Friday, May 27, 2016

The 'Vert Catches Sight of Sweet Little Old Lady w/ Purse

Here's another cartoon with Devin's character, the 'Vert. Here he is "catching sight" with his cross-eyes of a strange-headed lady, who is sweet and has a purse. Nothing has happened yet, but the 'Vert's five line fingers are outstretched as if headed to that purse strap. It's definitely the dark side of Devin's art, but nothing has happened yet and nothing might happen, and that old lady is called sweet, but she also looks a little bit like an alien, so who knows how this situation might turn out? The 'Vert, in Devin's comic universe, often ended up with the short stick. That little old lady doesn't look like a pushover, and the 'Vert is as smiling and as confused and as naive as ever.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The 'Vert meets someone who is weirder than he is

Here's another 'Vert comic from Devin in honor of Bob Dylan's 75th birthday. Who knows what Bob Dylan might think of The 'Vert and the other strange creatures of Devin's brain, but Devin was a huge Bob Dylan fan. I remember spending hours listening to Dylan with Devin and being so amazed at that guy's creativity, and hoping to channel some of the strangeness of albums like "Blonde on Blonde," which Devin told me was his favorite, in our own strange drawings.

Friday, May 20, 2016

My Friend the Trees

Devin Sexson passed away a year ago today. Here is a video I made last year about what our friendship meant to me.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Even Works on 'Verts!!!

The 'Vert was a character Devin often drew back when I knew him in the late 80's and early 90's. The 'Vert was both pervert and persecuted. He was this evil figure that also was treated with some kind of sympathy. Here he is shown to be almost insect-like, a human so subhuman that you can spray him away with insecticide. The 'Vert was both some kind of alter-ego for Devin and also somebody that Devin hated. Mostly the 'Vert made Devin and everybody around him laugh. I was taking French at the time and always wanted to pronounce his name like you say the color green in French. I had this big green sweatshirt that I called the Vert Shirt.

Monday, May 9, 2016

DVS 1984

Here is Devin in 1984 in my apartment in the basement of the Evergreen Building after or in the midst of some art-making.