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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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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.
Please follow @jungleturns on Instagram.  Thanks.

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 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