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Monday, 26 June 2017

Profile - Ah Sew

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.


Character Total Issues First Appearance Final Appearance
Ah Sew927-Oct-197926-Jan-1980

6 comments:

  1. He did all the sewing with a noodle and thread!

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  2. Tell me if I’m going off the map here, but with his primness of attire isn’t Ah Sew a variant of Wilberforce Clayborne Humphries? What other tailor would readers have been aware of at this time? Can’t quite see him going, “I’m flee”, though…

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    1. I'd never thought of the similarity before but you're right. And both of them were equipped to perform an inside leg measurement at the drop of a hat.

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