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Saturday, 9 July 2016

The Other Cheeky Artists – Jimmy Hansen

This unexpectedly late entry in the Other Cheeky Artists series is the result of my decision to reassign some Cheeky's Week artwork credits from Mike Lacey to Jimmy Hansen.

Jimmy Hansen had been the regular artist on Skateboard Squad since Cheeky Weekly's first issue. The Squad's adventures came to an end in the comic dated 12 May 1979, but Jimmy would return to drawing the characters when they adopted their new guise of Speed Squad two weeks later. Jimmy's first Cheeky's Week work appeared a week after Skateboard Squad came to an end. In that first post-Skateboard Squad issue, cover-dated 19 May 1979, Jimmy's art appeared in two Thursday elements. My guess is that, possibly due to a failure to communicate to Frank McDiarmid the news of the Skateboard Squad's termination, Frank's original Thursday page included a final panel that introduced the sensational skateboarders, as he had done many times before. Jimmy provided a substitute final panel and, appropriately given his long association with the Squad, he also furnished a half page teaser strip in which the toothy funster attempted to determine what the terrific trio were up to.

Jimmy Hansen's first Cheeky's Week work - final panel.
The rest of the page is drawn by Frank McDiarmid
Cheeky Weekly 19 May 1979

Continuation of Thursday from the same issue.
Art: Jimmy Hansen


The following week, in addition to illustrating Speed Squad's one-and-a-half page debut, Jimmy provided artwork on four Cheeky's Week pages. There was no further Cheeky's Week art from Jimmy until the comic dated 15 September 1979, in which Mr H delivered four more elements featuring our grinning pal.

In Cheeky Weekly dated 06 October 1979 Jimmy drew another four pages of Cheeky fun, and the edition dated 20 October 1979 contained Jimmy's final Cheeky's Week work, amounting to four elements plus the front cover encounter between the toothy funster and Manhole Man.

Jimmy's final Cheeky's Week page.
Cheeky Weekly 20 October 1979

In total Jimmy delivered 18 Cheeky's Week elements, plus one front cover. During his tenure as a Cheeky's Week artist, Jimmy also drew Speed Squad, which he continued to do after his Cheeky's Week contributions ended.



Cover Date Page Element Artist
19-MAY-79 23 Thursday Jimmy Hansen
19-MAY-79 24 Thursday Jimmy Hansen
26-MAY-79 2 Sunday Jimmy Hansen
26-MAY-79 6 Monday Jimmy Hansen
26-MAY-79 9 Tuesday Jimmy Hansen
26-MAY-79 12 Wednesday Jimmy Hansen
15-SEP-79 2 Sunday Jimmy Hansen
15-SEP-79 7 Monday Jimmy Hansen
15-SEP-79 10 Tuesday Jimmy Hansen
15-SEP-79 18 Wednesday Jimmy Hansen
06-OCT-79 22 Thursday Jimmy Hansen
06-OCT-79 26 Friday Jimmy Hansen
06-OCT-79 30 Saturday Jimmy Hansen
06-OCT-79 31 Saturday Jimmy Hansen
20-OCT-79 2 Sunday Jimmy Hansen
20-OCT-79 7 Monday Jimmy Hansen
20-OCT-79 10 Tuesday Jimmy Hansen
20-OCT-79 18 Wednesday Jimmy Hansen

5 comments:

  1. Great post. Niblet. I have a question, though, will there need to be any re-assignment of the strips in the annuals and Summer Specials. If there are, let me know, so that I can make the necessary changes.

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    1. That's a very good question, Bruce. I will have a look through the annuals and specials and let you know. Will probably take a few days for me to get round to it.

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    2. This started bugging me so I've had a look through the annuals and sent an email to you at the last address I have for you. Cheers.

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    3. All Specials have now been updated (and all the images loaded into Blogger. They were originally linked to my old defunct website.)

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