Holy Batman, Cow!

August 3, 2005

Huntington

Doug posted some shots of downtown Nashville on his site today. Here is a shot of the skyscrapers in downtown Huntington, Indiana where I live.

The Comments

Don Jones

Alright the building looks like it has Aztec markings of some sort. It’s a friendly enough looking place… Are those parking meters?

Roberto

Nice picture Dennis – what’s the feature movie showing?

Dennis Jones

I think we just got a new one… “Gone with the Wind”…

Dennis Jones

Don… unfortunately, those are not Aztec markings… I fear they are UFO markings… go here for the rest of the story

Doug Jones

I zoomed in on that marquee and saw that it’s a double feature. The second film is Billy Jack. I’m on my way. Buy me some popcorn… I’ll be there ASAP.

Dennis Jones

YEEAHHIKES

Doug Jones

Thats a fun little game. It took me a while to ever start hitting anything. I finally used the FORCE and got 10 of those pesky aliens. How many can you hit?

Billy Jack

I’m gonna take my right foot, and hit you on the right side of your face, and there ain’t a thing you can do about it…

Roberto

I’m terrible at this game, but it’s fun – beats work anyway. Sounds like the Galactic Empire is surveying Huntington for its next invasion site. You guys should probably call Mel Gibson; he’s been through this before.

Doug Jones

If you get any unusual lightning storms… run for cover… the aliens are coming. At least that’s how War of the Worlds started.

Dennis Jones

I am wearing my aluminum foil anti-alien hat as we speak…

Doug Jones

Good thinking, Den… I think wearing SocMo pants would also help repel them… you KNOW they are after your Krispy Kremes…

Dennis Jones

…unfortunately, Mary did not send me a pair of Socmo anti-alien pants…

Don Jones

I’m in the middle of a thunderstorm here in Denver yeow. The end is near

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Giacometti

February 28, 2008

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I hated art history classes in college. There were just too many weird artists and creepy pictures to try to remember. I do remember one guy though… Alberto Giacometti. He did these bizarre sculptures of people with really skinny legs and arms. I always liked that look. I tend to gravitate toward that same sort of skinny little leg and arm thing on my people, too.

The Comments

Don Jones

“Draw Comics the Marvel Way”…. in your case Dennis, that should also read “No Way”. Batman is pumped.

Dennis Jones

…he just drank a case of pop and is letting out a super hero belch…

Doug Jones

remember popping beads from our childhood? Those plastic things that you stick together? That’s what I thought of as I was looking at this guy’s arm. You could sell a super hero model kit with lots of parts (shoulders, arms, bicepts, feet, etc.) that snap together. You could have fun snapping together super hero figures. Get the BrotherJones production department on this now! chop! chop!…

Dennis Jones

…oh, that’s right, popping beads… that was my inspiration… not Giacometti… what was I thinking?

Jason Bourne

Ah, there it is. YES. Swanky.. Thanks DJ. He looks like the Bizzaro Batman.

Doug Jones

for some reason unknown to me, I really like that background color! I don’t think I would have come up with that, but it works great! I just noticed Batman’s rear molar has a cavity. Robin, fire up the Batmobile

Happy Valentines Day!

April 2, 2008

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In the afternoons I’ve been listening to Huntington’s Very Own, AM 1300, WBZQ. It is our hometown, 500 watt (19 watts at night) blow torch oldies station. Their slug line is, “we play the songs the other stations just won’t play”. Yesterday they played Disco Duck. Attention WBZQ… there might be a reason the other stations aren’t playing these songs anymore.

The Comments

Don Jones

I’m diggin’ your illustrations and grunged backgrounds combination platters.

Jason Bourne

Talk about perfect teeth. Bats fall in love with Catwoman?

Doug Jones

dentists could use this on a postcard to remind folks of their check ups. are those scratches in the background something you found somewhere or made?

Dennis Jones

…thats a photoshop brush Nick gave me years ago… when all else fails (and it usually does) go for the grunge look…

Terry Elliott

Dennis, I’m not one to complain, but simply putting hearts on the background doesn’t make this Valentine’s Day worthy. I was thinking the mouth could be re-worked to form the shape of a heart. It kinda does already. Thanks.—A concerned citizen

Dennis Jones

…ok, ok, you caught me… this was just a little 20 minute effort and I wanted to try out a new vector brush I found on the internet so I used it on the background and much to my surprise it had hearts on it but rather than spend another second on this picture I entitled it Happy Valentines Day in order to explain the hearts… I do like that heart shaped mouth idea, though…

Dennis Jones

Terry Elliott

Perfect! Can’t wait to see what you come up with for Arbor Day!

Jason Bourne

Wow, that is awesome and funny!

Dennis Jones

HAPPY SAINT PATRICKS DAY!

Terry Elliott

Let me know when you start taking requests!

roballoo

Don’t let the real Batman see this – he just might do the same thing to your teeth.

Jason Bourne

LOL. Some days I fell like that.

Don Jones

I fall like that everyday.

mark behm

Hee hee. He’s great.

Jason Bourne

Oh man, I meant to write “feel” and wrote “fell”. And Don, that was just funny when I read your post, I needed this laugh.

Don Livermore

Dennis, I sent the email to you yesterday through your website, not this one. I just sent one on this site with my email address on it. Give me and shout and I’ll get back to you. See ya, Don

Dennis Jones

…done and done!

Don Livermore

Got it and sent a long email back to you. See ya, Don

Don Livermore

Happy Valentines Day? Hey, that reminds me of the guy that had chipmunks eat his car wiring.. That was weird! Don’t remember for sure who that was.. Your insurance paid to repair that didn’t it Dennis? ehehehhe. Don

Dennis Jones

…wow …I had forgotten all about that …we lived out in the middle of the woods and had no garage to park the car in… rodents decided to nest under the hood and chewed all the wiring out of our car… turns out, cars don’t work so good with no wiring… who’da thot?

Don Livermore

Dennis, I emailed you the Keegan Jones new owner of “Wheat State Pizza” in Springfield, MO article. Since you’ve not heard anything about it…it must not be “THE” Keegan Jones but the article is in your “in-box”…Don

Ironed Man

July 16, 2008

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I still have not seen the new Iron Man movie that everyone says is so good… or the new Indiana Jones movie… or any of the other big summer movies for that matter. Come to think of it, I haven’t seen any movies this summer at all. Well… I did see Chicken Little on the airplane, but I don’t think that one counts.

The Comments

Don Jones

Dittos on the movies. I have seen the first Batman movie a few hundred months ago. I now remember that the last flick I saw was Dr. Seuss’ Horton with a side order of butter and popcorn.

Doug Jones

hey… you got a great feeling of shiny metal here! Noice! interesting you can make it to Aferka for two weeks but can’t go to a movie… isn’t life strange?

Dennis Jones

…I may not have seen any movies this year but I did get to see an anvil shoot over the fourth… that was almost as good as a movie… sorta…

Terry Elliott

An anvil shoot? I hope nobody got hurt. I love happy endings!

Jason Bourne

Kool. Ironman is one of the best. Indiana Jones was not up to par. All I can say is BATMAN Friday…

Nick Jones Everybody

3 cheers for Ironman. 1 for the anvil shoot. 4 for Batman.

Dennis Jones

…so …you’re saying the Iron Man movie is better than the anvil shoot? hmmm…

Doug Jones

3 for a quarter 2 for one 1 for all … and does anyone have any theories on them LOST numbers?

roballoo

He looks like hes about to cry.

Doug Jones

he’s about to cry because… ONE is the loneliest number that you’ll ever doooo…

S.Stanley

Hey…heroes don’t cry. Well, not while they’re getting their picture taken. However, the slight tilt of I-man here makes him look as though he just stepped into the picture. Glory hog.

Jason Bourne

Ironman has had it rough. I think he knows Batman is going to take home the money…

Steampunked Shark

July 31, 2008

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After being called out yesterday for my somewhat questionable commitment to Brother Jones Shark Week, I thought I better grab the magic tablet and whip out a new shark for my page.

I wanted it to be really good so I put a lot of time and thought into it… ok, I put no time or thought into it. I drew a shark and it was kinda boring. What could it be doing? Maybe eating people? That’s probably not a good idea. Maybe a pair of glasses on his beady little eyes. Maybe goggles would be better. What could I have him doing?

I then remember this is for Brother Jones and the two minutes I have already spent on this have been two minutes too long. I scan my sketch into the computer and start slopping color on it. Then Karen brings a slice of fresh, hot chocolate pound cake and a glass of milk to my studio and I take a break to eat that.

All in all, I spend more time eating the chocolate cake than I do on the shark picture, but this does not mean I am anything less than 110% committed to Brother Jones Shark Week. In fact, I’ve included process shots and typed a whole bunch on this page in order to indicate my total commitment…

…viva la shark week, I say…

The Comments

Doug Jones

WOO HOO! Now we’re talkin! a Steampunk shark dashed out in mere minutes with NO thought involved… and THEN some lengthy copy that goes NOwhere! THIS is what BrotherJones is all about! good jorb! Reminds me of the phrase I hear on CarTalk a lot… we could use the same motto.. BrotherJones… unencumbered by the thought process….

Don Jones

Yes, I second that no brainer blog from Den and would like to get a piece of the chocolate pound cake… please.

Dennis Jones

…thank you, thank you… I will email that slice of cake, Don…

James

Hey Dennis if I send a self address stamped envelope could I also have Karens special  Jones-o-late pound cake that way I could learn to draw like you, Pleeeeasse.  The shark looks great dude even if you spent more time eating than drawing. You have a way with that magic tablet  OH GREAT ONE.

Dennis Jones

…James, don’t worry about all that self-addressed stamped envelope nonsense… I’ll just email you a slice when I send Don his…

Don Jones

What type of milk goes with this digital cake? 2%? WHoLe? Skim? Should I even say it?…. SOY?

Jason Bourne

Shark week! Nice… I say that 2% milk is best. I could use some chacolate now also.  Where is Willy Wonka?

James

Good man…. looks like Mr. Steampunked Shark had a few pieces of Karens famous chocolate pound cake as well, that bad boy looks pleasantly plump and his goggles were a great choice, it protects his eye from small flying pieces of this delicious cake when he ripped into it.

Bernard

Well, now as a former foot-in-the-mouth victim myself, I have to say: Are you really committed to bringing it ( eastside Shark jargon ) the rest of the week? And, unless I’m an AOL provider I only count 2 Shark pieces of art here and it’s already Thursday? Now, before you label me an ungrateful steampunk, punk, I just want you to know that it’s fine by me if you just stick a fork in whatever’s left of Karen’s Pound cake and post that up here for tomorrow. By the way how much of that pound cake have you eaten? Maybe you should just take a photo of yourself AFTER you eat the rest of it…you know for ___ week. You Three Jones Bros. need to get on Viddler! You would make millions.

Doug Jones

I always thought sharks preferred yellow tinted goggles… guess I was wrong… again…

Bernard

Doug, Just like an old Steampunk leathersmith…Dennis only has GREEN lens for all his goggle creations.

Dennis Jones

…I’m still trying to figure out who the Viddler is… didn’t Jim Carrey play him in one of the Batman movies?

Bernard

…I’m not takin’ the bait! Anyone that can go from reverse to 100 miles an hour using a digital pen ( not to mention your new Cintiq ) and whose family tree knocks out state-of-art blogs like this one has to know exactly what ‘Viddler” is. If I sound course/cranky here outside the Jones Bros. Digital window…I guess I am! I once used this site to consul my pitiful digital insecurities while reading your frustrations on going digital. Now, the transformation is complete. Dennis has truly graduated onto Tie-Cong-Pen and is now one of them…the Digital Dogs who can do steampunked sharks while eating poundcake and without thinking. Where’s that leave an old pencil dog like me, trying to draw to the right while I look left? Well, ? Whats-a-matter….does that freaky cat got your mouse? Whew, I gotta get some help here….I know, I’ll go over to Doug and Don’s blog and see if they care?

Dan Lietha

It’s safe to say the DISCOVERY CHANNEL doesn’t have sharks like this!

Don Jones

Man, this blog is seeing some heavy duty pontification. Makes my head spin or maybe it’s the pound cake?

Jason Bourne

Word up: Pontification It has been a long day in here.

Dennis Jones

…don’t forget to turn the lights off when you leave…

James

The great one has spoken…hit the door gang.

Roballoo

I think shark week has been a rousing success. I don’t think I’ve seen this much posting around here since some other day a while back.

Dennis Jones

…that’s because there’s nothing more exciting than talkin’ sharks ‘n seein’ sharks… especially if they’re in close proximity to you…

Don Jones

I am quite amazed with the quantity of posts from Doug and Dennis given the shark infested deadlines that they are battling. I am not amazed with the quality of posts from Doug and Dennis given their consumption of coffee, milk and chocolate pound cake.

Jason Bourne

When it all comes down… I suppose quality is better than quantity, unless you’re eating. LOL

My Garage Door

September 22, 2008

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Malcom, (the “chaos theory” guy) from the Jurassic Park movie said, ”…life will find a way”. That seems to be the situation taking place in front of my garage door right now.

The Comments

Dan Lietha

MAN! I’ve been trying for years to get a flower to grow in front of my garage and it just never takes. What is your secret? Any special plant food? What kind of flower is it? What direction does your garage face? Do you limit opening your garage door? And do you credit your Cintiq in your success in growing this flower in any way? 🙂

Don Jones

You must be using the new and improved Concrete Miracle Grow. I say, get on the Craftsman mower and show that rebel type flowery sort who’s boss.

Jason Bourne

That is quite amazing! Who knew concrete would work so well?

Dennis Jones

…Dan, all I can say is, flowers didn’t grow in the concrete at my house BEFORE I got a Cintiq… so… you can do the math for yourself… seems pretty obvious to me…

…Don, no need to show the flower who’s boss… Karen apparently did not think this was quite as unique as I did because all traces of the flower are now gone… glad I snapped a picture of it before it was too late! …flower killer!

Doug Jones

interesting… not long ago I was watching Batman Begins on TV. At one point Alfred is talking to Bruce and says… “Took quite a fall, didn’t we, Master Bruce? And why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves up.” I thought hey… that’s good! I gotta remember that. I find it interesting that the deep philosophical insights that the Brothers Jones have come from Dinosaur movies and Batman…

Roballoo!

Who would win in a fight: Batman or Dinosaurs?

Don Jones

Maybe Karen has it pressed flat as a memento inside some photo book. Maybe not…

Jason Bourne

Bats would win. He would just use his “Bat-Dino Repelant”.

Ray J. Johnson

Did you paint that arrow on your garage door for this photo? Nice clean tape job.

Dennis Jones

…yes, yes I did… and my wife wasn’t so happy about that, either…

Roballoo!

maybe if the arrow matched the house color more she would go for it. I would try that.

Jason Bourne

Do I see the Knight Rider mower? Does it talk and everything? LOL.

Don Jones

You can’t tug on Superman’s cape… You can’t spit in the wind… You can’t pull the mask off the ol’ Lone Ranger… And you don’t mess around with Den.

Doug Jones

I think that flower has lived longer on this page than it did in real life!

Don Jones

Dennis must be blogstipated.

Zaz

I see everyone has a lot of time on there hands…OK boys, Time to grab the round up and move on. Dennis, paint your garage door and make Karen happy again, and lets get back to the wonderful world of Jones Brothers Art…we miss you man!

Dennis Jones

…man. I am just swamped with work right now… if I get a break, I’ll dig around and try to find something new to put up here…

Zaz

Not to worry, it’s a good thing to be busy it means you’re needed…No pressure Dennis and remember, the big guy only give us so much that we can handle. God Bless dude, and have a make it a great weekend.