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.)

Friday, May 11, 2007

Goofy #120 - The Pope's Hat

I don't know what it is about this goofy doodle that makes me laugh. All I know is it makes me chuckle every time I see it. This was done 7 years ago during another of our exciting staff meetings.
(Felt tip on note pad)

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Goofy #119 - Split Seconds

I've been debating if I'd post this doodle or not ever since I fished it out of the "box-o-sketches". Since I've posted everything else so far, I'll continue. The idea for this sketch is from about 10 years ago. It was a rough idea for a possible "24 Hour Comic " that never happened. You may have noticed there are a lot of sketches on this blog that are related to something that never got off the ground. I'm such a go-getter! FYI: this is the watered-down version of an original idea where everyone in the story was dropping an F-bomb.
(Sharpee on scrap paper)

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Goofy #118 - Wedding

This sketch was done 15 years ago just a few days before my wedding. Incredibly, I somehow managed not to drop a cookie during the ceremony. Who sez miracles don't happen anymore?
(Pencil on scrap paper)

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Goofy #117 - Cowpoke

This pencil sketch was done about 5 years ago for an ad for a local country/western bar. The customer wanted a more realistic drawing, so this cartoon was unused. It looks like I was channeling the ghost of Tex Avery for this one, and that ain't a bad thing. I'll post some of the more realistic drawings sometime in the future.
(Pencil on drawing paper)

Monday, May 07, 2007

Goofy #116 - Achtung!

This sketch is an enlargement of a quick doodle done on a post-it during a staff meeting. I scanned it and added some colors. Ya gotta love those WWII Ratzi uniforms!
(Felt tip pen on post-it, scanned and colored in Photoshop)

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Goofy #115 - Condiments

This sketch is from 10 years ago. I was out to lunch with the boys and we decided to eat at Arby's. After we got our order, we went over to the condiments table. I was reaching for some ketchup when this kid told me not to mess up the counter because he just cleaned it. The fact that the restaurant employed mentally handicapped workers prompted me to doodle this. I think I captured the kid perfectly.
(Felt tip on scrap paper)