#10 Jonas “Jonesy” Jones

| November 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Oh, I love it when a joke creates an actual good character.  Jonesy here was a joke between Michelle and me, about how dumb the name Jonesy Jones would sound. And then I decided to make him a time traveller.

Concept: Jonesy Jones is supposed to be a mix of Tom Swift meets Dr. Who.  I’ve been toying with a costume idea for Halloween for an American Dr. Who (I keep calling him the 15th Doctor), and for some reason, I didn’t want to lose the design, so I put it on a kid.

Jonas Jones’ favorite game is Rock Guitar, and he’s very good at it. While playing a song on Expert, Jonesy hits a chord that creates a vibration so intense, it sends him back in time. When he wakes up, he finds himself at Electric Lady Studios…in 1969.  Jonesy is jamming with Jimi Hendrix. He hits the chord backwards, and he goes back to his time. Jonesy comes up with a plan: travel back in time to record his jam sessions with some of the biggest names in music and bring it back the recordings.

Design: Just a kid (12 years old or so) with a fake guitar/guitar controller. You could put just about anything on him and it would work. Since doing the Phantom Shadow, I’m in love with the scarf as accessory (I have at least one more character this week with one). Overall, I like the way this came out. I was going to make him bald, but he kept looking like Little Bill.

Art by Uriel Duran!

Copyright © 2010, Vito Delsante.

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I'm not exactly sure what I should put here, so here goes. I'm a writer, written for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, AdHouse Books, and Simon & Schuster, among others and his stories have been reprinted in other countries. Mostly concentrating on creator owned work right now, so the challenge suits me just fine. I live in Queens (Astoria/LIC), NY with my wife, Michelle, and two dogs, Kasey and Kirby. I'm not sure what else needs to be said, but I'm sure I'll keep changing this. Oh, here's something. I contribute to the Project Rooftop site. The RetroFix column was kind of my idea, so I feel like that experience will help me out here.

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