NFL DraftDay 2005

April 29, 2005

2005Draft

You can always count on BrotherJones.Com to bring you the latest in breaking news from the NFL.

This just in…

First rounder Adam “Pacman” Jones became the 199th Jones ever taken in the NFL draft. Later in the first round, Matt Jones became No. 200, and Brandon Jones went in Round 3. We Joneses have now supplied the NFL with over 200 players.

We are surpassed only by the Smiths (253 players)… the Williams (247 players)… and those darn Johnsons (233 Players)

We are mighty proud of our contribution to the NFL here at BrotherJones.Com. Since we believe all Joneses must be related to each other in some way or another we congratulate our kinfolk for making us proud.

Thanks to Dan Lietha for bringing this to our attention.

The Comments

Don Jones

Hope this batch of Joneses can score us some comp tickets

Doug Jones

“Pacman” Jones (199) was picked up by my local team the TN TITANS. A lot of eyebrows were raised here over this pick. Most people were hoping for “Pong” Jones or “Mario” Jones

Banshee

Knowing the tendency of family pictures to show up on this website: I am guessing that 199 is Don, 200 is Dennis, and 201 is Doug. FODA: 4-13-05 Sometimes I forget what I am doing. When I come back to consciousness, I find myself at the Brother Jones website.

Dennis Jones

Doug, I like the way you refer to your team as the Teen Titans…

Doug Jones

Well they ARE a bunch of comic book characters

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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…

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!

USA Today

April 7, 2006

Cower

…from the newspaper, to my watercolor sketchbook…

Some people enjoy going outside into nature to become inspired to create art. My experience with that has been that nature is full of biting bugs and is frequently very hot. I have found it much more enjoyable to be inspired from inside the comfort of my own house, in a climate controlled environment, sipping a favorite beverage, and looking at my USA Today.

The Comments

Don Jones

I too was reading the old USA Today… today and realized that the NFL has an interchangeable game deal going in the latter part of the 2006 season. Apparently NBC can pick and choose a few of the games they broadcast on Sunday evening. I was disappointed to see that the NFL channel is getting into game broadcasts. In fact, the Chiefs play on Thanksgiving night ON CABLE. Dennis… reserve my seat now in your living room. Karen… weigh up some snacks for the game. Thanks.

Doug Jones

needs more scowl… This guy has the best scowl in the NFL

Don Jones

I would have to DISAGREE there with you Douger… I believe Jon Gruden has the ultimate scowl goin’ on. Coach Cowher has the best JAWLINE in the NFL. I would like some additional comments from others on this heated little debate.

Dennis Jones

…when Marty Schottenheimer coached the Browns he had to decide whether to keep Bill Cowher as a linebacker or Sam Mills… he kept Cowher… Mills went on to become a pro-bowler for New Orleans… Cowher went on to coach with Marty… Schottenheimer said he traded the best player, but kept the best coach…

Don Jones

That’s good info there Den. But where exactly does Marty fit into the picture? Seems Lamar gave him the boot from the Chiefs… and he couldn’t quite cut it with the Redskins. He may be the best TRAVELED coach in the league.

Jeff

It’s still Hockey season ‘aint” it? Try Ty Domi he has an all star mug..

Dennis Jones

…Hey… I think you’re right… since the NHL moved from ESPN to OLN I never see it anymore… I kinda forgot they were even still playing… it’s probably almost time for the playoffs, isn’t it?…

Jeff

Not for the STARS….ha!

Dennis Jones

…are you still a Rangers fan? …they are having a surprisingly good season this year…

Jeff

I am on a self imposed black out.. N.H.L. players had no problem leaving the fans hanging for a season so I am leaving them for a season. I am sure they will survive the financial blow I have dealt them..But the sting from my action will last at least a day or two.. “evil laugh”

Dennis Jones

…I’m with you, Jeff… now that there are two of us on self-imposed NHL blackouts, I doubt whether the NHL will be able to recover as quickly from the crushing financial blow we have dealt them together… SOLIDARITY…

Jeff

I tried the hate mail thing but when you start with “you guys stink” they usually don’t respond..

bernardfromtheyard

Dennis & Jeff, Make that 2.5 of us on the NHL blackout list. I say .5 because with Sid the Kid in pittsburgh I’m entitled to at least his games. Besides my son would kill me if I didn’t follow his new favorite player. As for Cower, sorry Don, but it’s a triple threat…Jawline, Spitter and Scowl.

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.”

Official Draft Day Report Card

May 1, 2006

BenRothlesburger

…2004 Draft Day Bust Ben Roethlisberger…

Every year I enjoy listening to the “experts” predict what players will be drafted by different NFL teams. It’s fun on draft day to listen to these same “experts” analyze why the NFL teams took different players than the ones they said they would.

What I find most interesting is seeing the “experts” post report cards afterwards on how the draft went. They give each team a letter grade on how well they drafted. I suppose this letter grade is contingent on how closely the team picked in relation to the “experts” predictions for them.

Well, not to be outdone, I now give you the Official Brother Jones Report Card grade… B- …maybe a C+…

..I base this grade on absolutely nothing…

…just like the “experts”.

The Comments

Don Jones

The NFL excitement was in the air on Saturday. I tuned in to my five local antennae stations but no DRAFT DAY coverage. I give the K.C. Chiefs a solid B for going out and rounding up some DE by the name of Tamba Hali. I like the name and believe this boy can play.

Dennis Jones

I’ll have to give Tamba Hali a B+ for being drafted… but I am afraid I will have to give him a D- for having a hard name for me to pronounce…

I also give Dons comment a C+…

…and Doug a D- just for fun…

Don Jones

Doug’s D- is for desertion. He’s been a no-show since last Friday. I give you an “R” for this awesome Rothslithburger drawing.

Dennis Jones

…well …sorry to say, Don, I have to give you a D- for not being able to spell Roethlisberger… but I give Roethlisberger an F for having an impossible name to spell…

Doug Jones

D- Doug reporting in…. The Teen Titans and all of Nashville seem to be THRILLED with their new draft pick, Vince Young. Word on the street is McNair is trying to get a deal with the Ravens… it’s a weird world…

Doug Jones

I’m boycotting BrotherJones today to support my fellow Hickspanics.

Dennis Jones

…oh, I see… you walked off the Brother Jones job site today… I’m afraid I’m going to have to change your grade from a D- to an F for that… sorry…

Doug Jones

F? …. F? …. that’s Fantastic!

Don Jones

I was thinking Vince Young used to be in Pure Prairie League and married Amy Grant a few years back. Now he’s been drafted!!??? I give him a grade of V for versatile. Had dinner with Michael Card last night… O.K. I was just in the back of the room and saw him at a distance. I did get a door prize of his new C.D.

Roballoo

The stunned look on the player’s face looks like he was hit in the helmet with a football.

Roballoo

Michael Card ~ He’s a talented little chap. Recently, I wrote some new words to his song “So little time…” Whole lotta food. So little time. It’s a church potluck, and there’s a long line.

Don Jones

I’m sure if Michael heard this rendition he would incorporate it in his concerts I give this comment a strong B+…

Dennis Jones

…I think that lyric would have worked much better if it were switched around…

It’s a church potluck, and there’s a long line…
Whole lotta food, so little time…

…so I am going to have to grade him down a bit for that… B-

Don Jones

Second verse… I know it’s wrong, and certainly a sin- But Uncle Roy’s up front, So I’m cuttin’ in.

Roballoo

Good one. maybe Mr. card will hire us to work on his next album!

bernardfromtheyard

Hey guys, What a cool site… I give myself a D- for not being named Jones but I love football almost as much as Dennis’ art! How much to buy a Big Ben Parody design for our T-Shirt store?

Doug Jones

Darn!!! what’s going on with LOST? I am still in shock over last nights episode!

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…

Gouache Painting Demo

December 14, 2006

2006_12_14_WolverineDemo

…from sketchbook to finish…

I am constantly experimenting with different supports to paint on. The other day I came home with a sheet of 140 lbs hot press Arches watercolor paper. It had been quite some time since I had painted on it and I wanted to see if I liked it any better now than I did then. I scanned shots of this little exercise at different points along the way and posted them as a sort of “mini-demo”.

2006_12_14_Wolverine1I am constantly experimenting with different supports to paint on. The other day I came home with a sheet of 140 lbs hot press Arches watercolor paper. It had been quite some time since I had painted on it and I wanted to see if I liked it any better now than I did then. I opened my sketchbook and picked out this image for my experimentation.

2006_12_14_Wolverine2I made a photocopy of the sketchbook page, taped it to the bottom of the 140 lbs Arches watercolor paper and then redrew it onto the watercolor paper using my light table. The drawing that I do on watercolor paper is pretty much all just contour line. I will use paint to define line, value, and shape so I don’t need to waste time doing that with the pencil drawing.

2006_12_14_Wolverine3As with most any project you take on in life, if you have some sort of a plan before you start, things will usually run a bit smoother for you as you try to accomplish your goal. My game plan in painting is almost always, paint the stuff in back first, the things up front last. This helps you avoid that “painted up to” look you see in a lot of watercolor paintings where the background and the foreground images meet. Since I am painting the old Wolverine in his bright yellow spandex jumpsuit, I will stick with a very limited yellow palette. I use purple to tint and accent as it is yellow’s compliment.

2006_12_14_Wolverine4With the background basically finished, I turn my attention to the foreground image. The first thing I do is simply block in color with flat, mid-tone washes. Now it is just a matter of refining these areas of color. I start modeling the yellow areas using purple to dull and darken my paint, and white to build up to the highlights.

2006_12_14_Wolverine5I continue to define the different blocks of color I have previously laid in. Using value to the max (extreme dark and extreme light), I turn the blue areas on Wolverines outfit into shiny looking black passages. I also start painting the cracks into the ground.

The reason Wolverine is digging and partially in a hole is because this picture came out of my sketchbook and I ran out of room on the small page to draw his bottom half… so I stuck him in a hole. This is the problem with doing sketches on small pieces of paper. There’s not enough room to let your drawing go where it needs to go to work properly. But it doesn’t matter here because I am simply testing Arches hot press watercolor paper on this piece.

2006_12_14_Wolverine6

At this point I go ahead and add the finishing detail. I am now done with the painting phase. The 140 lbs Arches hot press paper has performed pretty well, but it’s surface is a bit harder than the softer surfaced hot press Winsor-Newton and Waterford papers that I usually paint on. I still prefer them.

As I evaluate the art, it doesn’t seem to have the punch I had hoped it would. The values aren’t quite right… but that’s OK because there is one more step to my art process. As an illustrator, I have to send my clients digital files to work with. Photoshop is always the last destination for any piece of art that I do. I scan the artwork into my computer and address miscellaneous problem areas there.

2006_12_14_Wolverine7

In Photoshop, the first thing I do is pump up the saturation of the colors. This gives Wolverine a brightly colored, “comic book” look. I then adjust the value of the background. By darkening it up a bit, the lighter valued Wolverine snaps up and off the page. Then, (for the sake of this little demo), I add the lens flare effect to one of his claws. There is an infinite number of things you can do with a piece of artwork in Photoshop but I will stop here.

That is pretty much my standard painting process. I hope you enjoyed seeing it.

The Comments

Don Jones

Inspirational… motivational! This is much more than just a “mini-demo”. It’s a stinking tutorial worthy of PBS publication!! In HIGH DEF!

Dan Lietha

Now THAT’S a Christmas present!

craig schutt

Well, you know I’m partial to the long underwear superhero scene, so I think this is great! SNIKT!

Dennis Jones

..oh, yeh… SNIKT! …I forgot about that… I even had room for it…

Doug Jones

SNIKTity doo dah… SNIKTity day…. hey… did you skip the colored pencil step on this one? I’m thinking with the hard surface on this paper, pencils wouldn’t work real good, Clark.

Dennis Jones

…yep… the colored pencil deal is kind of a complex thing to try and explain in sound bites so I thought I might do something with that topic at some future date… but, to answer your question, while I was able to put those finishing touches in with colored pencils, the hard paper surface did seem to fight me a bit as I did…

Doug Jones

SNIKT!

Don Jones

Could someone explain SNIKT!? I have been left out of the loop on this…

Dennis Jones

…to your credit, Don, you never were that much of a comic book geek… Snikt is the sound that you hear when Wolverines claws pop out… and oddly enough, the sound you hear as the Colts and Chiefs fade out of playoff contention in December… snikt… SniKt… SNIKT…

Doug Jones

Thanks for asking that, Don… I was clueless too. Is it a sign of the end times when the Colts start loosing and the Titans start winning? There is something weird going on in the NFL…

Don Jones

Things went completely downhill with those stinking Thursday night NFL channel games… Monday Night Football on ESPN… I think we should get prepared to kiss FREE NFL football coverage bye-bye.

Doug Jones

pucker up…

Don Jones

SNIKT!

Brian

Amazing, Mr. Jones! I’ve been an admirer of your work since way back in the 1980s when I was in a church youth group and every month beheld your art in various church youth group publication (whose names I can’t recall).

roballoo

Hey! I’m not the only one! Welcome Brian.

Dennis Jones

…Hi Brian, thanks for the kind comments…

…and RobalLOO …the nominating committee meeting has just adjourned and (based on the strength of that last comment you made), I am pleased to be able to ask you to serve as my brand new official web page greeter…

…please give this your prayerful consideration…

Don Jones

According to the 1998 charter and bylaws of the Brother Jones Accord, “each official web page greeter will be expected to provide a firm handshake along with a pat on the back to each and every website visitor.” RobalLoo, welcome to work.

roballoo

At least I was alerted before I was voted into office. Could be worse. Two friends of mine found out they were Deacons in their new church when their names appeared in the church newsletter!

Dennis Jones

…whew …glad you hadn’t received your copy of the Brother Jones newsletter in the mail yet…

cheeriokid

Mr. Jones sir…..what was the overall time frame of this piece….very nice indeed-o…. yes….many days late on seeing this…hopefully you check old “post a comment” comments… Happy New Year to ya…

Eomer

February 1, 2007

Eomer

…riding his trusty Indianapolis Colt…

In a little known sub-story from the Lord Of The Rings Trilogy, Eomer of Rohan gallops into battle on his trusty Indianapolis Colt to combat the dreaded Bearmen of Chicagohan.

The Comments

Doug Jones

Where is Elmer’s plaid hat?

Don Jones

Den, I’m thinking this is your Super Bowl prediction. Colts over Bears in a RUNAWAY!!! Pass the Guachamoldie!!

Mark Behm

Hah ha! Great armor.

Dennis Jones

…as it is with all good tales, our hero’s fate was in question throughout most of the story… but with the help of his trustworthy Indianapolis Colt, Rohan galloped on to victory …29 to 17…

Don Jones

Dennis, you need to pack up and move it back to MO and fast. The Chiefs are down but not completely OUT. Your Super Bo-Mo-Jo is just what Coach Herm is needing!

Doug Jones

Yeah… move outta that frozen waste land… OR.. move to Wisconsin and give Farve a little help next year

Dennis Jones

…I bought a brand new bag of hi-priced “On The Border” chips and “On The Border” salsa to munch on during the Super Bowl, got engaged in the drama that was unfolding before me on the tv set and forgot to eat them… rats… the game could have been SO much better if I had just remembered them…

Doug Jones

Those chips and salsa are HORRID! (a little Simon Cowell lingo, there) Why don’t you FedEx them to me and I will dispose of them for you.

Dennis Jones

…I think I will just hang onto them so I will have chips n salsa ready next year as I am watching the Colts win the Super Bowl again…

Doug Jones

that ship has sailed… next year it’ll be Vince Young getting a free Escalade…

Doug Jones

I was just wondering… does this guy strap on a couple of diapers so he doesn’t have to make stops on his journey?

Dennis Jones

…I don’t know about him, but I’m trying it on my next journey to Mtn. Grove… if it’s good enough for Nasa astronauts, it’s good enough for me…

Doug Jones

I bet this makes the postal workers happy. Now instead of going “postal” you can say someone is going “Astro”

Dennis Jones

…or as Astro from the Jetson’s would say… Rastro!

Don Jones

I can’t seem to be able to comment on the recent Sock Monkey Wood Retrieval page. Must be from all that snow you received up there around the Lakes.