Welcome to the Cheeky Weekly blog!

Welcome to the Cheeky Weekly blog! Cheeky Weekly ™ REBELLION PUBLISHING LTD, COPYRIGHT ©  REBELLION PUBLISHING LTD, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED was a British children's comic with cover dates spanning 22 October 1977 to 02 February 1980.

Quick links...
Basic Stats
Cheeky Weekly Index
Cheeky Weekly Artist Index
Features by Number of Appearances
Issue Summaries posted to date
Major Characters from the Cheeky pages
Features Ordered by Date of Commencement

*** ALL IMAGES COPYRIGHT ©  REBELLION PUBLISHING LTD, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Used with permission. ***
*** CHEEKY WEEKLY, KRAZY, WHOOPEE and WHIZZER AND CHIPS ARE ™ REBELLION PUBLISHING LTD, COPYRIGHT ©  REBELLION PUBLISHING LTD, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ***

The images posted on this blog can be enlarged by clicking on them.  Depending on your browser, you may have to click again on the enlarged image to see it in full size.
Thanks for reading the blog.

Monday, 7 August 2017

The One-Offs - Fish-Face

Over the weeks there were many anonymous stooges who shared a joke with Cheeky and were never seen again. Certain of these ephemeral members of the Cheeky cast, however, were introduced and named in such a way that one expected them to become regular characters. This series of posts examines those 'one-off' appearances.

As Cheeky emerged from another trip in the time-travelling phone box in Cheeky Weekly dated 26 August 1978, he encountered Mr Haddock's 'new assistant' Fish-Face ...

Art: Mike Lacey

Fish-Face never returned to the pages of Cheeky Weekly, although another, un-named (and thus not qualifying for a one-off post of his own) fishmonger's assistant made a single appearance in the comic dated 04 November 1978.

Mike Lacey again

5 comments:

  1. Hmmm... Mr Haddock's official first appearance was the end of July 1978. Fish Face only appeared the following month. Could it be that the script was originally for Mr Haddock, but Mike Lacey didn't know what the character looked like, so changed it to an assistant instead...? How much freedom did the artists have to change the scripts? And who wrote the scripts anyway?

    (Sorry for not including any fish jokes in that comment, but I didn't think it was the right plaice for them!)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You've cod to be kidding (ahem, sorry). Good thinking about Mike not having a visual reference for Mr Haddock at the time he drew the panel in question - Mike first drew Haddock in the issue dated 07 October 1978, so you're probably right. In this interview, Frank McDiarmid explains that the Cheeky scriptwriter, who was sometimes referred to within the strips as Willie Cook, was in fact Gordon Cook, and that Frank was given license to add a lot of his own stuff.

      Delete
  2. Thanks for that link. Great interview.

    ReplyDelete