A humorous caricature illustration of the well-known American film and television comedian and member of the Marx Brothers; Groucho Marx. One of a series of caricatures achieved for the Celebrity Sunday series, where a famous person is rendered within a day. The idea is to show them as if in a passport photo to have consistency.
The year was 1988, just after Maniac Mansion. To me THIS was THE point and click adventure that defined freedom of choice in Lucasfilm games (then Lucasarts)... Well, at that time no one knew what freedom was in a videogame, anyhow I loved Zak and his crazy "Douglas Adams" world.
The original Steve Purcell's cover (his name is on the crayons box) has been reconstructed in hi-res to fit the round cutout. Hope you like it as I do. ;-)
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The greatest lip warmers committed to celluloid:
The Belgian (Poirot)
The Groucho (Marx)
The Stranger (Sam Elliot, The Big Lebowski)
The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin)
The Lando (Calrissian, ‘tache of choice for double crossers and gamblers)
The Magnum (Tom Selleck, The God of ’tache wearers everywhere)
The Bassist (Derek Smalls, Spinal Tap – also worn by Jules Winnfield, Pulp Fiction)
The Butcher (Daniel Day-Lewis, master of the unusual lip-warmer, Gangs Of New York)
The Walker (Also known as The Spiv – Private Walker, Dad’s Army – also worn by early 80s Midge Ure and Mickey Pierce, Only Fools & Horses)
The Gable (Frankly, I don’t give a damn)
The Bandit (Burt Reynolds – Second only to Selleck in ’tache legend)