The NFL Is In The Air

August 8, 2005

ColtSketchFinish

I can always tell when a new NFL football season is around the corner because football players start magically showing up in my sketchbooks.

The two teams I root for seem to be mirror images of each other.

The Indianapolis Colts and the Kansas City Chiefs both have great offenses and not so great defenses. The Chiefs addressed their problem this off season by acquiring new defensive players. Dungy and the Colts have been addressing their defensive woes for the past several seasons by drafting young talent. One is a short term fix, the other a long term fix. It will be interesting to see what this season brings for both teams.

One of the best things about living this far north is right around the corner… snow on the ground, a big fire in the fire place, and a NFL football game on TV.

The Comments

Don Jones

With the fire, snow and football game you’ve got the trappings of one awesome nap. I might suggest a warm mug of cocoa. (not to be confused with hot chocolate which sounds cheap and fattening.)

Banshee

The Colts will be able to find some of that snow up in New England… We’ll leave a light on for ya’. FOWA: week of 4-10-05 “Sometimes I forget what I am doing. When I come back to consciousness, I find the Colts still can’t beat the Patriots. 😉 Seriously: Here’s looking forward to some good games between the two [notice I say “games” because I get the feeling we will play more than once this year.]

Dennis Jones

New England lost some key players and coaches this off season… of course, they lost almost their entire secondary last season and the Colts still couldnt beat them… so… should make for some interesting football when the two teams meet again this year…

Dennis Jones

my favorite team is the bengals

Dennis Jones

…that last comment came from my youngest son Pete…

…it reminds me of way back when my boys were little… before the NFL season got started that year we made a pilgrimage to Canton, Ohio and the Pro Football Hall of Fame… after touring the place we were all getting stuff in the souvenir shop and Pete proclaimed he was not a Chiefs fan like us… he was a Bengals fan… (the Bengals were, of course, a terrible team), so we all had a good laugh and let him buy a Bengals hat…

…that very season the Bengals got good and ended up in the Super Bowl playing the 49ers…

..so if Pete is bringing the Bengals up outa the blue… ya might want to keep your eyes on them this season…

Don Jones

That rattles the old memory banks- there seems like in the Shepherd of the Hills book and outdoor drama in Branson… there was a character named Pete who ran around loose in the woods and spoke of himself in third person- Pete knows. Obviously Pete knows the NFL with these premonishunz…

marcelo from Brazil!!!

Hey Mr jonnes!!!!! its been a while since the last time i check your website! but hey ,this fooball player is really funny…you know what ? i would like to see how you would draw some of our “footbal” players..hehehe…what you guys call football we call it ” futebol”( soccer)…but soccer is not that popular in the US anyway .But the spirit is just the same: sunday afternoon , beer and barbecue at the backyard , and soccer game on TV!!!!

Dennis Jones

…but probably no snow on the ground during
game time in Brazil, right Marcelo?

Banshee

Maybe a soccer player juggling a Gourd on his foot… I’m looking forward to the Chiefs – Patriots game too. I like the Chiefs [nowhere near as much as I like the Patriots,] and really enjoyed being at their Monday Night match-up last year. Chiefs fans are very nice and now how to “do” football. One of these days I hope to get to a game at The Razor. FOWA: week of 4-10-05

Dennis Jones

…yes, we are very nice fans… last Christmas we went to the Chiefs/Raiders game and very politely watched a drunken Raiders fan fall into the row in front of him… it was almost as entertaining as the football game…

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Championship Mojo

August 16, 2005

ChampMOJO

What you have heard is true… NFL Championships follow me wherever I go. It doesn’t seem to matter how bad the team is when I arrive in the state, it becomes good when I get there… and then it wins the Super Bowl.

I grew up in the Missouri Ozarks and during that time the Kansas City Chiefs went to two Super Bowls, thanks, (of course), to the fact that I grew up in the state during that time. As you can see, the Dennis Jones Championship Mojo was kicking in even at this early age. I left the state and the Chiefs have never returned to the big game. Sorry Chiefs.

I moved to the Dallas/Ft Worth area the year the Cowboys fired Tom Landry. During my first season in Texas, that team won only one game and lost fifteen. Three Super Bowl wins later I decided it was time for me to move on. I had done about all I could do for the Cowboys. The team fell apart when I left the state. Sorry Dallas.

When we moved to Indiana, the Colts were another one win, fifteen loss team. Anyone that pays attention to football knows how much I have improved the team since moving into the state. Is this the year the Colts move past New England to claim the Vince Lombardi Trophy?

I believe my track record speaks for itself.

The Comments

Don Jones

I was all pumped for some Monday Night Preseason football last night… but to no avail. I ended up watching The Titans movie deal. I took a straw vote and you’re out of the Hall of Fame. Did you notice our draft is set for a week after the season starts?

Dennis Jones

hmmm… no I didn’t… thats different… but I still like the way there is a playoff at the end…

Doug Jones

I need some help… can one of you send me a cheat sheet? I need to climb outta the cellar this year…

Dennis Jones

Hey… I already told you Rex Grossman would be a great pick up for your team THIS season… he’s supposed to be the next Brett Favre…

Don Jones

I believe you can just let the AUTO DRAFTER kick in for you Douger and you’ll get the best players available according to their cheat sheets… I’m going with it. No use wasting any brain power on this… Dennis always wins anyhow. NFL Football is his Jones.

Dennis Jones

I’m using the Auto-Drafter… all I ever do is take the next highest guy on the list anyway… why not let the computer do all the work and then we can gripe, complain and blame the darn computer for our inevitable upcoming league failures…

Don Jones

It’s sort of an auto fantasy football league… no cost, no thinkin’, no problem. What fun!

Dennis Jones

…pretty much the same reasons I watch tv…

Doug Jones

I was going to auto draft all along… just trying to get some chatter going…. We could just flip a coin and see who wins the season. That’d be even more better!

Weird Gourd Wednesday

October 6, 2005

WeirdGourdWed

Hey everybody, its WEIRD GOURD WEDNESDAY! The custom gourds are back and weirder than ever!

…(and yes, I know its actually Thursday, but Weird Gourd Thursday doesn’t have the same pizzazz to it that Weird Gourd Wednesday has… and anyway, its just the internet… I can say anything I want… it doesn’t have to be true).

…with that in mind… I am also proud to announce…

…that I will be the starting running back for the Indianapolis Colts this weekend as they take on the mighty San Francisco 49ers!

The Comments

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Could this be used as a rain collector? Then all you would need to add is a dipper gourd. Or perhaps this was created with a spittoon in mind, in that case a dipper would be gross.

Doug Jones

does this gourd wear dog tags?

Dennis Jones

yes, Doug… yes it does… that is my dogs old rabies tag hanging off the stem…

Don Jones

Moo had rabies?

Mutant Gourds

October 25, 2005

MutantGourds

Every year we end up with mutant gourds. The top picture shows two strawberry gourds from last season. The first one is a normal five inch gourd and the second is a fifteen inch abnormality.

The other picture shows this seasons mutant. It is a basket gourd. They are supposed to be big, but this one is a monster. I put a baseball on top to give it some scale. I am guessing it probably weighs a couple of hundred pounds. I am guessing that because it is still green, mainly all water, and is so heavy that I cannot lift it off the ground.

Some people put bird baths in their yards to decorate with… but since this thing is too heavy to move, I guess it is going to have to be our new lawn ornament.

The Comments

Don Jones

woah… don’t hit that with your mower. I think this has the makings of a great Christmas present… I am preparing the slips of paper for the Christmas name exchange… Do you guys want any particular name? I’m presently taking special requests.

Dennis Jones

I would like to get Dennis’s name this year… and I want to get him something REALLY nice, Clark…

Don Jones

You got it… I suggest hitting the LIGER shoppe. They run specials every Friday: LIGER FRIDAY.

Doug Jones

If you cut the top off that big gourd and put a handle on it… it would make a coffee mug almost big enough for you in the mornings.

Dennis Jones

…and wouldn’t the coffee be just spectacular with that little hint of gourd taste in it… mmmm….

Doug Jones

Hazelnut flavor with gourd roughage… for that get up and go feeling in the morning! Hey, looks like the COLTS and the PREDATORS are both undefeated this year. Maybe they should play each other. I can see Peyton completing a slapshot into the end zone and getting an icing the football penalty.

Don Jones

They don’t hold a candle to your undefeated SCREAMIN’ SOCMONKEYS Doug. Wonder when Dennis is going to come calling on that Phlegm-Weasel side wager?

Doug Jones

The screamers took a hit this weekend… alas

Dennis Jones

Hey, Don… your crummy players cant even beat my loser, bottom feeding team of weasels… why would I want any of them? You can keep ‘em… I mean… I already have a team full of great players like Ricky Williams who has a combined 2 week rushing total of minus 3 yards… why would I want any of your losers like Priest Holmes and Shawn Alexander… I’m starting Ruben Droughns this weekend at running back and teaching those Boston Banshhees a lesson…

Betsy

The Brother Jones are working on drawing names for Christmas? The Sister Jones will be so excited!

Dennis Jones

…were working on WHAT?… I must not have received the inner office memo this morning…

Dennis Jones

Here are my suggestions for Christmas 2005 in Mtn Grove…

After everyone arrives we start immediately with the annual “Airing Of Grievances”… during this time we share with family and friends all the ways they have disappointed us over the past year…

We follow the “Airing Of Grievances” with the popular “Feats Of Strength” where the head of each household tests his/her strength with another family member.

Then we can open our gifts which have been carefully placed under the holiday aluminum pole…

(I am aware this may need some tweaking, but we have to start somewhere)…

Don Jones

Dennis, I like your thinking here. Get the negativity out of the way so we can proceed to the true meaning of the holidays… eating. Will you be bringing anything good to eat this year? I’m sure the sugar cookies will be in abundance along with a wide assortment of fudge and pie. I’m digging out my James Taylor Christmas today…

Betsy

Yes! A Festivus for the rest of us!!!

Don Jones

B.Y.O.A Bring Your Own Anesthetist

Betsy

I’ll see if I can round one up somewhere. We’ll definitely need one for all the back pain people will have after the feats of strength!

Dennis Jones

Betsy… a donation has been made in your name to the Human Fund.

Don Jones

Betsy I paid $89.95 and had a star named and registered for you. The Ellett. It’s in the fourth galaxy just a little left of the North Star. On a clear night you still can’t see it. Enjoy.

Dennis Jones

…hey, thats not a bad gift idea, Don… maybe I’ll get a couple of those for my boys this Christmas…

Betsy

Woohoo! Money for People and a star I can’t see. I’m just raking it in today!

Don Jones

I can already see these in the western sky The Nickstar and Pete’s Precious Guiding Light.

Doug Jones

I’m bringing a great big bag of Cheetos with me and I will be trading it for some hits of Nitrous Oxide.

Don Jones

Great idear there Doug. Cheetos will get you a big hit of something… plus some orange fingers. Maybe we can all get knocked-out and do a Brother Jones podcast. I doubt if our audience could tell any difference.

Doug Jones

podcast…. PODCAST! That’s what Dennis should do with that mega-gourd. Have a gourdcast. See how far you can lob it on live podcasting internet radio! Grab that laptop and hit the road to Huntington, Don. …. and listen to the Monkeys on the way…

Don Jones

Don’t tempt me. If I didn’t have my monthly haircut scheduled… I’d be gone. Plus, I have to pick Lola up from the Vet today.

Betsy

I’m thinking that donations to the Human Fund and the naming of stars would be great prizes for the annual Dube Bridge game.

Custom Built Dryer

November 29, 2005

GourdDryer

At this time I would like to introduce to the world the never before seen… custom designed, built, and conceived by me… Brother Jones High Tech Gourd Drying Device… or as it is officially referred to here in the research and development department, the HTGDD 5000… 2.0…

According to my scientific calculations, gourds suspended above ground will dry faster as more of their surface area is exposed to air. While the HTGDD 5000 2.0 is stressed to the max with a load of several hundred pounds initially, each day of drying produces a load that lightens several pounds per day.

I plan to be the George Washington Carver of hard shell gourds and this is my first step in that direction. There will surely be some sort of Pulitzer Prize waiting for me in the very near future.

(No animals were injured in the building of the HTGDD 5000 2.0)

(Any resemblance between the HTGDD 5000 2.0 and persons living or dead is purely coincidental)

Check out the new portfolio of gourds I posted today.

The Comments

Doug Jones

the HTGDD5000 2.0 is a vast improvement over the HTGDD4000 1.3… good work. I’d say you’d better be careful though.. you could poke your eye out with some of those. that gourd portfolio is also grand! good idea! On a side note… I bet the Colts are quaking in their boots at the thought of facing the Titans this weekend.

Dennis Jones

…thank you, thank you… well, we must not sit on our hands as hi-technology passes us by… I am already working on the all new HTGDD 6000 2.5 which features half inch pvc pipe instead of the three quarters inch I used on the 5000 model… also new on the 6000… rich corinthian leather…

Dennis Jones

…oh, and concerning the Indianapolis Colts… may I refer everyone back to a journal article I posted on August 16… I believe it will speak for itself…

Don Jones

Ingenius. Brilliant. A handsome addition to any backporch. I would think for the hyper drying mode you simply flip on the ceiling fans.

Dennis Jones

…the HTGDD 5000 2.0 also makes a dandy gift for the hard to shop for person on your Christmas list…

Don Jones

I will pass that along to whoever has drawn your name. (Delivery on the 17th I do believe.) Never can have too many HTGDD 5000 2.0s sitting around. Much like riding lawn mowers.

Dennis Jones

…so …how many broken down riders do you have littering your yard at the present time?… two?… three?…

Don Jones

My Cub Cadet is now safely wintering in the garage… the old Sears Crapman! is having a blade spindle replaced elsewhere.

Charles

Cool gourds!

Doug Jones

Dennis… >Tennessee has a great gourd growing season >We have four distinct seasons with a great spring and fall >We have ice hockey rinks and a pro hockey team >We never have to shovel snow >We have an NFL team that desperately needs your help. I will be looking for a house for you so you can move out of that frozen tundra and move to the promised land and work your magic on the Titans.

Don Jones

Dennis >Missouri has a wonderful mixture of the four seasons. >We have TWO pro football teams and ONE pro hockey team. >We lead the nation in meth lab busts. >Our NFL football team needs your kind of MoJo in order to achieve another Super Bowl ring. >I will be looking for a double-wide for you and the little missus so you can move to the beauty and serenity of the Ozark hills.

Roy

Dennis, your mother and I used to drink from gourds back on the farm before we had running water.

Dennis Jones

…I recently took a disaster relief training class and I believe I will now add dipper gourds to the list of MUST have items in my house… also on that list… candy bars, Folgers coffee singles… 5 comic books…

Doug Jones

don’t forget the Fritos

Don Jones

I heard you can start fires with Fritos… apparently they are quite flammable.

Roy

Another use for gourds. My grandmother used a small gourd which she inserted into a sock while she mended it. Suppose it may have been used on Socomo?

Don Jones

That’s it for me… I ain’t coming back here but once a week…

The Joy Of Painting Episode 3

March 15, 2006

JOP3

…with Bob Ross lookalike, Dennis Jones…

JOP3pic1

…this seemed like such a good idea before I did it…

JOP3pic2

…painting myself out of trouble…

To recap yesterdays exciting episode; …my client has given me the go ahead on my pencil sketch, so I am now ready to paint the illustration.

Using a light table I re-pencil the sketch onto a piece of watercolor paper. I get out my palette of gouache, some fresh water and try to determine what the best approach will be to get color onto this picture. I decide to lay down a wash of cool colors over the entire page first, and then come back and “paint up” the detail. That will be my game plan on this one.

It is fun throwing caution to the wind and slopping paint all over the paper (first picture) but as I try to “paint up” the detail I begin to struggle. This is a little different than my normal approach and I begin to wonder if I have made a big mistake doing it this way. I also begin to sweat bullets. This must be the same feeling a cowboy has when trying to break a bucking bronco. At first he probably wonders why he ever climbed onto its back, but after the horse calms down he must feel a great sense of accomplishment. After about thirty minutes of riding this illustration I find a painting groove, fall into it and get the job painted out. (second picture)

I now need to scan the artwork into my computer to finish the poster. I have a large format scanner, but the illustration is larger than my scanner bed, so I take two scans of the picture (the top and the bottom) and then piece them together in Photoshop.

There were some really tense moments during the painting process, but nothing to compare with the anxiety that was waiting for me as I started working in Photoshop. Tune in tomorrow for the next exciting episode of The Joy Of Painting!

The Comments

Thomas M.

Whew! … It’s like watching your team down by 6 with 5 seconds to go and the ball is on the 40 yard line. The “Hail Mary” is called. Then the play begins to develop … The quarterback, looking very similar to Brett Favre, has good protection, but the pocket is quickly collapsing. He heaves the ball down the field, towards the end zone… Right now the ball is in the air and descending towards the huddled receivers and cornerbacks, both of whom are sweating bullets. Will it end with triumph or disappointment for our team?!?

Dennis Jones

…well, just so you know, my teams are the Colts and the Chiefs… and they never win the big game…

Don Jones

Thomas, You hit that metaphor right on the head. After reading Dennis’ first paragraph and his quick summary of a “BIG MISTAKE” I thought to myself “just trash it and start another one ” But this is the difference between professional illustrators and kindergarten sketchin’ hacks. Hacks call a time-out… the pros throw “the bomb.”

Thomas M.

Yes, I’ve got this visual in my head…

8Brett

…that just fits with the story line… I too have been burnt by the Chiefs (Lived in KC from 79-01) and keep pulling for Manning and the Colts since moving to SW Michigan … So, I knew I couldn’t use either Green or Manning as visuals – just wouldn’t work 😉

Thomas M.

Don, thanks! (rummaging through the trash for yesterday’s sketch) … It just hit me … No Real (drat, gum’s on the paper) big deal. Heh … Yeah (hmm, I think I can (rip) … drat)…. So, anyway … GO TEAM!! (note to self … don’t write anymore good, positive, metaphors after giving up on something).

Doug Jones

This reminds me of the old PBS Julia Child trick, Dennis. First you show all the ingredients thrown into a pan… place the pan in the oven… and pull out a DONE cake! (or whatever) Presto! Note to Nick Jones Everybody… I think there is a market here for a DVD…

Dennis Jones

…NickJonesEverybody is vacationing… I mean… working… in Mexico this week…

Chris Norman

I haven’t had this much fun reading a blog in a while. I look forward to returning to the website the next day to see the next adventure in the joy of painting. But, I have a question: What color do you use to outline your drawings or do you use a dark pen to give it definition after painting? Thank you so much, I look forward to tomorrows blog.

megan

I love what that cool wash has done for the feeling of your illustration

Doug Jones

Dennis loves the feeling of a cool wash too…

Bucky Jones

Dennis, totally cool. Love seeing and reading your process…and literally seeing the sweat beads on your forehead. I had the same question as Chris about how you color the outline of your drawing/painting? I hesitate to ask how long the process took you from transferring the pencil sketch to the completed painting. Amazing.

Dennis Jones

…ok Chris and Bucky… 99.5% of the line work in one of my pictures is just painted line done with a brush in the process of painting the picture… I try to completely “paint” a picture to the finish… but at the end I always darken up some of the lines with various things… a fine tip pen, a brush marker, whatever is laying around that will do the job… but my favorite thing to add those final touches with is just a plain old colored pencil…

Bucky Jones

Thanks, Dennis. It’s always curious and interesting to learn how other illustrators work. Thanks again for sharing. Oh, and keep these Step-By-Steps coming!—- Okay, I’m heading back to the playground for some kickball. Maybe this time you guys will ACTUALLY show up….pleasssssse.

Travis Jackson

Greetings from NWArkansas….Great work Dennis…I’m enjoying the transformation of this little work of art….fun stuff…keep it up…you and your brothers are an encouragement. (ah shucks…tear drop).

Travis Jackson

One other note…I love the little details throughout…fun to look at and feel the textures….for example the chairs…just the little touches of highlights and shape of cushion makes me feel like I have sat in a chair like that before. Great stuff…

Jones Street

June 6, 2006

JonesStreet

…Waiter! Bring me a crocodile sandwich… and make it snappy!

Yesterday I got out of bed, drank some coffee and did some stuff. Today I think I will do the same… but perhaps I will add some different stuff to the mix… we’ll see.

The Comments

Don Jones

Fantastico. From the looks of these birds you probably have some powerwashing to do around the homestead.

Dennis Jones

…Nasa has certainly been quiet lately… what’s up with that?

Doug Jones

speaking of LOST… I watched the season finale again yesterday and it is SO good. Finally some movement in the story line. I need one of those Fail Safe keys for my garage. I could turn the key and after bright lights and loud noises… all the junk would be gone. … but what about the dinosaurs… when they gonna explain THAT?

Dennis Jones

…Moo caught a rabbit yesterday… whatta dog! …kinda stinks for the rabbit tho…

Doug Jones

a ukulele has four strings

Dennis Jones

…at noon I saw a lady on TV that makes pictures out of dryer lint… creepy, yet strangely intriguing…

Don Jones

I have fallen and I can’t get up.

Dennis Jones

…I have been keeping an eye on the Colts during the off-season… hardly any of them in jail yet… I therefore predict a good season for them this year…

Don Jones

DATELINE- Nashville, TN Steve McNair to announce his departure from the misdirected Titans this afternoon and his deliverance into the Promise Land of the NFL east, the Baltimore Ravens. (conditional on him passing a physical) He’s never completely 100 percent, is he?

Dennis Jones

…I had to join MYSPACE.COM to be able to look at some pictures Nick told me I needed to look at there… my name is TORONTOSAURUS and I have no friends on that site… much the same situation I have going here…

Don Jones

My take on MYSPACE is that it’s a vast human wasteland. I’M IN!!!

Doug Jones

that’s probablly where our 8 visitors went… I’d rather hang out at Blogger myself… higher class of geeks there.

Doug Jones

yeah… the BIG news is McNair has left the Teen Titans for the Ravenoids. Hope he does good there. EVERYBODY in Nashville likes him and hates to see him go… but as they are saying… business is business….

Dennis Jones

I posted a FABULOUS VIDEO ON MYSPACE that I shot MYSELF!… but I think you have to sign up for a MYSPACE space to be able to see it…

…hmmm …would it be worth it to see the video? …or not?

Doug Jones

not

Doug Jones

hmmmm… that looked a lot like SocMo walking out of a revolving door… followed by NJE… two celebrities!

Dennis Jones

…did you have to sign up for MYSPACE to see the video or were you able to just view it?

Doug Jones

no sign up… it just worked! …my lucky day

Roballoo

Don’t worry Dennis, I’m your friend.

Dennis Jones

…man …I cant find my scissors anywhere …and there’s no one else in the house to blame the missing scissors on …so I guess I must have lost them …nothing worse than losing an important item AND not having anyone to blame it on…

Doug Jones

look over on that table where you were just cutting out paper dolls…

Don Jones

Nothing that a Dremmel tool couldn’t handle in its place.

Dennis Jones

…I found my missing scissors… they were on my drawing table… under a pile of stuff… I gotta get better organized…

Don Jones

You might check out that new software iBlind. Helps navigate around for all that stuff that’s right in front of you yet still can’t see. It works seamlessly with iDeaf. And you probably guessed the third piece of the trifecta software… iDumb.

IGOTNOTHIN’ MONDAY!

July 17, 2006

CharlieSK

…pencil…

Charlie

…color…

Hmm… July 17 …I suppose this is probably as good a time as any to make my first post of the month …so I am now formally going to introduce, IGOTNOTHIN’ MONDAYS!

…because I got nothing new…

…here’s some pictures.

The Comments

Keegan Jones

Charlie looks like he found a bottle of hair gel on the island! Very cool picture.

Kyle Jones

Charlie!

roballoo

Nice to see some new art again. Ahhhh…

Aaron

Dennis, I believe I have a Christian childrens book, illustrated by you. I think it tells the story of Jonah and the Whale, if I remember correctly. Anyways, I’m pumped I’ve been able to find your blog and see more of your stuff. I’ve been attached to your style of drawing for quite some time, and I especially like your drawings of sports figures. Is there a more underrated center than Jeff Saturday? Favre’s head jammed into the back of his helmet? Brilliant. – Aaron (P.S. Go Redskins!)

Dennis Jones

…wasn’t Jeff Saturday a walk on? …I think he has some sort of interesting story like that… I listen to a radio station in Indianapolis and have heard him talking to the afternoon team… he sounds like a pretty nice guy…

Doug Jones

Hey Aaron… I just took a look at your blog… fun stuff! The Cars windshield screen is a brilliant idea!

Dennis Jones

…yep, nice work Aaron… I alway forget to go look at visitors websites until my brothers remind me that I can do that…

Doug Jones

did you take your vitamins today, Den?

Aaron

Fellas, I appreciate the comments. I was thinking of ideas of ways in which I could fashion a Cars windshield shade out of an existing one. I have a friend that works up at Pixar and he says the product is not in the works, and he doesn’t know why. It makes perfect sense…. Silly question: Did you fellas go to art school? Or have you been just drawing and developing your styles your whole lives? Thanks again for the comments, – Aaron

Doug Jones

Art school… what’s that?

Don Jones

Aaron, instead of art school the three of us attended Reform School. Upon graduation we joined the artistic work force and have been laboring at the grindstone ever since. We no longer have noses. But you may want the other brother’s version of our rich family art heritage.

Dennis Jones

…hey… dont sell Cecil’s House For Wayward Young People short now, Don…

Aaron

You guys are too much. So no art school? Just turned a hobby / passion into a career? Side question: Do you play fantasy football?

Doug Jones

you might check out our bios for more background info… if you can figure it out. I know in my case, this is the only thing I am capable of doing. The temp is over 100 degrees today so roofing is definitely out as a career. fantasy football? fantasy football? Slowly I turned… step by step… inch by inch…

Don Jones

Aaron… if you get us going on fantasy football… our comments are sure to OVERLOAD. YES!! we play fantasy football. We created it. The much aligned AWFFL Another Worthless Fantasy Football League.

Dennis Jones

…we were playing fantasy football with fax machines years before Al Gore single handedly invented the internet…

Doug Jones

Right after he put the finishing touches to the internet, Big Al started to work creating Global Warming… did a great job judging by today’s temperature…

Dennis Jones

…that reminds me, Doug… did you ever start reading “State Of Fear”?

Doug Jones

good timing, Den. Yesterday was the used book sale at the local library. I walked out with a practically new hardback copy of that book for 4 bucks and a Beatles Abbey Road album for 50 cents. This is a fund raiser for the library. Folks donate old stuff and they have a sale 4 times a year. You never know what you will find there. I saw a girl pull a Sgt Peppers album out of a box so I looked and found the Abbey Road album.

Dennis Jones

…ahhh you just cant beat the high-end audio experience of listening to music on a thirty year old piece of hi-quality vinyl …todays crummy digital music just has not got the same character without the miscellaneous pops and scratches inserted randomly into the songs like a record album has.

…were Sgt. Peppers lonely hearts club (hic) hearts club (hic) hearts clubSSscckKREAaachhh band

Doug Jones

I was wondering what an Abbey Road album would go for on eBay. If I got a buck for it… I’d double my money!

Doug Jones

why do I have the feeling that IGOTNOTHIN’ Monday is going to become IGOTNOTHIN’ August? 🙂

Dennis Jones

…IGOTNOTHIN” AUGUST…. that’s a GREAT idea!

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!

Joe Willy

September 29, 2006

mech8Namath

…saint namath…

After watching the Colts sleep walk through most of last weeks game, then wake up in the second half, throw a bucket load of points onto the board and beat the Jaguars, (who had outplayed them the entire game), I fear there is little to no hope for the Jets this weekend… without a little divine intervention…

The Comments

Doug Jones

How about them Titans? Wonder if they will win ONE game this season? If they played a team like, maybe Peyton Manning’s team, maybe… they would get clobbered. Peyton is OK if you like quarterbacks with rocket laser arms…. wonder if he would consider tying one arm behind his back, just to make it interesting…

Don Jones

What is going on with those Titans anywho? Didn’t one of the Titan linemen stomp the opponents head when his helmet was off? Nothing like a cleat to the forehead to get yourself fined and sent home for a few weeks.

bernardfromtheyard

Well Dennis, I guess you were wrong about the Jets! What a game…a little Stanford v.s. Cal at the end there? Bernard

Dennis Jones

…the Jets started really slow in that game, but I was pretty impressed with how well they played the rest of it… and even tho I am a Colts fan, I was almost hoping that last play would work for the Jets… what a fun game to watch…

…and those Titans really do seem to be stomping the competition into the ground… literally…

Don Jones

I love these Monday morning Brother Jones NFL recaps. How many laterals were thrown there? Which reminds me … I need to check my septic lateral lines.

Doug Jones

I think Haynesworth got confused and started playing “Whack the Mole” with that guy’s head… nothing personal… Colts vs Titans… any wagering on this extreeeemly close match up?

Don Jones

I say let’s pick the final point spread and the winner gets first dibs on donuts at the next Brother Jones Bored Meeting.

Doug Jones

wel… it’ll be a leat 40 points… with Payty-Pie… it may go to 50

Dennis Jones

…I predict Jeff Fisher will go for at least 2 on-side kicks in that game… maybe as many as 4…