The Christmas Story

December 20, 2006

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…experimenting with Comic Life software…

Here’s a last minute, inexpensive little Christmas gift idea for an artist to go out and… well… buy for themselves, because you know nobody else is going to buy it for you… Comic Life Software… 25 bucks!

This software allows you create panels, word balloons, text, titles, everything you need to create a custom comic book page. I bought a copy last summer and to learn it, I translated the first chapter of the Biblical book of Luke, (which is really, REALLY text heavy). It was a lot of fun and the program was very easy to master.

This would be the proper time of year to post what I came up with in my portfolio section, so I have. You can see all eight pages here.

The Comments

Don Jones

It’s a gift that keeps on givin’, Clark.

Doug Jones

for Christmas I want new eyes… I think I blew mine out trying to read all the fine print on these over in the portfolio

Don Jones

Magnifyin’ glasses for everybody! A great stocking stuffer.

Doug Jones

I like that headline type… what is it? Did you beef it up someway or is that how it comes?

Dennis Jones

…Pete and I spent the afternoon in Ft. Wayne… basically at the dollar theatre… movie, shopshop shop, another movie, home… talk about needing some new eyes…

…Doug, that headline type came with the program… not sure what it is called…

roballoo

Are these illustrations new just for this or are they from one of your other Bible illustration assignments adapted just for purpose. ComicLife is way cool. New Macs come with it preinstalled apparently. I too wish I could read the other sample pages. perhaps you could post them here just like Bro. Doug did for last weeks parade o’ pics.

Dennis Jones

…this is all original art… I was trying to figure out a method I could use to do a comic… what I ended up doing was laying out the page with all the text and balloons, then seeing how much room was left (and the space configurations inside each panel) and tried to do art that would fit into each individual panel… so I have a whole lot of little tiny art sitting around the studio from this exercise…

Cedric Hohnstadt

Remember the old Bible comic books from the 70’s? This is way better!

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EndOfTheYear Blowout Special!

December 11, 2007

Swordmouse

That’s right folks, we are smack dab in the middle of the 1st Annual Brother Jones, Every Things Has Gotta Go, End Of The Year, BLOWOUT SPECIAL!!! …(extra exclamation points for excitement!!!)

I’m opening the door to my computers experimental art folder and if there’s a crummy piece of artwork in there that has never seen the light of day, I’m posting it on Brother Jones this week NO MATTER HOW BAD IT IS! We’re blowing them right out the door…. and a lot of these really do blow! Everyday, something new, while supplies last! Look fast, because tomorrow these dogs may be gone forever!

The Comments

Don Jones

Admire before 8 a.m. and get another 10% OFF!!

Dennis Jones

Wow! I didn’t know we were doing that! This is even better than I thought!

Don Jones

Use your Brother Jones VISA and TAKE yet ANOTHER 10% OFF!

Dennis Jones

…needing a unique Christmas gift idea? Name a piece of crummy Dennis Jones digital art after a loved one… we will put your loved ones name in our custom name registry and send you a fabulous certificate that you can give to that special person to let them know how truly special they are to you…
truly the gift that keeps on giving…

Doug Jones

dang… wish I had thought of that idea!

Dennis Jones

…well Doug, it’s not too late for you to purchase an art name for a loved one… I can get one all set up for you, no problem…

Jason Bourne

YES! This is the way to go out. Cats and dogs and lilly frogs… Keep’em coming!

Don Jones

I drew Doug’s name for Christmas. Den, fix me up with something REAL nice for Douger.

Doug Jones

maybe I can do the same kind of blowout thing next week… but it would have to be scribbles I retrieve outta the trash can…. wonder if I can get a registry goin for a name on a piece of trash…