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Monday, 31 July 2017

Profile - Mr Haddock

 A fishmonger called Mr Codface was introduced in Krazy dated 21 May 1977...

Krazy 21 May 1977
Art: Frank McDiarmid



Mr Codface never returned to the pages of Krazy, but a remarkably similar-looking purveyor of piscatorial provender made his (anonymous) debut in Cheeky Weekly's second issue dated 29 October 1977..

Mr Haddock's debut in Cheeky Weekly 29 October 1977
Frank McDiarmid again


 

There were no further fishmonger funnies in Cheeky Weekly until 39 weeks later in the 29 July 1978 edition, in which Cheeky addressed the seafood salesman as Mr Haddock.

Mr Haddock's first Cheeky Weekly namecheck - 29 July 1978
Frank McDiarmid


Haddock appeared twice in the 10 February 1979 comic; once on Tuesday, and again in The Burpo Special, which was that week devoted to Auntie Daisy.

Mr Haddock's single cover appearance occurred on the front of the 03 March 1979 edition.

There was another double helping of seafood silliness in the comic dated 11 August 1979, as on Sunday Cheeky encountered Gloomy Glad who was less than impressed with Mr Haddock's expanding business empire, while the shellfish shopkeeper was back on Friday for his usual finny fun.

Frank again

Haddock's final Cheeky Weekly appearance was in the comic dated 26 January 1980, bringing the total number of issues he appeared in to a fishtastic 43. Surprsingly, the character was most regularly seen on Tuesday, not Friday.

See also Fish-Face.

 
Character Total Issues First Appearance Final Appearance
Mr Haddock4329-Oct-197726-Jan-1980


Mr Haddock - Number of appearances by Element


Element Number of Appearances
Tuesday10
Thursday8
Wednesday8
Saturday6
Friday4
Monday4
Sunday3
Cheeky's Week1
The Burpo Special1


Count of elements by artist




Character Artist Total Elements
Mr HaddockFrank McDiarmid27
Mr HaddockMike Lacey8
Mr HaddockFrank McDiarmid pencils7
Mr HaddockDick Millington2
Mr HaddockBarrie Appleby1

4 comments:

  1. Love that Krazy page... It is somethFIN!

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    1. I'd have been gutted if you didn't like it.

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  2. His favourite welsh song is "Whale Kipper Whelk-ome in the Eel-side."

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    1. Before he can play it he has to call in the piano tuna.

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