GCHQ Crackers Decode Frank Sidebottom's Mysterious Glyphs

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The deskbound security police at GCHQ have solved one of the comedy world’s smallest and strangest mysteries, after a clue gave them a leg up in decoding messages drawn on the merchandise of big head mode comedian Chris Sievey.

Sievey shall forever be known and worshipped as the man pulling the levers inside the giant papier-mache head of Frank Sidebottom, with one of his many odd contributions to the extended Sidebottom universe being the doodling of symbols in and around the artwork of the many newsletters, audio products and football writings that he created with, or for, on on behalf of the Frank persona.

No one has been able to work out what the symbols meant, or indeed if they meant anything at


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