The final addition to the Cheeky's Week supporting cast, Ah Sew made his debut in Cheeky Weekly dated 27 October 1979. His name was of course a reference to the Japanese phrase 'Ah so' (although there were suggestions that he was in fact Chinese), punningly twisted in the Cheeky Weekly manner to allude to his profession as a tailor.
|Ah Sew's debut, Cheeky Weekly 27 October 1979|
Art: Frank McDiarmid
By the time of his second appearance (using Frank's artwork as featured in his debut), Ah Sew seemed to have been demoted to Tailor's Assistant...
|Art: Dick Millington and Frank McDiarmid|
I would guess that when Dick was given the script for the page above, he hadn't seen Frank's design for Ah Sew and as a consequence Frank's artwork from the previous week was cut and pasted in. It actually works well.
|Art: Frank McDiarmid|
Cheeky's sartorial stooge appeared in 9 editions of the toothy funster's comic, his final outing occurring in the penultimate issue dated 26 January 1980.
|Ah Sew bows out - Cheeky Weekly 26 January 1980. This was the only occasion on which he was given a 'humorous' accent.|
Art: Mike Lacey
Ah Sew was created for Cheeky Weekly and never appeared in Krazy.
See also Little Stitch.
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