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 17, 2007

Goofy Bonus #18 - Happy St. Patrick's Day

A couple of goofy-assed Photoshop photos for St. Patricks day.

Marty "The Quiet Man"

and Marty "Michael Flatuence"

And that's my 100th post to this train-wreck of a blog. Ack.


Goofy #74 - Choke

If I recall correctly, I did this sketch after seeing Madonna singing on TV and she started to cough and hack a little bit in the middle of the song. I can't remember the damn show, but this cartoon is proof it did happen . . . in my mind at least.
(Felt tip pen on scrap paper.)

Friday, March 16, 2007

Goofy #73 - Grandpa

Another self-portrait . . . I'm stunned! Back when I was first working for my current employer, one of my co-workers at the time likened me to an old man. They went so far as to call me Grandpa Marty. To show my self-deprecating sense of humor, I whipped-up this sketch. It's eerily close to reality today. Turn down that music and get off my lawn!
(Sharpee, highlighters, and Design markers on scrap paper.)

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Goofy #72 - Gumby

This one may be the oldest sketch yet! I did this one while I was still in college 27 years ago. Like most geeks back in those days, I loved Monty Python's Flying Circus. One of my favorite characters from the show was the loud Gumby guy. Look at this doodle and scream, "My brain hurts!"
(Felt tip on drawing paper.)

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Goofy Bonus #17 - Punisher Commission

A fresh one for y'all! This is a low res version of a Punisher commission I finished recently.
It's a little deviation from my usual stuff style-wise, but I thought it fit the character.
(Micron pens and brush pens on drawing paper.)

Goofy #71 - Old Vet

This doodle was done after seeing an old vet handing out poppies at the local Walmart.
(Pencil on note pad.)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Goofy #70 - Runners

This sketch was done for T-shirts and advertising for a local 5K run/walk when I was at the ad agency 20 years ago.
(Rotring drawing pen on drawing paper.)

Monday, March 12, 2007

Goofy #69 - Stress

This sketch was done about 10 years ago for a company memo on stress management. I really like the loose line work on this one.
(Felt tip on drawing paper.)

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Goofy #68 - Witch

This ink sketch was done when working for the ad agency about 18 years ago. The customer had a shop that made bagel sandwiches and they wanted a witch mascot for advertising. This drawing was submitted with a group of others, and this one got the axe for some reason. I can't figure that one out. It just screams "BAGEL SANDWICHES" to me.
(Rotring drawing pen on drawing paper.)