Rohan Guard

February 2, 2010

RohanGuard2

Grimwood of Rohan had studied all the Saruman game film and was ready for Super Bowl Sunday…

The Comments

Doug Jones

is that a smoke monster creeping up behind this guy? Time to head for the hatch!

Dennis Jones

…I think it’s a blitzing Saruman linebacker…

Jeff

Watch out for massive ORCfensive linesmen I hear they are trouble.

Doug Jones

this looks to me like Favre in his new job, after another retirement…

Dennis Jones

…ok, I will officially rename this guy Farvwood of Rohan…

Nik

Whoa! Arnold Swarzenager would be running from this guy!

Doug Jones

GO SAINTS!

Dennis Jones

…wha??? …I know what that is. That’s the bitter Colts division rival Titans fan talking there…

Doug Jones

Rachel made me say that…

Dennis Jones

…Super Bowl XLIV …your basic cajun/hoosier steel cage death match…

Bernard Molek

Hey Dennis! Howz iz everyone over herez doing theez dayz? (not whtz going on with the “z’s”) Can I re-post (with credits) your “COATS” video on my blog for some poor circulation? LMK!

Dennis Jones

…hey Bernard, good to hear a shout out from you. …where ya been? Sure, post that video up however you want… I’m hoping that since your Steelers are out you’re now pulling for my Colts…

Bernard Molek

Dennis you remember me? Aghhh! That and 4$ outta get me a good cup-o-joe these days. I think it’s been more than a year or more….Steelers AND Penz won it all. You betcha I’m pullin’ fer the Colts why many a wouldn’t wanna hearz butt back in the day (60’s) every Stiller fan had to have a backup team (cuz o the smell) and the Colts were mine!

Dennis Jones

…I’ve only lived in Indiana for the last 12 years or so, but I’ve noticed a lot of the long timers around these parts root for the Steelers and not the Colts… when I asked why, they told me when they were growing up, Indiana didn’t have an NFL team, so they all just rooted for the Steelers in the AFC and the Bears in the NFC…

Jeff

O.K. Super Bowl Sunday Overlaps with Church and Orchestra Practice. Is it TOTALLY Wrong to fake the flu or does this fall under the forgivable clause?? I need a ruling on the field.

Dennis Jones

…you can do what I do and jump up in the middle of a church service with a cell phone in your hand and run out the door to take the emergency fake phone call you just got… I’m hoping that one falls in the forgivable category, too…

Dennis Jones

…I have, however, discovered that when you use the fake phone call in the middle of church every single week it seems to lose some of its effectiveness…

Doug Jones

you can always do the potty dance as to go out the door…

Jeff

I am watching old re-runs of football and practicing saying “Amen” when a good play happens…Then I just have to wear my ear buds and listen to the game.. I just have to avoid yelling “NO WAY!!!!You GoTTA BE KIddING MEEE!!!

Dennis Jones

…for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God… NO WAY!! YOU GOTTA BE KIDDING ME!!

Jeff

Are YOU BLIND????

Jeff

2 more weeks and I will have my tablet..

Doug Jones

Moses had TWO tablets…

Bernard Molek

Re: Moses Had two tablets…Crack me up! Or, those that have eyes to see, then see…(ear-bud react: ARE YOU BLIND? MY GRANMOTHER COULD SEE THAT!) …aghh itz nice to be back in crazyville. Er, I mean…Jonesville? Jeff, any special pricing for a tablet deals on a 2-fer?

Bernard Molek

Dennis, I like the color brown, but not on my nose. However, I just shamelessly posted a plug about you and your brothers stuff on the most secured, impossible to be found website blog of the world wide web! Get ready for a vacation cuz nobody and I mean nobody goes there!

Bernard Molek

Lol!

Dennis Jones

…HAH! …hey, Dougster, everyone is getting a Cintiq but you… come on now, get with the program… you won’t be sorry… it’s a tax write off… it’s educational and inspirational… I used to throw that last line out when I sold Rainbow Vacuum Sweepers… all one of them…

Nik

Wonder if we can get 100 comments?

Doug Jones

so… Mr. Cheap is telling me to shell out TWO THOUSAND BUCKS on a piece of hardware? It’ll be a cold day in Nashville before I do that… Hey… it IS a cold day in Nashville…

Bernard Molek

Doug! I thought they werte only $1,000 geesh! I need a job working at Dennis’ office!

Dennis Jones

…mr. cheap? …MR.CHEAP?? …just because I never sprung for a map back in the 80’s doesn’t mean I’m cheap… it just means I enjoyed interacting with people as I ask for directions…

Don Jones

RIPOFF! I paid close to $1,000 for my BIG CHIEF tablet and its only a pad of paper….

Jeff

I am Big Chief tablet…Can we stick to the script for once…Jeez.
The xl tablets are less than 500 if you dont mind looking at 1 monitor while drawing on the tablet..

Dennis Jones

…let’s see now… my script for TuhTonkah Fire Engines says Jeff plays the role of Big Chief Tablet, I play the part of medicine man DancesWithWeasels, Doug plays the hapless NoCintiiq and Don plays the part of loyal sidekick StandsToPee…

Jeff

No CintiiQ is weaselfoot indian for .. Cheap Skate right?

Bernard Molek

Aghh! That’s nice….leave me out in the cold. Hey? Can I be a “Cold-Tablet”?

Nik

Wish I knew what to say here,LOL

Doug Jones

GO SAINTS! (just pumping up your comment numbers, Den)

Dennis Jones

…your last go saints was 30 comments ago…

Don Jones

I sense some severe internal friction coming from the Brother Jones Oklahoma City Video Annex.

Doug Jones

a disturbance in the Force, there?

Dennis Jones

…a house divided…

Doug Jones

North vs South… where is Ken Burns?

Don Jones

I believe Ken has died and they named some video transition after him… Who Dat Coats?

Dennis Jones

…whodat think deykin beat dem coats…

Jeff

Colts are gonna kill the AINTS!!!!

Don Jones

I’ve prepared a paper bag with cut-out eye holes just in case the Saints stink it up…

Nik

Tonight is the night!

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Life’s Tough

February 8, 2010

LifesTough

There’s an old John Wayne movie called Sands Of Iwo Jima where Sgt. Stryker says, …”life is tough, but it’s tougher if you’re stupid”. I like that…

The Comments

Jeff

I need this for my classroom..

Bernard Molek

My son is gonna love this toon as John Wayne is his favorite. Not easy to look upon a ilo with a “Horse” in it first thing in the morning after the SB though…nice Job!

Nik

LOL! Thats great. Sounds like a sang my dad would say.

Doug Jones

goes along with my favorite quote… “if you don’t think too good, don’t think too much.” -Ted Williams

Dennis Jones

…looks like it’s our turn to get pounded with snow… not that that’s anything out of the ordinary…

Doug Jones

Wha? You say something there, Nanook?

Bernard Molek

Who said: ‘No Brag, Just Fact”?

Dennis Jones

…just spent the last two hours shoveling snow off the driveway…

Doug Jones

That’s good exercise… and we all know you need good exercise. I just wait till the next day and my snow is always gone. One of the perks of living here.

Dennis Jones

…one of the perks of living here is shoveling the snow several times during each big snow storm so it doesn’t get too deep to shovel…

Doug Jones

I hear that’s good exercise.

Bernard Molek

no, no….here’s what you do. You get mad and buy a super duper snow shovel and then you go out and “Git-Er-Done”

Dennis Jones

…hah …good job, Bernard! …and I like the way you incorporate a kitchen spatula into your snow removal process…

Bernard Molek

Aghhh, 3 more inches this morning and still coming down!

roballoo!

Great quote. With all this snow will there be a real life Mudman coming soon?

My Frazetta Tribute

February 10, 2010

FrezettaTribute

I was a freshman in college when I first discovered the artwork of Frank Frazetta. I immediately tried to imitate it (fat chance of that happening) and quickly discovered there was only going to be one of that guy.

I was goofing around the other day and decided to try putting my spin on one of my favorite Frazetta pieces, “The Silver Warrior”. I wasn’t trying to copy it per say, just doing a Dennis Jones take on it.

Below in my comment section you will find the original Frazetta artwork and a really short video of the digital process.

You can see a larger version of the video here.

The Comments

Dennis Jones

Doug Jones

COOL! and I bet you did this in a fraction of the time it took old Frank. Your bears are definitely meaner than his…

Dennis Jones

…bears with ‘tudes…

Nik

Thats really cool. I hope to see more imitations,this is interesting.

Kev Brett

Think I prefer your version…
bit of brown nosing there, but still, awesome stuff!

Jeff

In the original Frazetta work note only 1 bear has any real “Tude” and the warrior has no defining features, his hair ends exactly at the swords edge..WHAT??? . Honestly No “B-Nosing” at all…Every bear of yours is full of “Tudeality” and your warrior has enough detail to truly see his “Tude” You Win…Period..

Zaz

Den, I followed Franks work as well and must say your work and it’s detail is awesome. Like Nik I would enjoy seeing more imitations also. It’s great how you put a spin on these type of things. It’s truly is great work thank you.

Dennis Jones

…thanks for the kind words everybody. …uhm, it’s a whole lot easier to do something like this when someone else (Frazetta) has already done all the heavy lifting on it (color, composition, characters)… that being said, it was a bunch of fun to do and you always learn so much when you copy the masters, so maybe I’ll do it again sometime…

Nik

It would be cool to reproduce a movie poster,like the Star Wars one with Luke holding up his lightsaber and leia by his side.

Jeff

If you do a movie poster I vote Lord of the Rings…Hobbits would be a blast to toon..

Jon Slone

I saw “The wolfman” last night. “American werewolf in london” is still top shelf! You should paint a werewolf transformation. Or some kind of transformation.

Don Jones

For some reason, I can see this as an Energy Drink advertisement… awesomenessss.

Dennis Jones

…drink Barbarian Blitzkrieg and beat back those four o’clock blahs…

Dennis Jones

Don Jones

I need a six-pack of that… NOW!! I’m thinking it probably has an Old World flavor of Viking sweat and Polar Bear urine.

Zaz

Nice Don…I’ll just put my coffee in the trash now and move on with my day. Great packaging Den…this can looks frosty cold, and has a high energy feel to it, something I might use to get through my deadlines.

Jeff

You know when it is cold enough cause the mountains in the background turn blue.

Dennis Jones

…my coffee always tastes like Barbarian Blitzkrieg… maybe it’s time to clean the coffee pot…

alan anderson

It’s better than the original and I like the original. I love your style and the freshness of your characters, I could look at your work all day.

Squid Lips Sid

February 17, 2010

OneEyedPossum

What we have here is your basic one eyed, peg legged pirate possum selling fake Rolex watches to unsuspecting tourists…

The Comments

The “Ripleys” Guy

I just saw him in Cancun last week! Are you serious…..the watches aren’t real?

Don Jones

Obviously this Cancun pirate vermin has ties to the Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum in Branson. Either that, or he used to be employed by Sammy’s Lane’s Pirate cruise on Lake Taneycomo. I love this little hustler…

Dennis Jones

…hey, did I ever tell you I actually got a job way back when as the Sammy Lane’s Pirate Cruise tour guide/banjo player guy but chickened out and quit before my first day because I knew my banjo playing wasn’t going to be near good enough… true story…

Doug Jones

Oh yeah… the old basic one eyed, peg legged pirate possum selling fake Rolex watches trick… and I fell for it again… now I have 12 Rolex watches…

Dennis Jones

…well, if you bought them from Sid, you’ll need 12 more in about a month…

jack foster

Great pirate possum Dennis! Love this guy! I got one of his watches for my wife on our honeymoon. Bad idea! lol I’m a huge fan. :o)

Dennis Jones

…you can’t go too far wrong with a nice pair of fake Oakley sunglasses, but we might want to draw the line at the fake Rolex watches…

Don Jones

We scored Oakley knockoffs at the gas station in Mountain Grove… need to check out the fine jewelry next visit. Probably behind the counter and the corn dogs.

Dennis Jones

…a word to the wise …don’t buy the fake corn dogs…

Nik

Awesome,love the mouth there.

The “Ripleys” Guy

The corn dogs weren’t real?????

Jeff

They are real, just not real corn or dog…..

Dennis Jones

…surprisingly, the fake corn dogs ARE actually real corn and dogs… whooda thought?

Don Jones

I hear ya on that banjo-playing back out pirate gig… any self respecting pirate can only play Cripple Creek so many times…

Dennis Jones

…aaArrgg matie …and Cripple Creek be the one and only song I can play… be it then or now…

Jeff

O.K. I learn something new about Dennis every week….I had no idea you could play a Redneck Harp..

Dennis Jones

…well, the word “play” might be putting what I do with a banjo a little strong…

Don Jones

10 ways to improve your banjo playing, Den

1. Buy wire cutters
4. Wear ear plugs
3. Accompany a tuba
6. Play underwater
5. Play in a dark, soundproof place such as a closet or car trunk
9. Visualize Playing Banjo- only.
10. Give your banjo away

Doug Jones

Q. how do you get a banjo player to leave your porch? A. pay him for the pizza

Juan Villarruel

Great,wonderfoul

Dennis Jones

…Doug, you still got your banjo?

Nik

..and Banjo is his name-O!

Johanna Urban

Thats a old scary rat! I love it 🙂 Have you made it? Johanna from Sweden