie Appleby (4, 4 and 1 elements respectively).
|Cheeky Weekly||Cover Date: 20-Oct-1979, Issue 102 of 117|
|1||Cover Feature 'Manhole Man' 5 of 7 - Art Jimmy Hansen (single art on feature)|
|2||Sunday - Art Jimmy Hansen (final art on feature)|
|3||Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave|
|4||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Nigel Edwards|
|5||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Nigel Edwards|
|6||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Nigel Edwards|
|7||Monday - Art Jimmy Hansen (final art on feature)|
|8||Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton|
|9||Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton|
|10||Tuesday - Art Jimmy Hansen (final art on feature)|
|11||Disaster Des - Art Mike Lacey|
|12||The Gang reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Robert MacGillivray|
|13||The Gang reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Robert MacGillivray|
|14||Elephant On The Run - Art Robert Nixon|
|15||Ad: IPC 'Krazy Annual' 3 of 4 Ad: 'Whoopee' 7 of 9|
|16||Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey|
|17||Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey|
|18||Wednesday - Art Jimmy Hansen (final art on feature)|
|19||Silly Snaps (final appearance)|
|21||Chit-Chat\Tub - Art Nigel Edwards|
|22||Thursday - Art Mike Lacey|
|23||Speed Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen|
|24||Ad: Mr Bellamy's|
|25||What's New, Kids|
|26||Friday - Art Mike Lacey|
|27||Why, Dad, Why? - Art John K. Geering|
|30||Saturday - Art Mike Lacey|
|31||Saturday - Art Mike Lacey|
|32||Snail of the Century - Art Barrie Appleby (final art on feature)|