The Joy Of Painting Episode 1

March 13, 2006

JOP1

…with your new host, Dennis Jones…

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…my slightly different take on the job…

Welcome to The Joy Of Painting; Episode One …The Return Of The Sith. I am your host, Dennis Jones, and this week I will be walking you through one of my recent jobs from start to finish.

The telephone rings. I answer. It is a client asking if I have time to do a job for them. I say sure, what do you have. They proceed to give me a brief explanation of the assignment. The company has purchased an outer space photograph of the earth and want to turn it into a poster for upper elementary age kids. All they want me to do is put a simple border around the photograph so that it looks like the viewer is looking at the earth through a satellite window. I say “sounds good, send it on”, and hang up the phone.

I receive the job the following day via FedX. Among other things the envelope contains (1) a letter from the designer explaining exactly what they want (2) a color copy of the satellite photo (3) a CD with a digital file of the satellite photo to use when I get into Photoshop.

As I look through this information I start to think this poster would look much more exciting if there were at least a couple of kids looking out the window …maybe in space suits …and a monkey …a space monkey. This of course is not what the client has asked for. Before I spend too much time heading in this direction I decide it might be wise to run this by my client first. I attach a sketch (pictured above) to an email and send it to them asking if perhaps they might like to use my slightly different idea instead of their original one.

Will my client go for this different idea? Is this concept just a little too far removed from the original assignment? Do they have some sort of problem with space monkeys? Find out in tomorrows exciting second episode of …The Joy Of Painting!

The Comments

Doug Jones

Cool! First we had Dancing with the Stars, followed by Skating with the Stars… I think we are now ready for Painting with the Stars! I’m betting they go with the new improved idea… looking forward to next exciting episode… Woo!

Dennis Jones

…I am basing this feature on the hit TV show 24 …lots of fast paced action and a cliff hanger at the end…

Keegan Jones

Love it. The cliff hanger is making me wish it was already tomorrow. I’m hoping nobody dies is your series.

Dennis Jones

…I hate to let the cat out of the bag …but I am mortally wounded at the end of the next episode…

Doug Jones

Of course Jack was totally dead and then brought back to life to fight more bad guys… no recovery needed… amazing! Maybe you can survive a serious paper cut…

Thomas M.

I hope you’re planning on putting a “Don’t Push this Button” on the control panel. Every spaceship worth riding in has one. Oh, and don’t forget the integrated iPod holder in the dashboard either. What about cup holders? I don’t see any of those … can those be worked in somewhere too? It’s all about the options that are thrown in for free that truly make any ride a good deal. However, the monkey does add an option that even Honda would be jealous over.

Doug Jones

I like the way you’re thinking, Thomas…. let’s add a hula dancer on the dash too…

Thomas M.

Doh … how could i forget the hula dancer! Good call, Doug… And tinted windows… Does it have tinted windows? Those solar flares can really do a number on your eyes.

Dennis Jones

…quite honestly …if I had thought of any of the items listed in the comments above I would have thrown them into this illustration …this is a great example of how brainstorming with other creatives is always a good idea…

megan

To capture the TRUE Joy of Painting feeling: Can you call every item in your painting a “happy little (fill in the blank)”? Much thanks.

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The Joy Of Painting Episode 2

March 14, 2006

JOP2

…with your happy little host, Dennis Jones…

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…and his happy little pencil sketch…

To recap yesterdays exciting episode; …my client has sent me a very simple art request to execute. Instead of just following the directions I have changed the concept (just a little) and am now waiting to see if they will approve my idea or reject it.

The fax machine fires up in my studio. I’m getting something from my client. What will be their response? The fax says the editors loved the new direction, proceed with these three revisions…

(1) No white space suits or space helmets. Put the kids in black jump suits, something similar to Mission Impossible black ops gear. This will not be a problem.

(2) Insert some ethnic diversity into the poster. I am only using two characters here, so I will make one of them with light skin tone and the other with a darker skin tone. This will not be a problem.

(3) No space monkeys. This will be a huge problem …because I really wanted to do a space monkey …I am now depressed …but they say I can do a robot instead …so I am now happy again.

I work up the finished pencil drawing (pictured above) and indicate on it in writing that the two characters are different colors, make sure the kids are in black jump suits, and add a robot in the corner where my beloved space monkey once dwelled. I attach this sketch to an email and send it back to my client for approval, which they give.

It is now time to start painting, but what pitfalls await me there? Will the color work go smoothly, or will I accidentally shoot myself in the foot by trying to do something exotic? Tune in tomorrow for the next exciting episode of …The Joy Of Painting!

The Comments

Thomas M.

Please say this sketch took you the better part of a week to complete … No, better yet, two… And, in the upper right side (just above the robot, does my eye spy the amazing ‘39 green plaskon Pacific model 30? Of course the dial and knobs are on the wrong side, but very, very, similar.

Doug Jones

I sure hope the ship has good seals on it… otherwise the nerve gas could seep in, and they will all be sleeping with Edgar.

Dennis Jones

…actually Doug, I was in my air tight bathroom when the nerve gas was released, so I held my breath and ran out to my computer, typed this page up and ran back into my air tight bathroom before the nerve gas (which had a corrosive agent in it that breaks down rubber seals but did not hurt my exposed skin) could get me…

Dennis Jones

…and Thomas, this is the newer ‘39 Green Plaskon Pacific Model 3.1 with the chromed air breather on the hood… so the knobs ARE in the right place… I can see how you might mistake it for the older model in this rough sketch, though…

Dan Lietha

Usually, the behind the scenes art stuff from Dennis is very inspiring and takes my own creativity to new levels. However, with the intense cliff hangers at the end of each installment, I’m a nervous wreck! I can’t sleep. I can’t focus. I’m jumpy and irritable. I try to draw, but I keep wondering if Dennis will survive to complete the job! HELP!

Dennis Jones

…Dan, people out there just don’t realize what a dangerous job being a professional artist really is… I hate to have to be the one to expose the seamy underbelly of the art world to the masses, but I feel someone must…

Don Jones

Speaking of seamy underbellies, I stepped out for one stinkin’ day to get a non-functioning gall bladder removed and I’m already WAY behind in Dennis’ Joy ‘O Paintin’ Series. Hope this comes out on DVD.

Doug Jones

Isn’t is a good thing we have 24 to watch so we know how to survive out in the world? Today I will have the rubber seals replaced in my bathroom. DON… I was expectin’ a LIVE podcast from the O.R. when will it be ready?

Dennis Jones

…Doug, do NOT do what I did the first time I installed air tight seals in my bathroom and go to the zoo to pick them up…

Jeff

Cool stuff! Too bad they did not go with the space monkey. I guess the little robot dude will have to do. How long did it take to go from initial sketch to this one? You are going to have to give up all of your secrets with this series! hehe

Dennis Jones

…heres a little secret …24 is not real …it’s just a TV show …really…

Doug Jones

are you sure? wait till I tell the guys down at CTU… Cartoon Terror Unit…

Jeff

All my dreams are dashed….

Allan White

Yes, pity about the Space Monkey. I mean, how can one be a space explorer without a sidekick? Esp. if you’re elementary-aged? I see the glow from the earth (earthshine?) filling the scene, lighting their faces and interior a bit.Such a pity about Samwise dying from the gas last night…

Dennis Jones

…well now wait a minute… if you are talking about the Cartoon Terrorism Unit… that is real…

Doug Jones

Whew… you had me goin’ there for a minute. I think the Danish cartoonists are in charge of CTU now….

Dennis Jones

…and, yes Allan, it is indeed sad when we lose a hobbit to terrorism…

Doug Jones

it wouldn’t surprise me any to find that Gollum is the brains behind the stolen nerve gas… my precioussssss…..

Don Jones

I think I see Jack peeking out of one those vents in the drawing.

Dennis Jones

…Samwise was one tough little hobbit… but whatever made him think he could run CTU is beyond me…

Doug Jones

Dennis… your page has been a source of many chuckles for me today as I sit here and scan an endless number of line art spots. Got more to scan tomorrow… so let’s keep this up… eh? Shifting gears… got any favorites on the Amazing Race? I am liking that geek couple…

Dennis Jones

…the geek couple are so fortunate to be on the Amazing Race and not on 24 ‘cause they are killing off the lovable geeks on that show…

Don Jones

Where’d the Cafe Press Stores go? I was wanting to do some shopping this afternoon while I was on some R

Dennis Jones

…you mean the ones that used to be here on my page? I moved them into our Brother Jones Shop… REMEMBER?… we were ALL going to move our stores into one central location …THE SHOP ON BROTHER JONES… and I am the only one that did it… am I the only responsible brother here?… that is pretty sad if that is the case…

Don Jones

I forgot to tell you guys… I got a deal on the combo gall bladder and lobotomy surgery special.

megan

Dennis, do you find that your clients understand that you are painting your finished pieces and so give you deadlines that acknowledge that fact? Or do you get the wicked-fast-turnaround thing too?

Dennis Jones

Megan I have relatives from the Massachusetts area and I always get a kick out of how they toss the “wicked” into their sentences… (being from a small town in rural Missouri I just never heard that expression)… so, yes I do get wicked-fast deadlines… fortunately for me, I am wicked-fast…

megan

I guess the “wicked” wore off on me when I moved here, heh heh…

The Joy Of Painting Episode 4

March 16, 2006

JOP4

…with your very worried host, Dennis Jones…

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…picture one… …picture two…

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…picture three… …picture four…

To recap yesterdays exciting episode; …after a brief struggle in the painting process I finish the artwork and scan it into my computer.

Inside Photoshop I clean out the “window” area, open up the digital file of the photograph and insert it. The photograph is smaller than my window (picture 1) but this should not be a problem. I have used the color copy the client sent of the photograph and built the artwork directly on top of it, so I know proportionally everything is going to line up. All I have to do is enlarge the photograph.

I enlarge the photograph (picture 2) but things do not fall into place. I sit and look at the computer screen with my mouth open. This is not a good thing. What is going on here? I try stretching the picture down (picture 3) but this hides key elements of the photograph and the white icecaps at the bottom of the photograph do not work at all with the artwork. I try a total distortion in a last ditch effort to force things to work (picture 4) but this makes Europe huge, North America narrow, and Australia disappears. I dont think my client will go for that.

Something has gone terribly wrong. I grab the color copy of the photograph, put it under my artwork, throw it on the light table and look at it again. Everything lines up and is in perfect place. So how come it doesnt work in… oh… I know now… the color copy they sent is not the same size as the digital file they sent me to work with. Copy machines are notorious for either stretching or condensing an image as they print, and that is what has happened here. My artwork is in the wrong place because the color copy was not accurate. I have diagnosed the problem, but not a solution.

Will I be able to pull a rabbit out of my hat on this one or will it be back to the drawing board for a second try on this? Tune in tomorrow for the next exciting episode of The Joy Of Painting!

The Comments

Dan Lietha

and after the robot was chosen OVER the space monkey, it’s a machine that betrays you. You should’ve went with the space monkey after all!
Evil machines … Speaking of machines, what specific scanner do you use? I’m surprized nobody has asked that question yet … but it was coming!

Bucky Jones

Dennis, maybe you covered this already, but what is the final size of your painting, and is there a typical scale you work regarding proportions of actual to printed piece?

Dennis Jones

Dan… I agree with you… this could probably all have been avoided if we had just stuck with the space monkeys… I use the cheapest large format scanner on the market… the Mustek A3 USB…

Dennis Jones

Bucky… this poster was 17 by 22 and I usually work projects to size…

Thomas M.

From these images, it looks as though our fearless space travelers are approaching the earth too fast – almost warp speed!! Sweet Man ‘O La Mancha!!  However, they do keep a smile on their face, knowing full well that Dennis, their mission commander, will come through with the right instructions. Softly, the others in the Space Center Control Room begin their chant…DJ! DJ! DJ! DJ! DJ!

Don Jones

This Paintin’ Series has more twist and turns than an episode of LOST! For some reason I read your scanner to be a Musket A3… now that’s old. The Paul Revere patriot model no doubt. My solution to the proportion situation would be to COMMAND-T that bugger and morph it into submission.

janson

wow dennis

megan

Can you scan in the color copy and use that? Or isn’t the color copy very good?

Dennis Jones

…well, when they pay $800.00 for a photograph, I’m pretty sure they want to use the photograph and not a color copy…

…what I really like about your comment, Megan, is that it makes it sound like I am working on this project right now in real time… just like on 24…

Doug Jones

quick… back to your sealed bathroom, Dennis!

Dennis Jones

…yaAAaa …tripped over Edgar…

Doug Jones

Hey… tomorrow I think you should let everyone know how long the painting and adding photo actually took in real time. They will probably be amazed!

Taking Action

April 12, 2006

PeepBaur

…”Peep” Bauer…

I should be posting something new about now, but I cant seem to focus on anything except the ongoing hostage crisis on Doug’s page.

I can no longer sit idly by and watch this travesty take place without trying to do something… so I have.

Good luck, Jack… and if this happens to go badly, (as your missions always do)… remember… I knew nothing about it.

The Comments

Don Jones

Jack is yelling again. He needs decaf.

Doug Jones

Jack is tracking the Peeps with the help of Chloe and satelites, but the President has him brought in for questioning and general roughing up. Jack is exposed to nerve gas but seals himself in the bathroom with the special rubber seals and flushes himself out of the commode where the Hostage Peeps are being held… and all this takes place in 10 minutes of REAL time… stay tuned….

Dennis Jones

…Doug, I can hardly wait for your next post to see what happens next!

Mason Jonez

Is that suit protocol?…….I need to be briefed.

Doug Jones

Jack wears bullet proof briefs… or is it boxers?

Jeff

Boxers by STA-PUFFED but they have Kevlar inserts

Dennis Jones

Chloe: Jack… satellite shows three peeps in the middle of the room… and a Jones over in the corner chewing on something…

Patrick Little (soon to be Jones)

Hey pops!! It was great to finally meet the man behind the conundrum that is Peter Jones!! You are a swell dad and I am glad to have met you, sorry to say that we didn’t get to hang out more and shoot the breeze, but I figured that your kids should hog ya seeing how you dont get down in their digs very often. Hopefully we will meet again sir! Smootches pops, Patrick

K

Dennis Jones

…well… I’m pretty sure that last comment is from my wife, Karen, who is in Germany right now… she’s the only one I know who could actually break the comment box on my page…

…and Patrick …you guys ROCK! …NORTH! …NORTH-ROCK! …no, wait a minute… NORTH! …whatever it is you guys choose to run with for a band name this month…

Jeff

He better look out for Microwaves… ever seen what a microwave can do to a Peep? They blow up huge.. Then the wife yells at ya for the mess thats left..

Don Jones

I wonder what the peeps would weigh on Dennis’ household food scale…

Doug Jones

I think he broke those scales a week ago while weighing a dead possum he found on the road.

Roballoo

This is the new Paris fashions? Better go buy one so I can look my best on Easter Sunday.

Dennis Jones

…if you buy one for Easter Sunday have someone take your picture in it so we can post it here on Brother Jones…

Roballoo

Hmmm…worldwide internet fame vs. world wide internet ridicule? Which one would happen to me?

Tami

Sorry to bust in on peep-fest, but I’m wondering if this woman is a Jones – If not, I think honorary membership is in order:

Don Jones

Tami, sadly no, she isn’t a REAL Jones but, I’m sure she would fit right in with us.

Don Jones

Who’s posting under my name? I didn’t enter the comment above… mmm… a ghost writer. This is getting weird.

~

~ BROTHERJONES BONUS COVERAGE!! ~

My post above was a response to my big brother Doug and the crisis he had created over on his page. Below is Doug’s page.

~

April 10, 2006

Save the PEEPS!

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aren’t they SWEEEET?

I am holding these Peeps hostage. Something really bad awful will happen to them unless my demands are met.

Demand #1

Unless I hear from all 8 of the visitors to this site, one of the Peeps will meet an untimely end. You must plead for the Peeps. All pleas must be made by 5PM… unless an extension is granted by Major League Baseball.

… and listen, I’m not kidding around here…

The Comments

Megan Jones & Mandy

Are me and Mandy two of those 8 visitors of the site????

Doug Jones

Hmmm… I KNOW Mandy is, or WAS a visitor at one time… but who is Megan Jones… sounds kinda familiar…

Dennis Jones

…please, Doug, please…

…send me one of them Peeps…

megan

I’m not responding to these Strong Arm tactics… oh, oops, looks like I already did…also looks like one Peep has already met his unfortunate demise…

Doug Jones

All 5 Peeps are accounted for at this point… but the one on the end is getting very nervous!

Nick Jones Everybody

Throw one in the microwave… give him the ride of his life, 10 times his original size followed by a bout of petrification….

Roballoo

I think this portends a big announcment by ol’ Jonesy. I’ll bite, what’s up? SocMo dolls for everyone? The first ever SocMo Retrospective at MOMA? Or FREE SocMo tatoos for all!

Dennis Jones

…I’m not comfortable with the way that Peep in the middle is looking at me in that condescending way of his… I say he’s the first to go…

Don Jones

Peeps give me the creeps. EAT ‘EM ALL!!

Roballoo

I think this portends a big announcment by ol’ Jonesy. I’ll bite, what’s up? SocMo dolls for everyone? The first ever SocMo Retrospective at MOMA? Or FREE SocMo tatoos for all!

Roballoo

I did not post again the same info just to inflate the numbers. But, I may have this time. Lord of the Peeps For all my peeps.

Doug Jones

Roballoo… I have experienced the same thing you did … I think. If I hit the refresh button to see if there is a new post, it asks if I want to resend last comment. If I refresh, it posts whatever I said previoulsy AGAIN. weird.

Doug Jones

CRAZY! Click on the “Lord of the Peeps” name above… a fun spoof! check it out!

Dennis Jones

…regrettably, over the past several years, I have personally been involved in several “Peeps” incidents just like this one… I fear it is already too late for most of them…

Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby

January 8, 2007

SirRugglesby

…who else could it be but good ole Rugglesby…

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…itching to trek about the latitudes…

I really like concept art. I decided to do a little of it myself this weekend and this is what I came up with. I’m not really sure if there is any sort of concept going on in my piece of concept art… unless you can call baggy striped pants a concept.

The Comments

Doug Jones

I think the concept here is Wal*Mart greeter gone BAD! “Hey… you wanna cart? Take it! TAKE THE CART NOW OR I’LL BLAST YOU!”… “thank you, and have a nice day”…….

roballoo

What a fun piece. With the striped pants I’d say he’s a golfer during the apocalypse. I imagine Golf would be a much more dangerous sport then.

Mark Behm

He’s great. Love his costume and the “tooth gate” behind him.

Don Jones

This would make a nice addition to ImageKind print place. I have to agree with Roballoo… those are golfin’ britches if I’ve ever seen ‘um.

Doug Jones

I hope this guy has another pair of those pants in his pack… in case he gets a hole in one…

Dennis Jones

…this page actually has secret, backward masked messages about the Beatles hidden on it. kinda…

Cedric Hohnstadt

Terrific illustration! Who’d have ever thought someone could look so intimidating wearing striped pajama pants.

Brian

I once shot a carnivorous prehistoric beast in my stripey combat pajamas. How it got in my stripey combat pajamas I’ll never know.

Craig Schutt

This is a comic book/graphic novel just waiting to happen…

Roballoo!

I must concur. At least you’d sell a couple of copies.

BernardFromTheYard

Awesome! Wacom, Painted or both?

JoBi

its looks like ‘Zerit’, a character designed by Massimiliano Frezzato

JEFF

TEXAS CHECKIN BACK IN AFTER A BRIEF VACATION. WHATS IT BEEN? 8 MONTHS? HOWS IT GOIN DENNIS?

deke

i googled the name. is this a song?

Luis

Klattu

Dennis Jones

…if you saw this seasons opening episode of 24 (when Jack stepped off the airplane from his little holiday stay in China)… that’s pretty much what I looked like when I disembarked the plane from europe last night… minus the handcuffs of course… but including the long beard and shellshocked look…

Deke & Luis: I was listening to an old Klaatu record one night and was inspired by a song on it called Sir Bodsworth Rugglesby III, I did this picture as I listened to the album…

Jeff: Where have you been? Good to hear something out of you again! Are you involved in hockey at all this year? Last summer the team I played on won the league championship! I AM A WEINER! I mean WINNER! WhooHOO!

JoBi: I would have to agree with you JoBi, this does look like Zerit… I guess there really is nothing new under the sun…

Bernard: Painted… I still love to paint…

Craig & RobalLOO: You write it, I’ll draw it…

Brian: Always good to hear someone reporting in from the Stripey Combat Pajama Brigade… but you guys just have to do a better job guarding your uniforms…

Cedric: Try wearing striped pajama pants the next time you go out in public… people will get out of your way quick… they are indeed very intimidating…

Mark: Thanks… I’ve not had a lot of time yet to piddle around with the digital tablet, but its all been in Photoshop… I am starting to explore Painter now, (which is a whole different animal)… if I ever come up with anything decent I will post it up…

My Official Weekend Report

February 12, 2007

GreenMo1

…in the laboratory…

GreenMo2

…it’s …ALIVE…

This is my official weekend report as required by the legal division of BrotherJonesOnTheWeb. Why I am the only brother that has to fill one of these forms out, I do not know.

The weather has turned vicious here in Northeastern Indiana, and we are running low on fire wood. This, however, is not a problem for a manly woodcutter like me. I walked into my garage to fire up my manly chain saw only to discover that whoever used it last had knocked the chain off and left the saw in disrepair. I, (of course), was the last person to use my chain saw sometime last summer.

I put the saw back together, (a very manly thing to do), did a cold weather start on it, hiked into the woods behind my house and started cutting lumber. I then drove my SUV back to collect the wood, got it stuck in a snow drift, got it unstuck, and then made several manly trips back and forth picking up wood, hauling wood and stacking wood.

Then I made a sock monkey… another very manly thing to do.

The Comments

Don Jones

This morning on the news they were reporting that burning freshly cut wood from the ice damage was not a good idea. it needs to DRY OUT (for about a year). Otherwise, you are building up some serious creosote in your chimney by burning it. I suggest burning your dirty laundry for heat. Stay warm and cut down on your warshin’ at the same time.

Dennis Jones

sorry, can’t talk now… putting out fire in house…

Dennis Jones

…make that house fire… gotta go…

Don Jones

HOOK UP A HOSE! Better yet…. GRAB THE HOT DOGS and MARSHMELLOWS!!!

Doug Jones

great looking monkey! uh, great looking MANLY sock monkey, that is… I can read the expression on his face… it says, “I wanna move to Florida!” It got down to freezing for a couple of days here and I immediately got tired of winter. I actually had to put a coat on… can you believe it? Two days of cold weather is all I need. No sign of flakes so far. This is all good cuz I don’t have a chainsaw… or woods to go cut down trees in. but we DO have deer that were eating anything green in our flower garden yesterday…

Doug Jones

Hey… I was expecting to see Weasel Boy on the Grammys last night. What happened? Did you get bumped by Sting?

Dennis Jones

…WeaselBoy wasn’t even nominated for anything! …what’s up with that?

WeaselBoy

😦

Dennis Jones

…they’ve been predicting bad weather for us all week and last night our Severe Winter Weather WATCH turned into a Severe Winter Weather WARNING… fortunately, today we are no longer under that warning… we are now under a BLIZZARD Warning… whew!… I think we dodged a bullet on that one…

Dennis Jones

…hmm …they’re saying now that we are going to have white out conditions …I didn’t think they even made white out any longer… I mean, with computers and all, who really needs it anymore? …anyway, I looked out the window to see what was going on, but couldn’t really see anything…

Dennis Jones

…hmm …they just declared a Level 2 Travel Advisory… unless you are an emergency vehicle you will be ticketed if you are on the road driving around… but I am needing a Krispie Kreme Donut right now, REALLY BAD and there are none left in the house… that’s an emergency, isn’t it?

Don Jones

GET IN THE CAR AND GO NOW MAN!!! IF JACK BAUER CAN UNDO NUKLEEAR BOMBS YOU CAN GET TO WAL-MART AND BACK WITH DONUTS!!!

Dennis Jones

…I guess I didn’t realize how simple it is to disarm a nuclear bomb… but after watching Jack disarm one on TV last night I feel pretty confident that I could do it, too, in a pinch… if that situation ever arose here in Huntington… like in my neighborhood or something…

Doug Jones

If you could put one of those Nookier suitcase bombs on your driveway, it would probably get rid of your snow for you… and your neighbor’s snow… and your neighbor’s neighbor’s snow… and ….

Don Jones

Attention my brothers I’m planning on buying a couple of syringes of Sodium Pentothal for you next Christmas.

Doug Jones

oh, goody! I love it when we play “torture the brother!”

Dennis Jones

…I’m thinking Jack is going to have to kill his entire family plus a couple of in-laws to save the world this time…

Don Jones

and the little dog too!!!

Dennis Jones

…NOT TOTO!!!

Doug Jones

how much snow do you have???

Dan Lietha

If those of you in this ice-encased frozen zone are trapped in your house (that hasn’t burnt down from creosote build up in the chimney) and you have to wait for the ice to melt to rejoin civilization, check out this guy’s digital painting info blog: danidraws.com Great info!

Dan Lietha

Correction … check out this GAL’S digital painting web site: danidraws.com OOPS!

Doug Jones

I had just found this site recently myself… great information there!

Doballoo

I see she’s a D. Jones too. That does it I’m changing my name to Doballoo Jones in an attempt to monetize on my nascent illustration career

Dennis Jones

…ok, well now… where are we today? I started shoveling snow at the crack of dawn and did that for most of the morning… how much snow did we get you ask? …pastorally speaking I would have to say we had drifts at least 12 feet high… realistically more like 2 or 3… which is nothing to snuff at when you are shoveling it all by hand… so now I’m trying to catch up on work…

…I noticed the danidraws girls last name is Jones… she’s not a sister I’ve accidentally forgotten about, is she?

Dougaloo

Dougaloo… has a nice ring to it, eh? I don’t recall a sister named Dani… maybe one named Mani would be more like it…

Don Jones

How about our sister Norah? We’ve yet to hear from her since she hit the bigtime…

Ellie

May 18, 2009

EllieSue

New week, new picture…

For the curious among you, I showed up this week on the CCI website.

The Comments

Don Jones

Den, the way I see it…. those folks ain’t gonna visit ‘cause curiosity killed all those cats. Dig?

Doug Jones

Such a cute little girl… but I KNOW that she is really a double agent. We need Jack Bauer to “question” her a bit to get to the truth. I think she is emitting some kind of violet chemical agents into the atmosphere that will make everyone a mind numbed robot who will thoughtlessly buy up all the BrotherJones products collecting dust in our warehouse… hey… wait… cancel that call into Bauer…

Dennis Jones

…dontcha think the world would be a far safer place if only someone would lock Jacks daughter up in a closet somewhere…

Dan Lietha

I am honored to be 2 listings under you at the CCI web site! 🙂

Dennis Jones

…it’s the happenin’ internet place to be…

Jeff

She could be the pending offspring of Jack and the new FBI chick. Note even though she is smiling, her fists are ready to pound a crooked FBI agent. And how is it, the new FBI chick went through 24 hours of getting shot, stomped etc and her make-up held out??? Humm.

Dennis Jones

…I always get a kick out of looking back at everything that can happen in 24 hours on that show… a biological weapon almost explodes, then the white house is captured, then it’s retaken, the presidents daughter is appointed to the chief of staff position for an entire 4 hours before going down in corruption flames, Jack gets the snot beat out of him, is exposed to deadly chemicals but still is able to function flawlessly… amazing…

Doug Jones

Yeah… actually it is getting a bit tiresome. Someone is a bad guy… then a good guy… then a bad guy again… all in 24 hours…

Jeff

Sounds like my house.

The Weasel Has Landed

January 20, 2010

TaTonkaEngine2

I’m back in the country and happy to report that I was not involved in any sort of international incident this time… ok… there’s a tiny little video that goes along with this picture in my comments area below…

The Comments

Doug Jones

… but international incidents are so much fun!

Dennis Jones

…for everybody listening to your stories about them maybe… not so much when you’re smack dab in the middle of one…

Jeff

I have been watching 24, I can give ya good advice on how to get out of these “Sticky Situations”..

Dennis Jones

…well Jeff, as you know, we frequently have to call on Jack for help around here…

Nik

Awesome! That horse is really depressed.

Jeff

Yes but when Jack helps, Peeps get dead.. Why cant he just do something smoothly and slip away without killin someone??

Dennis Jones

…there’s nothing worse than watching Jack work over a Peep that’s been duck taped to a rickety old chair inside a dark cold warehouse deep in the inner city somewhere…

Doug Jones

That is on page one of the Jack Bauer playbook. But this time someone used it on him. Of course in 5 minutes he was fully recovered… and it takes me a whole WEEK to recover from a cold…

Jeff

We are nearing that time of year that all Christians love, but all PEEPS fear. Yes the Easter holiday. It is during this week that over 75% of all peeps loose their life to marshmallow bloated kiddies and basket raiding parents. The PEEPS need a man like JACK.

Dennis Jones

Jeff

Last year the Purple Peep was almost consumed to the point of extinction. Let us not forget that the Naugahyde craze of 1973 virtually destroyed the worlds population of Naugas. The rush on bowling alley furniture alone killed off the Avacado green nauga. If only Jack was around then to help those poor gentle woodland creatures.

Nik

We got word of Spartaweaselcus, I think he might be a great ally for Jack.

Jeff

Yes,, Jack and Spartaweaselcus..Working together for the good of the PEEPS,, Are you keeping up with our rantings Dennis??

Dennis Jones

…can’t talk now… mouth fulla peeps…

Jeff

I guess that rules you out for the Save The Peeps spokesman position..

Jeff

I do hear that Peeps are delicious when you melt them with a chocolate Kiss.

Nik

Yea,and make a Peeps Smores!

Jeff

I guess the N.F.L’s cash for clunkers program did not pay off this year..Sorry Bret. Go Coats

Nik

Congrats to the Saints first Super Bowl!

Esaulov Ilya

Excellent works! Very to be pleasant. I watch your creativity, I am inspired! Thanks big!:)

Kev_Brett

I LOVE your work!! So much so I want the See with me Bible for me – and I’m 32!!! Thanks!