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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 )
Silnev Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
There is a certain level of amusement that comes from looking at an image like this. I can almost see the gang members now for taco bell cruising around in lowriders. Excellent pic. My favourite would have to be the Subway Brothers, didn't pick up on the fact that they are fat and skinny jared, nice touch. 
SeveralShadesOfRed Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
wait if DQ is the queen and BK is the king...
Alpha-Squid Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
LOL awesome :)
TMNTFAN85 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>w> jared fogle is a do u feel about it?
LOttUS9369 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015
That's fuckin dope
Agawaer Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2015
This is even better than the first one! I mean...this is genius. I wish I'd thought of it first. I tip my hat to you, sir. Well done!
daw327 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015
I wish he would have expanded it some more. You know, add a lot more characters, based off of other restaurants. Because this has the potential to be a great webcomic.
CaryHorizons15 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Student General Artist
Chick-Fila anyone?
XxTheRejectsXx Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Cow-themed Mascot.... Sounds interesting. 
CaryHorizons15 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Student General Artist
Edscratch23469 Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool!
doodlekitty16 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Half-Life13 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
DefinitelyN0t Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
this is awesome! 
RinBladeReborn Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Lmao this is genious
musicisthenewspeech Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing xD
DiscJockeyCandy Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Writer
This is hilarious. Absolutely fantastic. I wonder who will win.
Capripopcorn1224 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This is awesome/
Amoryenar Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
omg this is fantastic
Kyubeywatches Featured By Owner May 10, 2015
Because we have to chase him. Because he's the hero fast food deserves, but not the one it needs right now, so we'll hunt him. Because he can take it, because he's not a hero. He's a silent guardian, a watchful protector, a Hamburglar.
Trashdjinn Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice characters.
DerDracheRitter Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Love this. Kinda want to read a story centered around these characters now. I bet it would be kickin'.
Half-Life13 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hell yeah I'm a on board for something like that. Fast food mafia now that's a show
DerDracheRitter Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude, wanna try to collaborate with the artist and try to make this a story on like a fanfiction website? I bet if did a good enough job we'd get a shit ton of reviews.
GarbageHeap Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cool! XD I love the way they have the criminal line up, how each of them has their own position and nickname within the mafia. You drew them so ...mafia-looking too. Kudos! :)
Poyo58 Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Student Filmographer
What the .....
Hippiecheese777 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Scary as hell, I may have nightmares about them now. Great job!
thooriginal154 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what about jollibee?(it might be lame though..)
MewGiX3 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah. . .we forgot Jimmy Johns? Other than that, these are awesome. X3
InCrebbles Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
This is so awesome! The designs are really cool!
AlienGooPrincess Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
I'm lovin' it :)
But seriously, awesome designs, I can't decide on a favourite!
VaniIje Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooo this is so lovely aah the way you portraited them and especially drew them is so gorgeous and well done;; !!
bearperry Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
very cool
AdamsDoodles Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
hahhaa superb
Soirema-pl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's not that far from reality, I think...
urzapw2000 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
FreakyComics Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
This is awesome! :happybounce:  Nice work!
Uglymuffintop Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
A hilarious take on the fast food franchises and gangster lifestyles.
Dim432 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015   Writer
You know, demotion man really had a clever idea on the franchise wars good satire
blacksn0 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Little" Ceaser XD
Doctorwholovesthe80s Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
silverbackxxx7 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
has anyone ever thought of DQ and BK being a couple, like a mob boss and bosses wife...
Ikran Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015
Chihwahua Carlito: "Say hello to my big ass friend"
JimmyDimples Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Sheesh. I do a search for "Godfather's Pizza," and look what I turn up.

I like it.  Especially the Birdie and Grimace homages with Ron the Don.

Wonder what you would've done with the Chick-Fil-A cows, though.
HailMyself Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Fast Food is Love
Fast Food is Life
someguy1294 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
Dang.  This is a pretty imaginative concept.  I like it!
vongrapple Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
that is awesome
Kaikulee23 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol made my crappy day
CJCroen Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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