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.)

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Goofy #52 - Red Barons

Hey kids, it's a Saturday matinee double feature! This sketch was my attempt at designing a mascot for the local AAA minor league baseball team, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons. It's all moot now since they've left town and the fuggin' Yankees moved in. Maybe I'll pitch a mascot drawing of a huge schlong for them.
(Felt tip markers, design markers and brush on drawing paper.)

Goofy #51 - Punch

Here's a quicky sketch of some mug throwing a punch. There's something about I like. It's so loose and captures exactly what I was going for. Plus I just love using Sharpees!
(Sharpee on scrap paper.)

Friday, February 23, 2007

Goofy Bonus #12 - Bill and Hill

After seeing Stephen Reid's (Flintlockjaw) sketch of Bill Clinton over on his blog, I decided to move this scribble up in the "Goofy Sketch" rotation. This one features the former and future presidents back in the days when Bill was first running for President. Clinton always looked like his body was too big for his features. Remember when Hillary used to wear those headbands?
Take a look at Stephen's Bill Clinton here http://flintlockjaw.blogspot.com/
(Felt tip pen on scrap paper.)

Goofy #50 - Hood

This sketch was done around '84-85 for one of the company's textbooks on Private Security. It was supposed to represent a typical hood of the era. (All the criminal element types were into heavy metal back then, weren't they?)
(Rapidograph and brush colored with design markers.)

Thursday, February 22, 2007

Goofy Bonus #11 - Swipe Deux

More swipe card madness! Here's the ID badge guide I sketched for the company newsletter.
(Rapidograph pen on drawing paper, colored in Photoshop and lettered in CorelDRAW.)

Goofy Bonus #10 - Swipe

Another bonus sketch . . . LUCKY YOU! To get into our building at work, you have to use a swipe ID card. It's just about automatic that the damn things crap out when the weather is the worst. This cartoon appeared in the company newsletter about 5 years ago.
(Rapidograph pen on drawing paper and colored in Photoshop.)

Goofy #49 - Football

I know the season is over, but I did this sketch about 15 years ago for my first fantasy football league draft. Goin' old school and all that.
(Sharpee and color markers on drawing paper.)

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Goofy Bonus #9 - Fishguy Deux

More fish guy nonsense. This time "The Man" sticks it to the fish guy.
(Sharpee and highlighters on scrap paper.)

Goofy Bonus #8 - Fishguy

More bonus sketches! These next two were done in response to one of those employee empowerment programs we were forced to endure a few years ago. Don't even ask me what they're about.
(Sharpee and highlighters on scrap paper.)

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Goofy #48 - Fire?

I did this inane doodle after seeing a fire extinguisher hanging in the hall here at the office. I thought it was very odd that there was a sign just above it that read "Fire Extinguisher". Hell, if there was so much smoke to block out the extinguisher, then it would block out the sign too, right? Oh well. I figured if you're dense enough to need a sign telling what the extinguisher is, then you need a sign to ID the fire too.
(Sharpee on note pad.)

Monday, February 19, 2007

Goofy #47 - Von Hayes

Here's a blast from the past. This is a quick doodle I did of the ball player Von Hayes. Hayes was this tall, thin left-hander that played for the Phillies back in the mid 80s. The Phils traded 5 guys for Hayes, who was thought of as the next Ted Williams. He never really panned-out, but I guess he was worthy of a sketch.
(Colored felt tips on scrap paper.)

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Goofy #46 - Wet Floor

A sketch done last year at the office after seeing a wet floor sign. Hey, I didn't say all of these were Pulitzer price winners.
(Sharpee on note pad)