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Monday, 9 October 2017

Cheeky Weekly cover date 24 November 1979

Art: Frank McDiarmid
In a cover that's reminiscent of Cheeky's erstwhile Sunday paper deliveries to the creepy house (the last of which featured in the 12 August 1978 edition) our toothy pal engages in a ghostly gag with Spook on this week's cover. Cheeky hasn't been this scared since he read his final Creepy Sleepy Tale way back in the 26 August 1978 issue. Frank McDiarmid delivers another cracking cover, the second time this month that he has furnished skeletal sketches, the previous occasion being the issue closest to Halloween. This week's eerily atmospheric front page image would maybe have been more suited to that earlier slot.

The above-title banner is another instance of the reference to '6 Mi££ion Dollar Gran' which, as I discussed here, isn't appropriate for a variety of reasons. Neither is she bionic but I've groused about that so many times that I'm not going to mention it.

There's further phantom fun on Monday when Spook materialises from Mr Mutton's mincemeat...

Art: Frank again

A few pages later, Stage School's Teacher demonstrates that, despite professing to despise all things show-biz, he's not without a few skills himself in that direction...

Art: Robert Nixon

This week's Cut-Out Comedy Catalogue consists of a selection of gags pertaining to drain-dwelling wit Manhole Man.

There are further misrepresentations of Gran's attributes in her story, this week concerning a missing bridegroom, where she is described as performing a 'supersonic squint' (eh?) and a 'bionic bound'.

Art: Ian Knox
On the Chit-Chat page, Cheeky's column continues to furnish us with background info on the creative team behind his comic. This week it's Ian Knox who comes under scrutiny. Previous Chit-Chat columns have omitted artists' surnames so Ian is honoured to get a full namecheck. The image of Cheeky below Gillian Payne's letter is a redrawn (by whom? - an art assistant probably) version of one of Jimmy Hansen's Cheeky Hustle illustrations from the 16 June 1979 Disco Special.

Cheeky's feeling chilly on Saturday so lines up some low-temperature laughs.


The toothy funster's back in the warm by the commencement of Snail of The Century, wherein his mollusc mate, having concluded his customary slimy tour of the back garden, resolves the crossword dilemma, thus rounding off another issue.

Yet more Frank

This week's comic contains an all-Frank McDiarmid Cheeky's week, as did the previous issue.

Cheeky Weekly Cover Date: 24-Nov-1979, Issue 107 of 117
1Cover Feature 'Spook' - Art Frank McDiarmid
2Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid
3Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
4Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
5Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid
6Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
7Stage School - Art Robert Nixon
8Joke-Box Jury
9Tub - Art Nigel Edwards
10Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
11Soggy the Sea Monster reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Robert Nixon (first art on feature)
12Disaster Des - Art Mike Lacey
13Cheeky's Cut-Out Comedy Catalogue 'Manhole Man Jokes'
14Cheeky's Cut-Out Comedy Catalogue 'Manhole Man Jokes'
15Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid
16Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
17Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey
18The Gang reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Robert MacGillivray
19The Gang reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Robert MacGillivray
20Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid
21Why, Dad, Why? - Art John K. Geering
22Ad: Peter Pan Playthings
23Elephant On The Run - Art Robert Nixon
246 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
256 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
26Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid
27Ad: IPC 'Krazy Annual' 4 of 4 \Ad: Palitoy 'Star Wars Collection' 3 of 3
28Speed Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen
30Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid
31Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid
32Snail of the Century - Art Frank McDiarmid

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