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.)

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What the hell is all that crap on your bulletin board?

Since my days as a young lad, I've had this compulsion to cover my bulletin board with things I find interesting. I did it in my room at my family homestead and I've continued the practice at every place I've worked ever since. There's found stuff, used stuff, important stuff, goofy stuff, lots 'n' lotsa stuff. I get this Zen thing going and I add, remove, and move stuff to match my mood. It's a constant work-in-progress. Here's my current bulletin board.

If you're the slightest bit interested, here's a list of the stuff on the board:

  • a bamboo back scratcher (used quite often)
  • a faux dealer's name tag for a fictional Indian Casino (Hello, I'm Marty Thundercloud)
  • a Xerox enlargement of a Drew Friedman cartoon of Tor Johnson from an old punk magazine
  • a photo of me in my Central High School marching band uniform (with drum!) from 1979
  • a 2000 visitor's pass from Colonial Williamsburg
  • a blinking lapel pin from a former employer
  • a homemade wooden Christmas ornament of a former boss
  • a baseball glove key chain
  • a Coconut Monkey insert from an old PC Gamer magazine
  • a Church of the SubGenius informational pamphlet
  • a personalized card from the defunct Spacemon CCG
  • art inserts from the Captain America and Bucky Marvel Legends figures
  • a das ArtWerks company card
  • a plastic sheriff's star
  • a photostat of Pinky Lee
  • an Elvis Christmas ornament (dressed in gold lamé)
  • a cardboard pirate eye patch (with elastic string)
  • a photo of my old fire-damaged archiver's desk (insurance photo)
  • 2003 NRA membership card
  • my Spacemon name tag from the 2002 NY Toy Expo
  • a faux I LIKE IKE button
  • a Yukon Cornelius key chain
  • a Jim Benton "Bunny" postcard
  • a Nexus meets Madman promo poster (art by Steve "the Dude" Rude)
  • a news photo of Teddy Kennedy yelling
  • a Mister Coffin "Wacky Packages" sticker
  • three Mike Mignola Hellboy coasters
  • an Alex Ross art card insert from the Unbreakable DVD
  • loose desk calendar pages
  • a news photo of former PA Governor Dick Thornburg watching a kitten fall off a desk
  • a post-it supposedly written by Bela Lugosi
  • two American Legion lapel poppies
  • three Evan Dorkin Milk and Cheese coasters
  • a brown bag from a local Chinese restaurant with "Free Soup" written on it (long story)
  • a Frank Miller That Yellow Bastard promo poster
  • a Jim Benton "Just Plain Mean" postcard
  • a Yoe Studios business card (with attached safety pin)
  • a Christopher Walken Halloween mask
  • a small American flag
  • a stuffed paper Christmas partridge covered in colorful sequins

1 comment:

Stephen Reid said...

Tor Johnson!
Class Act!