|Art: Frank McDiarmid|
Cheeky is joined on the cover by Welsh wit Taff the Laff for rugby repartee. Over the page, Cheeky’s first gag while on his Sunday paper round (although we don’t actually witness him making any paper deliveries this week) is with Milkie, making his final Cheeky Weekly appearance. I don’t think milk was delivered on a Sunday in those days but I may be wrong.
|Art: Mike Lacey|
Paddywack continues to cause consternation thanks to readers’ jokes. I particularly like Jack Clayton’s background gags in the restaurant.
|Art: Jack Clayton |
As with the Chit-Chat and Joke-Box Jury pages, since last week
the Paddywack page is no longer soliciting reader submissions
There’s a rare turn from cravat-sporting ‘Showbiz Teacher’ in this week’s Stage School.
|Art: Robert Nixon|
Page 11 includes an ad encouraging readers to place a regular order for Cheeky Weekly, a bit surprising since we now know the comic would survive for only 3 more weeks. I’ve always wondered what happened to regular orders when a comic was merged – would the merged title, in this case Whoopee and Cheeky, automatically be substituted by the newsagent unless the customer specified otherwise? Obviously not in those cases where lucky readers were already receiving the absorbing comic in a multi-comic order.
6 Million Dollar Gran is evidently undergoing some sort of memory-circuit malfunction during this week’s snowy episode, as she is under the impression that she existed in 1906, when she was actually built in 1977.
|Art: Ian Knox|
The synthetic senior citizen is not the only one feeling the cold, as on the Chit-Chat page our toothy pal keeps us up to date with the seasonal sartorial choices of the production team. Meanwhile reader Douglas Bell notifies us that our favourite comic appeared in a recent edition of telly ‘tec series Shoestring.
I wonder if there was a bit of a mix-up in the Cheeky office while the staff were comparing winter outfits, as on page 30 Cheeky seems to be introducing this week’s issue. Did someone forget that Cheeky's Week commences on Sunday, not Saturday?
|Art: Mike Lacey|
The back cover is again home to Snail of The Century, bringing the comic to another garden gagfest conclusion.
Mike Lacey provides all the Cheeky's Week artwork this time round, and this is the final time he will draw Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Frank McDiarmid furnishes the front and back covers. Vic Neill does the final of his four stand-ins for Robert Nixon on Elephant on the Run.
|Cheeky Weekly||Cover Date: 12-Jan-1980, Issue 114 of 117|
|1||Cover Feature 'Taff the Laff' - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|2||Sunday - Art Mike Lacey (final art on feature)|
|3||Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave|
|4||Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton|
|5||Monday - Art Mike Lacey (final art on feature)|
|8||Stage School - Art Robert Nixon|
|9||Stage School - Art Robert Nixon|
|10||Tuesday - Art Mike Lacey (final art on feature)|
|11||Ad: IPC 'Penny' 3 of 3 Ad: 'Do you have trouble getting copies of Cheeky Weekly' 5 of 5|
|12||Soggy the Sea Monster reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Robert Nixon|
|13||Cheeky's Cut-Out Comedy Catalogue 'Farmer Giles Jokes'|
|14||Cheeky's Cut-Out Comedy Catalogue 'Farmer Giles Jokes'|
|15||Wednesday - Art Mike Lacey (final art on feature)|
|16||Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey|
|17||Mustapha Million - Art Joe McCaffrey|
|18||The Gang reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Robert MacGillivray|
|19||The Gang reprint from Whizzer and Chips - Art Robert MacGillivray|
|20||Thursday - Art Mike Lacey|
|21||Tub - Art Nigel Edwards|
|22||Elephant On The Run - Art Vic Neill (final art on feature)|
|23||Elephant On The Run - Art Vic Neill (final art on feature)|
|24||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|25||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|26||Friday - Art Mike Lacey|
|27||Ad: IPC 'Mickey Mouse' 15 of 18 Ad: 'Shoot' 10 of 13|
|28||Speed Squad - Art Jimmy Hansen|
|30||Saturday - Art Mike Lacey|
|31||Saturday - Art Mike Lacey|
|32||Snail of the Century - Art Frank McDiarmid|