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cheeky

Publisher: IPC
Publication Dates: 22nd October 1977 – 2nd February 1980
Number of Issues Published: 117 (#1 – #117)
Color: Colour
Paper Stock: Newsprint
Binding: Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format: Was ongoing

No issues were produced on 16 December 1978, 23 December 1978 and 30 December 1978 due to industrial action by the printers.

Information thanks to the Grand Comics Database

Cheeky Weekly was a British comic published every Monday by IPC Magazines Ltd. It ran for 117 issues from (issues dates) 22 October 1977 to 2 February 1980, failing to be published for 3 weeks in December 1978 due to an industrial dispute. It merged with stable-mate Whoopee!, initially as a 16-page pull-out section. The title character originated in an earlier comic called Krazy as a character in the strip The Krazy Gang and also the star of the ‘Ello, It’s Cheeky feature, and proved popular enough to get his own comic, which managed to outlive Krazy itself. The first issue came with a free “Red Jet Rattler” (a build-it-yourself model aeroplane).

Strips included…

“Calculator Kid”
“Fangs of Fear”
“Paddywack”
“The Skateboard Squad!”
“Tub”
“Walter Wurx”

Cheeky had a total of 7 Annuals from 1979-1985. Cheeky also had a total of 5 Specials from 1978-1982.
(Information thanks to Frank McDiarmid)

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UPDATE 05-04-2018

Summer Special 1979

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*This title is complete* (Missing 1 special 1979)

1-10

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11-20

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21-30

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31-40

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41-50

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51-60

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61-70

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71-80

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81-90

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91-100

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101-110

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111-117

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Annual 1979
Annual 1980

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Annual 1981
Annual 1982

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Annual 1983
Annual 1984

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Annual 1985

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Holiday Special 1980

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Summer Special 1978
Summer Special 1981
Summer Special 1982

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46 responses »

  1. Anonymous says:

    please add more cheeky weekly comics to your site

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    • boutje777 says:

      I would if i had them.

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    • andy says:

      how can I upload you more cheeky weekly comics to your worthy course

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    • Akele Hum says:

      please add more cheeky weekly comics to your site

      please add more cheeky annuals to your site

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    • akele hum says:

      please add more cheeky annuals to your website and yes i really love my curry very hot and spicy

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      • Anonymous says:

        so you like your curry very hot and spicy – there is a great curry restaurant called kalimera india – but he does not have cheeky annuals

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      • Jack says:

        Hi Akele hum, how are you ? It has been awhile we spoke. Do you know how Andy artyart is doing these days ? Tell him that Jack Mikel says hello ! So you like your curry hot and spicy like me. I know this great restaurant called Kalimera India that does the best curry in this world. However he does not have cheeky annuals.

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        • Andy artyart says:

          I am doing fine Jack still busy with my art work as a cartoonist. say hello to akele hum and tell him not to eat to much curry as it will burn him out and he will not have much energy left to sing as usual.

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          • Akele Hum says:

            Hi Andy artyart and Jack Mikel and Anonymous. Your right about me eating too much curry. I cannot help liking so much. As Gunga Jim from Cheeky Weekly will say ”Curry Curry Hot Stuff” and I will add it certainly is the ”spice of life” and it certainly burn me out and I have lost my voice and cannot sing anymore for now, but Bud Bud Ding Ding, what else can I do about it?

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          • Akele Hum says:

            Hi Andy Artyart, do you remember Yikky-Boo and Walter-Wurx? I know our school days were quite funny, with so many friends becoming popular as cartoon characters in the comic Cheeky Weekly, which their characters were based on us. Anyway, have you ever met up with Walter-Wurx or Yikky-Boo lately?

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            • Andy Artyart says:

              Hi Akele Hum, I met up with both Yikky-Boo and Walter-Wurx, but Yikky-Boo had frightened me as usual, as he sneak behind me and screamed his Blood-curdling Yikky-Boo as usual, he made me jump out of my skin as usual, and as for Walter-Wurx, he did stay around enough for long as usual, as he had to go to the you know where. He still has a problem with his plumbing and Walter Probloems, but he always Wurx a way around it somehow.

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  2. Javed Daulat says:

    Cheecky weekly was the greatest comic of my era, just couldn’t get enough of it

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    • Andy Artyart says:

      Hi Javed Daulet, – if you email your adress I can send you via attachments more cheeky weekly comics and annuals for free ,

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    • Andy Artyart says:

      Notify me of new comments via emai

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    • Javed says:

      For me”Cheeky weekly” was the start of the rebirth of the comic era and nothing has come closer to it! The art was fantastic, the stories made you laugh, simply the best comic ever, I only wish that Cheeky weekly could be brought back to give enjoyment, to insire new generations of readers to come, as it has given to me

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      • boutje777 says:

        Thanks for your comment.

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      • andy says:

        please could you let me know your email address so I can send you the attachments of cheeky weekly as promised. Sorry it has been a long time, but I cannot send without know your email.

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        • Javed says:

          Last week my comics disc which had all the Cheeky weekly comics,summer specials & Annuals on it got damaged and no longer works at all, I’m devastated,
          can you help me out so I can restore my Cheekly weeklys if you can I would be over the moon

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  3. JD says:

    All Cheeky weekly comics can be downloaded for free at ukprintarchive.com😇

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  4. Akele Hum says:

    I like to help your worthy cause to upload you comics and annuals. please let me know how ?

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks for the offer. You can upload what you want to share to a sharingsite of your choice and leave the link in a comment.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Any chance to see all the cheeky specials and alll the cheeky annuals ?

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  6. Anonymous says:

    Cheeky Weekly was the greatest comic ever that I read when I was very young to remember. Those days were great. If only I can turn back the clock and time travel to that great era and stay there.

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  7. Frank McDiarmid says:

    Cheeky had a total of 7 Annuals from 1979-1985. Cheeky also had a total of 5 Specials from 1978-1982.

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  8. Frank McDiarmid says:

    You can find at comicdownload.net many comics. first select random comics then type in Cheeky Annual and you will find all 7 Annuals to download from 1979-1985

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    • boutje777 says:

      Thanks, i will go look for them.

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    • Anonymous says:

      I tried to find the cheeky Annuals on comicdownload.net followed all the instructions and nothing

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      • Frank McDiarmid says:

        Type ipc cheeky comic annuals download, in search internet google, when page comes up which page to select, select 2nd one in list which says {DOWNLOAD} Cheeky Annual 1984 (damaged) – that will directly take you to the right page on comicdownl0oad.net and you will see the complete annual collection listed, but you have to individually download them.

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  9. Frank McDiarmid says:

    comicdownload.net is the correct place, but you need type in name of comic and go page by page by numbers on bottom of page until you fing, they are not altogether in one place.

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  10. Frank McDiarmid says:

    Cheeky Weekly issue number 30 has 2 pages missing, page 14 Kite Competition Winners and page 18 of advertisement kp outer spacers. Issue number 61 has page 23 Chutes away competition winners missing. Issue number 63 has missing page 5 advertisement of both Tiger and Shoot comics and page 11 advertisement of Roy of the Rovers comic and advertisement of Shreddies final appearance. Finally issues 106 has page 2 cheeky’s week sunday damaged page and issue 112 pages 21 why, dad, why and page 22 advertisement damaged pages. Hope this information be helpful for you.

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  11. FrankMcDiarmid says:

    Cheeky Annuals are now in dropbox for you, the complete collection.

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  12. FrankMcDiarmid says:

    Cheeky Weekly, Annuals and Specials Date and Numbering Guide is now ready in Dropbox for you.

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  13. FrankMcDiarmid says:

    Cheeky Special 1979 coming to you soon.

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  14. FrankMcDiarmid says:

    Cheeky Special 1979 coming soon.

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  15. boutje777 says:

    This comment is made by Andy, but something went wrong.

    Cheeky comic – or Cheeky Weekly, as some might feel is the correct title because it is what is actually printed on the masthead, but I’m going to stick with Cheeky for the purposes of this blog just because it’s what I’ve always called it – launched on 22 October 1977 and ran for nearly two and a half years. The eponymous Cheeky had been a member of the Krazy Gang in the pages of Krazy comic, and had earned the rare honour of his very own IPC publication. In fact it was another offshoot that presumably led to Cheeky going it alone: in September 1977 DC Thomson had launched Plug, a standalone title for the similarly buck-toothed goon from the ranks of the Beano’s Bash Street Kids, although their launch dates are so close that it’s possible Plug was in fact a response to (and attempt to beat to the newstands) Cheeky.
    Cheeky the comic had a fairly unique format which was about as high-concept as it got for 1970s humour titles. Each weekly issue was structured around the seven-day routine of Cheeky, who would would chat directly to the readers and trade copious one-liners with a huge cast of fellow residents of Krazy Town. It had a full-on, bonkers tone to it with loads of very funny background detail, all drawn by the remarkable Frank McDiarmid.
    Each day’s gag-peddling would end with a lead-in to one of the comic’s strips by other artists, which we would read as through the eyes of Cheeky himself. It would usually go something like this:
    Sunday
    Cheeky does his paper round, a bulging bag marked ‘Sunday Sob’ sagging off his shoulder. In the last frame he would narrowly avoid being mown down by the Skateboard Squad, whose own strip would follow on the next page.
    Sunday evening
    Cheeky would end the day snuggling into bed with a ‘James Bold’ mystery novel which would lead us into a two-page adventure serial. After the end of the first serial (Fangs of Fear, drawn by Massimo Belardinelli), Cheeky had to find new volumes of Bold’s further adventures on the shelves of his local newsagent. Each week he would hatch a fresh plan to sneak in and read a chapter without paying for the book.
    Monday
    Cheeky would rush home from school to catch 6 Million Dollar Gran on the telly. This later moved to Sunday evenings.
    Tuesday
    Cheeky would make a secret visit to the attic for a sneaky read of a page from one of Mum and Dad’s childhood comics – a reprinted page from a classic comic from the 1940s or 1950s such as the original Knockout, Film Fun and TV Fun.
    Wednesday
    On Wednesday Cheeky was on babysitting duty, ‘responsible’ for the scheming Baby Burpo, whom he would try to scare to sleep by reading him a cautionary tale from his book of Creepy Sleepy Tales. Needless to say, Cheeky usually ended up more spooked than Baby Burpo.
    Thursday
    The day would end with an invitation for Cheeky to watch his friend Oscar’s latest home movie reel – a comedy riff on a popular movie, drawn by Jack Clayton.
    Friday
    Cheeky would somehow get hold of a copy of The Mystery Comic – ‘that comic that we can never get in the shops’ – which would allow us to join him reading the fiscal japes of Mustapha Million.
    Saturday
    The week would end with Cheeky and various pals going to the cinema, terrorising the Commissionaire and Ursula the Usherette, and watching a double bill of a reprinted Hannah Barbera strip and another adventure serial (initially Space Family Robinson).
    It was a great idea for a new comic, mixing genuinely entertaining new material and a handful of reprints with relatively seamless ingenuity for most of its run (sadly during its last year it gave up on the conceit of Cheeky introducing all the other strips, leaving it not much different from all the other humour anthology comics on the shelves). Frank McDiarmid drew with fantastic imagination, often packing three or four separate visual gags into a single frame, and the vast range of recurring characters that Cheeky would meet on his daily rounds gave the comic an enormous cast list considering its relatively short two-and-a-half year run.
    The comic was one of only three new humour titles (disregarding the Disney-licensed publications) launched by IPC during the second half of the 1970s. The other two were Krazy – from which Cheeky sprang, shortly before it was merged into Whizzer and Chips – and Jackpot – which soon replaced it on the shelves. Its stablemates – Whizzer and Chips, Buster and Whoopee! – each had their own distinct flavours but their strips usually had a fairly traditional, late-1960s/early-1970s feel to them.
    One aspect of Cheeky with which I recall being particularly fascinated was The Mystery Comic. As described above, The Mystery Comic was for its first year referenced only in cryptic terms – a comic that was fiendishly difficult for Cheeky to lay his hands on each week, but which the rest of Krazy Town seemed to conspire to get to him one way or another so that he could read the latest instalment of Mustapha Million. We had no idea what else was in this obscure publication until 30 September 1979 when, wonder of wonders, The Mystery Comic in its six-strip entirety started to appear as a pull-out insert in the middle of Cheeky itself.
    I loved the cover of each issue of The Mystery Comic – a peculiar design in which the lead story was surrounded by a thick border populated by all manner of oddball characters, including Ena Sharples, the Mona Lisa and a man with a football for a head. That there was no explanation for any of these faces – nor for what appeared to be Sid’s Snake from Whizzer and Chips in the insert’s masthead – just added to the intrigue and the feeling that here was something truly different.
    The contents of The Mystery Comic were fairly regular fare. The first story, Tub, about an obese boy, is as awkward to read today as Lily Pop and Gunga Jim. Why, Dad, Why? was about a lad who constantly asked his long-suffering, short-fused dad to explain everything. The Mystery Comic had its own adventure serial – Mystery Boy – which followed the travels across 1940 Britain, in search of his identity, of a young boy who had lost his memory when a crashing German bomber fell into the train in which he was evacuating London.
    The wackiest of the line-up was Elephant on the Run, in which an elephant flees the circus pursued each week by ‘The Man in the Plastic Mac’. Mustapha Million continued; this strip used a fairly familiar British comics trope – the ridiculously rich kid who could buy whatever he wanted for his pals. Mustapha’s unique defining characteristic was that he was an oil-rich Arab, and presumably a Manchester City supporter. And then there was Disaster Des, about a lad who strolls the land singing ‘Doody Dum’ oblivious to the trail of destruction he leaves in his wake.
    An odd mix of stories made special by the enigma of the mini-comic into which they were gathered together. The Mystery Comic lasted nine months as a self-contained section of Cheeky, after which its strips were spread out through the rest of the comic as Cheeky itself gave up on its original gimmick of providing a Cheeky’s-world-introduction for each of the secondary strips. Cheeky the character announced this move with the on-message excitement that usually heralded a merger, but it was a damp squib. Cheeky by this stage (the summer of 1979) seemed to have lost much of its creative impulse and impudence, and there was less to distinguish it from its IPC humour stablemates. It was itself merged into Whoopee! in early 1980.

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  16. Andy says:

    Amongst the Characters that Cheeky will meet as he cracked one-liner jokes, etc were as follows :

    Cheeky’s Week, a comic strip featuring the title character meeting various regular characters with much joke-telling. This strip was drawn by Frank McDiarmid.

    Characters:

    [1] Ah Sew
    [2] Auntie Daisy The School’s Meal Lady
    [3] Auntie Daisy’s Ancestor
    [4] Baby Burpo
    [5] Baker’s Boy
    [6] Bubblegum Boy
    [7] Bump-Bump Bernie
    [8] Bump-Bump Bernie’s Dad
    [9] Burpo’s Mum and Dad
    [10] Calculator Kid
    [11] Cheeky’s Dad
    [12] Cheeky’s Mum
    [13] Colonel Balderdash
    [14] Commissionaire
    [15] Commissionaire’s Grandson
    [16] Constable Chuckle
    [17] Crunching Chris
    [18] Crystal Belle
    [19] Dan-Dan the Lavender Man
    [20] Ding-Dong Debbie
    [21] Disco Kid
    [22] Dismal Daisy [Cousin of Gloomy Glad]
    [23] Doctor Braincell
    [24] Do-Good Dora
    [25] Don the Dustman
    [26] Doodle Doug
    [27] Farmer Giles
    [28] Fish-Face
    [29] Flash Harry
    [30] Gloomy Glad
    [31] Goalie Cat
    [32] Granny Gumdrop
    [33] Great Uncle Daniel [Cheeky’s Uncle]
    [34] Gunga Jim
    [35] Herman the Traffic Warden
    [36] Hid Kid
    [37 & 38] Hymn and Her [Children of the Vicar]
    [39] Hypno Tessa
    [40] Jimmy
    [41] Jogging Jeremy
    [42] Knock-Knock Door
    [43] Libby
    [44] Lily Pop
    [45] Little Stitch
    [46] Louise
    [47] Mad Scientist
    [48] Manhole Man
    [49] Mike the Mechanic
    [50] Milkie
    [51] Milkie’s Assistant
    [52] Mr Haddock
    [53] Nosy Nora
    [54] Oscar
    [55] Paddywack
    [56] Parachutist
    [57] PC Fuzzfoot
    [58] Petula
    [59] Phone Box
    [60] Posh Claude
    [61] Postie
    [62] Presto the Magic Rabbit
    [63] Rex Press
    [64] Sherlock
    [65] Sid the Street-Sweeper
    [66] Six-Gun Sam
    [67] Skateboard Squad [Speed Squad]
    [68] Slurping Sophie [Sister of Crunching Chris]
    [69] Snail [Snail of the Century]
    [70] Snoozin’ Susan
    [71] Spiv
    [72] Square Eyes
    [73] Station Porter
    [74] Teacher
    [75] Telephone Pole Man
    [76] Uncle Hamish
    [77] Ursula the Usherette
    [78] Vicar
    [79] Walter Wurx
    [80] Yikky-Boo

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