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Thursday, 10 July 2014

Cheeky Weekly cover date 09 June 1979

Art: Frank McDiarmid
The large single-panel gag component of  this week's Cheeky's Week...Sunday cover strip is instigated by the toothy funster's subterranean stooge Manhole Man, who is becoming something of a fixture on the front page as he also featured prominently on the 26 May and 02 June issues. This is a pure-Frank McDiarmid page, in which we observe that the Sunday Sumfink is Manhole Man's choice of reading on the day of rest.

Progressing to page 2 it becomes evident that the artwork in that location has been produced by Frank McDiarmid pencils. A swift reference to the Cheeky Weekly Artist Index reveals this is the first FMP page since the 26 May 1979 comic.

Art: Frank McDiarmid pencils

Aged automaton 6 Million Dollar Gran appears to be impinging upon Granny Gumdrop's area of expertise in this episode – I like the parachute gag.

Art: Ian Knox



The latest Star Guest emissary to Cheeky Weekly is Lazy Bones who somewhat surprisingly has summoned the energy necessary to make the journey from Whizzer and Chips.

Luscious Lily Pop is the source of the Mystery Comic this week, wherein our moneyed mate Mustapha Million follows Gran's example by incorporating a parachute into his adventure.

Art: Joe McCaffrey


There are echoes of Gran's encounter with an aquatic adversary during the comical Caledonian capers evident in Elephant on the Run when our pachyderm pal masquerades as the Loch Porridge Monster, a ploy which displeases the genuine loch-dwelling leviathan...

Art: Robert Nixon

There's a full complement of Mystery Comic strips in this week's issue, the first time none of the characters have been absent since 10 March 1979.

Returning to the Cheeky Weekly section of the comic, pages 21 and 22 contain the concluding instalment of the incredibly dull Spotter Book of Town and Around, so good riddance to that. The final panel of Thursday looks as though it was originally intended to introduce Speed Squad (who are absent this week), however as Cheeky explains, the following page is in fact the site of Joke-Box Jury (featuring, as it often did, some jokes which would be judged inappropriate today).

Art: Frank McDiarmid pencils

Page 29 reveals that the toothy funster and chums will be getting down with the boogie beats next issue...


Cheeky's Saturday is devoted to a cricket match, and our grinning pal leads his team to victory over Teacher's opposing side. The final panel features a rather odd-looking toothy funster in the midst of the celebrations.

Art: Frank McDiarmid pencils

Mirthful mesmerist Hypno-Tessa is the subject of this week's Burpo Special on the back cover.

After last week's all-pure-Frank McDiarmid Cheeky's Week, we're rationed to a single page of pure Frank this issue, as Frank McDiarmid pencils contribute 8 Cheeky's Week elements and Mike Lacey delivers the Burpo Special.

Cheeky's Week Artists Cover Date 09-Jun-1979
Artist Elements
Frank McDiarmid pencils8
Mike Lacey1
Frank McDiarmid1

Cheeky Weekly Cover Date: 09-Jun-1979, Issue 83 of 117
PageDetails
1Cheeky's Week - Art Frank McDiarmid
2Sunday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
36 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
46 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
56 Million Dollar Gran - Art Ian Knox
6Monday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
7Calculator Kid - Art Terry Bave
8Ad: Mr Bellamy's
9Tuesday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
10Paddywack - Art Jack Clayton
11Star Guest 'Lazy Bones' - Art Colin Whittock (single art on feature)
12Wednesday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
13Tub 'Mystery Comic' 31 of 34 - Art Nigel Edwards
14Mustapha Million 'Mystery Comic' 32 of 34 - Art Joe McCaffrey
15Mustapha Million 'Mystery Comic' 32 of 34 - Art Joe McCaffrey
16Elephant On The Run 'Mystery Comic' 31 of 34 - Art Robert Nixon
17Elephant On The Run 'Mystery Comic' 31 of 34 - Art Robert Nixon
18Mystery Boy reprint from Whizzer and Chips 'Mystery Comic' 34 of 37
19Why, Dad, Why? 'Mystery Comic' 25 of 28 - Art John K. Geering
20Disaster Des 'Mystery Comic' 27 of 30 - Art Mike Lacey
21Cheeky Spotter Book of Town and Around (final appearance)
22Cheeky Spotter Book of Town and Around (final appearance)
23Thursday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
24Joke-Box Jury
25Friday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
26Menace of the Alpha Man reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Eric Bradbury
27Menace of the Alpha Man reprint from Shiver and Shake - Art Eric Bradbury
28Chit-Chat
29Ad: IPC 'Cheeky Weekly: Disco Issue next week'Ad: 'Buster Holiday Special' 2 of 3
30Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
31Saturday - Art Frank McDiarmid pencils
32The Burpo Special 'Hypno-Tessa' - Art Mike Lacey

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