Title: Has Holly Johnson got pointy ears?
We would like to see how your “legendary cartoonist” Kipper Williams sees Frankie Goes To Hollywood. We think they’re much more “cartoon-genic” than Duran Duran.
George and Hilda, London SW6.
Sir Kipper Williams — come on down!
Holly Johnson: “He has this vaguely sinister look about him. His forehead is quite exposed and his ears are a bit pointed and they stick out, which is accentuated by his cropped hairstyle. And he almost looks like he’s drowning in this massive suit. His head just about pokes out, like a worm crawling up out of the ground. His look is a bit decadent.”
Paul Rutherford: “He reminds me of someone’s uncle who’s got all dressed up for a wedding, then has a few drinks and starts boogieing down, loosening up the tie and all that. I think it’s a contrived look and it isn’t quite him. He’s got pretty distinctive eyebrows and a very angular jaw. His flat hairstyle also draws attention to a somewhat ‘square’ head.”
Brian ‘Nasher’ Nash: “I’ve drawn him dreaming of a pint as he gives the impression he’d much rather be down the pub. His eyes are quite slitty and I’m never too sure whether it’s because he’s got a hangover or not. His hair is always a mite wild and he looks a bit, well vague.”
Peter ‘Pedro’ Gill: “Looks a typical ‘big softie’, like the drums are a new toy he’s been given for Christmas and he’s having a whale of a time trying them out. He’s got big, round ears while his tongue and teeth are always prominent. He’s rough and ready, and you gather he probably couldn’t care less…”
Mark O’Toole: “I get the feeling he’s about to take a swing at someone and is ready to lash out at the first wrong word. His earring is important and I’d loosely compare him to a young John Lennon — he has a similar shape face and narrow eyes. But I also get the same feeling off him as I do from Nasher — they’d really much rather be down the pub!”