MAD #526 Sneak Peek- Hunger Pains: Getting Tired

February 25th, 2014 | Posted in General

As promised. here’s a sneaky peeky at the splash page and art for the Desmond Devlin scribed parody of “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” from MAD #526:

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Just for fun, I did the clouds and shadows in that above panel using ink washes rather than digital… it gives things a more textural feel which I wanted for the stormy atmosphere. Here are the inks for that panel sans color:

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What do you mean you want to read the dialogue? What does this look like… a library? You’ll have to go out and buy the fershlugginer magazine for that, clod!


  1. Ken says:

    Can’t wait to grab this issue. Your work on these are awesome. Love all of the subtle humorous details! Good stuff!

  2. Jack Myhervold says:

    Nice to see what may be the last chance to draw Philip Seymour Hoffman in a parody, unless there is something not yet released that is parody worthy. Well done.

    • Plutarch Pup says:

      Luckily, he had already filmed nearly all of his scenes for both of the upcoming Hunger Games installments. So if MAD releases the Richmond/Devlin hounds upon the threequel and the fourquel, you will see more Hoffman.

  3. Grabbing my copy as soon as it’s available… Great job!

  4. Alex Gonzalez says:

    That arrow going through the hole in the plot just sold me a subscription.


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