Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Mac Tonight

In a few days I'll be heading to Wizard World Chicago, the slightly smaller, less press-worthy convention for those who couldn't make it to ComicCon in San Diego. One of the guests will be Doug Jones, the guy Hollywood turns to when they have a very makeup or prosthetics heavy part in a film. His most notable recent roles are Abe Sapien in the Hellboy movies and the creatures in Pan's Labyrinth.

An interesting piece of information I came across a while ago is that Doug also played Mac Tonight in the McDonalds commercials of the 1980s. For those who don't remember, Mac Tonight was the McDonalds mascot character aimed specifically at adults who was a lounge singer with a giant crescent moon for a head. He played a piano and sang a parody of the crooner classic "Mac the Knife" to advertise McDonalds new later business hours to grownups. "Make it a Mac Tonight!"

So I figured a funny thing to do would be to get Doug to sign a picture of Mac Tonight, as it's probably the last thing he'll be expecting to see. I couldn't find any pictures of the character that I felt were high enough quality to print, so I created the piece above. To be honest though I didn't really look very hard, as my love of advertising mascots and McDonalds characters made the idea of creating this piece sound like a lot of fun.


Randall Nichols said...

This turned out really well. I can see why you were so in to working on it.

besucher said...

It's so smooth!

Chogrin said...

This is amazing! Love the little astronaut on his head!