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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Fake Fur

April 17, 2006

FakeFur

…staying awake for football…

As some of you may recall, I recently cleaned up my studio, and one of the things I found in it was a piece of fake fur.

I was originally going to attach the fake fur to my hockey goaltenders helmet and strike fear into the hearts of oncoming skaters. This, (of course), was faulty thinking on my part. If you know anything about hockey at all, you know that the only thing a furry goaltenders helmet would do to an opposing player is give him a target to shoot for. A furry goaltenders helmet would also be, (no doubt), very, very hot. So the furry goaltenders helmet idea was scrapped before it was even started and the fur got tossed into a corner in my studio.

Some of you may also remember that in a futile attempt to stay awake all the way to the end of Monday Night Football games this year I took up sewing. I grabbed the fur one night and this bear ended up being the last of my attempts to not fall asleep during a late night NFL game.

Epilogue: Fur once meant to strike terror into the hearts of enemies is now used to bring joy and goodwill to all mankind.

The Comments

Don Jones

If I remember right you had a hard time staying awake because of the crazy, multifaceted Indiana time zones that put the MNF game starting at 2 a.m. or something. Didn’t your Hoosier representatives get a new Daylight savings time issue voted in?

Dennis Jones

…yes, Don, we sure did… Indiana is now officially part of the Eastern Time Zone… except for the parts that are not… they are on Central Time… unfortunately, I am in the part of the state on Eastern time… so a Monday Night Football game starts at 9:00 for me and ends around midnight… I cant even make it thru the second quarter without falling fast asleep…

Doug Jones

SocMo would like to know if BearMo could come over for a play date. They could have a honey ‘n’ tea party! … SocMo is envious of that navel… his is missing you know…

Dennis Jones

…Socmo has too much attitude to hang out with this goody two shoes…

Fan of North (Rock?)

Hey, would you please send the info on how to listen to Pete Jones’ music via the pure volume site? We can get to the pure volume page, but can’t find him or his band on a search… Help, from Europe…

Don Jones

North is bringing fans in from the ends of the earth. I downloaded their two tunes from PureVolume and now have them loaded up for heavy rotation this week.

Jeff

I think a fur hockey mask could be intimidating but you would need to leave the rest of the animal it came from intact just hanging off the side.

Dennis Jones

…Jeff, I was also going to add horns to my furry goaltenders helmet, but I could not figure out a way to make them withstand a 90 mph slap shot…

Dennis Jones

Here’s a link to NorthRock on Pure Volume.

Roballoo

Wowo. I’m impressed. Does this mean you are going to switch your illustration style to 3d now?

Dennis Jones

…3d …4d …whatever it takes…

Don Jones

Nothing like kicking off a vacation week with a moving violation. What’s wrong with rolling through a STOP sign?

Dennis Jones

….yyaAAaahhh… you got a ticket for that? I thought it was ok to do that… at least in Missouri… in the Ozarks…

Don Jones

Yep, sure did. One nice yellow ticket on my way back from Wal-Mart. That was one expensive little trip for Cheeze-Its. I need to find myself a good lawyer and fight this thing all the way TO THE SUPREME COURT!!! My rights have been violated. ( I was turning right.)

Jeff

Just tell the officer, you are a civilian watch dog and you were just checking up on his work ethic.. That did not work for me in Texas but just maybe??

Don Jones

“But officer… as I rounded the corner on two wheels… the other two wheels stopped.”

Regional Football Coverage

September 18, 2006

PainterTestRod

…a 30 minute color sketch…

NFL regional football coverage is great IF you like the team in your area. If you don’t like the team in your area… well… too bad… you’re going to watch your regional team play every Sunday anyway.

Doug lives in Nashville and gets to watch the Titans game each week. So far they have scored a grand total of 23 points in their two games and are currently 0-2.

Don lives in Missouri and gets to watch the Chiefs play each week. So far this year they have accumulated a whopping 16 points and are currently 0-2.

I live in Indiana and get to watch the Colts play each week. So far they have racked up almost 70 points in their two games and are currently 2-0.

This is about the only time of the year when it’s really good to live in Indiana.

The Comments

Doug Jones

Go ahead… rub it in… say… is this a digital doodle Denny? it’s nice and loosey goosey…

Keegan Jones

The Colts are the most exciting team in football to watch these days. Gotta call it now, Colts in the Superbowl.

Don Jones

Let’s not forget those San Diego Chargers… They just might give Peyton a run for his money.

Doug Jones

au contraire… The Titans are even MORE exciting! At the end of 3 quarters of play, they had racked up 2 (yes, TWO!) first downs! And one of those was the result of a 15 yard penalty on the Chargers. What a team!

Dennis Jones

…watching the Colts play live is a lot like watching the Colts play on the Madden Video Football Game… everything seems to work for them…

Don Jones

I think Coach Jeff may want to look into a greeter job at a local Nashville Wal-Mart. “Welcome to Wal-Mart. You may recognize me… I’m the former Titan’s coach. Enjoy your shopping experience… the milk and eggs are located about 30 yards deep, corner slant.”

Dennis Jones

HEY HEY HEY… BIG NEWS IN HUNTINGTON INDIANA… we have a brand new Walmart Super Center opening here THIS WEEK… now we have a McDonalds AND a Walmart Super Center…

…we has arrived!

Roballoo!

I think you’re right Don – it does have that bit o’ digital look to it. What I’m wondering is how’d Dennis get that football player to sit stil long enough on a Sunday to sketch him?

Doug Jones

yeah… answer the pressing question, Den… what media is this?

Dennis Jones

…digital …definitely digital …Wopner …time for Wopner …definitely time for Wopner…

Doug Jones

digital Whoppers? Whaaaaaat?

Don Jones

Den, last week at our local Wal-Marts they had Fritos or Cheetos for a buck a bag. You many want to look for that up there at your grand Super Center Opener.

Dennis Jones

…well… you can bet I’ll be there when the doors open… and probably have orange Cheetos crumbs strung down the front of my shirt a few hours after…

Don Jones

For me it’s the orange fingertips that gives me away… and the orange ring around my mouth… not that I inhale these processed pieces of cheese flavored fabricated cardboard or anything.

Doug Jones

I believe that the correct term for the orange stuff left on your fingers is cheedle… mr trivia….

Dennis Jones

…hmm …you can learn something new every time you visit Brother Jones… it doesn’t amount to much, but it’s new…

Don Jones

That is one word I am adding to my vokabularry.

Doug Jones

ARRRRGH!

Trophy Rolls Into Town

March 19, 2007

ColtsVan

…the Indianapolis ColtMobile…

ColtsLine

…Hoosiers standing in line…

ColtsCaptains

…ready to rumble…

As their way of saying, “thank you Dennis for helping us win the Super Bowl this year”, the Colts brought the Lombardi Trophy to Huntington last Saturday. Hoosiers lined up for miles to get their picture taken next to the trophy. Since it looks pretty much exactly the same live as it looks on tv, I opted out of standing in line, jumped into the back of the gym, snapped a long distance shot and headed on home… before anyone could catch me and tell me I couldn’t do that. Yes, I suppose I could have made a grand entrance, gone to the head of the line and signed autographs, but I’m just not that kind of guy.

The Comments

Doug Jones

No wonder the Colts won. They have number 58, SocMo Jones playing for them. He is so BUFF! Unfortunately the Titans have Pacman Jones on their team. A total thug… giving us Joneses a bad name. Wanna trade?

Don Jones

I think I read that SocMo was the Colts franchise player this past year. Dennis Jones No. 4 on the other hand was traded… to the Raiders for a Chick-Filet $1 off coupon.

Doug Jones

… that made me laugh out loud… stop it, just stop it…

Don Jones

I bet Dennis went to the gym thinking they were passing out “Trophy Rolls” and coffee. Picked that up from the subliminal message in the blog headline…

Dennis Jones

…mmmm …trophy rolls…

Doug Jones

dang.. made me laugh again. twice in one day. new record.

Doug Jones

Hey… I was totally bummed out when Rob and Amber were eliminated from the Amazing Race last week. In fact, I am STILL bummed about it. Anyone else feel this way?

Don Jones

I missed last week and was surprised they had gone down. From the recap it looked like Rob sort of blew a gasket with that sign deal.

Doug Jones

Rob misspelled a word on the sign… and spelling counted. He never caught it. A very good lesson here for boys and girs… study those spelling words.

Don Jones

Spelling and grammer are so importunt.

Dennis Jones

…man… I buckle down, work non-stop, don’t check the web site for a while and the next thing I know I’m running a fan blog for the Amazing Race… which is fine with me… it was disappointing to see Rob and Amber mixed up in that nuclear bomb drone plane incident and have to be eliminated by Jack Bauer last week, but hey, that kind of thing will happen sometimes…

Turtle

August 27, 2008

turt

Yesterdays comments seemed to be teetering on the brink of disaster all afternoon, so… time for a new page. A turtle to slow things down and bring calm and serenity to this page.
…serenity now. …SERENITY NOW!

The Comments

Doug Jones

ZZZZZzzzzzzz…

Jason Bourne

Peace and joy and a happy turtle with a nice shell. SWELL!

Don Jones

What is your take on Hillary’s speech last night? Bill said she “knocked it out of the park.”

Dennis Jones

SERENITY NOW!

Bernard

Yeah Don, I’m sitting here barely able to type and even thinking of a no comment since It’s so peaceful and all…THEN YOU GO AND MENTION HILLARY!!!!!!!!

Bernard

by the way, this Turtle really seems pleasant. Kinda peaceful and friendly…something Abner would like?

Dennis Jones

…serenity now …serenity now…

Jason Bourne

Serenity now,insanity later. LOL

 Bernard

Hey, I guess with all this serenity, everyone is still sleeping?

Jason Bourne

And maybe buying some Colts attire and other merchandise…

Don Jones

I am here to report that Dennis has officially left the premises… that would be Indiana. Last I heard, he was setting up some board game… in Oklahoma… in a hospital… wha?

Bernard

thanks Don, you must have your Brother’s back?

Bernard

Well, looks like Dennis has taken a 4-day weekend instead just the 3 days like us peasants only got?

Doug Jones

You got 3 days off?! I only got 2… and one of those was a plumbing repair day… so make that one. I assume Den is on his way home after a family medical emergency took him to another state…

Bernard

Ooh, sorry…better watch my humor here. Hope everything is okay.

Doug Jones

I think things are fine. A bit of an inside plumbing problem with an appendix.

Doug Jones

CAR FIFTY FOUR WHERE ARRRRE YOUUUUU…..?

Back From Oklahoma

September 9, 2008

3CrazyKid2

I just got back from Oklahoma. My youngest son’s appendix burst and he was in dire straights there for a while, but he’s all better now. Since I’ve never had any sort of “real” job, I was able to stay and help nurse him back to health.

Because I’ve been out of the studio for a couple of weeks, I have no experimental art to show here, so I’m going to post this piece of art I did recently and hope I don’t get in trouble with the art director I did it for. (I don’t think he reads this blog anyway).

It’s good to have the NFL season going again. If you’re a football fan you no doubt heard or saw that Tom Brady is out for the season. Bernard Pollard, (the Kansas City Chief who hit Brady’s knee), is from FORT WAYNE, INDIANA. Another Hoosier hits the big time.

The Comments

Doug Jones

hey, glad you made it back home OK. So did the Hoosier get a bonus for taking out Brady? Interesting the way you grayed down the outer elements on this illo.

Don Jones

Hey, the Chiefs at least made the Pats sweat it out until the final seconds. Looks like Brody is out for a while as well… bring on the Hurad/Bowe connection.

Don Jones

On a side note, I’m scratching two items off my bucket list… 1. Participate in a Jury Pool. 2. Serve on a jury.

Jason Bourne

Glad all is well.  Go Cowboys and Colts!

Dennis Jones

…I thought for sure the art director on this piece would complain bitterly about me posting it before it was published, but I guess not…

Dennis Jones

…Douger, wanna know how I grayed down the outside of this?? By using the COLORIZE technique I lernt about on your web page…

Bernard

Welcome back…hope the boy is back to 100% soon too. With the NFL’s easiest schedule ( I looked it up ) the Pats will still cruize into the playoffs…however, if the Steelers ( the NFL’s toughest schedule ) can find a way to build a brick wall around Ben I would love to see them knock off the Pats! After, we beat the colts of course…sorry.

Dennis Jones

…here’s a little something that seems to be floating around the Kansas City area… seems Steelers old coach Bill Cower has been flying in and outa that place quite a lot lately… some people say this might be the last year for GM Carl Peterson and Coach Herm Edwards… Cower coached with Marty Schottenheimer in Kansas City way back when… he might be headed back there… just tossing that into the rumor mill, and after all, isn’t that what the internet is for anyway? …wild speculation and unverified hearsay…

Don Jones

I saw Bill C. at the local Price Cutter and asked if he was headed back to K.C. He replied, “Which aisle are the chips on?”

Jason Bourne

I was thinking what if the Jets end up playing against Green Bay in the Super Bowl.  That would be so ironic.

Doug Jones

I need some Geritol… I have ironic poor blood…

Bernard

…whoa! Wouldn’t Bill in KC be a scoop! You just know he has to come back…they can never retire! Ali said he wouldn’t drag it on…but he did. They just can’t leave. Of course Jim Brown did. Great rumor mill stuff form the Jones Mill. Oh, I almost forgot to fulfill my commentor’s pledge of oath…Great Artwork Denn!

Doug Jones

Wow… that must be one of those ETERNAL flames Don has on his porch…. it’s STIIL going, and going, and going….

Don Jones

I apologize for that photo… I’ve been sitting in a Jury Box for the past few days and have not been able to switch it out… I forgot the URL to the Brother Jones Master Controls.

Doug Jones

hang ‘em high…

Dennis Jones

…I didn’t know you were on the O.J. Simpson jury… why am I always the last to know these things?

Roballoo!

Interesting…the parents seem to have no legs! Also, is it just me or are your limbs getting spindly-er and spindly-er over the years? The grayed down outer bits really serve to highlight the baby and then your eye is drawn over to the parent’s expressions. Nice visual trick.

WoodChuck

October 13, 2008

WoodPile

The seasons are changing here in Indiana, it’s getting kinda nippy at night, and that means one thing… time for me to cut fire wood. I am trying something new this season… the legendary wood PILE. I have found this to be much easier than stacking wood into orderly rows… not that I’m looking for the easy way out or anything…

The Comments

Don Jones

That’s one good lookin’ wood pile. Bet you burned off a few 3 Musketeers putting that together.

Jason Bourne

Yep..Fall is here again. Soon it will be Thanksgiving and Christmas in no time…

Doug Jones

This wood pile is not high enough… I am highly offended…

Lost Video Update

February 13, 2009

LostLogo

Little brother Don missed the hit TV show LOST this week, so I put together a little video update to get him caught up. Apparently he missed a whole lot of yelling and screaming.

The Comments

Doug Jones

Well… THAT just explains EVERYTHING! I will be watching for next week’s exciting episode, brotha…

nickjoneseverybody

wow. Has Pixar seen this? I’m seeing box office success in puppet animation short… On a separate note, is the front page screwed up for anyone else? The individual pages aren’t linked or something…

Dennis Jones

…hmmm …keeeeGAN! …help

Don Jones

This makes me laugh… LOST is now a comedy. I could hardly tell if I was on an island or in a third floor art studio in Indiana.

Dennis Jones

…if you couldn’t tell, perhaps you WERE in an art studio in Indiana during a different time! …have you experienced any disturbing flashes of light lately? …any nosebleeds?

Roballoo!

Loved seeing the menagerie of your sock puppet collection.

Indiana Bigfoot

July 15, 2009

indianaBigfoot1indianaBigfoot2

…so I was watching MonsterQuest on the History Channel this weekend and apparently, everyone in Indiana has seen a bigfoot except for me… of course, several of those people couldn’t pass their lie detector tests, but I see that more as their rich Hoosier cultural heritage coming to play rather than flat out lying.

Anyway, I was looking through some pictures I shot last winter and ran across this one. That’s right, it’s a bigfoot… in the trees behind my house… doing the cha-cha…

The Comments

Doug Jones

well SOMEthing knocked over my garbage can a few days ago and ate some tasty scraps. Wonder if this thing has a bus ticket to Nashville in his pocket…

Don Jones

This particular bigfoot is a far cry from some sort of scary, backwoods monster. This lovable beast deserves extra table scraps and any leftover Starbucks from the old coffee pot.

Dennis Jones

…yes, well, Indiana bigfoots march to a different drummer…

Jeff

You know his hands are in perfect position for a couple of Marrachas
or however its spelled. The little gourd shaker things.