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, April 07, 2007

Goofy #88 - Promotion

I did this sketch back in '93 for the company newsletter. I've reworked the text to eliminate the name of the company.
(Rotring pen and Rapidograph pen on drawing paper.)

Friday, April 06, 2007

Goofy #87 - King Ding

Don't even ask me from which twisted and dark part of my brain from which this sketch sprang. It apparently disturbed me so much I never inked it. The pencils are just creepy enough. I guess this was done about 10 years ago. I can't tell for sure because I blocked it out of my memory until I found it in the pile 'o' drawings.
(Pencils on scrap paper.)

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Goofy Bonus #20 - Batmen Commission

This commission sketch tries to answer the question, "What would Jim Lee's All Star Batman say to Frank Miller's Dark Knight?
(Micron pen and brush pen on Bristol board.)

Goofy #86 - Marty 'n' Stinky Show

Now this is wacky. This quick sketch was done just after I let college. Some friends and I thought it would be a hoot to do a TV show featuring a human and a dirty sweat sock as co-hosts. We came up with the Marty 'n' Stinky Show. Well the idea wasn't that shitty since the concept has been used a handful (pun intended) of times since. Age is taking a toll on the markers and paper, the yellowing and bleeding are very apparent in this one.
(Markers on scrap paper.)

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Goofy Bonus #19 - Animal Man Commission

Here's a commission I did for Braxton on the CGS forum. He requested Buddy Baker aka. Animal Man. I put Buddy in the unfortunate vicinity of Dave Wachter's pigeon guy from Fiendish Fables.
(Micron pens and brush pens on Bristol board.)

Goofy #85 - Rachel

One last baseball related doodle. Back when I first started working for my current employer, we had an company softball team. One of our opponents that year was a team comprised totally of Jewish women. Before we played them I wondered what their cheering section would look like. Well I can tell you they didn't look like my doodle and they very nearly kicked our gentile asses.
(Felt tip on drawing paper.)

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Goofy #84 - Swing

To continue the baseball theme another day, here's a quick pencil sketch I did while on the phone. I know the pose is completely improbable, but I still thought it was cool and funny.
(Pencil on note pad.)

Monday, April 02, 2007

Goofy #83 - Big Hat

Since today was the opening day for my beloved Philadelphia Phillies, I dug deep in the pile of drawings to dredge this one up. It's yet another self portrait done eons ago of me wearing the Phillies cap of the period. The Fightin' Phils went out today and immediately lost the first game. Go team!
(Ballpoint pen on scrap paper.)

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Goofy #82 - Manager

Okay, ESPN thinks today is the opening day of Major League Baseball. Everyone knows that it's not really opening day until the first pitches are thrown in Cincinnati and Detroit. To mark this false occasion, here's a sketch done a number of years ago. I don't know when exactly, but I figure it was after seeing the Natural.
(Felt tip, ball points and pencil on scrap paper.)