Thursday, January 21, 2016

Devin's Face Taped to the Wall

This piece is, of course, incomplete. That post office quality packing tape did once secure Devin's face to the wall, if for only for a few moments. I think this is a leftover of the Beatnik party that I held in my Evergreen Building apartment in 1985. Later in that party, Devin ceremonially burned the White House, at least the one made out of cardboard that I had taped together from the back of a cereal box.

Monday, January 18, 2016

Exponent Ad 2

Here's another ad that Devin drew for the Exponent. It kind of looks like I drew the background and Devin drew the characters in the foreground, but I don't really remember how this came together.

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

John Find Himself Lost in Outer Space

Devin Sexson cast his comics of the 80's with his friends and enemies. The enemies were mostly various flavors of Ronald Reagans. I'm thrilled that I made a few appearances in his cartoons, hopefully cast as a friend. He got my baggy pants, unruly hair and glasses down pat. I still feel this way some days.

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Jesus Just Finds it Impossible to Comprehend This Thing

Jesus might have been having trouble comprehending this thing, but Devin Sexson could comprehend it enough to actually draw it. Devin could comprehend things that were incomprehensible, or that weren't even actual things that you could comprehend. His sense of humor and his sense of the world was based on the comprehensibility of such mystery. Even the most sublime and spiritual parts of life could be a little silly, and Devin could see that, and could draw it. And the mystery he drew, the mystery that baffled Jesus and every other spiritual master, turns out to be just waves, spots, crosses, eyes and flowers. It's all in how they are put together.
And of course what we all find incomprehensible is why Devin isn't around this planet for his 51st birthday. Happy Birthday, Devin!