What's all this, then?

Since I'm not 100% sure what I'm going to do with this blog right now, I've decided to post some of the strange doodles and drawings I've kept in boxes, folders, and cabinets these past 30 years. A lot of these things were done while on the phone, or while testing pens, or out of sheer boredom. There won't be any rhyme or reason to these drawings. I'm just grabbing stuff from off the piles, scanning it, and adding it here. Think of it as a game of cartoon Russian roulette. The neat thing about the drawings is that each one has it's own history and background story. There will be plenty of bonus posts and topical additions as the mood strikes. Forewarned is forearmed.

All artwork copyrighted 2007/2008/2009/2010 Martin A. Devine.

Please do not link to or use images or content without permission from the so-called "artist". (So there.)

Friday, March 02, 2007

Goofy Bonus #15a - The Kollective Brain

A multi-post Friday bonus! Way back in the days following my graduation from high school in '79, my friend Charlie and I decided to start our own punk band. Neither one of us had any musical training, but that shouldn't stop punks, right? While spending many hours trying to come up with a name, Charlie said, "Come on, let's use our collective brain to figure this out." The Kollective Brain was born. We never learned to play any instruments, but we lived off the punk hipness of the-band-that-never-was for quite a few years. Because I worked in a print shop when not at school at the the time, I was able to work on some of the band's image pieces. We printed-up fliers and stickers, and here for the first time in almost 30 years are some of those materials. First is a scan of the original artwork for our bumper stickers. They were printed in a blood red ink on crack and peel stock. Since it wasn't 1984 yet we thought that sounded both cool and foreboding for a tour date.
(Grease pencil on drawing paper, photo-stated and pasted-up on board with Letraset lettering added.)

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