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Sunday, 12 June 2011

Profile - Herman

Herman the traffic warden was among those of Cheeky's pals who were created for Cheeky Weekly, although he appeared in the 'Ello, It's Cheeky strip in Krazy's final issue.

Herman, who had a fondness for slapping tickets on the Vicar's bicycle, made his debut in Cheeky Weekly's first issue, and bowed out in the comic dated 05 January 1980, clocking up appearances in 39 issues.

The tyrannical traffic warden gave Cheeky a copy of The Mystery Comic in the issue dated 03 December 1977, and in the following week's issue Herman's moustache was mysteriously absent.

First appearance
On the subject of moustaches, Herman's facial hair arrangement is obviously based on Adolf Hitler's, and to hammer the analogy home, Herman is occasionally seen wearing the iron cross, and once sporting a swastika armband, not something one would expect to see in children's humour strips today.

Despite his depiction as an unpleasant character, Herman was a guest at Cheeky's new year's eve parties in the 07 January 1978, 13 January 1979 and 05 January 1980 comics.
The 06 May 1978 issue was the comic that featured Herman throughout Cheeky's Week (well, with the exception of Tuesday), as the petrifying parking permit patroller attempted to set the world record for the number of parking tickets issued.

Herman left Cheeky another copy of The Mystery Comic, this time under Cheeky's Dad's windscreen wiper, in the issue dated 03 June 1978

Herman threatened to slap tickets on the visiting team's cars during Krazy Town FC's football match in the 09 December 1978 issue, causing the match, in which the home team were losing 8 nil, to be abandoned.  In the 12 May 1979 issue, Hypno-Tessa persuaded Herman to ignore illegally-parked cars.

In the comic dated 01 September 1979, Ursula became Herman's assistant, dragging lorries off double yellow lines (after Herman had issued them with tickets, of course).

Herman was the subject of 19 August 1978's Pin-Up Pal poster, in which he was seen gleefully slapping tickets on the carnival trucks and animals, as a circus parade passed through Krazy Town.



Character Total Issues First Appearance Final Appearance
Herman3922-Oct-197705-Jan-1980


Herman - Number of appearances by Element
Element Number of Appearances
Saturday24
Thursday9
Friday6
Monday4
Wednesday2
Easter Saturday1
New Year's Eve1
Suddenly1
Sunday1
Sunday evening1
Tuesday1


Herman - Number of appearances by Page
Page Number of Appearances
217
317
195
255
305
243
22
62
82
152
222
322
41
71
111
201
261
271
281


Count of elements by artist
Character Artist Total Elements
HermanFrank McDiarmid26
HermanFrank McDiarmid pencils10
HermanMike Lacey6
HermanBarrie Appleby5
HermanJim Watson2
HermanUnknown Cheeky Artist 11
HermanNot known1

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