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.
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.
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.
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!
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’.
It is crazy to see at this stage that both Jaime and Pia were not properly collaborating but that their drawings seemed to match!
Mary finds out valuable information from the arresting officer who was sent by Thomas’ Trust Fund associates. However, the information she has maybe too incredible to believe!! Stay tuned for the next Monkey Side Bars word… you may be “Marveled” by what is revealed.