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The Marx Brothers by Phostex The Marx Brothers by Phostex
If you went to a party with the Marx brothers, in character, this is what you would see.

For the inanely ill-informed and the mentally retarded, from top to bottom:
Groucho
Chico
Harpo
Zeppo
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:iconretrokid96:
Retrokid96 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Truly one of the worlds greatest comedians!
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M-arxist Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  New Deviant
"Of course, but there's five of us."

((Groucho, Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo Marx.))
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tmarshallwashere Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Well, four of the world's greatest comedians, but who's counting?
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txsonofliberty Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
The true irony, is that when they were still in Vaudeville, before they started doing the movies, they were 5 brothers who could play 4 roles, so if one got sick they could rotate and play each other, they were so multi-talented and so similar looking under the getups, that only one of Groucho's daughters could tell when her father and uncles weren't "themselves".

Harpo went years not speaking, because he never could speak without his accent, unless he was doing a deadpan impersonation of his brother's fecockta accents.

Mimi's boys are sorely missed, and where Lawrence Fine and the Howard Brothers can be emulated fairly well (as seen by the recent movie where the impersonations were so spot on, and the made for tv movie about their lives behind the camera, again with excellent impersonations), it is doubtful anyone could ever play Leonard (Chico), Adolph (Harpo), Julius (Groucho), Milton (Gummo), and Herbert (Zeppo)... they were classy even when playing four of the most classless guys you could ever meet.
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Phostex Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Wow. I did not know that.
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:icontxsonofliberty:
txsonofliberty Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Minnie, not Mimi... sorry, had a brainfart...
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Karinta Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Yay! I love your style!
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HolySka1991 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Great Job
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acla13 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Your style is simply great!! :clap: Faved! :+fav:
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:iconlem3:
Lem3 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
I think you captured the "real" Zeppo more than any of their films did. He was quite a character, but was drafted into the act to replace the quieter, gentler Gummo, and never got the chance to grow into his character like his older brothers.
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someotherguy2 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Nice touch giving groucho two cigars.
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:iconphostex:
Phostex Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
He's loves 'em but he takes 'em out once in a while.
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someotherguy2 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Nice!
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All-Will-Bow-to-Zim Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg this is so cool! i love the inanely ill-formed and mentally retarded thing! I adore groucho, he's definitly the favorite of mine
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Phostex Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
thank you?
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:iconjohosafats:
Johosafats Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Student Filmographer
This is top notch work, you've really captured the brothers essence.
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:iconphostex:
Phostex Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
'xcept for Gummo, but screw him. Nobody liked Gummo.
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:iconjohosafats:
Johosafats Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Student Filmographer
Lol!
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FelineAficionada Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Student General Artist
I can't believe I went so long not knowing the Marx Brothers.

This image is so amazing! I love the different colors in each section. You captured their looks and personalities better than the old movie posters! :D
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:iconphostex:
Phostex Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
I don't know why I keep Zeppo around...
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:iconkuromikashi:
kuromikashi Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I just love the marx bros.
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:iconjewman89:
Jewman89 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
If only they were still alive.

great work
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:iconunownshipper:
Unownshipper Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010
Nah. They did their greatest, let them rest in peace.

There really is no one like them, before or since.
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:iconmarmisille:
Marmisille Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
while three of them are doing their own crazy thing..Zeppos in the closet gettin it on. XD
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:iconphostex:
Phostex Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
He's the straight man, and proves it.
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:iconmarmisille:
Marmisille Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I bet the others could get a girl if they wanted to though. (Groucho gets the same lady every movie)
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sugarsugarnuzzle Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
Ya don't like Margaret Dumont? She's the best. :P
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:iconmarmisille:
Marmisille Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like her, I'm just pointing it out.
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retroboto Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Most excellent work!
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MarioGamer Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009
"Why you're one of the most beautiful women I've ev-ah seen and thats not sayin' much for you!"

"Your father must have spent the first year of your life throwin' rocks at the stork."

"One morning I shot an elephant in my pajamas. How he got in my pajamas I don't know. We proceeded to remove the tusks, but of course in Alabama the Tuskaloosa."

-Groucho Marx

Just some of my favorite quotes for those few who have yet to see their movies =P. Great picture, you really captured who they are in character.
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Guoidel Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
If only the Marx Brothers had you when they were making their movie posters...

I love this picture! Your caricatures are dead on, and I really like how each Brother's "wedge" has a different color. You pulled off nostalgic without sepia-tone. Excellent work! :)
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:iconphostex:
Phostex Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Thank you.
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:iconguoidel:
Guoidel Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
You are very welcome.
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AgentC-24 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely legend! :wow: You captured each of their essential comic traits in one crazy, colorful montage! :D Excellent job pal, keep up the great work! :highfive:
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:iconphostex:
Phostex Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
I like to think that the rest of the brothers eventually left Zeppo there and went home without him.
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:iconagentc-24:
AgentC-24 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Judging by his current situation, I don't think he'd complain much... ;)
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:iconphostex:
Phostex Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009
Sigh. Very well. You caught me.
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:iconmistahpete:
MistahPete Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Professional Filmographer
How many cigars does Gabe Kaplan need?

I love the Dumontian figure in the background of the first panel.
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:iconphostex:
Phostex Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
He loves his cigars, but even he has to take them out once in a while.

The fellows in the back are the first run of sweathogs.
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MistahPete Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thought I recognized Barbarino's chin there to the right.
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:iconphostex:
Phostex Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Sigh. The beautiful thing about just showing the chin is that things can look like just about anyone. The only intentional chin-likeness was the fat lady as Mrs. Claypool.
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:iconmistahpete:
MistahPete Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Nonsense. That chin, upper-right, is distinctly Travoltan.

Or not.
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Violeta960 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great! :clap: You captured their personalities perfectly here.
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:iconphostex:
Phostex Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Thank you. I did most of it while watching Horse Feathers.
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:iconchekhovsgun:
ChekhovsGun Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009
They never looked so good!
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ChynaDolly Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
That is awesome :)
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:iconphostex:
Phostex Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
They are, aren't they?
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:iconchynadolly:
ChynaDolly Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
Yes :)
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theEvilTwin Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
ha ha! so good!
right on, man!
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