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80's Character Party by Dunlavey 80's Character Party by Dunlavey
This was drawn for Toyfare Magazine, for a feature article on 80's characters. They gave me a big list of characters they wanted me to include, then I figured out how to put them all in one composition (plus a few more) and came up with the jokes. Pen and ink drawing colored in photoshop.

trademarked characters copyright their respective corporate overlords
image is copyright Ryan Dunlavey all rights reserved

Signed prints available here!
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:iconfried-ricer-man:
Fried-Ricer-Man Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Student
Sloth: HEY U GUYYYYYZZZZ!!!!! (i love goonies)
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:icondibstarp:
DibstaRP Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
KNIGHTRIDER! TMNT! OACMAN! TRANSFORMERS! *Stops* YES!
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:iconsillyspook:
SillySpook Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome!
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:iconvaria31:
Varia31 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesomeness!
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:iconhetalianbronies:
HetalianBronies Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I spot Max Modem!
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:icondunlavey:
Dunlavey Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nope. Max Headroom.
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:iconhetalianbronies:
HetalianBronies Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
arghhsbjnmsjd. I knew that :iconaustriafacepalmplz: I gotta stop mixing up my references. Thanks, guess you can tell I'm not an 80's kid.
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:icondunlavey:
Dunlavey Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
no worries- I'm not an 80's kid either.
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:iconarmamentdawg:
ArmamentDawg Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
God in Heaven, I miss the 1980s. The next three decades sucked so much a**, if their sh** was made into fertilizer, it'd be enough to blow up Manhattan.
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:icondswightman:
dswightman Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Have you thought about doing a 90s character party? That would be epic.
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:iconarmamentdawg:
ArmamentDawg Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
I can probably count the number of 1990s characters worth remembering, on one hand. That was one crappy decade.
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:icondunlavey:
Dunlavey Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nope, not unless I was paid to draw it.
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:icondswightman:
dswightman Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
That's understandable.
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:iconmrprogressive:
MrProgressive Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You know, I was about to question the mindset of having Reagan having a Drink with Cobra Commander, when an amazing idea poped in my head.

Ronald Reagan/Cobra Commander 2012
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:iconcasualbrain:
casualbrain Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
Love it man - FYI it's making the rounds as a meme on Facebook these days. Tineye is your friend :)
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:icondunlavey:
Dunlavey Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, I didn't know that. I hope they're crediting me properly - can you share a link to it?
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:iconmoonwalkinghorse:
MoonwalkingHorse Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think someone stole this
[link]
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:icondunlavey:
Dunlavey Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks for the heads up
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:icondr-war:
DR-WAR Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
I will recommend your art to a club like the crosshovers. work closely yours is very good.. :clap: :clap:
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:icontheanimationlord:
TheAnimationLord Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Student Filmographer
Aw deuce! Thomas the Tank Engine (1984) isn't there! Neither is Mr Conductor from Shining Time Station (1989) :(
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:icondunlavey:
Dunlavey Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's a club, Thomas is underage.
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:icontheanimationlord:
TheAnimationLord Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student Filmographer
Oh I see :)
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:iconmartianmister:
martianmister Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
No ponies? :(
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:iconragingspacebull:
ragingspacebull Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Snake Eyes is really gettin' down.
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:iconterminator7000:
terminator7000 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
mr T and RAMBO
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:icondunlavey:
Dunlavey Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Franks and beans
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:iconlazarusninja:
lazarusninja Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
:music: GONNA DRESS YOU UP IN MY LOVE!

like a virgin - Madonna 1984
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:iconhollowboy2099:
hollowboy2099 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahhh MR T!!!! jajajajaj cool
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:iconmoshomania1:
moshomania1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm going to show you what an unrepentant pop-culture nerd I am, by identifying all the elements here, well, most of them.
Top, left to right:
Boss hog, Delorean Tim machine, Slimer, Peter Venkman,Shredder, rambo
Next row, left to right,
Devo Singer Mark Motherburg, Optimus Prime, Jem and The holograms, Mario, Pacman, Tron, Max Headroom, Flavor Flav,
Next row:
Indy, Hulk Hogan, Cheetara, Michael Jackson, Michaelangelo, Sloth
Next:
Mr. 'T', He-man, Carebears, She-Ra, Lando
Final Row:
Pidge, E.T., Ronald Reagon(I guess), Cobra Commander, snork, smurf.
I know I missed a few, but still, for such a long time ago, that's pretty damn good.
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:iconmanicrulez:
Manicrulez Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
All-star snork is definetly drunk....LOL ;) HE'S GONNA GET LUCKY TONIGHT!!!!!
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:iconhanna-likes-cats:
hanna-likes-cats Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of my most favourite pieces on dA. I even use it as a wallpaper. It is amazing.
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:icondunlavey:
Dunlavey Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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:iconcommander-june:
Commander-June Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome!
OMG - I totally love TRON in the crowd! XD
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:iconcanovoy:
Canovoy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What no Boba Fett?
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:icondunlavey:
Dunlavey Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nope.
Lando > Boba Fett
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:iconcanovoy:
Canovoy Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh no way, Boba Fett so much better
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:icondunlavey:
Dunlavey Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
My drawing, my rules. =)
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:icontundersteel:
Tundersteel Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Author, you are genious! All we, who were born in 70-s, in 80-s, even in Russia, all we grew in our childhood on this cartoons and movies and wanted to be like our favorite heroes! THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THIS COLLECTION!!!!
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:iconj92381:
J92381 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Awesomeness!
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:iconsirmwaynekofviolence:
YOU FORGOT ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER!!!!!!! Awesome job other than that, though!
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:icondunlavey:
Dunlavey Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Arnie was on vacation in Brazil at the time this photo was taken [link]
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:iconsirmwaynekofviolence:
He was still a staple of the 80s! :D
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maniacaldude Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Student General Artist
Even though I already commented once, I figured I'd comment again since I've become more obsessed with the 80s than before.

THIS IS AWESOME, in spite of a few missing characters.

I wanna see how many I recognize, to test my obsession with retro pop culture: Lessee, there's Michael Jackson, Ronald Reagan, E.T., Mr. T., Indiana Jones, He-Man, She-Ra, a Snork (hehe, he's drunk), a Smurf, a Care Bear (I hate those little idiots), Cheetara from Thundercats, Michaelangelo of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Sloth from the Goonies, Hulk Hogan, Jem, Optimus Prime from Transformers, a member of Devo (happened to be listening to Devo while typing that), Mario, Slimer from Ghostbusters, Pac-Man, KITT from Knight Rider, Boss Hogg, a Ghostbuster, Tron, Max Headroom, Shredder from TMNT, Rambo, & I'm guessing the guy next to Reagan is a member of Cobra Command from G.I. Joe (I know little to nothing about that show)

I'm favin' since I'm such an 80s nut!
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NeoPrankster Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
On the beer taps, I recognize the Budweiser bowtie and the Miller Lite lettering, but is the one in the middle supposed to be Pabst Blue Ribbon?
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:icondunlavey:
Dunlavey Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I don't remember.
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:iconneoprankster:
NeoPrankster Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay.
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:icondm404:
DM404 Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
This gave me a good laugh looking at this. Definitely faving it =)
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:iconscenedemonz:
SceneDemonz Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Hasnt anyone noticed that Freddy Krueger is missing? lol
:)
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:icondunlavey:
Dunlavey Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Freddy *is* there… IN YOUR DREAMS!!!
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:iconscenedemonz:
SceneDemonz Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
Too late. I just pulled Freddy out of my dreams and had a Huge battle with him. I won!! Hah!
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