Marlowe’s Cat!

Plum Bottom?

Sorry for the lack updates recently – well, my excuse is that I have been distracted by our new website and graphic web-novel – Songs of Albion with writing by Tom Radcliffe – a frequent contributor to this blog!
This was a very quick doodle that became the basis of a main character – and we liked him so much that this sketch has been included in the story. Check it out!!

UPDATE: Oops! I forgot to put this up right away when it came in from Tom… a ballad to a purple cat… but no, it touches on many things Albion in just three short verses… read on!

Upon the shores of Albion
our purple Cat abides
hunting mice in forests deep
or eels at lower tides

while Marlowe makes himself a fool
with dominating passions
Cat’s the perfect cat: aloof
from fickle human fashions

Perhaps a Spaniard in the works
will turn his world on end
where up is down and foul is fair
and enemy is friend!

Copyright (C) 2011 Tom Radcliffe

image (cc) 2011 Hilary Farmer

a purple cat!

so purple...

Why purple? Well, I don’t really know, but I like it! Besides, it’s been too long since I drew a cat so here you are – a purple cat doing cat things…

image (cc) 2011 Hilary Farmer

UPDATE: New poem just in from Tom apropos my purple cat – enjoy!

Eggplant is so elegant
in his morning stretches
fastidious in grooming, not
so much in hairball retches

Enpurpled like a poet’s cow
not red like purple finches
still he has his dignity
though sometimes purple pinches

A little bit of his respect
as fingers point and waggle
and so he turns his purple back
on those who gawk and gaggle.

For Eggplant knows he’s living well
atop the karmic heap
so having stretched and groomed and posed
he curls back up to sleep!

Copyright (C) 2011 Tom Radcliffe