When Pigs Fly

October 1, 2008

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Introducing probably the greatest game ever created in the history of mankind, (and keeping in mind I’m not prone to hyperbole), you can believe me when I tell you this game has everything!

It’s got pigs, it’s got cannons… it’s got pigs getting fired out of cannons! What more could anyone want in a game?

The Comments

Doug Jones

woo hoo! I hope I get one in my Christmas stocking!

Don Jones

Did you and David Blaine get together and invent this game?

Jason Bourne

Kool. I guess I can’t say: “When pigs fly”…ever again.

Dennis Jones

…Karen came home with a box of Keebler Flipside cheddar pretzel crackers last night… (and keeping in mind I’m not prone to hyberbole), these might be the best crackers ever invented in the history of mankind!

Doug Jones

I once had a “72 Hyperbole… got good mileage…

Don Jones

You also had a sporty aluminum Vega.

nickjoneseverybody

That looks awesome… except from your picture, it doesn’t look like you could ever land a pig in the tray… Can you really win this thing?

Doug Jones

can you point it to the sky and pick up the Discovery Channel?

Dennis Jones

…no Doug… but it did work pretty well for E.T. to phone home with…

Nick, whatcha do here is turn the motorized sky on (that top thing) and it starts turning around, then you give the Wheel Of Fortune spinner a spin and see what it is everyone gets to do… if you spin yourself up a flying pig, you get to load one of your little velcro piggies into your cannon, shoot it up and try to get it to stick to the sky UNDERNEATH that top thingie…

Doug Jones

Better be careful…. sounds like you could PUT YOUR EYE OUT WITH THAT THING!

Dennis Jones

Jason Bourne

Ah yea.The most famous Christmas movie of all time… I also really, really, enjoy Earnest Saves Christmas.

Bernard

Is this a Bible game? Because those pigs are in for a rude awakening before the games over if it’s in reference to the passage I’m thinking of. On another note…whenever I had a hyperbole my grandmother would always rag-tie a few “raw” strips o slab bacon on it. Then after an hour or so, she took it off and commenced with the surgical removing procedure I was the one Flyin’ not the bacon.

Roballoo

I think we need more truth in advertising, shouldn’t it be called “When Pigs Stick.” I realize it doesn’t have the same ring to it, but I think it better explains the basic gameplay.

Dennis Jones

BREAKING NEWS STORY
This afternoon, our local minor league baseball team has just changed its name from the Fort Wayne Wizards to the Fort Wayne Tin Caps…

…this area is closely associated with Johnny Appleseed and legend has it he wore a tin pot on his head as a hat so they were trying to tie into that concept…

…unfortunately for the braintrust that came up with this brilliant idea, folks around here are already calling them the Fort Wayne Pot Heads…

Don Jones

That made me laugh out loud…

Dennis Jones

…I can’t believe how poorly this logo was executed…

Don Jones

The designer needs executed.

Roballoo

As a fellow designer I’m not for executing any of my kind ~ you never know, I could be next.

Dennis Jones

…brother Don is prone to hyperbole…

Don Jones

That TinCaps logo ROCKS. These books weigh a ton. I could sleep for a year.  I’m so hungry, I could eat Doug’s cooking.
BrotherJones.com is the hub of the solar system. I could go on forever…

Jason Bourne

Wonder if I could start a fad wearing a tin cap every day?

nickjoneseverybody

still better than the OKC Thunder logo…

Jon Slone

I’m sorry, i guess i don’t know what they’re called. What I’m talking about though is when you draw a sketch and you stick it on that glass with the light under it so that you can “Trace” it on to a new sheet of paper. I have one of those, but it’s for 8×10 sheets of paper. Do you know if they make them bigger?

Dennis Jones

…Jon, are you talking about a light box? You can get light boxes in all sorts of different sizes. You can order them online. I think Hobby Lobby carries them, (if you’ve got one of those in your area)… the bigger ones can get a bit expensive, but they can be really easy to make.

Bernard

did I read the word execute? Agh yes…I almost forgot that as a peasant commentor I’m under the rule of the kingdom of Jones. Jon: Made allot of lightboxes in my day but if your in a hurry and want one you carry and take with you try the: Artograph Light Tracer II Light Box from Cheap Joe’s

Zaz

Yeah Jon, that’s a good place to shop, Cheap Joe’s and Dennis is right light boxes can get a bit pricey, but here’s a thought…if your work has a copy machine you can blow up or reduce the image you’re working on and then take it home and draw away on your
8×10 light box. It’s what I do, it work just fine.

Jason Bourne

I use to trace a lot of Calvin and Hobbes comics. I think it helped me improve in freehand.

Jon Slone

Thank you. That’s exactly what I wanted to know. I may just try to make one.

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When Pigs Fly Barn Sketch

October 8, 2008

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I’m still working round the clock, so since there is nothing new or experimental to show here, I will post some sketches from the “When Pigs Fly” game.

More and more, I’m being asked for Photoshop files with all the different elements of the illustration separated out and placed on their own individual layers. This way, the designers can move the different parts of the picture around to fit their type.

This was an idea for the barn on the cover which was not used.

The Comments

Don Jones

I see some similarities to Grandpa Grantham’s barn… the only thing missing… flying tobacco pouches!

Jason Bourne

Swanky! I like the cannon.

Bernard

I love mega elements in a whole sketch like this! Reminds me of the really old comic novels from mad…took hours/days to find everything. I’m getting similar requests from my customers for the PSD layer thing or even individual pieces that make up the whole sketch. Whatz everybody’s feelings on this? I guess if their paying for it it’s okay…I just don’t always draw everything separately that way.

Jon Slone

I’m a writer and illustrator of children’s books for both kids and adults. Everyone asks me if I have a website. Currently, I do not. Any advice on who to turn to? The do’s and don’ts maybe? Thanks.

Dennis Jones

…hey Jon, I think your best bet would be to go over to Blogger.Com and create one of those… they are free and they are easy to do…

Jon Slone

Thank you. I’ll look in to it. Now I’m off to barnes and noble to do a reding/signing. My book is “Riggleberry Bloke” if you want to check it out on barnesandnoble.com

New Programming

October 16, 2008

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My brother Doug is programming tv shows again over on his page. I really liked his current entry, so I colored it up on my lunch hour.

The Comments

Jason Bourne

Nice. “The Weasel Wisper” sounds like the title of a great suspense thriller movie…

Doug Jones

Cool…. I wuz lookin’ for that Photoshop button that colorizes things, but couldn’t find it. You must know where it is!

Don Jones

Excuse me, those are Den’s patented, black, high-top Converse. Dennis, if you study this image closely, Doug has drawn you passing gas of some sort… Let’s keep this blog respectable Doug. We don’t want OSHA coming down on us for illegal emmissions.

Doug Jones

This is Dennis’ SPECIAL whispering he does…

Dennis Jones

HEY, WATCH IT DOUG…

…I just noticed something cool right now on our site… if you flip back and forth between Doug’s page and mine, Doug’s picture changes before your very eyes …it doesn’t take much to entertain a Jones…

Don Jones

LOL, That is rich… Speaking of our spoils, my brothers, have your IRAs dried up and vanished like the rest of the world’s? Not to brag, but I could retire today and live like a king the rest of my life… that is, if I die tomorrow.

Buddy Rich

badda ching!

Doug Jones

My friends… I have a plan that will give you a huge tax break and lots of money if you will just vote for me… and Joe the plumber will clean your drains, my friends…

Joe

I will be happy to plunge your toilets… and look to our beloved government to bail me out if my bad business venture goes down the crapper.

Jason Bourne

Now that Joe the Plumber is famous, he could run for President right now and win by a landslide.

Kyle Jones

I know this is on the wrong post but…

Dennis Jones

…HAH! …yup, that’s it! …thanks for digging that up Kyle, it made my Friday!

Roballoo

Hey your game is on the internet – now you’ll be real famous!

Don Jones

Why do stereotypical T.V. families always consist of Dad, Mom, one boy and one girl?

Doug Jones

the same game maker also made Gassy Gus… a real obvious tie in to Brotherjones…

Dennis Jones

…an obvious tie in to brother Dons first comment on this page, anyway…

Jason Bourne

I was thinking if I was President I would make Oreos and Kool-Aid famous the way Ronald Regan did his jelly beans.

Don Jones

Swank of an idear there Jayson Born.