This issue Petula, Cheeky's animal-obsessed pal, appears throughout the week with a mischievous talking minah bird (I thought it was spelled mynah, myself). Despite Granny Gumdrop encasing the fowl in a minah bird cosy, it causes trouble as it's been taught some questionable phrases by its previous owner.
Thufferin' thuccotash! Is that really Sylvester on the Sunday evening page?
Frank McDiarmid pencils 2 post, I speculated on whether this artist had a link to Krazy - this artwork may provide further evidence of that.
Inside the mysterious publication Cheeky reads Mustapha Million's story, in which a pal of the middle-eastern moneybags is invited to attend Mustapha's school, conducted from on board a Concorde. This contradicts last week's Mustapha story in which, after a journey involving glider, speedboat and powered skateboard, our wealthy chum arrived at a conventional, earthbound classroom.
There is just one pure Frank McDiarmid Cheeky's Week element this week; What A Cheek (although Frank also provides the Pin-Up Pal poster of Sid the Street-Sweeper). Barrie Appleby delivers 5 Cheeky's Week elements, Frank McDiarmid pencils 2 provide 4, Jim Watson turns in 2, and we get 1 from Frank McDiarmid pencils.
There are no debuts or departures among Cheeky's pals this week.
|Cheeky Weekly||Cover Date: 08-Apr-1978, Issue 25 of 117|
|1||Cover Feature 'Granny Gumdrop' - Art Frank McDiarmid\What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid|
|2||Sunday - Art Barrie Appleby (first art on feature)|
|3||Skateboard Squad - Art Mike Lacey|
|4||Sunday evening - Art Barrie Appleby (first art on feature)|
|5||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|6||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|7||6 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox|
|8||What's New, Kids|
|9||Monday - Art Barrie Appleby (first art on feature)|
|10||James Bold 'Tower of Terror' 4 of 6 - Art Mike White|
|11||James Bold 'Tower of Terror' 4 of 6 - Art Mike White|
|12||Suddenly - Art Barrie Appleby (first art on feature)|
|13||Tuesday - Art Barrie Appleby (first art on feature)|
|14||Old Comic reprint from Tip Top 'Happy Family' reprint from Tip Top 'Merry Moments at Sunnyside School' 2 of 2|
|15||Wednesday - Art Unknown Cheeky Artist 1 (final art on feature)|
|16||Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Not known|
|17||Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Not known\Wednesday (conclusion) - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils|
|19||Thursday - Art Unknown Cheeky Artist 1 (final art on feature)|
|20||Home Movie 'A Bridge To Fear' - Art Jack Clayton|
|21||Friday - Art Unknown Cheeky Artist 1 (final art on feature)|
|22||Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett|
|23||Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett|
|24||Ad: IPC 'Mickey Mouse' 4 of 18 Ad: 'Look and Learn' 5 of 16|
|25||Saturday - Art Unknown Cheeky Artist 1 (final art on feature)|
|26||Tweety and Sylvester 'A Gift For Granny'|
|27||Tweety and Sylvester 'A Gift For Granny'|
|28||Interval - Art Jim Watson|
|29||Space Family Robinson 'The Worm'|
|30||Space Family Robinson 'The Worm'|
|31||Saturday - Art Jim Watson (first art on feature)|
|32||Pin-up pal 'Sid the Street Sweeper' - Art Frank McDiarmid|
Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 08-Apr-1978
|Unknown Cheeky Artist 1||4|
|Frank McDiarmid pencils||1|