I have changed the artist credit that I previously referred to as Frank McDiarmid pencils 2. I had originally thought the artwork in question was a combination of Frank's pencils with another artist doing the inking, but since doing the research while writing the profile of Flash Harry, I have begun to doubt that Frank had any input into this art.
|Flash Harry - Frank McDiarmid 31 December 1977|
|Flash Harry - unknown artist 04 March 1978|
As I mentioned in my original post on this artist, he/she did include a number of distinctive components in the drawings, which is another reason to suppose that the work was entirely original, with no input from Frank - I doubt an inker would be given license to add to the pencilled pages.
Consequently, I have redesignated this artist as Unknown Cheeky Artist 1 (UCA1).
Note as of 10 May 2012: I believe that the artist credit Frank McDiarmid pencils is still valid, but I have struck out the reference to it above as I felt it was confusing.
* A bird that eats the Baker's Boy's cakes, and sometimes perches on the edge of the panel, occasionally hanging upside-down.
* A punctured hot-air balloon which is propelled across the sky with attendant rude noises.
* A bat circling Ursula's head.
* The Starship Enterprise boldly going over Krazy Town.
* Two references to saving Krazy comic. Krazy was to come to an end 6 months into Cheeky Weekly's run, so maybe this
* References to Cheeky putting sugar on his porridge. Scots famously put salt on theirs, so maybe this was a reference to Frank.
UCA1 was back in the following week's issue, but this time he/she contributed the Saturday page only. In the next issue, dated 28 January 1978, UCA1 was responsible for 5 pages.
After skipping a week, UCA1 was back in the 11 February 1978 issue with the cover's What a Cheek plus 4 pages, and the following week there were again 4 UCA1 pages, but no What a Cheek. There was then another week's break before UCA1 was back with 5 pages in the 04 March 1978 issue. The 11 March issue contained 5 pages of art, plus the cover's What A Cheek, by UCA1.
The comic dated 25 March 1978 featured the highest number of UCA1 contributions to a single issue, totalling 6 pages.
The next comic to feature UCA1 art was the issue dated 08 April 1978, which contained 4 of his/her pages.
After another week's gap, UCA1 contributed the 3-panel conclusion to Wednesday in the 22 April 1978 issue, and delivered the same element again on 29 April, and again in the 06 May 1978 comic, which was the last to feature UCA1 art. Continuing my speculation that this artist had a link with Krazy comic, and the fact that Krazy's final issue was dated 15 April 1978, maybe it's significant that no further UCA1 art appeared in Cheeky Weekly after 06 May 1978.
|14-Jan-1978||1||What a Cheek|
|11-Feb-1978||1||What a Cheek|
|11-Mar-1978||1||What a Cheek|