Welcome back for another episode of “As The Jungle Turns” with your host, Jaime Leos. And as always I am joined with my talented partner, Pia Langfeld! So sit back and enjoy!
We are going to combine both Zaftig and Voluptuous as they both take place at Zaftig’s House of Bodacious Women!
Before drawing Rabble for chapter 14, Pia and I began discussing how we would transition to the word Zaftig. Pia lived in Germany and told me that the word sounded like the word, “saftig” which meant “juicy”.
After checking on Google images, we decided that we needed to chase Faith and the Twins to a strip club named “Zaftig’s House of Bodacious Women.” However, because we are still on Faith’s turf the club will be very risky and dangerous.
While looking for reference pictures I came across a draw from one of our Monkey Sidebars members, Straylightv, who mentioned an artist named Babs Tarr. I began researching her and found a drawing that would be great for our Zaftig club theme. There is a restaurant here in San Antonio, Texas called “Old San Francisco Steakhouse” which features an older, gold rush ambiance and a swinging girl from the ceiling.
This picture brought me home.
I wanted a draw that would give an introduction of the dangerous and disreputable establishment. A place that was frequented by both politician and criminals.
Mary and Agent W-D40 would begin their search for the Twins and Faith. Yet as fate would have it, a pair of “twins” found them!!
The Zaftig dancer led the duo to Heidi, the bar owner.
Pia’s idea for Heidi was draw a bodacious barmaid and in keeping with the German Zaftig theme, she would be dressed like a Bavarian Oktoberfest lady with a name like Hilda or Heidi!
I immediately thought of the St. Pauli Girl.
Pia drew her in the style of Angelina Jolie with her zaftig-like lips and other ‘juicy’ credentials. Heidi’s character was that of a savvy business owner. There was nothing that happened at Zaftig’s that Heidi didn’t know about! She looked at Mary and demanded a dance on-stage in exchange for information.
Pia’s idea for the dance was to do something that would distract the audience while Agent W-D40 could search for the Twins and Faith. If there was ever a scene in a movie that strip club patrons were distracted and amazed it would have to be the scene from Flashdance where Jennifer Beals pulls that rope making the water drop on her! This was the inspiration for Pia’s next draw.
When brainstorming for the Voluptuous draws, Pia and I began throwing up ideas that “with all of the voluptuous girls at Zaftig’s House of Bodacious Women, Agent W only had eyes for Mary.” We wanted to draw an escalating relationship between Agent W and Mary. We wanted to build something as the next word for Monkey Sidebars was “Incandescent”.
I decided to draw Mary coming off stage with her clothes all wet!
She would come off stage, strutting her stuff yet playing innocent….
“My clothes seem to be all wet Agent W! Help a lady?”
Agent W being the gentleman that he is decided to give Mary ‘the shirt off his back’ revealing his voluptuous self. Pia’s idea was to draw a voluptuous male figure since we had all of these half naked women so I drew this for our lovely lady-monkeys. Claire Austin’s response was the funniest to me because the ‘love-trail’ of hair under the umbilicus made her chuckle.
We continue with the chivalrous acts of Agent W as he assists Mary with the shirt to keep her from getting cold. I believe Mary is impressed with his gentlemanly gestures!
Agent W and Mary were getting off track and off the mission. They approached Heidi to gain their information on the Twins.
Heidi led them to the land of voluptuous mountains….Tibet.
Monkey Round Date Day Word Selected
@lizzieagosto #47 January 19 Sunday Zoftig
Monkey Round Date Day Word Selected
@xantise #48 January 22 Wednesday Voluptuous
We had a lot of fun with these two rounds of words and our fellow Monkey Sidebars friends also had some HOT submissions!! Freddy Mercury said it best when he said, “Fat Bottom Girls You Make The Rocking World Go Round!”
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