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I've had to be patient, since I wanted this to look just right. But believe me, I've been very eager during the whole process to see this end result. :excited:

What started out as a simple drawing grew a lot more complex, especially after the sudden popularity of the original. So I decided to add some more characters and arrange it with the intent of making prints. I've still got to drive over to the printers sometime to make sure, but I'm confident that it will go smoothly. When I'm positive I'll be sure to let you all know, so you can purchase 11x17" prints of this. And of course they won't have the watermarks.

Most of these characters I'm sure you'll recognize, but I'll go down the list and attribute each one to their respective fast food chain. Also, I figured it might be special to include a few thoughts I had while creating each of them.

Going from top to bottom, left to right:

Jack In The Box
After seeing those commercials with the bus collision that results in Jack's temporary coma, specifically the amateur report that reveals the accident was a hit job involving "The King" and "R. McD.", it seemed very appropriate. Not to mention this is the second time he's had facial reconstructive surgery, according to the commercials, after certain company board members had tried to dispose of him earlier. So leaving the scars seemed like a good touch.

McDonald's
Right off I knew to be careful not to make Ron McDonald look like a rip-off of Dark Knight's Joker. Still, comparisons have and will be made, but that can't be helped. :shrug: After all, they both wear suits and clown makeup. Actually, I tried to go a very different direction with Ronald and his crew. I kept thinking how =lazymills1986 might design them. (She's an awesome artist, for those who don't know. Check her out.)

Burger King
Felt like a cross between Colombian drug lord and robber baron with his design. If B.K. had a voice, he'd sound like Señor Esteban Vihaio from Kill Bill 2. However, B.K. is not a pimp. Just making that known.

Wendy's
Went for a more Victorian aristocrat feel in her design, but with a touch of Southern belle.

Kentucky Fried Chicken
"The Colonel" was the easiest. Didn't do anything to him, save for changing his suit gray and adding pinstripes.

Papa John's Pizza
Like "the Colonel", there wasn't much to do with "Papa" John. Honestly, having a real person to model them after takes the fun out of the creative process.

Little Caesars
Sort of looks like Clemenza from Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather, doesn't he? I didn't really see it 'til now. That was probably subconscious, since I'm a die hard Godfather fan.

Taco Bell
Okay, yes, the resemblance here was definitely intentional. Think Tony Montana, but with a Napoleon complex. The nickname comes from a combination of his short stature and the fact that he twitches constantly, since he's a user. Yes friends, he's a junk food junkie. :XD: As Frank Lopez says, "Rule number two: don't get high on your own supply."

Panda Express
This was fun to do, since all I had to go on was the panda in their logo. If you're curious about the front of her dress, it's part of a traditional Chinese (or traditional Chinese-style, at least) painting I found depicting a family, I'm assuming, of pandas amongst some vegetation. You catch just part of a tree, here.

Sonic's Drive-in
Alright, now Troy "the Trojan" here is your legitimate pimp in the group. I didn't want to make it particularly obvious, since he's not your cheap street hustler. He's a man among the top of the flesh peddling hierarchy. And yes, the nickname has a few meanings behind it. Also, =Arada was pushing for a presence for Sonic's because of the girl carhops. She asked for some "roller hoes", so she got it. :XD: Sonic's apparently had an advertisement character called Katie the carhop, but I'm buggered on where to find any actual pictures or footage of her.

Quiznos
Remember those Quizno commercials with the talking baby, Bob? Just took him and made him up like George Nelson. I still can't help thinking of the latter in O Brother, Where Art Thou? He's so bipolar in that movie, but that's what makes him memorable.

Subway
Jared Fogle made this one interesting, since it presented me with the opportunity of doing a thin and thick version of the character as twin brothers. Reminded me a little bit of Laurel and Hardy. Also, note that the thin brother is wearing suspenders while the other is not.

Dairy Queen
When you see those red lips on the DQ commercials, and if you've seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show, your mind can't help jumping to that. =Arada had a big part in this character's creation, since she was the one who introduced me to the film in the first place. The makeup was modeled to be like Tim Curry's. I'm not into the drag queen scene myself, but that dude makes it work somehow. :XD: And I suppose watching plenty of Monty Python skits, too.

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Given 2009-09-04
Fast Food Mafia, final by ~silentsketcher is witty and inventive and sure to provoke a laugh or a smile! ( Suggested by Arada and Featured by aunjuli )
:iconsoulvis:
Soulvis Featured By Owner May 14, 2017
You forgot the 5 guys!
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:iconmystic-sapphire-moon:
Mystic-Sapphire-Moon Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooo will there be one for Carl's Jr and Whataburger?
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:iconaderyn-4:
Aderyn-4 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Probably if they had a human mascot or something idk
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:iconmystic-sapphire-moon:
Mystic-Sapphire-Moon Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I know Carl's jr's is a star with a face (( or it used to be )) and Whataburger's is their W. But you could just give the human embodiments with those symbols on them if you wanted to. If not that's cool. But there's also Bob's Big Boy they have a human mascot. But these are just suggestions. You don't have make them I just thought it would be neat .:sweatdrop: Overhaul  
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:iconwhisperingwindleia:
Whisperingwindleia Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
I just wanted to say how much i loves this
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:iconbob230:
bob230 Featured By Owner May 8, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I think Ronald McDonald would be like the comic book style joker insane but kinda funny
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:iconoil-rope-bombs:
Oil-Rope-Bombs Featured By Owner May 7, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, Jared Fogle. That's very problematic, in 2017.
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:iconrp-arachshiradi:
RP-ArachShiradi Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
why can i see this being a show?
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:iconericdreamart:
EricDreamArt Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Cool
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:iconthelostteam:
Thelostteam Featured By Owner May 3, 2017
Hey, i was wondering if i can make a tumbler about this and use your art.
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:iconflipyard:
FlipYard Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One of the coolest things I've seen in a good while haha.
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:icongouyobobo:
gouyobobo Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is very creative
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:iconflaringtiger:
FlaringTiger Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
THIS. IS. FANTASTIC.

I love all of their expressions xD
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:icontdsilva:
tdsilva Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Ah man, it'd be real funny if you had Chik-fil-A in there too as some like Christian preacher or something!  

Everything else looks awesome though! Ronald is the chillest in my opinion- his stare is so intense!
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:iconcoollittledude:
CoolLittleDude Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017
(Well the Aryan Brotherhood are typically gangs so..)
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:icononerom4728:
Onerom4728 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017
Soo in this universe the equivalent of the police are nutritionist?
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:iconar00551:
ar00551 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  New Deviant
This is a very creative spin on Fast Food heads. I always felt it was kind of strange that people represented the face of these franchises. I like the way you drew Ron McDonald, I felt he was going to be the mastermind behind everything, like he's Don.

 Very good creativity in some of them, but I think others like Papa John and the Subway bros. need something a little more to make them distinct characters. Maybe for Subway bros, one wears glasses and the other doesn't, or one really short and the other is really tall. For Papa John, could you add something to his personality that makes him look kind of like a football coach but still a pizza kind of guy?

I understand it is your art, so you're interpretation will be the priority, but I feel that these character's are lacking in artist input department. (Do you understand what I'm trying to say?) I'm not trying to sound overly critical, but the internet can't put voicings on my words to further communicate my message.

Other than that, I really love this concept and I hope you continue with it. A comic of some sort can be quite the political/socioeconomic narrative...
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ProxyComics Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017   Digital Artist
For some reason, I cant help be feel like "The King" and "Queen" are ex wife and husband. Also, I love that you added the McD side cast XD This is all just super creative and I love it
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:iconvocabrambler42:
Vocabrambler42 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
I want to write this series.
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:iconlilyliod:
lilyliod Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017
Please, go on ahead, I want to read it XD
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:iconvocabrambler42:
Vocabrambler42 Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
This is going to be epic.
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:iconlilyliod:
lilyliod Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
I bet it will!
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:iconcomic-book-guy-2099:
Comic-Book-Guy-2099 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
Ronnie looks like the joker
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:iconfemalemonstar:
FemaleMonStar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
I place my bet on wendy and mcdonald 😂😂
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:icondoesnotloveyou:
doesnotloveyou Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Student General Artist
This. This is unexpectedly what I was looking for. 
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:iconelechihuahuataco:
elechihuahuataco Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing, love this 
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:iconatlaaddict18:
ATLAaddict18 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017
This is extremely creative.
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:iconhelenalovesbeebo:
HelenalovesBeebo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2017  New Deviant Professional Traditional Artist
This is f***ing awesome XD I f***ing love it!!!
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:iconroquez1:
Roquez1 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017
Good one.
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:iconbobthegreatorcslayer:
Awesome!
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:icongarnettsivad:
GarnettSivad Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has got me absolutely DYING with laughter. Jesus!! :D
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:iconhellovideos:
hellovideos Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2017
Lovely Movies
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:iconchaoswolf1982:
chaoswolf1982 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Given the recent... issues... with Mr. Fogle, do you plan on changing/removing the Subway Boys ?
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:iconbalkdog:
Balkdog Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2016
I can't wait for the movie! Bucktooth 
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:iconslendy33256:
slendy33256 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016
I felt like you left out fast food places like Long John Slivers and Carl's Juniors (or Hardees preferably)
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:iconangusmctavish:
AngusMcTavish Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
I can see one of them go old-school and have a pic of the Godfathers Pizza guy on his wall.
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:iconstoneclaymore:
StoneClaymore Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are hilariously awesome :D great work!
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:iconishtrash:
ishtrash Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love wendy!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmaybeimalion7:
Maybeimalion7 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It should get a DD!

wait...
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:icontomtomboy:
tomtomboy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2016
COOL AND FUNNY
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:iconpeyco:
Peyco Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
Papa John Got me xD
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:iconcrazycrunchykorican:
CrazyCrunchyKorican Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome designs! This would be an awesome comic! Love the snippets!
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:iconloreshaper-kethal:
loreshaper-kethal Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
Really good!

Although I think the "the burger family" for A & W would be a neat addition.
They even have a large ferocious grizzly bear as the "family pet".
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:iconcraftykarina:
CraftyKarina Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Student General Artist
Why isn't this a legit web series please someone make this happen
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:iconnightman322:
NightMan322 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
I feel like this could be a movie, I love it
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:iconedgyitaly:
edgyitaly Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016
This is amazing!!! I love it!!
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:iconelectronicmaster:
Electronicmaster Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ron "the Don" xD
Awesome idea ^^
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:icondocfreeze:
Docfreeze Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
dope
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:iconrpgexpert86:
Rpgexpert86 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2016
Slightly disappointed that you don't have Carl Jr. on here.
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