Debbie Harry and one of writer/blogger Toby Weiss’ illustrations of Harry that was done by Weiss in 1979.
I’ve said it before a thousand times—I love my job here at Dangerous Minds. And today that fact is especially true as I will be sharing a few choice vintage illustrations of Debbie Harry done by one of her teenage superfans.
Posted on her blog M.E.L.T., St. Louis-based writer Toby Weiss chronicled her devotion to the fabulous Ms. Harry by revealing a handful of her charming illustrations of the pop icon that she did between 1979 and 1983. Here’s a little bit from Weiss concerning her adoration of all things Debbie Harry:
“I’d never experienced anyone like her; she was so beautiful and powerful and talented that she seemed more like a comic book hero. Everything I needed to know about life, sex, fashion, and music, I looked to Debbie. And because American media was now as infatuated with her as I was, it was easy to get all the advice I needed.”
Fantastic. Weiss’ adorable, self-described “teenage scribbles” of Harry below.
May, 1980. YES.
Blondie performing “Sunday Girl” on the BBC in 1979.
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
H.R. Giger body paints Debbie Harry for album cover and video—behind the scenes
When Debbie Harry wrestled Andy Kaufman, 1983
Punk Magazine’s ‘The Legend of Nick Detroit’: With Richard Hell, David Johansen & Debbie Harry
Debbie Harry in 1980 TV ads for Gloria Vanderbilt jeans