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Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Profile - Posh Claude's Mum and Dad

Was Claude truly posh?

Cheeky's pompous pal's mum first appeared in the 24 December 1977 comic...

Art: Dick Millington

The above scene doesn't really clarify our uncertainty over Claude's background, but the next appearance by his mum, in the 01 April 1978 edition does suggest that his family has money (unless it was an April Fool gag)...

Art: Frank McDiarmid pencils


However, Claude's dad's first appearance, in the comic dated 03 February 1979, seemed to indicate that the snooty schoolboy's background was more humble than he claimed...

Art: Mike Lacey

But when he next appeared, in the 01 September 1979 issue, Claude seemed to have a different, more affluent dad (this was also the final appearance of Mummikins)...

Mike again


Yet in his final appearance, in the comic dated 03 November 1979, Claude's pater, assuming it was the one featured in the above strip, seemed to have suffered a reversal of fortune (but maybe it was the original dad again)...

More Mike

Maybe Claude had a stepfather?

None of Claude's three parents appeared in the Cheeky pages in Krazy.



Character Total Issues First Appearance Final Appearance
Posh Claude's Mum324-Dec-197701-Sep-1979


Character Total Issues First Appearance Final Appearance
Posh Claude's Dad303-Feb-197903-Nov-1979

4 comments:

  1. It was a clever idea....posh and showing off But poor in real life...

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    1. Reminds me of that old gag; 'Money talks - it usually says goodbye'.

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  2. What are the odds Claude had a posh mum but a working class father? They say opposites attract, after all...

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