MAD 530 Sneak Peek: Orange is the New Blecch!

October 20th, 2014 | Posted in MAD Magazine

OitNB_1Clicky any to embiggen…’s Gamma Squad published an interview with MAD editor John Ficarra on Friday which included an exclusive look some of Desmond Devlin and my parody of “Orange is the New Black”, so after a few days of waiting I can show you a sneak peek of the art myself.

This was a BIG eight pager… the longest MAD parody I’ve done since the nine page “Harry Plodder and the Lamest of Sequels” back in 2002’s MAD #424. It was unique in it had what was essentially a three page splash. The first page was a left side page, followed by this two page spread:

Orange is New Blecch pg 2-3

I binge-watched the show and then tried to add as many of the less prominent characters as I could squeeze in, since one of the strengths of this show is a very rich list of secondary characters who are all very interesting and engaging. If you are a fan of the show, you’ll recognize some of these characters in the background or in some aspect of the scene in many panels… and the chicken will make sense to you as well. Here’s a few panels from the rest of the parody:

Orange is New Blecch pg 4

Orange is New Blecch pg 5

Orange is New Blecch pg 6

Orange is New Blecch pg 7

Orange is New Blecch pg 8


  1. Jose says:

    I just got done reading this. You nailed it, even the background characters were spot on. One of my favorites in recent memory. If you even put any of these pages on sale, (and I have money at the time) I would be very interested. Kudos to Devlin as well.


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