Collected here are drawings of girls, monsters, bugs, fish, and whatever else is rattling around my head at the moment pen hits paper.


Hello all. This will blog will document the art that piles up around me constantly. Thanks for looking.

John Martel


25 responses

  1. Dennis Mills

    Great work! love it.

    September 8, 2010 at 1:52 am

  2. LK

    Hello. Very intricate work – I appreciate it.
    I was just wondering if you mostly keep your work or if you manage to eke out any kind of living selling your work.

    November 7, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    • Hey

      Thanks for the kind words. I make a living as a graphic designer. I do sell my personal work, but I don’t make a living off of it. I usually sell a couple big pieces a year. My main issue is that I’m in a pretty small town, so locally showing my work isn’t going to bring in much money. I’m working on getting shown in other (bigger) cities though. I have some cool stuff in the works so all that could be changing soon.

      Thanks for checking my stuff out and taking the time to write.


      November 8, 2010 at 9:28 am

  3. Hernán

    Hi Johnathan!!! I loved your stuff, it’s really incredible, awesome man!!!
    I’m currently playiong in a progressive rock band, and I would like to have your permission to use some of your drawings for rock flyers… would that be possible?
    Cheers from Argentina!

    May 14, 2012 at 11:19 pm

  4. Jim

    Hey Johnathan. You have a bunch of cool work here. I was wondering if you worked for commission at all? Please e-mail for details. Thanks.

    August 12, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    • Thanks for the kind words, an email has been sent.

      August 12, 2012 at 11:41 pm

  5. I really love your style, the black and whites are my favorites!

    August 14, 2012 at 4:53 pm

  6. chris

    Hi Jonathan,

    Great work. Can I buy a piece?

    Best wishes, Chris

    March 13, 2013 at 12:17 pm

    • Thanks Chris, yeah, almost everything is for sale. Did you have something in particular you were interested in?

      March 13, 2013 at 7:17 pm

  7. Greetings from Finland!

    I really like your drawings and paintings! My cup of tea a 100%. 🙂

    If you have a chance, take a look at my blog at: and tell me what you think.


    March 17, 2013 at 3:53 pm

  8. hi there! iam loving your work! i was wondering if you would mind if i had some of your work tattooed on me? its rare that i find artwork i like this much


    June 9, 2013 at 9:18 pm

  9. Mat


    I was wondering if you would be interested in publishing some of your work in to a clothing line? Please get back to me as soon as possible.


    September 21, 2013 at 8:24 am

    • Contact me at swervdriven at with the details.

      September 21, 2013 at 11:21 am

  10. Hi there,

    I was wondering if there was a way to purchase a print of that sweet lich drawing you made or even that awesome one of billy from adventure time?


    October 23, 2013 at 12:05 am

  11. I love your drawings! I hope you don’t mind if I put one of yours on my fb page…of course, I’ve quoted you!

    December 10, 2013 at 5:20 pm

  12. David Giandiletti

    Love your work, how do I contact you to have some graphic design done?

    January 2, 2014 at 6:55 pm

  13. What are some of thinnest pens you use?
    Brand and size please.
    P.S , I love your Work man.

    March 6, 2014 at 2:01 am

  14. ^ Email me Please. ^

    March 6, 2014 at 2:02 am

  15. Hi John, Really enjoying your work. I’m a production Designer, designing a movie in New Orleans. I’m interested in commissioning you to create the art of one of our characters. Please email me if you’re interested to discuss further. Many Thanks.

    March 11, 2014 at 5:11 pm

  16. Trevor

    Love your work, would you be interested in putting a peice together for me? i have a few concepts together and would like for you to put them together and fill in the blanks. i would pay you for your work of course. Please email me at your earliest convenience to discuss further.

    Best regards,

    April 25, 2014 at 1:24 pm

  17. flor bernal


    February 13, 2015 at 9:53 am

  18. axa

    hey i see your work finish in this page in 2013, you need to keep drawing. your art its fantastic. i am grafic designer too And i really see a big talent in you. i live in los cabos MEXICO if one day you want to expand your art and come here, i receive you with open arms.

    October 19, 2015 at 12:01 am

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