Joseph Devens

Freelance Children's Book Illustrator & Cartoonist

Location:Pompano Beach, Florida, United States
2 Skills
My name is Joseph Devens, and I am a cartoonist/illustrator.

From 2002 to 2008, my comic strip "Whale" was published in The Daily Texan newspaper on the campus of the University of Texas in Austin, where I held the position of comics editor. It was highly acclaimed, won several scholastic awards, and placed in the finals of the 2008 Charles M. Schulz Contest presented by the Scripps-Howard Foundation.

My work has been described as edgy, surreal, and satirical. My intent as a cartoonist is to make people laugh, and my illustrations are engaging and clever. My artistic influences include Al Hirschfeld, Saul Steinberg, Lane Smith, and Everett Peck.

For samples of my work, please visit my website (still under construction) at There you will find hundreds of Whale comics (the art is crude at first, but improves as the seasons progress), full-color/full-page story comics, illustrations for The Daily Texan and various websites, illustrations from a yet to be published children's book, and more.

I am currently looking for freelance cartooning/illustration work. I work quickly, and my output is sure to please!

Thank you.