Tuesday, June 5, 2018

DON MARTIN'S BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN


Don Martin (May 18, 1931 – January 6, 2000) is my favorite MAD magazine humorist. His single-page gags are some of the cleverest and hilarious you'll ever have the pleasure of coming across. Along with his goofy and distorted characters, sound effects like, "Shtoink!", "Bwang!", "Glorp!", and my fave, "Poit!", were the hallmarks of Martin's humor.

It was inevitable that Martin spoofed the monsters and shown here is an original drawing of the Bride of Frankenstein looking very happy with her new hubby. Also shown is an image of the "It's Alive!" scene in an issue of MAD.



The image was created with Don's trademark tool, felt marker, over graphite (un-erased) on bond stock. Image area, 7" x 9". It was done sometime in the 1990's.



NOTE: For those of you looking for more Don Martin sound effects, click HERE for the Don Martin Dictionary.

3 comments:

Dr. Theda said...

Cool images... we still have early to mid-70's issues of Mad...
.... have a pleasant day, good Sir

Jack Seabrook said...

I love the way his characters' shows flop over!

John said...

My favorite Don Martin one-pager takes place in the men's room and the character follows the instructions on the paper towel dispenser -- Pull Down, Tear Up -- literally! Martin was infinitely clever. And, how could you not laugh at his sound effects?

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