The gorgeous Lily Pop appeared in 113 issues of Cheeky Weekly. She was employed as a school crossing supervisor (or 'lollipop lady', hence her name), but she was guaranteed to stop the traffic even without her 'lollipop'.
Drooled over by most of the adult male characters in Cheeky's Week (most notably Cheeky's Dad and Teacher), it was Lily's job to deliver Cheeky safely across the road to school, but first she would demand a joke from the toothy funster. On receipt of one of Cheeky's corny gags, Lily would step into the road and cause the traffic to halt, seemingly unaware of the looks of longing on the faces of all the male motorists.
The cracking crossing lady appeared on 3 Cheeky Weekly covers - in Cheeky's Week dated 14 April 1979 and 12 May 1979, and on the cover of the 1979 Christmas issue, dated 29 December. She also appeared on the Pin-up Pal poster in the 18 February 1978 issue (which you can see on Bruce's Comic Archive), and was the subject of the Burpo Special on 09 December 1978.
|Art Mike Lacey|
Fortunately, Lily was never affected by the Cheeky Weekly inconsistent hair colour problem, and remained resolutely blonde throughout her appearances.
The cracking crossing lady was created for Cheeky Weekly, although after her debut she did appear in 2 issues of Krazy - 25 February and 15 April 1978.
No-one drew Lily like Frank McDiarmid, who brought out the full fwooarr factor whenever he depicted her. Luckily for us, Frank was the most regular artist on Lily, drawing her in 66 elements. All the art in the examples above is by Frank McDiarmid, except where noted otherwise. For the breakdown of the other Lily elements by artist, see below.
|Character||Total Issues||First Appearance||Final Appearance|
|Missing From Issues|
Lily Pop - Number of appearances by Element
|Element||Number of Appearances|
Lily Pop - Number of appearances by Page
|Page||Number of Appearances|
Count of elements by artist
|Lily Pop||Frank McDiarmid||66|
|Lily Pop||Frank McDiarmid pencils||22|
|Lily Pop||Mike Lacey||20|
|Lily Pop||Barrie Appleby||10|
|Lily Pop||Unknown Cheeky Artist 1||6|
|Lily Pop||Dick Millington||6|
|Lily Pop||Not known||1|
|Lily Pop||Bob Hill||1|