Tacoma Urbanist

Oct. 9, 2009 at 12:01am

28th Frost Park Chalk Off Episode at Noon Today

Today is the weekly chalk off competition at Frost Park located at 9th and Pacific Avenue in downtown Tacoma at noon.


YOU ARE Walking down a country road. It is a quiet afternoon. You look up and far, far down the road you see someone walking toward you. You are surprised to have noticed someone so far away.

But you keep walking, expecting nothing more than a friendly nod as you pass. He gets closer. You see he has bright orange hair. He is closer--a white satin suit spotted with colored dots. Closer--a painted white face and red lips.

You and he are fifty yards apart. You, and a full-fledged clown holding a bicycle horn are twenty yards apart. You approach on the lonely country road. You nod. He honks and passes. 

~ Steve Martin, Cruel Shoes 1979    


Friday, Oct 9 

12 noon - 1 pm
Larry Frost Memorial Park
Downtown Tacoma, WA 98402

1 hour. free chalk. community art challenge. win prize(s)!

Corporate Sponsorship

this weeks episode is made possible by the international MISS  "PONTOON BOAT SHOW" 2010 Committee.  We are working hard to get Tacoma, WA as the next city to host MISS PONTOON BOAT SHOW 2010 who has donated a copy of the PRINCIPIA DISCORDIA (5th edition). 

check in with feedtacoma.com for LIVE, FULL COVERAGE! 


Prize: Ground Beef Cook Book (used)
Sponsor: Church of Scientology

see photos:

*when you vote for your favorite chalk art don't frigging forget to use the word "VOTE" in your comment!

Voting For A Winner

Please vote for your favorite chalk art entry in the comment section below. 
 Explaining why you voted for a particular entry may add more meaning.

Should you wish to offer general encouragement to an artists, feel free to simply mention their name below or give them other compliments.  However, if you wish to vote for a particular chalk off artist (chalkie), above all other entries, then use the word "vote" in your comment in reference to the artist or their entry.

Each person/avatar gets one vote.  Roommates, spouses, significant others, friends and acquaintances may have their vote counted with their own Feed Tacoma avatar. Votes will be accepted until midnight on Friday after which the winner will be declared.  Votes will be accepted starting at 1:00 p.m.

For more information see:

Become a Fan of Frost Park on Facebook

Tacoma Chalk Off Cumulative Scoreboard

Adam the Alien explains how to vote at a Frost Park Chalk Off

comments [30]  |  posted under Tacoma


by Erik on 10/9/2009 @ 12:44am
Frost almost has 60 chalk offs under its belt!

by Mandiferous on 10/9/2009 @ 8:35am
Did anyone pick up a black and white, square shaped, golf umbrella at the park last week? I loaned it to someone heading to the chalk off and it was... misplaced. I'm just hoping someone snagged it for safe keeping!

by NineInchNachos on 10/9/2009 @ 10:22am
sun is coming out. I will either do a commentary on the nasa moon war or obama's surprise nobel prize or a crude combination of the two.

by izenmania on 10/9/2009 @ 10:51am

by KevinFreitas on 10/9/2009 @ 11:08am
@NIN: I vote mash-up!

See everyone at noon!

by Erik on 10/9/2009 @ 11:17am
Looks like we will have very nice weather today!

by marumaruyopparai on 10/9/2009 @ 11:34am
I fell asleep in front of the tee vee last night watching a major network. I then woke up to a morning news program and a news ticker at the bottom that read:

Obama awarded the Nobel Peace Prize - American Scientists bomb the moon. . .

It was awesome.

by NineInchNachos on 10/9/2009 @ 11:54am
today is AWESOME DAY. everything instead of being normal is now AWESOME!

“Only very rarely has a person to the same extent as Obama captured the world’s attention and given its people hope for a better future,” the committee said in its citation. “His diplomacy is founded in the concept that those who are to lead the world must do so on the basis of values and attitudes that are shared by the majority of the world’s population.”

by NineInchNachos on 10/9/2009 @ 11:55am
my conservative family members are already BABBLING INSANELY! it is glorious.

by marumaruyopparai on 10/9/2009 @ 12:19pm
Well, it will be fun to listen to the pundits purge their indignation on national radio and television, but despite the theatrical value it's more the absurdity keeping me entertained.

The last news program I watched today featured Obama's Nobel Peace Prize award and followed that story up with a photo taken of the President and his advisors deliberating on how to proceed with the war in Afghanistan.

by marumaruyopparai on 10/9/2009 @ 12:28pm
What ever the hell you draw today, with all of this creative fodder it oughta be a doozy.

by NineInchNachos on 10/9/2009 @ 1:31pm
we had STOWE fans today. will post pics later tonight.

by KevinFreitas on 10/9/2009 @ 1:40pm
Here are pics of today's entries:

by RR Anderson

by Curt

by Isaiah

by Addison (I think)

by Doug

by KAE

by Patricia & Jim

by Kenji

Great work on a beautiful day everyone. Let the voting begin!

by Heatherrebel on 10/9/2009 @ 1:51pm
While I think Addison's and Doug's reflect the spirit of our time (not to mention herald the Holy of Holies, Halloween), my spirit moves me to vote for Kenji's beautiful piece. Nice work all.

by marumaruyopparai on 10/9/2009 @ 2:08pm
RR's beautiful portrait of our own Nobel Laureate and President of the United States, Barack Obama, poised next to a U.S. sanctioned and initiated bombing of the Earth's moon speaks to me on a deeply personal and emotional level. I am compelled to cast a vote this week, and cast that vote for Mr. RR Anderson's piece.

Awesome day indeed.

by NineInchNachos on 10/9/2009 @ 2:28pm
for the record Dave Boe though it was a portrait of Timothy M. Farrell

by Mark Monlux on 10/9/2009 @ 2:28pm
A agree that today is an awesome day for President Obama. And, it almost caught me by the heartstrings. Then I saw the skull with wings that Doug drew and I loved the simplicity of the design and bright colors. And then I saw Kenji's work - note the complete lack of black in his design - something I'm very fond of doing myself. Tough call all the way around.

I vote for Doug.
Kudo's dude.

FYI: If you want to see photos of The CLAW at 24 hour comic you can do so at The CLAW Flickr group page, or at Comic Book Ink's recently created Flickr group page.



And for links to the art done during the 24 hours, go to www.cartoonistsleague.org

I will remember how to make these links work one of these days. Meanwhile, cut and paste.

by boearc on 10/9/2009 @ 3:17pm
In my defense, the image was still being created when I made the Farrell comment - although by the time I left the Chalk Scene, a gaggle of us thought the RR creation looked more Fred Armisen from SNL. Boe votes for RR (although kudos to all).

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 10/9/2009 @ 3:39pm
I vote for RR's Obooma.

by Earthdaughter on 10/9/2009 @ 5:01pm
I love Kenji's work. I think he's a great addition to our chalking family. He will always be a tough competitor because of the skill and beauty of his creations.

All that being said, however, this week I have to vote for RR because of the thought-provoking theme of his drawing. Also it's a great Obama charicature and moonscape, too.

by Earthdaughter on 10/9/2009 @ 5:03pm
P.S. Thanks for everyone who contributed "footprints" for Jim and my drawing. It was a fun piece to do.

by Libby on 10/9/2009 @ 5:57pm
I am voting for RR --- what a day!

by Erik on 10/9/2009 @ 6:13pm
I vote for Kenji!

by Gini Ruth on 10/9/2009 @ 6:20pm
I vote for Kenji. But I give props to RR for a most interesting drawing.

by NineInchNachos on 10/9/2009 @ 8:43pm
here are my best photos of the day:

Obama wins Nobel Peace Prize, Nasa Bombs the Moon

Obama's wrath tastes of Moon

Kenji, Master Chalk Sculptor

Kenji is a seriously cool dude.

James Stowe Fan Art

The man (and son) who Stowe drew into his 24 hour comic after bringing OREOs and PEPSI; in turn, drew a fan tribute to STOWE.

Flying Skull by Doug

Doug is really getting the hang of chalk. A new star emerges. Welcome Doug! Awesome!!

Patricia's Calcium Footprints

photo didn't really turn out well, but Patricia does some nice footprints.

I vote for Doug. I love wings!

by KevinFreitas on 10/9/2009 @ 9:29pm
Great topical work RR! Totally digging on Kenji's groove and enjoyed the audience participation of the footsteps piece. But I gotta vote Doug this week for his impressive and colorful work. Great to see so many new faces!

by L.S.Erhardt on 10/9/2009 @ 9:44pm
Sorry I was unable to attend... all that asphalt needs making!

So, while I sincerely appreciate RR's Obama bombing the terri'sts on the moon instead of those in Afghanistan (and we thought blunders like that were so 2007!) I have to vote for Kenji. Sorry Doug, but skulls leave me c-c-c-cold.

by jamesstoweart on 10/9/2009 @ 10:25pm
Okay... there is 24 hour comic book day Stowe fan art.

I have never ever been fanarted.

I vote for KAE... cause that is the most awesome thing ever.

As to whether I deserve a Nobel Prize...well, Obama got one...

And he didn't even compete in 24 Comic Book Day (to my knowledge).

by Mark Monlux on 10/10/2009 @ 10:32am
It is 10:29 a.m. and I have just finished tallying the votes. I've double checked them, but feel free to question my basic mathematical skills.

RR 5
Kenji 4
Doug 3

Congratulations to both RR and Obooma.

by Erik on 10/10/2009 @ 11:58am
Congrats RR.

Kenji had a strong showing though.

Someone needs to add up the episodes wins to see who is the Greatest Illustrator in the Universe of Tacoma this year.

Will Stowe lose his title?