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Thursday, 18 November 2010

Profile - Bump-Bump Bernie



Bernie was an accident waiting to happen.  Unfortunately for him, the wait wasn't very long.  Often heralded by the sound after which he was named, Bernie would appear with bandages around various parts of his anatomy.  Cheeky would then ask his mangled mate how he sustained such damage, and Bernie's reply explained how a seemingly innocuous event had resulted in the injury on display.


The 15 July 1978 and 02 September 1978 issues presented the unusual sight of an un-bandaged Bernie.  On the former occasion Bernie subsequently fell down a manhole, but on the latter Bernie, trying to engineer an accident in order to miss school and crossing a black cat, spilling salt and walking under a ladder, remained unscathed.

 In the comic dated 05 August 1978, Bernie's explanation of his accident was so animated that his flailing arms caused him to launch skyward.


Bernie was afflicted by Cheeky Weekly's recurring inconsistent hair colour issue, being variously depicted with ginger, blonde and on one occasion black locks.  He featured in 2 Burpo Specials; but not as the headline character.  The first was with Manhole Man on 26 May 1979 (another example of a bandage-free Bernie), and the second featured Crystal Belle on 23 June 1979.




Bernie made it onto Cheeky Weekly's cover in 7 issues, each time in the Cheeky's Week feature.  He was also a guest in the Skateboard Squad strip on 24 June 1978.

Bernie was featured on the Pin-up Pal poster in the 29 July 1978 issue, where his hair colour was hidden by head-to-toe bandages.  Bruce has posted the page on his comic blog.

Black-haired Bernie
Cheeky's bruised buddy made his debut in Krazy dated 30 October 1976, where readers learned he was the brother of Big Strong Sam\Steve. However he didn't return to the pages of that comic until the 18 February 1978 issue, thereafter making only 2 further Krazy appearances.



Character Total Issues First Appearance Final Appearance
Bump-Bump Bernie11322-Oct-197702-Feb-1980


Missing From Issues
10-Dec-1977
11-Mar-1978
11-Aug-1979
18-Aug-1979


Bump-Bump Bernie - Number of appearances by Element
Element Number of Appearances
Tuesday30
Monday18
Sunday18
Saturday16
Wednesday16
Friday12
Thursday12
Cheeky's Week7
Sunday evening6
Cover Feature3
Boxing Day2
Interval2
The Burpo Special2


Bump-Bump Bernie - Number of appearances by Page
Page Number of Appearances
218
1215
110
1010
159
218
308
67
87
97
256
45
135
74
194
234
314
223
262
282
322
51
111
161
241


Count of elements by artist
Character Artist Total Elements
Bump-Bump BernieFrank McDiarmid69
Bump-Bump BernieMike Lacey26
Bump-Bump BernieFrank McDiarmid pencils24
Bump-Bump BernieBarrie Appleby10
Bump-Bump BernieUnknown Cheeky Artist 15
Bump-Bump BernieJim Watson4
Bump-Bump BernieDick Millington4
Bump-Bump BernieBob Hill1

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