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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Cheeky Weekly's lost 30 December 1978 issue - Reconstructed! (part 3)

Element Eventually published in Published as Notes
Tuesday - Boxing DayCheeky Weekly 29 December 1979WednesdayAs a consequence of appearing a year later than intended, this page has been shunted forward a day from Tuesday to Wednesday (Boxing Day in 1979). Title panel replaced (by inserting a new second panel and shifting the original second panel to the left - sneaky!).  This delayed appearance by Spiv  is the final one he'll make in Cheeky Weekly (the final Spiv joke to be written appeared in the 30 June 1979 comic). Calculator's dialogue has been changed as this page would have led to the Calculator Kid strip (Tub followed Wednesday in the 29 December 1979 issue). Foot of page resized.

Art: Frank McDiarmid

Element Eventually published in Published as Notes
Calculator KidCheeky Annual 1980, page 114Calculator KidThe large amount of blank space surrounding the strip is evidence that it was intended for a page in the weekly comic. Fortunately, no attempt has been made to resize the artwork to better fit the proportions of the annual page, allowing us to enjoy Terry Bave's original page design..

Strangely, this Christmas story was placed in the November section of the annual.

As I didn't want to damage my annual by scanning it, my thanks to the scanner of the Calculator Kid page featured here.

Art: Terry Bave

2 comments:

  1. Love the white shadow of Cheeky and posh Claude...really impressed with Frank's work.deserves a celebration his art tecniques and style..

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