Devlin at a November 18, 2013 signing for Inside Mad at a Barnes & Noble in Manhattan
|Occupation||Comedy writer, satirist|
|Notable awards||2001 Harvey Award nomination|
Desmond Devlin is an American comedy writer. His work has appeared in Mad since 1984, and with more than 450 bylined articles, he ranks as one of the magazine's three most frequent non-illustrating writers.
Devlin's recurring features have included "Melvin and Jenkins' Guide to ____," "Badly-Needed Warning Labels for Rock Albums," "Chilling Thoughts," "Stuff My Friend Moish Says," "Pop-Off Videos," "Mad Deconstructs Talk Shows" and "Graphic Novel Review." He has also written over fifty TV and movie parodies for the magazine, including all eight of the Harry Potter films and all six installments of the Lord of the Rings/Hobbit film series.
In September 2020, with Mad having been reduced to a primarily reprint format, Devlin and Mad artist Tom Richmond announced that they were crowdfunding a book of newly-created movie parodies called Claptrap. They launched the campaign with the completed two-page opening spread for "Star Worse: Plagiarizing Skywalker", a spoof of the ninth film in the Star Wars saga. The book will also include spoofs of older popular or iconic films that Mad had for various reasons opted not to parody at the time.
- Slaubaugh, Mike. "MAD MAGAZINE CONTRIBUTOR APPEARANCES: Issues No. 1 to No. 541". Purdue University Fort Wayne. Retrieved August 18, 2016.
- MAD, March 2000
- MAD, December 2001
- MAD, December 2002
- Mad, September 2003
- MAD, July 2004
- MAD, December 2005
- MAD, December 2003
- "2001 Harvey Awards" Archived 2013-11-08 at the Wayback Machine. The Harvey Awards. Retrieved August 15, 2013.
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