Sunday, 26 August 2012

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Sunday, 12 August 2012

BEETHOVEN

BEETHOVEN by Narolc
BEETHOVEN, a photo by Narolc on Flickr.

Recent work. Colour gel pens on paper.

Saturday, 11 August 2012

ASTRONAUTS

ASTRONAUTS 1

Astronoughts and crosses
To bear
I swear
Although he was astronaughty
He didn’t deserve to be crucified
He cheated
For he got cross over loss
Astronauts need their space
They can’t always see
A situation’s gravity.



ASTRONAUTS 2

(When) Orbiting the earth
Astronauts know their worth
Fleas upon the moon
Are lunar tic ideas
A planet made of granite
Is worth leaving town for
If you lived in Thanet.



ASTRONAUTS 3

Nasa Arafat took the PLO into the space age
It’s not rocket science, understanding Palestinian rage
Launching rockets as well as attacks on Israelis
Wasn’t Nasa’s idea—he claimed, it was Disraeli’s
Watching countdowns, on launch pads and DVD box sets with Richard Whiteley
Keeps Nasa and his satellites amused nightly.



ASTRONAUTS 4

Orbit—Neil Armstrong’s favourite chewing gum
Countdown’s theme tune is what he likes to hum.



ASTRONAUTS 5

The phases of the moon
Happen all too soon
For the mercurial astronaut
Playing with his penis
While orbiting Venus
Despite asteroid belts and many meteors
He knows he’ll never meet Eeyore
Or any other characters from Winnie the Pooh
It’s a good job he knows what to do
Instead of pinning a tail to the donkey
He tails a comet and from it feels all sunny inside
Even when the spacecraft flies a bit wonky
And a solar eclipse makes the sun go and hide
He looks on the bright side
And feels both joy and pride.



Friday, 10 August 2012

REINVENTED WHEEL #1 MILLION +1

REINVENTED WHEEL #1 MILLION +1 by Narolc
REINVENTED WHEEL #1 MILLION +1, a photo by Narolc on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Collage/drawing featuring legs, a wheel, spheres, etc. Colour gel pens, ink and pencils on paper.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

ALWAYS SHIELD YOUR PIN

ALWAYS SHIELD YOUR PIN by Narolc
ALWAYS SHIELD YOUR PIN, a photo by Narolc on Flickr.
Via Flickr:
Line drawing on paper, approx. 22cm (w) x 14.5cm (h). Inspired by the warning on cashpoint screens.

THEY ARE SO STUPID THEY THINK THAT…

(This poem works best if you preface each line with the title)

Their postman is made of wood.
‘The Day of the Triffids’ advertises a sale at a garden centre.
Descartes describes carts not used at night.
That it would be dangerous for their postman to meet a fireman.
An ultimatum is the parent of an exceptional number of children.
Flies seen behind a shop window are available to purchase in store.
The Nobel Prize is awarded to retired campanologists.
Stamp duty refers to tax specific to philatelists.
Nuneaton houses the majority of bankrupt restaurateurs.
An off-licence needs replacing.
A guide dog prepares animal lovers for a real one.
In the pub, the cry of ‘Time at the bar now, please,’ alerts them to the availability of herbs on the premises.
A staple diet involves the drastic consumption of stationery.
Savoir-faire is a market.
Deluge means daytime tobogganing.
Psychosis has a psychopathic brother.
Collagen is a word for the top of a shirt soaked in alcoholic spirits.
Outrage describes the person who succeeds in being angrier than another, or the angriest in a group.
A fanatic is a storage area for fans in a loft.
Lofty ideals (eye deals) are opticians’ offers advertised in extremely high places, which are hard to see as a result.
Russian icons (eye cons) suggests ruthless Soviet swindlers who are robbing people blind.
Reptiles represent retailing outlets for household ceramics.
A pole vault is a Polish prison.


(TBC… Perhaps.)