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Jungle Turns- Chapter 13

~Faith~

Hello Everyone!!
Back again to share how the ideas for faith came about.  Several ideas came about between Pia and I.  We spoke about chasing the Twins through dark alley ways since our next word was “Rabble”.  I had an idea to have Wayne calling for backup while before entering the ghetto.  Mary would get too anxious and want to chase them before they got away but Wayne would tell her, “Have Faith.”  We scrapped this idea and came up with the following draws.
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
While Pia was researching reference draws for “Faith”, she came across several graffiti draws with their faith being depicted.  She went with this idea and got many religions and faiths into her draw.
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
On this draw, I came up with the quote from Dante’s Inferno while Dante and Virgil enter Hell, they are greeted with the phrase, “Abandon all hope ye who enter here” but we changed the ‘hope’ to ‘Faith’ to go along with the new character we were about to introduce.
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
I drew Faith as the leader of a ruthless gang.  She would have to be able to move the Twins with little notice, able to obtain weapons, fake ID’s, etc. so she would need to be connected.  Someone who would not want to be arrested nor someone who would be willing to go quietly.  Of course, she would need to be bad ass.  On the captions, I did not want to use “….and this is my ‘hood!!!” but I couldn’t think of anything better at the time.
Posting time was coming up soon and I couldn’t think of another word for ‘neighborhood’ or ‘turf’ due to mental constipation (or brain farts).
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
Here, I drew Faith wanting to ‘put a hurting’ onto Mary but her priorities were to get the Twins out of the country…. preferably somewhere they couldn’t be extradited.  I drew Faith with Iron Crosses as a symbol of Faith.
Since our introduction of Faith we have only shown her in one draw (Dance) but not recognizable since Faith is drugged.  But we will come up to that in future Jungle Turn posts.  I hope that we can get a great word selected by our monkey friends where we can have Mary and Faith finally face each other and have a great fight with plenty of action or maybe an oil wrestling match!!

Monkey Round Date Day Word chosen
@pickledpink #45 January 12 (Sun) FAITH
http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/faith

Until then, thank you for reading and I hope you have enjoyed our posts so far.
Please follow @jungleturns on Instagram.  Thanks.
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Jungle Turns- Chapter 12

~Rock N Roll~

Hello everyone!
Back again with a narrative of the thought process Pia and I go through to make our draws and storyline work with the words selected for Monkey Sidebars.
As I have mentioned in the past, sometimes when a word comes along and I can’t come up with a plot to go behind the word then I will ask Pia if she wants to skip the word.  My idea was to draw a Rock Tribute.  I wanted to draw Mary sporting a Metallica t-shirt or something like that.  Maybe draw her with headphones listening to The Beatles. Maybe we could draw Pia dressed as a punk rocker.  Pia on the other hand said, “We can work with this.”  We started to throw up ideas and before you knew it we had a storyline for “Rock N Roll”.  I thought they should dress as a KISS tribute band since the villains were trying to lay low and not be noticed.
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
The first draw was done by Pia heading to the Belly Up Tavern.  An actual bar that Pia said she used to visit in her college years in San Diego.
It was the kind of place that you hoped to get out of alive.  It’s where Pia got her training to become a Crime-fighter comic artist!
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
The next draw shows Mary and Agent W-D40 searching for the Twins.  Only they did not know that The Twins were right in front of them!
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
I’ve seen so many cover bands and tribute bands in the Austin/San Antonio area but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a KISS tribute band.  Anywho… our tribute band playing at the Belly Up Tavern (notice how I wrote Bottom’s up Tavern on the draw…doh!) was Destroyer!!!  I didn’t know if there was a tribute band by the name “Destroyer” but I figured there would be so I Googled their name and there is an actual band called Destroyer! They actually played 30 miles from my hometown this weekend! Weird.
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
WTF indeed!  Pia and I discussed how we would make the GRAND REVEAL!  I thought this idea was crazy but we actually pulled it off.  I was so glad that we stuck to the storyline and not drawing some random draws.
Stay tuned for some exciting changes in the Jungle Turns saga!
Will Mary return from the DEAD!! Will she be a WALKER
(see what I did there Walking Dead fans).
Please follow @jungleturns on Instagram.
Thanks – Jaime.
Monkey Round Date Day Word chosen
@Nora_a_f #44 January 8 (Wed) ROCK N ROLL
http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2013/12/31/rock-n-roll

JUNGLE TURNS – CHAPTER 11

~CRUELTY~

Mary’s graduation from Mr MiYodas training gave her a cruel idea on how to get to Viktor….

Artist: Pia Langfeld
Artist: Pia Langfeld

Mary is about to get Medieval on this henchmen to find out where Viktor Cherubiev is hiding….

Artist: Jaime Leos
Artist: Jaime Leos

If there was one thing that would make Viktor talk, it was the cruel abuse of the love to his cat Mr. T

Artist: Pia Langfeld
Artist: Pia Langfeld

Mary learns that there is more than one way to skin a cat…

Artist: Jaime Leos
Artist: Jaime Leos

Stay tuned…

Monkey Round Date Day Word chosen
@romanowieweet #43 January 5 (Sun) CRUELTY
http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/cruelty-2

JUNGLE TURNS – CHAPTER 10

~ANTAGONISTIC~

As the Jungle keeps twisting and turning…

Mary was feeling a bit antagonized by her new training partners….
ANTAGONOSTIC2 - Pia
Artist: Pia Langfeld
The antagonism continued with Mr. Miyoda….
ANTAGONOSTIC1 - Pia
Artist: Pia Langfeld
Antagonize - Jaime
After Mary was reminiscing on her training with Mr MiYoda among the many others, she was now ready to face her enemies.
Antagonizing Viktor may have not been wise as he can be very “Cruel” in his methods of torture. Stay tuned….
Monkey Round Date Day Word chosen
@Zombiepanda2007 #42 January 1 (Wed) ANTAGONISTIC
http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2013/12/25/antagonistic

Jungle Turns – Chapter 9

~Illuminate~

Hello everyone, With this chapter, I want to take everyone into the thought process that Pia and I go through before each draw is submitted.  As our fellow Monkeys can imagine, making the storyline fit with the “Theme” that is picked for Sunday or Wednesday can be difficult at times.  I must confess that sometimes I have told Pia that “maybe we should skip this theme” but Pia always kicks my butt and we figure a way to make it work.

Pia and I message each other on Facebook days before the drawing is due.  Usually we look at both the “theme” that is due next AND the following “theme” so we can tie the storyline together.  For example the Chapter 8 theme “RPG”, we discussed how Agent W-D40 would tie a rope to an RPG so Mary could get out of the Quagmire.  I drew Mary becoming furious as she felt weak and found herself being the victim of these despicable men.  We tied in the following theme, “Illuminate” by showing Mary training in the “RPG” training or Role Playing Game simulators.

After submitting my draws for the current theme, I anxiously await the reveal of the following theme on @monkeysidebars so we can work on our storyline.

Artist: Pia Langfeld
Artist: Pia Langfeld
Artist: Pia Langfeld
Artist: Pia Langfeld

The ideas behind Pia’s draws were to show how Mary was seriously training.  She was in the Role Playing Game Simulator with bombs exploding behind her.

Meanwhile, Agent W-D40 is mesmerized by her beauty and becoming “Illuminated” with love.  However Mary stays focused with her training because clearing her name and revenge is on her mind.  Also we wanted to build the relationship slowly.

Artist: Jaime Leos
Artist: Jaime Leos
Artist: Jaime Leos
Artist: Jaime Leos

Again, more bombs exploding behind Mary in her new black spandex uniform!  For my first draw, I wanted more of an old comic style draw with “Booms” in the background like the old Batman comics.  The second draw shows Mary with a new hairdo and a new deadly attitude!

Mary has become a new force to contend with!  This draw was loosely referenced from the comic series (which has become one of my favorites), “Carbon Grey.”  This was my homage to artist, Hoang Nguyen and Khari Evans. Hope you enjoy and please follow on Instagram: @monkeysidebars and @jungleturns.

Monkey Round Date Day Word chosen
@jojojamomo #41 December 29 (Sun) ILLUMINATE
http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/illuminate

Jungle Turns – Chapter 8

~ RPG ~

RPG 1
Artist: Pia Langfeld
Just as Mary thought she would perish in the Quagmire, a tall figure appeared out of the shadows…
Artist: Jamie Leos
Artist: Jamie Leos
Alive and Angry… not a good combination when it comes to Mary…
Time to get even

 

Monkey Round Date Day Word chosen
@amdecreations #40 December 25 (Wed) RPG – ROLE PLAYING GAME
http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2013/12/18/rpg
                 

JUNGLE TURNS – CHAPTER 7

~QUAGMIRE~

Ep 8 Quagmire 1 - Jaime
Artist: Jaime Leos
Cherubiev sends his henchmen to take Mary to the Quagmire.
Quagmire 1 - Pia
Artist: Pia
Quagmire 2 - Pia
Artist: PiaEp 8 Quagmire 2 - JaimeArtist: Jaime Leos
Mary’s life is slipping away….
Monkey Round Date Day Word chosen
@EM_JAXON #39 December 22 (Sun) QUAGMIRE
http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/quagmire/

JUNGLE TURNS – CHAPTER 6

~CHERUBIM~

Ep 7 Cherubim 1 - Jaime
Artist: Jaime Leos
Cherubim1 - pia
Artist: Pia
Ep 7 Cherubim 2  - Jaime
Artist: Jaime Leos
Viktor Cherubiev AKA ‘Cherub-Faced Killer’ reveals his plot to frame Mary for the death of Thomas to gain access into the trust fund to pay off gambling debts…  Now Mary knows too much!
Ep 7 Cherubim 3  - Jaime
Artist: Jaime Leos
Mary finds herself in serious trouble. She was in love with Thomas and he broke her heart leading her to a state of ebullition. Then he sets her up for humiliation on ‘The Heraldo Show’ and ultimately sets her up as his killer only to find out that he is not dead but involved in a conspiracy! How did her life spiral out of control!
Stay tuned to the next episode of ‘Jungle Turns’.
Cherubim2 - pia
Artist: Pia
Monkey Round Date Day Word chosen
@missvickysv #38 December 18 (Wed) CHERUBIM
http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/cherubim

JUNGLE TURNS – CHAPTER 5

Ep 6 Absurd 1  - JaimeArtist: Jaime Leos – continuing Mary’s saga

Ep 6 Absurd 2  - JaimeArtist: Jaime Leos – continuing Mary’s saga

Absurd1 - piaArtist: Pia – continuing Mary’s saga

Absurd2 - piaArtist: Pia – continuing Mary’s saga

Monkey Round Date Day Word chosen
@midasser #37 December 15 (Sun) ABSURD
http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2013/12/08/absurd

JUNGLE TURNS – CHAPTER 4

Ep 5 Marvel  - JaimeArtist: Jaime Leos – continuing Mary’s saga

Mary is arrested by her ex-lover John and so close to finding her accuser…..

Marvel1 - piaArtist: Pia – continuing Mary’s saga

Marvel2 - piaArtist: Pia – continuing Mary’s saga

Monkey Round Date Day Word chosen
@anthrogirl825 #36 December 11 (Wed) MARVEL
http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2013/12/04/marvel