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Friday, 17 June 2011

Cheeky Weekly cover date 20 May 1978

Posh Claude is proudly featured on the main cover pic this week, although luscious Lily Pop is the real star (but why has her hand gone yellow?)

Cheeky delivers a theatre-type joke in the What A Cheek strip.  Readers of a similar vintage to me will get the 'Brian Haystax' joke on the theatre poster.

The Skateboard Squad are at a dog show, and yes, the old plot device of having a thief on hand to steal the trophy is shamelessly employed again.  Some nice Mike Lacey artwork on this strip, with a variety of canine breeds on display.

Pongo Snodgrass, malodorous menace from Krazy comic, makes a cameo appearance in this week's 6 Million Dollar Gran episode.  How he managed to get himself into the background of a TV programme remains a mystery.

Doctor Braincell is the character to feature throughout Cheeky's Week this issue, as Cheeky and pals provide the feed lines for doctor-type jokes.

For once Cheeky isn't terrified by the Sleepy Creepy Tale, although Burpo, taking inspiration from the story of Old Nick's son's fire-breathing visit to Earth, spikes the toothy funster's post-tale sandwich with extra-hot mustard.

I like the 'art thief' gag on the Friday page, and the way Snail slides to the edge of the panel.  Funny comment from him in the following panel as well.

Granny Gumdrop and her cat Tired Tom round off the issue on the back cover's Pin-Up Pal poster.

Barrie Appleby provides 7 Cheeky's Week elements this issue, with Jim Watson delivering 5.  Frank McDiarmid draws the cover elements and the Pin-Up Pal poster.





                    

































Cheeky Weekly Cover Date: 20-May-1978, Issue 31 of 117
PageDetails
1What a Cheek - Art Frank McDiarmid
2Sunday - Art Barrie Appleby
3Skateboard Squad - Art Mike Lacey
4Sunday evening - Art Barrie Appleby
56 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
66 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
76 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
8Monday - Art Barrie Appleby
9James Bold 'The Frightened Village' 4 of 9  - Art Mike White
10James Bold 'The Frightened Village' 4 of 9  - Art Mike White
11Suddenly - Art Barrie Appleby
12What's New, Kids\Ad: Arena Swimwear (final appearance)
13Tuesday - Art Barrie Appleby
14Old Comic reprint from Film Fun 'Abbott and Costello' 2 of 2
15Wednesday - Art Barrie Appleby
16Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Not known
17Creepy Sleepy Tale - Art Not known\Wednesday - Art Barrie Appleby
18Joke-Box Jury\Ad: IPC 'Jinty' 2 of 7
19Thursday - Art Jim Watson
20Home Movie 'The Scarlet Pimple' - Art Jack Clayton
21Friday - Art Jim Watson
22Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett
23Mustapha Million - Art Reg Parlett
24Ad: Wall's (first appearance) 'Tom and Jerry lolly'
25Saturday - Art Jim Watson
26Tweety and Sylvester 'All Duded Up'
27Tweety and Sylvester 'All Duded Up'
28Interval - Art Jim Watson
29Space Family Robinson 'Bid For Freedom'
30Space Family Robinson 'Bid For Freedom'
31Saturday - Art Jim Watson\Ad: IPC 'Tiger' 2 of 10
32Pin-up pal 'Granny Gumdrop' - Art Frank McDiarmid



Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 20-May-1978


                     
                     
                     



ArtistElements
Barrie Appleby7
Jim Watson5
Frank McDiarmid1

1 comment:

  1. I agree the little details in the outside panels...background details are a real treat and full of imagination..a bit like the witty commenbtry in Danger Mouse...breaking the forth wall..

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