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.

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Thursday, October 29, 2009

Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

Remember the old Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom? Well I do! The thought of Jim giving a wild gorilla a rusty trombone made me laugh. This is the first thing I've been able to draw in WEEKS. Hopefully I'm getting my touch back.
(Sharpee on scrap paper.)


Big Jim Miller said...

Nice to see you drawing again, sir! Keep it up! Your stuff always makes me chuckle.

Martin A. Devine said...

Thanks Jim. I've lost a lot of the numbness in my hand thanks to a thing I wear when I sleep and some meds. Damned "irritated" nerve. I'm hoping to start some drawings this weekend to shake off the rust.

Hugh Betcha said...

I recall Jim Fowler trying to capture a rather large Armadillo that was determined to escape his grasp. He was hanging on for dear life as the critter burrowed into the ground and nearly buried them both. I can well imagine Jim was thinking exactly as you've depicted. Sorry to hear about your irritated nerve.