CHICK & DEE

CHICK AND DEE

“Chick and Dee” created by Jason Stephens (See STEPHENS Jason) first appeared in chickaDEE magazine September 1999. From that point they also appeared as decoration on every cover (sometimes as the feature illustration) and they were soon used in activites and other sections of the magazine.

“Chick” was clearly based on a Chickadee, but “Dee” with a broken egg shell for a helmet and large googles was unidentifiable beyond being a bird. Additional characters were quickly introduced: “Bruno the Monster Kid” who wanted to be a dressmaker but whose hands were too big for sewing, and the bullies “Fang” and “Jack”. By the time he left the series in the summer of 2003, Jason had introduced a menagerie of characters including: “Jack” who was added to the bullies, “Robin”, “Chick’s” older sister, “Sheldon” “Dee’s” younger brother who was logically an egg, and “Arf” the neighbourhood dog. The episodes were as one would expect light-hearted and reflected the kinds of activities and problems that the readers 6 to 9 years would experience. The bullies, of course, always came out the losers.

Steve Charles Manale took over the cartooning and illustration of “Chick and Dee” with issue September 2004. The tone of the episodes remained the same but Steve added “Petal”, a monkey character to the group. The characters have become ubiquitous throughout the magazine appearing in different functions in addition to the page long cartoon strip.

As of 2019, Steve Charles Manale is still working on “Chick and Dee .

MEDIUM

PERIODICAL TEXT & GRAPHIC:

Cover:

Front: chickaDEE. Illus., Jason Stephens. Batard Press Canada. Colour.
22-1, Jan./Feb. 2000.

22-9, Dec. 2000

23-6, Summer 2001

23-9, Nov. 2001

25-6, Summer 2003

Front: chickaDEE. Illus.,Steve Charles Manale. Batard Press Canada. Colour. .
26-7, Sept. 2004. Drew Chick and Dee characters.

29-7, Sept. 2007: “Back to School”

29-9, Nov. 2007: “ A Trip To Ancient Greece”

29-10, Dec. 2007: “Hooray for Winter”.

Content:

Activity:

chickaDEE,…. Illus., Jason Stephens: … Batard Press Canada. Colour.
23-3, Apr. 2001: “Make Fake Snot”: 22-23. 23-4, May 2001: “Totem Pole.” 22-23.
chickaDEE,…. Illus., Steve Charles Manale: … Batard Press Canada. Colour.

29-7, Sept. 2007: “Chick And Dee’s School Stickers”: 17, 18.

29-10, Dec. 2007:”Chick and Dee Gift Coupons”: 16-18.

30-1, Jan./Feb. 2008: “Chick & Dee’s Fortune Teller”: 18-19.

30-2, Mar. 2008: “Petal’s Prank Labels”: 21-22.

30-4, May 2008: “ Make Your Own Mother’s Day Card”: 19-20.

36-1, Jan./Feb. 2014: “Going For Gold Game”: 10-11.

Contest:

chickaDEE, 30-2, Mar. 2008: “Draw Sheldon Contest”: 32.

Poster:

chickaDEE, 23-4, May 2001: “Snowboarding in Spring.” Illus., Jason Stephens: 16-17.

chickaDEE, 23-9, Nov. 2001: “ Explore the Sea with Chick and Dee” Illus., unidentified: 18-19.

chickaDEE, 27-4, May 2005: “Sheldon Strikes Back” Illus., Steve Charles Manale: 18-19.

Serial:

chickaDEE…., “Chick & Dee.” …. Car., Jason Stephens. Col., Claudia  Dávila. (For issue 22-6, col., Michael Chow)Batard Press Canada. Colour.
21-6, Sept., 1999: 4.

21-7, Oct. 1999: 4.

21-8, Nov. 1999: 4.

21-9, Dec. 1999: 2.

22-1, Jan./Feb. 2000: 2.

22-2, Mar. 2000: 4.

22-3, Apr. 2000: 4.

22-4, May 2000: 2.

22-5, Summer 2000:2.

22-6, Sept. 2000: “The Big Race”: 4.

22-7, Oct. 2000: “The Scare”: 4.

22-8, Nov. 2000: “Up And Away”:  4.

chickaDEE…., “Chick & Dee.” …. Car., Jason Stephens. Batard Press Canada. Colour.
22-9, Dec. 2000: “DEE’s Masterpiece”: 4.

23-1, Jan./Feb. 2001: “The Dog House”: 4

23-2, Mar. 2001: “Horsing Around”: 4.

23-3, Apr. 2001: “A Gross Nose”:  4.

23-4, May 2001: “Totem Toppers”: 4.

23-5, June 2001: “Lunch Rush”: 4.

23-6, Summer 2001: “Waterpark Fun”: 7-11.                                          “Nature Hike”: 53-59.

23-7, Sept. 2001: “The Big Sale”: 6.

23-8, Oct. 2001: “The Robin Hood Play”: 6.

23-9, Nov. 2001: “The Sailboat Race”: 6.

23-10, Dec. 2001: “ Gift Giving”: 6.

25-6, Sum. 2003: “Something Fishy”: 7-13.                                 “Spooky Stories”: 57-61.

chickaDEE…., “Chick & Dee.” …. Car., Steve Charles Manale. Batard Press Canada. Colour.
26-7, Sept. 2004: “That’s a Wrap”: 5.

27-4, May 2005: “the Blockbuster”: 5.

27-7, Sept., 2005: “the note snatchers”: 5.

27-8, Oct. 2005: “Scaredy Snacks”: 5.

27-10, Dec. 2005: “Card Attack”: 5

28-1, Jan./Feb. 2006: “Bed Luck!”: 5.

29-5, June 2007: “Rock Talk!”: 5.

29-7, Sept. 2007: “Pack To Scholl!”: 5

29-8, Oct. 2007: “Trick Or Cheat!”: 5.

29-9, Nov. 2007: “Play Day!”: 5.

29-10, Dec. 2007: “Snow Show!”: 5.

30-1, Jan./Feb. 2008: “Dee’s Sandwich Machine”: 5.

30-2, Mar. 2008: “See ‘em At The Museum”: 4-5.

30-3, Apr. 2008: “Green Machine”: 5.

30-4, May 2008: “Deep Trouble”: 5.

36-1, Jan./Feb. 2014: “Let It Slide”: 2.

GALLERY:

See STEPHENS Jason

   The first “Chick and Dee” episode. chickaDEE, 21-6, Sept. 1999: 4.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON C\CHICK AND DEE, ChickaDEE, Mar. 2000, fc.jpg   The first “Chick and Dee” cover, illus., Jason Stephens. chickaDEE, 22-1, Jan./Feb.       2000: Front cover.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON C\CHICK & DEE, ChickaDEE, Sept. 2000, 2.jpg   Note the characters at the top of the page. chickaDEE, 22-6, Sept. 2000: 4.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON C\CHICK & DEE, ChickaDEE, Apr. 2001, 4.jpg   chickadee, 23-3, Apr. 2001: 4

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON C\CHICK & DEE, chicaDEE, Oct. 2007, 5.jpg   chickaDEE, 29-8, Oct. 2007: 5

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON C\CHICK & DEE, chicaDEE,Dec. 2007, 5..jpg   chickaDEE, 29-10, Dec. 2007: Front cover.

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON C\CHICK & DEE, chicaDEE, Apr. 2008, 5..jpg   chickaDEE, 30-3, Apr. 2008: 5

C:\Users\Robert\Documents\CARTOONING ILLUSTRATION ANIMATION\IMAGE CARTOON\IMAGE CARTOON C\CHICK & DEE, chicaDEE, Jan.Feb. 2014, 2..jpg   chickaDEE, 36-1, Jan./Feb. 2014: 2