JoneSaPaLoozA 2005

June 6, 2005

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I just got back from the Jonesapalooza 2005 World Tour held in Missouri last weekend on Tablerock Lake. What a festival that was! Unfortunately, I have just realized that I did not take even one picture while I was there… all I have is this… the complementary closing night WeaselBoy concert poster.

The Comments

Doug Jones

It IS hard to take photos when you are busy dodging the paparazzi and signing autographs all weekend. It is tough being media celebrities like we are…

Don Jones

The WeaselBoy’s last song to close the Jonesapalooza “Can’t Touch This”, brought tears to my eyes. But then again, I’m a weeper.

Dennis Jones

…I thought the tuba solo in that song was especially good…

Don Jones

Did you know the call for an encore at concerts has changed from Bic lighters to cell phones? At a WeaselBoy concert they hold up flaming gourds.

Dennis Jones

…the fire department being called in at the end of the show was a bit unfortunate…

Don Jones

But the little cousins enjoyed the sirens, the firetrucks and the water show. But when WeaselBoy fired up Smoke on the Water… the whole place went crazy. Table Rock has never seen the likes of that

Dennis Jones

…yes, that was a stroke of brilliance… however, as you know, that thing we signed instead of posting bail had a “never to return to Branson” clause in it… so Table Rock will probably never see the likes of that again… ever…

Doug Jones

so be it

Don Jones

Next year Beaver Lake Arkansas!!

Doug Jones

let’s hope they don’t read the papers or we will be banned there too.

Don Jones

This is Arkansas we’re talking about here Doug… Readin’ is not their strong suit.

Doug Jones

so be it

Doug Jones

WOW… Don’s journal has disappeared again. Probably seduced by the Dark Side…

Yoda

it so be

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Tyson Down In Sixth

June 15, 2005

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Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson sinks to the canvas after being pushed down by Socmo Jones of Missouri in the sixth round.

Tyson plans to leave the US and seek happiness with missionary work after ending a controversial 20-year boxing career that saw him win and lose a fortune but seldom find joy.

Socmo Jones plans to invest his winnings in a speculative gourd farming venture located somewhere in northeast Indiana.

The Comments

Don Jones

SocMo has one awesome uppercut… and is full of joy unlike Mike.

Doug Jones

of course… being a Jedi Master also helps out a lot in the boxing ring

Doug Jones

is this thing working? testing… 1… 2 … 3

Dennis Jones

Hey… Just checking in… a million things going on… took Pete to have his wisdom teeth taken out this morning… trying to catch up on work all afternoon… gotta go mow the grass now…

Don Jones

We must be on the same grass mowing level. After a couple of days of rain this past week, the grass down here is really growing… I fired up the Craftsman today as well.

Doug Jones

would you believe Erin is just back from getting her 4 wisdom teeth removed? all went well… looks like it will be a low key weekend.

Dennis Jones

…with plenty of mush to eat!

Fake Fur

April 17, 2006

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…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.”

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May 17, 2006

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The Comments

Roballoo!

I’m standing. Now what do I do?

Doug Jones

Have a seat, Roballoo…. let me interpret this for you. The numbers mean that Dennis is LOST… but we knew that, right? The test pattern means Denny is on vacation. Stay tuned…..

Don Jones

I have a feeling this is going to be one long and extended coffee break for Den.

Doug Jones

you betchum, Red Ryder!

Don Jones

I believe he is participating in the Romanian version of the Amazing Race.

bernardfromtheyard

I guess this is a Missouri version of a TV stand By? definitely more elaborate than the ones we used to see on the old B&W here in the east. You guys must have gotten them more often?

Roballoo

Hmmm… Those look like crop circles. Maybe he was abducted?

Doug Jones

… it was the OTHERS…

Don Jones

I wonder if Big Chief is still producing writing tablets? I’m impressed that he some how got this “Stand By” endorsement deal.

Roballoo

C’mon everybody now… When the night has come- And the land is dark- And the moon is the only light we’ll see- No I won’t be afraid- no I won’t be afraid- Just as long as you stand- stand by me..”

bernardfromtheyard

Or…Stand By Your Man, dunt, dun-na. Give him two hands to hold on…………..

Don Jones

I’ve been checking the live webcam from Romania and still no sign of Dennis. Hope he hasn’t lost his passport.

Elisha’s Bear

May 29, 2009

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…so our pastor has been doing this sermon series on Second Kings from the Old Testament and being the exceptional student that I am I’ve been taking exhaustive notes on it and even slopped a little color on one of them…

The Comments

Don Jones

I’ve seen the 3-D version of this at Mom’s house!

Dennis Jones

…it took me a while to figure that comment out, Don…you were talking about this guy…

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Zaz

What talent you’ve been blessed with… The highlights on the brushes, the view and detail work of the inside of the bears mouth (every Dentist dream), and you pulled it all together with the subtle background that help make the character pop. Cool stuff Dude! Thanks

Don Jones

Yes, Den… that is exactly what I was referring to. I would like to commission you to do a headcover for my golf driver.

Doug Jones

The 3-D versions is snuggled down on a brand new carpet and watching a new tellyvision…

Don Jones

But he’s not using the Master Bathroom toilet… it is taped off with CRIME TAPE.

Dennis Jones

…Karen headed off to South Africa and left me with a flat of garden plants to put in today… I’m sure you’ll be happy to hear that I made the typical brother jones effort on that little project…

Doug Jones

garden plants! oooooooh, those are some goood eatin’!

Dennis Jones

…all have been installed into dirt and are ready to die… because I’m the one that installed them into the dirt…

Don Jones

Are you sure you didn’t just plant them in mulch?

Dennis Jones

…hey, the apple trees I misguidedly planted in 100% mulch are dong just fine… of course, they do blow out of the ground a couple of times each year… seriously…

Don Jones

Sounds like you need a bag of reinforcement mulch… stands up to those nasty north winds and hold even the largest mighty oaks…

Dennis Jones

…maybe I could decorate the base of my apple trees with decorative slabs of concrete… that might hold ‘em in the ground…

Don Jones

Just wanted to post a comment in JUNE here…

Dennis Jones

…well I appreciate that Don… I’ll try to return the favor on your page…

Jeff

Wow my mom used to let me color in church but I never developed the degree of Doodleosity (this really should be a word) that you have.. I need to send you a drum head from my bass drum and wait for you to get bored and tag it..

Dennis Jones

…doodleosity …I like that… I’m going to start working that one in every chance I get…

Doug Jones

doodleosity…. YES!

Dennis Jones

…sorry, can’t talk now… there be a whole lotta doodleosity goin’ on about here right now…

gary Locke

OH MY DOOOOOD!!!—-i like this!!!!!! I was lookin at some of your youtoobs….. and i wondered if’n you ever hit command H while you have a loop selection area that you want to paint in?!

gary Locke

dooooods—-we changed churches in october!!!!!! been at csbc since 1976……..now at James River Assembly…  35 years plus a Baptist, now a recovering Baptist since Matt died…

Dennis Jones

…James River Assembly… is that the great big church on highway 60 when you head down to Branson?

Don Jones

Yes, indeed… but, to get it correct… it is U.S. 65… 60 goes to Mountain Grove.

Dennis Jones

…hey, I was in the ballpark, anyway… I haven’t lived in Missouri for 20 years…

Don Jones

The ball park is about two miles south of James River. It’s the old Price Cutter ballpark where the Ozark Mountain DUCKS used to thrive and play. Lamberts sits exactly between the ballpark and James River Church. Keep your eyes open unless you want a throwed roll up side the head. Gary can back me up on all this…

Dennis Jones

…sounds like the Ducks didn’t thrive all that well… did they crater?

Don Jones

They were the main attraction for a couple of years. Then John Q brought the St. Louis Cards farm team to Springfield… The Ducks then sputtered and tanked. I could hear their distant, pitiful quacking all the way at my house.

Dennis Jones

…well I hope you got a duck hat before they tanked. …what are they doing with that ballpark now? …maybe Brother Jones could take it over and make it into some sort of Branson attraction… maybe a Roman style colosseum with donkey chariot races driven by hillbillies… just brainstorming our next disastrous Brother Jones move…

2009 Video Sketchbook

July 20, 2009

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The Brothers Jones got together in Mountain Grove over the 4th of July and while there, Doug was looking through my sketchbook and said, “you should put a video of this up on the internets for the peoples to see” and not being one to disregard my older brother’s advise… here it is.

As an experiment I loaded the video into my comment section below, and also onto YouTube, Blogger, and Vimeo to compare and contrast the quality. I think the best view is here on Vimeo.

The Comments

Dennis Jones

david

I loved the video, I would love to see some of those spreads in higher res to appreciate them more.

The Norm

Have you thought about putting a book together of all your sketches to sell? I’m more interested in how you came up with the ideas…

Jeff

I’m calling in a sighting of Indiana Bigfoot, Elvis and a Rooster that had WAY TOO MUCH STARBUCKS.

Don Jones

Good stuff… the production quality and editing worked really nice Clark.

Doug Jones

mega dittos… I like how you wrote backwards on some pages like Leonardo…

Dennis Jones

…Don, I was about to throw the new 2009 i-Movie out the window and reinstall the super easy to use ‘06 model, but this weekend I finally got the thing semi-figured out…

…Doug, I was going to put up single pages but the format was too wide, so I created two page spreads, but had to flip half of them to keep the spine in the center…

…Jeff, you have a good eye… you did see an Indiana Bigfoot in there, and most of the other pictures that eventually end up on this page…..David and Norm…thanks for the ideas… perhaps those things will show up here someday…

Joel Haase

You really should get a sketchbook printed up for us fans… You have some phenomenal work. You should contact Alberto Ruiz over at Brandstudio. He is a great guy, is beyond passionate toward art, and would be eager to help you out. Something to think about!!!!!

Dennis Jones

…thanks Joel… I saw Alberto’s digital work in a DRAWN magazine years ago and it was one of the things that inspired me to move on into the digital art world… he has really put together a great library of art books…

sidney meireles

Lindos trabalhos. Sou seu f.

Dennis Jones

…agradecimentos a voc, Sidney…

Jeff

I had no idea you were Bilateral..Kung Pow Man…

Dennis Jones

…I have no idea what I said up there… hope I didn’t accidentally insult someone’s mother……

Jeff

I think you were telling some dude named Sidney how to make a Mentos bomb with diet Coke..

Dennis Jones

…those are quite refreshing after a little spicy kung pow…

Doug Jones

I will be posting my sketchbook, but so far I only have 2 pictures colored. Can I borrow your orange crayon?

Jeff

My sketchbook is posted all around the nation on the side of freight trains. “spray paint” is getting expensive.

Dennis Jones

…I believe I saw some of your work roll by just the other day…