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The Magnificent Three by jbwarner86 The Magnificent Three by jbwarner86
Apologies to those who were expecting "Tiny Toon Adventures" fan art.

After doing those Simpsons comic strips last week, I started thinking up other ideas for the characters. In analyzing the show's character interactions, I noticed that Bart has his little clique of friends (Milhouse, Richard, Lewis, occasionally Nelson, etc.), but Lisa is usually only seen with Janey. The reason? Every time Lisa makes a new friend, the character is played by a guest star, virtually guaranteeing that said character won't return in a future episode. Case in point: Allison Taylor from 1F17 "Lisa's Rival" (played by Winona Ryder) and Alex Whitney from 5F20 "Lard of the Dance" (played by Lisa Kudrow).

But the thing about comics is that they're a purely visual medium, so you don't have to worry about voice acting. The Simpsons comic book has taken advantage of this, bringing back guest star characters like Jessica Lovejoy and Cecil Terwilliger, and I figured that in the Simpsons comic universe, Lisa still hangs out with Allison and Alex on a regular basis. They seem like they'd make a good group, anyway.
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hansemist Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Straight Drew Pickles to the F******ING!!!!!
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ginnywatson Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
Nice =)
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Simpsonspuppy Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
I love this group!
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Iliosct Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
I was always so p.o'd when they had an awesome charecter that became on of my faves...and then never had them on again.
I mean, I get that money is tough, but really, Janey and Sherry + Terry suck.
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sideshowbobfanatic Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008
These three are my favorites.
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Horn122393 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2008
This song kinda fits them [link]
great picture
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anahidel2001 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2008
lloks fantastic!
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Professional Artist
Very nice work here, Jesse. I can tell you firsthand that drawing the Simpsons on-model is a real trick, and one you've got down pat. What kind of pens do you use to draw your art? This is a stock question I ask all artists, but I'm always curious. Keep up the great work, man!
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jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
Thanks! I used to have trouble with the Simpsons characters too, but after studying "The Simpsons Handbook: Secret Tips from the Pros", I picked up on the Groening/Silverman style in no time.

As for what pens I use, I'm a Micron man. I've thought about experimenting with other techniques, though - what do you use?
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JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008  Professional Artist
I've used Microns since 1998 and I still swear by them. If I have any complaints with them it's that it takes a few seconds for the ink to dry and it often smears if not enough time has allowed. Also, in the last couple years I've had problems with my Microns "bleeding" into the paper. It doesn't happen all the time, but because of this, last year I started using Pitt artist pens, which are similar to Microns except they don't have the flaws of the other. Plus, Pitt's brush pens are far superior to Microns in that they never really split or fray. So these days, I tend to use a Micron .08 for my lettering, a Pitt medium for my main inking, a Pitt small for the more intricate details, a Micron .02 for the most wee little details, and a Pitt brush pen for big, fancy looking foreground artwork. I also use a LOT of Sharpie markers, both extra fine (NOT ultra, those suck) for close-up/foreground drawings and fine (which is the fat tip) for large black areas, drawing panels and occassionally for really dramatic close-ups/foreground stuff. So them's my secrets!
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EmperorNortonII Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice pic! :D
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Toonatic92 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
Lisa looks adorable! I always did think it was sad that she didn't have any real friends. Maybe she should have a male friend instead of a female one. That would make things more interesting...
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jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
Well, there's always Colin from The Simpsons Movie. Rumor has it that he'll be making some return appearances in a few forthcoming episodes.
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Yeldarb86 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm, I seem to remember one early episode, "Flamin' Moe", where Lisa hosted a slumber party. But then this was when the character's personalities were still being developed.
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jbwarner86 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
And not only were most of those characters not named, they were almost never seen again. I think Allison and Alex make better friends for Lisa because they have much more well-defined personalities.
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FractiousLemon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Aww, Lisa's such a cutie! I always want to give her a great big hug!
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Juanele Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
they look great in your style!
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charizardag Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Neat. for a moment there, I was expecting a "Futurama" drawing.
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JonnyAMax Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Nice JB. You draw a pretty cute Lisa :)
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spongefox Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
great pic. Sorry for the short comment. ^^;
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ToonEGuy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved that episode with Alex, and Homer and Bart trying to sell grease. :XD:

Those girls are so cute! :aww:
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Comickook Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Absolutely wonderful picture. And very good description too. :-D Thanks for sharing the work. Oh, and, by the way, if this ends up double-posted, I'm sorry. I just had A LOT of trouble getting this reply through.
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qwertypictures Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I like that! Lisa needs better friends anyway, with episodes (most likely newer ones) that sometimes see Janey, Sherri and Terri either ignoring or making fun of her. Besides, it'd be good to see more spotlight drawn towards Allison and Alex. Go for it, I say!
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Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I remember this part:

Alex: "Your name is Lisa? Shut up! I love that name!"

Lisa:" Did she just tell me to shut up?"

Skinner: "Take it outside."

:rofl:
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torquesmacky Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
We have seen the girls again, but only in crowd scenes. They keep the models on file for those occasions, and when they need a lot of kids, they bring some out.

I would think Lisa would have stayed friends with Allison; they were very similar. She's very different from Alex, though.
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Frobman Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008   Filmographer
Yeah, I'd presume the guest characters appear more in the comics due to lack of voices and whatnot. Great pic, by the way!
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