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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.

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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