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CHAPTER 25

~ARMOR~

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 .
When we last left, Mary and Wayne had recruited the help of the specialist, “The Scandinavian” or Gunnar.  Gunnar was able to locate The Twins with the illegal use of cellphone triangulation and listening to cellphone conversations of known acquaintances.  However The Twins are protected in a heavily guarded compound and to extract the duo, they would need to use stealth and strong armor.
Pia had the brilliant idea to use a weapons expert similar to the James Bond movies.  In the movies, “Q” would develop guns and rockets that would shoot out of his Aston-Martin or bubble gum that explodes. Pia’s version would be a Scandinavian native named “Å”.
Pia Langfeld- "With the help of "Å", the Scandinavian gadget Meister, they were able to deck Mary out in appropriate armor..."
Pia Langfeld- “With the help of “Å”, the Scandinavian gadget Meister, they were able to deck Mary out in appropriate armor…”
I told Pia that I wanted to draw Gunnar’s armor similar to the new ROBOCOP suit.  Robocop was just about to appear on the big screens when we did our draws.
Jaime Leos- "Gunnar debriefed the team and lays out the strategy to raid the compound using stealth and nifty gadgets provided by "Å", the weapons expert."
Jaime Leos- “Gunnar debriefed the team and lays out the strategy to raid the compound using stealth and nifty gadgets provided by “Å”, the weapons expert.”

 

While researching reference draws I was wanting to draw Wayne using stealth while entering the compound.  Pia had the idea of using sonic grenades called “Paralyzers” that would cause the compound soldiers to double over and begin vomiting after detonation while the team raided the compound.  I then began to think of the video game, “Splinter Cell” and the hero of the game, “Sam Fischer.”  This was the result draw.
Jaime Leos- "Wayne snuck into the compound with stealth using a zip line and night vision.'
Jaime Leos- “Wayne snuck into the compound with stealth using a zip line and night vision.’
With the use of the “Paralyzers”, the team was able to raid the compound without being detected but the activity outside alerted The Twins to escape out an “armored” door.  Their escape route would lead to a bob-sled track so they could leave but travel quickly!
Pia Langfeld- "and now...what next?"
Pia Langfeld- “and now…what next?”
In the next episode our team find that The Twins have left and are speeding away at blazing speeds in a bob-sled.  The team will need to catch up to them before they get away again!!

Until then….


Monkey                             Round                  Date                               Day                Word selected


@meluminatti               #57                      February 23               Sunday                 Armor


http://msbweb.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/armor/

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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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