Crocodile On A Fence Post

August 23, 2007

CrokaDoodlDoo

…crocK-A-DOODLE-Doo…

I just got back from the annual, “haul your kid halfway across the country back to college” trip. I now have a ton of work to catch up on, but thought I’d better put up a new picture before I get voted off the Brother Jones Island.

The Comments

Doug Jones

It’s too late… we voted and you are OUT. According to our by-laws, you have one week to bribe us with a couple dozen Krispy Kremes in order to be reinstated to good standing…

Dennis Jones

…I thought you had to officially douse my torch first and say “it’s time for you to go”…

Don Jones

According to the Brother Jones Rules of Conduct, “Any blog not updated in a reasonable amount of time will be considered null and void and officially voted off the BJ Island.” Bon voyage!

Dennis Jones

…but I’m really good on the immunity challenges…

Roballoo

I dig that crazy sun back there.

Betsy

I heard you got stuck in some traffic. Was it around St. Louis?

Dennis Jones

…zowie, Betsy… we were making great time, got on 270 to bypass St. Louis, were cruising along and BAM, stuck in traffic as far as you could see in front of us and as far as you could see behind us… they were working on the bridge… 2 hours to travel 5 miles…

…Pete was in his car behind me and his air conditioner wasn’t working so a good time for him in the heat and humidity… I threw some gum at his car to liven things up… he threw gum at my car and it eventually melted all over my bumper…

…congratulations to you and Andy by the way!

Roballoo

Another reason to stay in California…Car Gum! Eewww.

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Kamikaze Biker

April 30, 2008

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My oldest son Nick called and insisted that I start riding my bicycle again so he could sign us up for some sort of bike race this summer in Oklahoma. I couldn’t remember if I still had a bike, much less where it might be. I did seem to remember letting it sit outside in the snow one winter because it kept getting in my way in the garage.

At one time I was quite the biker and had all the helmets, shoes, gloves, pants and miscellaneous other doo dads that every rider needed. That stuff all seems to be gone now. I’m thinking I can probably substitute my hockey equipment for the items that I really need.

I found the bike, did a thorough visual inspection on it and officially pronounced it in tip top shape… except maybe for the rusted parts. I plan to take ‘er out this weekend and see what she will do down that big hill behind our house. If the rusted brake cables should snap on the way down, I will simply shift into kamikaze mode and aim the bike into the nearest corn field.

The Comments

Doug Jones

This looks like a job for WD40man. Dip the whole bike in a vat of WD40 and go out to that corn field and grab some ears. They are worth big money these days….

Jason Bourne

You should ride your bike in your hockey attire all the time. You might start a new trend.

Don Jones

It looks as though you have nice set of corn colored reflectors on that bike.

Dennis Jones

…those are corn deflector shields, Don…

roballoo

If the chain breaks – use your hockey stick. Simply slide it into the front spokes and you are sure to stop. Hey – you have all of your hockey equipment with you, why not put it to use.

Doug Jones

yeah… that curve on the stick is just right to poke into the spokes. Instant stoppage! This will also let you test out your gear and see how well it protects you…

Nick Jones Everybody

She’s a beaut Clark.

Don Jones

Is that one of those Cro Magnum 413 Double Socket Rocket Manly Bikes? I think It says that on the sticker…

Doug Jones

i would pronounce that bike “good enough”

Dennis Jones

…I’m running up to Walmarts to buy some duck tape so I can get those custom hockey stick brakes attached properly… it’s very important to have your bike in tip top shape before you trust your life to it…

James

Hey DJ… Did your Cintiq blow up from all the work you’ve done on it, or are you on a mission with the Kamikaze Biker boyz protecting neighborhoods around you? Dude we miss your work.

Dennis Jones

…ha …well, I think what we have happening here is a change in the weather in Northeastern Indiana…

…when it’s cold and snowy outside there is nothing else to do but sit inside and draw, but now that the weather is nicer, when the work day is over I’m outside mowing or skating or (soon to be) reeking havoc in the Kamikaze Bonsai Biker Club…

…I’m working every day on the Cintiq, but I can’t legally post client work I’m currently working on until it’s been published… when there are no pictures to post things get a little weird and start to deteriorate here at Brother Jones… I guess I’d better get some more pictures going…

pEtE joNeS

you could always race nick’s huffy. or get a moped

Dennis Jones

…Nick’s Huffy is one sweet ride… I believe it’s rusting out back somewhere as we speak…

Doug Jones

I like the moped idea… with saddle bags loaded with chips….

Don Jones

It’s like Going Green… with all that gas you are saving and with the little moped. Sort of like riding a Harley trailbike back from Nashville.

Dennis Jones

…HEY! …my snappy little yellow Opel Kadet died down there so I had to buy something to get back home with… why not a Harley Davidson?…

…every year the media seems to celebrate Elvis’s funeral and it always reminds me that I was puttering thru Memphis on my Harley that day weaving in and out of traffic that was sitting still on the highway…

Jason Bourne

Maybe I’ll paint myself green. Then no one will have to ask me if I’m for going Green..LOL

Yvette

Hi, Dennis, I am not sure you are the one I am looking for…I used to write to a “resident” of San Luis Obispo. I happened to find our old letters and I wanted to see how he is doing now. The last time I communicated with him he was writing comics and other stuff in Jail. After my daughter was born I quit work and I think we just drifted away from writing…I lived in Hayward, California, was married and worked at Pacific Bell when we wrote to each other.
Are you the same Dennnis Jones? Can you let me know? I would love to hear how Dennis is doing now. Thank you very much, Yvette

Dennis Jones

…sorry, Yvette …I’m not the Dennis you’re looking for… thanks for your comment… it was really interesting…

Turtle

August 27, 2008

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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.