The anonymous "road artist" has been drawing penises around potholes in Greater Manchester, UK, as a way of calling attention to them.


Banksy can keep his fancy stencils, his worldwide fame, and his high-minded causes – it's Wanksy who's captured out hearts. The anonymous artist, based in the Greater Manchester area of northern England, has become known for the large penises he draws on public roadways. But he's not doing it for the reason you expect (the road got drunk and passed out) – he's on a mission. He told the Manchester Evening News:

“The roads of Manchester are in an appalling state, especially around Bury. I have cyclist friends who have been hospitalised. They damage vehicles. Sometimes it's hard to know which pothole caused the damage because there are so many. When I've finished in Ramsbottom, I'll move on to the rest of Manchester."

Haha, "Ramsbottom." The artist actually found that potholes get filled in faster after he dickifies them. I guess officials in Manchester consider public penises a more serious problem than dangerously degraded roadways. They don't want kids to have their minds sullied by cartoon dongs while they're flying off their bikes and into traffic. Spurred on by his early success, Wanksy has been on a whirlwind tour of Greater Manchester's worst potholes. What's more, he photographs them all for his Facebook page.

Sources: The Manchester Evening News | Facebook