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 24, 2007

Goofy #76f - The Bible

This final sketch ran multiple times in the ad campaign. The customer liked this one the best. It actually ran in the local Catholic newspaper too. This is the original inked sketch, when it ran in the newspaper, it was stated with Zipatone tints added.
(Rapidograph pen on drawing paper.)

Friday, March 23, 2007

Goofy #76e - The Bible

Here's the next bible story inspired sketch. Technically, it's not a true bible inspired thing, it's more of a biblical movie inspired thing. Ya gotta love Yul Brenner in the Ten Commandments! This sketch was inked, stated and had screen tints added before it ran in a local newspaper ad. One more divinely-inspired sketch in this series to go!
(Rapidograph pen on drawing paper.)

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Goofy #76d - The Bible

This sketch was also used in a newspaper ad. There's a finished inked version someplace, but I didn't dig it up when I found these pencil sketches. I really like the pharoh in this one. Once again, the TRA-640 refers to a PC.
(Pencil on drawing paper.)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Goofy #76c - The Bible

This sketch is next in the Bible series and is based on the story of wise old King Solomon. This gag actually made it into a newspaper ad somehow. The TR-640 refers to a PC the customer was selling at the time, an 8086 I believe.
(Pencil on drawing paper.)

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Goofy #76b - The Bible

Next in this series is the miracle of the loaves and fishes, courtesy of JC and a PC. Needless to say, this gag wasn't used. Humorless babies.
(Pencil on drawing paper.)

Monday, March 19, 2007

Goofy #76a - The Bible

All the cartoons this week will have a running theme. 20 years ago, when I was working at the ad agency, one of our clients was a local computer company. PCs were very new at the time and the customer wanted ads that pointed out the abilities of a personal computer. Our copy writers thought it would be a neat idea to use biblical era gags to sell the product and they threw the ball in my court to flesh things out. This is the series of ideas I came up with, some used, some not. This first sketch shows what can happen when instructions aren't clear or followed correctly.
(Pencil on drawing paper.)

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Goofy #75 - Urk.

It's Sunday morning. I'm sluggish and dim-witted today, so here's a cartoon that fits the mood. A self-portrait blast from the past. The colors aren't holding-up very well on this one, but they match my complexion perfectly today.
(Felt tip and design marker on scrap paper.)