|Newsvendor's debut in Cheeky Weekly issue 3|
Art: Frank McDiarmid
Whenever he encountered the put-upon purveyor of papers, Cheeky would target Newsvendor's placard and amend the text to (what he no doubt hoped was) amusing effect. These acts of textual vandalism would leave Newsvendor silently fuming at the affront to his noble profession, although Cheeky was of the opinion that the changes he made would boost newspaper sales.
|Art: Unknown Cheeky Artist 1|
Cheeky changed the wording on Newsvendor's placard in 24 issues of Cheeky Weekly, although the persecuted paper seller was himself present on only 23 occasions.
|10 February 1979 - Newsvendor is absent|
Art: Barrie Appleby
In his early appearances Newsvendor was, by means of an onomatopoeic caption, shown to be suffering from a snuffle which may have prevented him uttering the semi-intelligible yells traditionally associated with those in his line of work.
|Art: Dick Millington|
Cheeky Weekly dated 24 June 1978 was the only occasion on which Newsvendor spoke intelligibly, as he handed the toothy funster that week's issue of The Mystery Comic. On this occasion, the paper seller also defaced his own placard.
|Art: Frank McDiarmid Pencils|
Usually depicted as being dentally deficient, in the 30 September 1978 issue Newsvendor suddenly developed a full set of teeth as Cheeky departed.
|Miraculous teeth regeneration|
Art: Frank McDiarmid
Over the weeks, the sullen scandal sheet salesman was seen beneath a variety street signs. By relocating his pitch he probably hoped to evade the toothy funster.
Newsvendor most frequently appeared on the Saturday page and the longest gap between his appearances was the 18 Weeks that elapsed between his penultimate outing in the 11 November 1978 comic and his final performance as Cheeky's stooge in the issue dated 17 March 1979 (although there were of course only 15 issues published between the two dates).
|Art: Mike Lacey|
Couldn't resist finishing with this related classic sketch from Eric and Ernie...
|Character||Total Issues||First Appearance||Final Appearance|
Newsvendor - Number of appearances by Element
|Element||Number of Appearances|
Count of elements by artist
|Newsvendor||Frank McDiarmid pencils||10|
|Newsvendor||Unknown Cheeky Artist 1||3|