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 31, 2007

Goofy #81 - Elvis Urp!

One again I mine that comedy treasure trove known as Elvis. I've got an uncomfortable preoccupation with the King, I don't know why. This doodle was done on a post-it about 15 years ago.
(Rapidograph pen on post-it.)

Friday, March 30, 2007

Goofy #80 - Germs!

I did these sketches when I was working for the ad agency 20 years ago. One of our customers was a local hospital and they wanted to do a booklet on germs and infection. They wanted to keep it light-hearted by using cartoons, so I drew tons of them. These are some the germs that didn't make the final cut, but are my favorites. Most of them are evil germs or germs-gone-bad. The family was supposed to represent how quickly infections can multiply. I like it so much I think I'll color it sometime soon.
(Rotring drawing pen on drawing paper.)

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Goofy #79 - Burnt Hair

This doodle was done back in '91 after one of our PCs exploded when I touched it. No lie, all I did was lay a hand on it and a sudden static discharge blew something in the computer. It also zapped the monitor, a scanner and a waxer that were all on the same circuit. The power stick the computer was plugged into actually melted a little.
(Felt tip pen on scrap paper.)

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Goofy #78c - School Stuff

The third of this series illustrates the old parable of the blind men and the elephant. Each man touched a different part of the elephant so each came away with a different perception. One thought it was like a snake, another thought it was like a tree and so on.
(Rotring drawing pen on drawing paper, stated with Zipatone tints added.)

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Goofy #78b - School Stuff

This image was supposed to represent making sure your audience understands your topic. What better way of showing that than reading from an English book written in colloquial English? We colonials are so clueless. The clothes and the mullet once again date this photo. Hey look, that one kid is wearing a Ken O'Brien NFL jersey. I based the teacher on one of my former bosses.
(Rotring drawing pen on drawing paper, stated with Zipatone tints added.)

Monday, March 26, 2007

Goofy #78a - School Stuff

The next three drawings will be a series. The three were done for a textbook years ago. This first drawing was about concentration. I was supposed to portray a young teacher reading to her class while illustrating what her pupils where actually thinking. The mullet and the leggings in this drawing will give away the era it was published.
(Rotring drawing pen on drawing paper, stated with Zipatone tints added.)

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Goofy #77 - Big Head

Back to your regularly scheduled programming. This sketch was done one day when I was bored at work. I have tones of doodles like this one. I must have added some color along the way.
(Sharpee on scrap paper and colored in Photoshop.)