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Chapter 27

~RESILIENCE~

Welcome back for another episode of “As the Jungle Turns” the crime fighting/adventure comic that is drawn and written by Pia Langfeld and Jaime Leos based on words selected the drawing game, Monkey Sidebars.  Twice a week, Monkey Sidebar members select a theme/word and you draw accordingly. Many of the members are very creative in their draws.  Yet writing a storyline with the themes selected is very tricky and require tons of brainstorming.

Previously, on “As the Jungle Turns”…..Our heroes had caught up to The Twins and as they escaped down a Bobsled track!  Fortunately, Gunnar was familiar with bobsledding and told the team that if they followed his lead, they could get down the track fast enough to catch the villains.  As they made their way down the track they found a bobsled turned over with someone moaning inside….it was Thomas!

Pia Langfeld- "Resilience- the ability to bounce back...which in Mary's case proved quite beneficial to Wayne..."
Pia Langfeld- “Resilience- the ability to bounce back…which in Mary’s case proved quite beneficial to Wayne…”

When we started this comic series, Mary had just broken up with Thomas and was heart broken.  She cried her heart out but soon came into the arms of Jerry (whom we find out later in the our chapters that he was Thomas’ brother!)  Thomas used Mary to frame her for his murder.  Thomas was behind on gambling debt and to get access to his trust fund, he decided to stage his death.  However, with “resilience” our heroes were able to catch the scoundrel and bring him to justice!

Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
Jaime Leos- "After capturing Thomas on the bobsled track, he was taken in for questioning.  However Thomas wasn't too cooperative.  He was biding time thinking he wouldn't be extradited to the U.S.  However, he wasn't under arrest yet.....Mary had ways of making him talk!"
Jaime Leos- “After capturing Thomas on the bobsled track, he was taken in for questioning. However Thomas wasn’t too cooperative. He was biding time thinking he wouldn’t be extradited to the U.S. However, he wasn’t under arrest yet…..Mary had ways of making him talk!”  (Mary’s image was referenced from Hoang Nguyen’s Carbon Grey)

Thomas had no intentions of talking and giving up his brother Jerry or his sister Faith!  His sister was fundamental on taking them to countries where they could not be extradited.  Arresting him would be tricky although they had enough evidence.

However, Mary is not an officer of the law nor a secret governmental agent….she is a common citizen.  She was simply here to help identify the Twins and assist with clearing her name of murder.  She just wanted to know why he framed her for murder.  Finally Mary was done talking….questions were going to be answered!

Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos- "Mary had enough with Thomas' sarcastic attitude and was thinking of how he framed her for his murder...it was time for some payback!!  He caved in pretty easy!  Gunnar told Swedish Police that the bruises and bleeding on Thomas' face was from the bobsled accident."
Jaime Leos- “Mary had enough with Thomas’ sarcastic attitude and was thinking of how he framed her for his murder…it was time for some payback!! He caved in pretty easy! Gunnar told Swedish Police that the bruises and bleeding on Thomas’ face was from the bobsled accident.”

Mary was able to find out that Jerry and Faith were at a night club called “The White Room Dance Club” in Stockholm.  Through the team’s resilience, they were close to capturing the villains.

So in our next chapter, Mary will have to put on her best dancing shoes and party dress.  But this wasn’t going to be all pleasure…this was going to be all business! 

Until next time, dress to impress and bring your glow sticks because we are going #Dancing!

I’ll leave you with this video that defines the word Resilience….


Monkey                          Round                         Date                     Day                    Word Selected


@rachysuzanne            #59                          March 2             Sunday                  Resilience


http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/02/23/resilience/

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CHAPTER 24

~SCANDINAVIAN~

Hej alla or hello everyone and welcome back for another episode of “As the Jungle Turns”, the crime fighting/adventure comic that is drawn and written by Pia Langfeld and Jaime Leos based on words selected the drawing game, Monkey Sidebars.  Twice a week, Monkey Sidebar members select a theme/word and you draw accordingly. Many of the members are very creative in their draws.  Yet writing a storyline with the themes selected is very tricky and require tons of brainstorming.

For the theme “Scandinavian” we decided to introduce a new character.  When we last left our heroes they were searching for The Twins.  However leads they were following only lead to dead ends.  At the suggestion of Headquarters, Wayne and Mary find an ex-military soldier and martial arts expert known simply as
“The Scandinavian.”

Jaime Leos- "The Scandinavian was classified and only a handful of people have seen his face.  What was known about him was very little, however he was the right man to raid a heavily armed compound.  He was court marshaled but given an honorable discharge for saving 12 captured soldiers from a heavily guarded enemy compound without one friendly death."
Jaime Leos- “The Scandinavian was classified and only a handful of people have seen his face. What was known about him was very little, however he was the right man to raid a heavily armed compound. He was court marshaled but given an honorable discharge for saving 12 captured soldiers from a heavily guarded enemy compound without one friendly death.”

When I suggested that we add a new character named “The Scandinavian”, Pia immediately thought of Dolph Lundgren.  Pia works at Lufthansa Airlines and met Dolph as he was boarding.

Dolph Lundgren’s autograph boarding pass- Pia Langfeld

  While researching Dolph Lundgren, I found a lot of interesting items about him. The above drawing features interesting facts about him including being a 3rd dan black belt and champion martial artist which was helpful in getting him into action movies… AND did you know that ‘Ivan Drago (“I must break you”)’ also has a Master’s in Chemical Engineering and was working towards his doctorate before he went into movies?!?!

Pia Langfeld- "Mary and Wayne meet the The Scandinavian."
Pia Langfeld- “Mary and Wayne meet the The Scandinavian.”

Pia is an awesome portrait artist so I had to recruit her to draw Dolph.  She challenged me to draw him in the Pop Art style but I “chickened out”.  Maybe one day I can return to this challenge in the future.

Mary and Wayne met the The Scandinavian whose real name was Gunnar.
Gunnar got straight to business and used the latest technologies to triangulate The Twins’ location.

Jaime Leos- "Using highly illegal methods to locate the Twins, the Scandinavian was able to listen to a cellphone conversation of a known acquaintance of the villains and traced them to Stockholm, Sweden."
Jaime Leos- “Using highly illegal methods to locate the Twins, the Scandinavian was able to listen to a cellphone conversation of a known acquaintance of the villains and traced them to Stockholm, Sweden.”
Pia Langfeld- "The Scandinavian has access to some state of the art technology.  With his help, Mary and Wayne finally knew an exact location of The Twins."
Pia Langfeld- “The Scandinavian has access to some state of the art technology. With his help, Mary and Wayne finally knew an exact location of The Twins.”

Gunnar found the exact location of The Twins.  However they were heavily protected in a compound and by heavily armed bodyguards.  The team would have to use stealth and technology to enter and capture the Twins.  They would also need to suit up in the newest “armor” to protect themselves.

Our next chapter will reveal the required “armor” needed to enter the compound and provide protection.
Until then….

Monkey                  Round                  Date                               Day                      Word Selected


@papaojam                #56               February 19              Wednesday          Scandinavian


http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/02/12/scandanavian/

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Chapter 23

~Lollygag~

It’s been a whole 10 days since my our last posting of “As the Jungle Turns” but this was in the spirit of our next selected word….”Lollygag”!!
As you can tell, trying to fit a storyline with the selected words can be difficult as mentioned in previous chapters.  Lollygag was no different.  Pia and I were confused on how we would fit this word into our story.
When we last left out heroes, they were in the Forest of Endor and I began thinking of the old fairy tales that took place in the dark forests of Germany as told by the Brothers Grimm.  I mentioned to Pia that we should lollygag in Germany to which she selected Berlin.
Pia Langfeld- "Mary, Wayne and Mr. Sides arrived in Berlin via their "speeder bikes".  They needed to regroup and figure out their next steps...the regrouping however turned into some lollygagging."
Pia Langfeld- “Mary, Wayne and Mr. Sides arrived in Berlin via their “speeder bikes”. They needed to regroup and figure out their next steps…the regrouping however turned into some lollygagging.”
At this point, we decided our team would also part ways with their guide, Mr. Sides.  We felt that since Mr Sides is so much into World War II and German military, we would leave him as the new curator of a museum dedicated to the weapons of the German Reich.
Pia Langfeld- 'Mr. Sides, the German history buff, was totally in his element in Berlin.  Mary and Wayne would have to continue their search for the Twins on their own.  Having friends in high places, Mr Sides did set up a connection with his agency at HQ by the former Checkpoint Charlie border crossing..."
Pia Langfeld- ‘Mr. Sides, the German history buff, was totally in his element in Berlin. Mary and Wayne would have to continue their search for the Twins on their own. Having friends in high places, Mr Sides did set up a connection with his agency at HQ by the former Checkpoint Charlie border crossing…”
While Pia decided to draw areas of Berlin such as the Brandenburg Bridge and Check Point Charlie, I decided to draw the Berlin Wall.  There was so much art references for the Berlin Wall that I had difficulty in deciding which wall to draw.  That’s when I stumbled on the art of Thierry Noir.
I wasn’t able to find the artist name however for reference.
I drew Mary as tourist with some personalized graffiti.
When I posted this draw on Instagram, I am assuming that the #BerlinWall hashtag must have grabbed the artist Theirry Noir’s attention because he liked and commented on my draw.
Check out his website

www.galerie-noir.de

Jaime Leos- "Mary and Wayne wait for HQ to give them Intel on the whereabouts of the Twins.  Meanwhile, the two are lolly gagging in Berlin and taking a much needed break while visiting the Berlin Wall."
Jaime Leos- “Mary and Wayne wait for HQ to give them Intel on the whereabouts of the Twins. Meanwhile, the two are lolly gagging in Berlin and taking a much needed break while visiting the Berlin Wall.”
The next word in the Monkey Sidebars game was “Scandinavian”.  We would have to tie in the word with our story so we decided that our next contact would be known as “The Scandinavian.”  He would need to be a man who could locate the Twins using the latest technology.
Jaime Leos- "Wayne alerts Mary that the Twins have not been located!  Mary feels that their lolly gagging may have cost them their change at catching the Twins.  Their last chance to locate the villains is to find an ex-military/ex-spy simply known as "The Scandinavian".
Jaime Leos- “Wayne alerts Mary that the Twins have not been located! Mary feels that their lolly gagging may have cost them their change at catching the Twins. Their last chance to locate the villains is to find an ex-military/ex-spy simply known as “The Scandinavian”.
Our next chapter will take us to “the land of the ice and snow, from the midnight sun where the hot springs flow.”
Until we meet again in the halls of Valhalla….

Monkey                      Round         Date                              Day                             Word Selected


@cosmokimmy       #55             February 16                Sunday                      Lollygag


http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/02/09/lollygag

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Jungle Turns – Chapter 15/16

~Zaftig~

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”.
Zaftig
Zaftig

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.

Babs Tarr
Babs Tarr
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
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.
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
 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.
St. Pauli Girl
St. Pauli Girl
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
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.
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld

 ~Voluptuous~

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”.
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
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?”
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
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.
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
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!
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
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


http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/01/12/zoftig/


Monkey                 Round                 Date                              Day                      Word Selected


@xantise                  #48                 January 22                Wednesday            Voluptuous


http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/01/15/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!”
Thank you for reading and please follow @jungleturns on Instagram.

Thank You,
Jaime.

Jungle Turns- Chapter 14

~Rabble~

Welcome back for another chapter of Jungle Turns!
This chapter was a strange one but fun to create!  When Pia Langfeld and I began to throw up ideas, Pia’s idea was to draw panic in the eyes of Mary and Agent W-D40 followed by the #Rabble breaking out into a “Flash Mob” dance scene like Micheal Jackson’s Thriller Video!  In the meantime, I was looking up references for the chapter- Zoftig.  When Pia suggested the flash mob scene, immediately I thought of Weird Al’s Fat video!
Weird Al's Fat Video  http://www.fanpop.com/clubs/music-videos/picks/results/7973/best-parody-music-video
Weird Al’s Fat Video

Michael Jackson's Thriller http://www.nbcbayarea.com/the-scene/events/1023-25-Largest-Simultaneous-Dance-to-Michael-Jacksons-Thriller-65751102.html

Michael Jackson’s Thriller

Pia’s idea was Michael Jackson’s Thriller’s dance scene with the Zombies.
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
Pia Langfeld
With the Rabble surrounding Mary and W-D40 the question was, “How are we going to get our heroes out of this one?”  When Pia suggested the Flash Mob idea and Michael Jackson, I started watching MJ videos and came across this scene.
Michael Jackson's Beat It http://www.tifr.us/tifr/2010/05/26/beat-it-with-a-real-jo-bro.html
Michael Jackson’s Beat Ithttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRdxUFDoQe0 

It was perfect!  Agent W-D40 was going to have to fight his way out.  A duel with the gang leader!  A knife fight choreographed similar to that in the Beat It video or West Side Story.
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
After I drew this scene, I realized that the gang leader looked just like one of our fellow Monkey Sidebar members, Mr. Saul Osorio!!  I did a double take and couldn’t believe my eyes.  I knew I had to tag @sawoooly on this one!!  And this is how our first cameo came about!  I sent this drawing to Pia because I was hesitant to use it as not to offend Saul.  I’m glad we used it and Saul commented on Instagram, “Man this made my day! LOL!”
Jaime Leos
Jaime Leos
Unfortunately for @sawoooly, he had to go down or otherwise we end the comic saga…LOL!  Mary had to flash some boobs or something along that line to distract Saul long enough to lose.  Agent W-D40 agreed to spare his life if he told them where Faith and The Twins were.  They ran off to Zaftig’s House of Bodacious Women!!

Monkey                       Round              Date                     Day                         Word Chosen


@airedelapaz              #46              January 15      Wednesday               Rabble


 http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/01/08/rabble

Stay tuned to the next installment and please follow @jungleturns on Instagram.
Thank you, Jaime.

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.
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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).
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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