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, March 10, 2007

Goofy #67 - Kiss the Pig

This sketch was done about 10 years ago for a local charity. The charity was raising money by having people donate money to have local dignitaries kiss a pig. This sketch was reproduced on small pins that were handed out to anyone that donated. Any resemblance to Anna Nicole Smith or Maggie Gyllenhaal is purely coincidental.
(Pencil on drawing paper.)

Friday, March 09, 2007

Goofy #66 - Golf

A Friday afternoon gag cartoon! I drew this one while working in the archives. I was fortunate in having the men's room right next door. I would hear things. Horrible things sometimes. And sometimes, funny things. This is one of the funny things. I lifted the dialog for this cartoon straight from the joke I overheard told in the gent's rest room. Honest to God bathroom humor.
(Rotring drawing pen on drawing paper, scanned and lettered in Photoshop.)

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Goofy #65 - Ollie

The subject matter dates this one. This is a doodle of Ollie North during the Iran Contra days back in the 80s. It's a small sketch done a very small post-it.
(Felt tip pen on a neon-colored post it.)

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Goofy Bonus #16 - Cap's Dead

It looks like Marvel Comics killed Captain America. Or did they? That remains to be seen. In response I whipped-up this cartoon after hearing the frenzied wailing of the fan boys.
(Felt tip pen and Sharpee on scrap paper.)

Goofy #64 - Rat

Here's another sketch I did for ads for a local bar. In this case the bar is called the "Rathskeller". Obviously they didn't go with the actual rat graphic, but it amused me so I kept it.. Adding the wingtip shoes was my attempt to give the varmint some class.
(Felt tip pen on drawing paper.)

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Goofy #63 - Shiot

This cartoon is probably one of the more disturbing things I've ever done. About 5 years ago, a website called Shiot Crock had an online cartoon submission thing. The catch was that you had to use 4 randomly selected words or phrases in your cartoon. You got the 4 words by rolling 4 virtual "DaDa Dice". For my submission, my 4 words were PANTS, STUTTERING, HUNGRY DOG, and SWEATY PALMS. Most folks actually incorporated the 4 words into their dialog, not me. I still don't know what guided my hand on this one.
(Rotring Drawing pen and Rapidograph pen on drawing paper, scanned and colored in Photoshop.)

Monday, March 05, 2007

Goofy #62 - Chiggers

This one really isn't a doodle at all. I was inspired to do it while enjoying a handful of Swedish Fish one day. "Why Swedish Fish?", I asked myself. Then the idea of Swedish Chiggers popped into my head. It struck me so funny I started laughing like a ree-ree. Using the awesome power of modern computer technology, I set out to create the Swedish Chiggers packaging, which you can see here.
(Created in CorelDRAW and exported to Photoshop.)

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Goofy #61 - Loach

A gag sketch this time around. When I worked at the ad agency 20 years ago, we would sometimes get lunch from the Chinese restaurant around the corner. One day the boss screamed and was storming around the office in a fit because he found something extra in his won-ton soup. I drew this cartoon to mark the occasion.
(Felt tip on drawing paper.)