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!

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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…

Aviator Sketch

September 10, 2007

Aviatorhead

My home state NFL football Colts won this week. So did Doug’s home state football Titans. Don… looks like a long year for you and your home state football Chefs… I mean Chiefs. At least they had a really good HBO special this year.

The Comments

Jason Bourne

Great moustashe. My team, the Cowboys won last night also… And no one was chasing me (whew).

Don Jones

I was fortunate enough to see the Chiefs HBO show while I was in Indianapolis. Apparently, that was the high point for the season. I am sorry to report that I watched the FedEx Cup golf tourney and only switched to the Chief’s game on commercial breaks. It was more than I wanted to see of Coach Herm’s foncused football project.

Doug Jones

What are you sayin’… has the football season already started?

Don Jones

My prediction for the Chiefs… it’s already come and gone.

Dennis Jones

…well, I’d say the Chiefs will be at least as good as Cleveland this year…

Doug Jones

I enjoyed watching that old #4 cheesehead out there on the field. I find myself rooting for the old guys more and more…. dunno why…

Don Jones

I think the CHiefs will have their hands full with the dreaded Oakland Raidaaazzz. San Diego on the other hand… yeow. Tough.

Dennis Jones

…in that Green Bay game… did you see the Eagles fan in the crowd that had a big square chunk of aluminum foil on his head labeled Philadelphia Cream Cheese?

Doug Jones

missed seeing that…. dang!

Don Jones

I just heard someone say the Chiefs need to get Bill Cower back… Great idear.

Dennis Jones

…I say get Jerry Clower instead… remember that guy?

Don Jones

“Shoot up here amongst us!! One of us just has’ta get some relief!!!”

Doug Jones

Woo… knock him out, John!

BlueBear ColorBear

September 17, 2007

BluebearColorbearsocmo

This weekend the 1933 version of King Kong with Fay Wray was on TV so I watched it. What a hoot! The claymation special effects are great and those close up shots of Kong’s face are priceless.

The Comments

Don Jones

I checked my local listings and apparently King Kong was only on Kable. I can’t quite stomach watching the CHiefs anymore. What are we looking at up there in the illustration and inset? Blues first and then a colored rendition?

Doug Jones

Hey… how do you like the way our (Titans) field kicks up as you run on it. It’s like special effects.

Dennis Jones

1) …yes, King Kong was on the classic movie channel…
2) …and, yes, the Chiefs stink…
3) …I’m still just experimenting, trying to find my voice in the computer coloring world…
4) …yes, that is one fine, special effects field the Titans have… they always play Indie a good game…

Doug Jones

We came close… but no cigar.

Jason Bourne

Tubular! He would make a great Star Fox character. And I wish Pixar would make it into a movie.

Roballoo

Looks like it’s easy to add the colors when the image is only 112×146. I like the smiling determination on his face.

Doug Jones

I always liked the original KK. It was state of the art movie making at the time. It was the favorite movie of Bill Gaines, publisher of Mad magazine. For his birthday one year, the artists made a life-sized Kong head and put it outside his window (lookin in) in his NYC office. He loved it.

Dennis Jones

…oops …I was just looking at this picture and realized I forgot to put the other ear on this bear…

Chiefs Numero Uno!

October 22, 2007

GoChiefsI would have never thought it a month ago, but our very own, home state, Kansas City Chiefs are NUMBER ONE in the Western Division of the National Tackle Football League! I’m not sure how long this will last, so I say celebrate now!

The Comments

Jason Bourne

Congrats KC. My team, Cowboys, are #1 in the NFC. Yeehaww. Im looking forward to the Colts vs Patriots game. GO COLTS…

Don Jones

Even though it was a low scoring affair yesterday, the Chiefs vs. Raiders was pretty entertaining. I enjoy the camera pans into the “black hole.”

Dennis Jones

…I didn’t get to see the game… how did Priest Holmes look?

Don Jones

He was in there for about 3 or 4 plays. Just not enough action for me to get a clear picture of his status.

Dennis Jones

…did you see the highlight of Randy Moss catching the pass with his shoulder? …very impressive…

Doug Jones

Titans couldn’t get into the end zone… but Rob Bironas fired in 8 field goals. Whoever had him on their fantasy football team really hit the jackpot last week.

Dennis Jones

…since the Colts played on Monday night this week, they showed the Titans game here on Sunday… Bironas has a pretty interesting story…

Jason Bourne

I really don’t like the new rule against spiking the ball… Its going too far. What next?

Roballoo

Oh, I guess it’s time for Football season isn’t it. Go Niners!

Don Jones

Since you didn’t ask, I will go ahead and give the AWFFL status… PHLEGM WIN! But, we did take a major hit with the Numero Uno RB Ronnie Brown tearing his ACL. Loser. He still has one good leg to run on.

Roballoo

How many responses do we have to get before we get a new blog entry? At least 10 by my count.

Jason Bourne

Here is 11. I can’t believe it will be November. Where does the time go?

Hybrids

September 15, 2008

ReadWithMeCover08

Sometime last summer while experimenting with what exactly I wanted to do with the new digital medium I’m now immersed in, I did several “hybrid” pieces of art. They were half traditional, half digital. This one has the color blocked in with gouache, and then it is finished out digitally on the Cintiq.

The Comments

Zaz

Good Morning DJ, For my own education, what part of this piece was done with the Cintiq? The old Dennis style, real clean looking. It was good to see your Colts pull it out yesterday in the second half you’ve got to be some what pleased.

Jason Bourne

Tubular. Nice texture on the tree an it looks like you can feel it.

Don Jones

Fantastic. You were hybrid before hybrid was cool.

Bernard

This is the great use of color and subject art style that first got me looking for you back around ‘93-’95 I think you were born to create this kind of art. Makes me want to go and get my first Concordia, Simon “The First Christmas ” book out again! Just love this work.

Doug Jones

awesomness dittos…

Dennis Jones

…man, it’s been a typical Monday for me… and quarterly tax day to boot… arrghh… hey, how ‘bout dem Chiefs? …can anybody say new Chiefs coach Bill Cower? Doug, your Titans are leading the Colts in the division… for now… Zaz, I punched up the color and added the highlights n stuff… actually, I can’t really remember what I did… I’m still in a love/hate relationship with painting on the computer… sometimes it all works and it’s great, and other times I want to throw all this gear out the window and apply for the greeter job down at Walmarts…

Doug Jones

It’s funny… the paper here said the 2-0 start for the Titans is the first time they have had a 2-0 start since 1999… when they went to the Super Bowl… Looks like we’re going again this year… right? … right?

Dennis Jones

…if it said that in a newspaper it must be true… Congratulations!

Bernard

New Chiefs Coach, Bill Cower.

Jason Bourne

What a game it was last night! Thats what football is all about!

Don Jones

Keegan was sitting in the end zone… I called him after the Felix JONES kick-off TD return.

Dennis Jones

…Keegan couldn’t have picked a better game to go to…

Don Jones

It even sounded fantastic on AM Radio.

Dennis Jones

…wha? ..were you and your family all huddled around the gigantic old tube radio in your living room, sitting in rocking chairs, knitting and listening to the scratchy radio play by play, or what? …good night, John boy…

Don Jones

Janz and I were driving back from the Fun Acre Miniature Golf Course and Spa in Springfield listening in the Hummer. (Hummer of a heap Honda)

Bernard

Dear Jones Boys, you know how I hate to go off topic but this is a business proposition ( and a whole lot faster than email )! Would y’all consider renting me your gnarly pencil art-piece ( from the brotherjones.com homepage ) to use on a blog I’m building? It wouldn’t be prominently displayed as is yours but used as a teeny-tiny category/comment post icon(s) for the site? …you would be able to visit, raid and discredit me whenever you felt like it? c’mon whaddya say? LMK, BernardFromTheYard

Don Jones

Do hear about the cannibals that ate a missionary… They got a taste of religion.

Dennis Jones

…I’m not sure if Don was speaking in the King’s English on that last comment or if he was impersonating Yoda again… Bernard, send me an email…

Dom Philibert

Awesome!!!!!! love your color scheme.

Dennis Jones

…WOW, Dominic I’m your new biggest fan! …your artwork is amazing…

Bernard

WOW…is right! Great Stuff Dom…Denn, it’s okay, my adreneline has fizzled and I’ve gone to Philly so see if there are any chewed up, broken pencils left at Lincoln field to model my new blog icons after. Talk about a “Sacl-Attack”.

Brother DonKey

October 27, 2008

BrotherDONkey

…yes, this is indeed a tribute to our little brother Don… and to a mule… brother DON-key… what next, a moving tribute to brother Doug and an indian boat? …a brother Dougout canoe…

The Comments

Don Jones

Oh thanks alot, Den … and this being an election year, folks will think I’m Democratic

Dennis Jones

…oh, sorry, ahem… yes, THIS is our OFFICIAL tribute to little brother Don… and an elephant… brother DON-ephant…

Don Jones

Well, I’m not sure if I feel any better with this attempt at a illustrative correction. You know I am sensitive about my weight…

Doug Jones

I don’t think this is a DONkey… it’s a COLT on his way to Nashville where he will get squashed by a a bunch of baby BLUE meanies….

Dennis Jones

…yep… this could be a really interesting game tonight… the Oilers are really good this year… I mean, the Titans…

Doug Jones

Nashville is really excited to be on the TeeVee tonight… they are painting everything blue around town…

Dennis Jones

…maybe they are painting things blue to welcome America’s Team… The Colts!

Dennis Jones

…I just spent all afternoon in Ft. Wayne… in the Mazda shop… and it looks like I’m going to be tagged for over $1700.00 on car repair… but I did get a spiffy new truck to drive around in as a loaner, so at least I have that going for me…

Doug Jones

Woo! that’s a mighty expensive oil change…

Dennis Jones

…ok, let’s review my last 24 hours… I’m presented with a major car bill, my internet goes out and is just now back on, I coughed coffee all over my Cintiq and the Colts lost last night… other than all that, everything is going perfectly!

Doug Jones

I think it’s time to move to Missouri. The Chefs need your help. Peyton already has his Super Bowl ring… time to help someone else. I hear they have good internets down in the Show Me state too….

Don Jones

The Cheeefz were thinking of calling up Daunte Culpepper… but apparently Duante does his own negotiating and didn’t get the deal done. The internets are solid down here in the Ozark hills. They run industrial strength netting from outhouse to outhouse.

Dennis Jones

Don Jones

These SocMo signs are EVERYwhere… except in my very own yard.