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Fast Food Mafia, final by silentsketcher Fast Food Mafia, final by silentsketcher
PRINTS AVAILABLE! You can purchase an 11x17" gloss print for $7, plus an additional $5 for mailing costs. Send me a note here on deviantArt or e-mail me if you're interested. I accept payment through PayPal.
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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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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 )
:iconcreepypastafangirl06:
CreepyPastaFangirl06 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you made Ronald McDonald so badass!! Reminds me of Joker!!
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:iconheresykiller:
heresykiller Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
what no in n out?
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:iconlittlerunningmouse:
LittleRunningMouse Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2016  Student General Artist
Oh my god yes! this is amazing!
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:iconsoleonthehedgehog:
SoleonTheHedgehog Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is very creative. I could totally see a movie about them.
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:iconkawaii-ricecake:
Kawaii-Ricecake Featured By Owner May 30, 2016  Student General Artist
Absolute same!! 

I love this!!
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:iconshatteredlecrown:
Shatteredlecrown Featured By Owner Edited May 23, 2016
Judens
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:iconwnter06:
wnter06 Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconjuul2010:
Juul2010 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool idea. Kind of metaphorical, too. They look great. ^.^
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:iconfurtiveartist:
furtiveartist Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Heh.
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:iconxdb5:
XDB5 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016
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I didn't know if you knew your work was put up like this, just wanted to make sure. 
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:iconchickie456:
Chickie456 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016
Love Wendy's face XD just like "I don't really give a damn....."
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:iconbluewhyt:
bluewhyt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
best thing i saw all week!
ur awsn dude :D
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:iconbluewhyt:
bluewhyt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awsm** hehe
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:iconcaptain-game:
Captain-Game Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016
The red hair and the marks beneath the eyes are making Ronald look an awful lot like Axel from Kingdom Hearts.
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:iconkainkusanagi:
kainkusanagi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jared Fogle should be depicted in prison strips and all bruised and battered, because he is a sick fuck that deserves to rot behind bars.
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:iconbowser57:
Bowser57 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016
While eating "footlong" ;)
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:iconkainkusanagi:
kainkusanagi Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice!
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:iconbowser57:
Bowser57 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2016
With extra mayo xD
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:iconkainkusanagi:
kainkusanagi Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You went too far, but I love it!
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:iconbowser57:
Bowser57 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016
Lol xD
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:iconmadame-mozart:
Madame-Mozart Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Student General Artist
OH MY GOD LITTLE CAESARS I just burst out laughing Dignity laugh 
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:iconmemoriesoftheheart:
MemoriesOFtheHeart Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right 😂😂
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:iconnihilisticwaffles:
NihilisticWaffles Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I friggin'' love this!
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:iconaura-alora:
Aura-Alora Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome! So creative! :D
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:iconladyailyn24:
ladyailyn24 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
These all have so much character
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:iconsigfriedofgaea:
Sigfriedofgaea Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn, this is hilarious! :D
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:iconultraes-pii:
UltraEs-Pii Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Haven't even heard of half 'dem boys.
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:iconramdapanda:
RamDaPanda Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I bet The Don is the leader.
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:iconbatpoohmlg:
BatPoohMLG Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I especially liked "The Ron" and "Papa"
IGN 20/10 monkeys
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:iconlinkstering:
linkstering Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
I love their designs especially Wendy she looks so beautiful and elegant Victorian aristocrat look though she seems to be lacking the happiness of a southern belle as she looks a bit more stuck up like an aristocrat and has a board look in her eyes. But I seriously can't get over how well you designed her, even her pigtails look great. 
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:iconkaged200:
Kaged200 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016
This is amazing
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:iconthe-ziggizteromgplz:
The-Ziggizteromgplz Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Student General Artist
xD I work at McDonalds! this made me laugh!
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:iconmeauggieyo:
meauggieyo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Taco bell?
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:iconramdapanda:
RamDaPanda Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think the chihuahua dude is taco bell cuz in their commercials they used a talking chihuahua named carlito
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:iconhcshannon:
HCShannon Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I thought it's name was Gidget!
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:iconramdapanda:
RamDaPanda Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Was it? I can't really remember, I thought it was carlito.
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:iconramdapanda:
RamDaPanda Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well they used to anyway.
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:icon00sledge:
00Sledge Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconbrightredtea: 
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:iconrandomartgirlfun:
RandomArtGirlFun Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
They look epic af!
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:iconquarteon01:
Quarteon01 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Really awesome and interesting concept 
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:iconrobertolc:
robertolc Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2016   Digital Artist
This is awesome
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:iconjolbucley:
Jolbucley Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016
I looked at it and loved it, but the description made this really work for me.  I can now picture this gang uniting to pull off the crime of the century, and then break up into factions and end up back where they’d started.
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:iconladyailyn24:
ladyailyn24 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Someone needs to make a story about these people having a meeting and just the characters working off of each other.
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:iconmullmeister:
Mullmeister Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So much yes and all of them I can find on my island.
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:iconthedarkbladehuntress:
lol what about Pop Eyes?
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:icondarkvaderisawaffle:
DarkVaderIsAWaffle Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
slow clap 
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:icontigergirl48051:
tigergirl48051 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I died when I read this :)
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