Feb. 29, 2008 at 12:21amcharacteratures of our elected and civic leaders.
All fair and legal I suppose.
But who is watching RR Anderson? While many of us have been reduced to cartoon and action figures, RR scribbles away as we squirm like omebas in his petri dish.No doubt, the technology I use is brutish, yet, I have discovered a few things.
First, the Tacomic that he supposedly publishes "exclusively" on online i Feed Tacoma blog Tacomic is now also found on flattened wood pulp in the Volcano:
Yet, there are not just RR's Tacomics in the Volcano, RR also has ads in Volcano to recruit people...into...well cartooning or something. Hard to tell.
Here, playing on their mental vulnerability, RR attempts to recruit the legions of Pierce County's mentally depressed and ill. Does he realize the Volcano might be read by the legions of people at Western State Hospital?
Perhaps a caller is really "hopeless" and is at their end of their rope and is able to make one last call before ending it all. But who do they end up talking to? A cartoonist!
In the above ad, RR Anderson expounds on usefulness of the "internets." Even if true, however, I don't know why a reader would be motivated to call the number in the ad.
It gets weirder:
On his website, RR recently suggests that compiling all of the Volcano HFW ads together will make some sort of combined message.
But now, weeks into publishing, no one likely even knows that the ads were being produced. Its too late now. I doubt anyone has all of the pieces made to date to make sense of it, yet RR will no doubt keep making puzzle pieces which can never be combined.
The above piece indicates that RR Anderson will be having a "Tacomic Party" at The Helm? Let's get real. How can an event be centered around a few cartoons? I am not even sure cartooning is an art! (The Helm isn't the Mineral!)
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by Suzy Stump on 2/29/2008 @ 7:15am
|Western State Hospital is our largest distribution point. We're huge there.|
by izenmania on 2/29/2008 @ 7:34am
|Comics are for kids, which means that clearly this "Nachos" character is attempting to corrupt our youth.
There is only one solution: It's hemlock time for RR Anderson!
by NineInchNachos on 2/29/2008 @ 8:58am
|Come one and All to This Saturday (march 1st) to THE HELM to see a small installation of art/cartoons among many other top notch local tacoma artists!
Although I do not consider my cartoons "art" as I'm only interested in making money not art.
People do have a chance to collect another puzzle piece.
by izenmania on 2/29/2008 @ 9:06am
|RR stands for Rcapitalist Rpig.
The Rs are silent.
by NineInchNachos on 2/29/2008 @ 9:27am
|Any un-authorized use of the letter "R' specifically typed together without a space "RR" is a violation of my capitalist copyrights under the US Stagnation Treaty 666.
Please remove this infringement immediately or I will be forced to point out to the feedtacoma audience that you mr. izenmania are infact wearing pants on your head.
I expect a reply within 24 hours or I will file a lawsuit without waring (offer void after the inevitable collapse of the united states financial superstructure).
by Erik on 2/29/2008 @ 10:22am
|Although I do not consider my cartoons "art" as I'm only interested in making money not art. |
That will no doubt relieve many artists to know that you are not in competition with them.....or are you?
RR: Has anyone called your help line yet? What kind of mental health/cartoonist counseling do you give them?
by NineInchNachos on 2/29/2008 @ 10:30am
|so far mostly just staffing/recruiter companies from seattle.
I have gotten one call from a gentlemen who responded to my "Cartoon Mascot" ad
by AP on 2/29/2008 @ 10:32am
|I'm biting the bullet.... dialing.. ringing..
I was told by the recording that "together we can make a difference"... if only I knew what sort of difference..
Reluctantly, I left a short message. Let's hope my voice doesn't end up in the wrong hands for the purposes of evil.
Overall, everything seems stable here after placing the call. I might even recommend that others do the same for a quick chuckle.
by Erik on 2/29/2008 @ 10:33am
|There's one that looks like an actual ad.
so far mostly just staffing/recruiter companies from seattle.
Yes, the South 5 folks have been pretty active lately.
by intacoma on 2/29/2008 @ 11:02am
|What time is the show?|
by NineInchNachos on 2/29/2008 @ 11:40am
|Local Artist Jury Artshow @ Helm
OPENING: Saturday March 1st, 5-10pm
Tacomic Birthday Party @ Helm
ONE NIGHT ONLY: Sunday March 9th, 3-5pm
RSVP is required (stay tuned)
by NineInchNachos on 2/29/2008 @ 11:51am
|here is the first ad as it appeared in the reborn volcano
by Erik on 2/29/2008 @ 12:09pm
|Wow. Two downtown cartoon events in a month.|
by NineInchNachos on 2/29/2008 @ 12:31pm
|in tacoma cartoons are the new glass|
by Erik on 3/2/2008 @ 5:41pm
|in tacoma cartoons are the new glass
I guess so. Hair salons, cupecakes, glass, martial arts and cartoons seem to be the new wave downtown.
by jcbetty on 3/2/2008 @ 8:42pm
|hair, cake, and glass are passe. Martial arts help you kick ass while moving lips at a different rate than the soundtrack, and will, therefore, never be passe. *Cartoons* are the new wave, and I could be really clever and say, "cartoons RR the new wave."
(you saw it here, first, kids.)
by NineInchNachos on 3/2/2008 @ 9:21pm
|Argh Argh! (rr)|
by Erik on 3/2/2008 @ 10:16pm
|hair, cake, and glass are passe.
Don't count salons out yet downtown, there are two more being built right now. One on Broadway and one in the Roberson.
by jcbetty on 3/2/2008 @ 10:28pm
|yep, though I thought the Roberson spa was more aaaaah, less hair? Unless they're doing more than one? (whoot! -if that's the case!) --I, for one, am a hair/spa/ luxuris of life enthusiast, and a cupcake enthusiast. All I can say is (in voce de Walken, from the era of "cowbell") --MORE CARTOONS!|
by Erik on 3/3/2008 @ 10:06pm
|yep, though I thought the Roberson spa was more aaaaah, less hair? Unless they're doing more than one? (whoot! -if that's the case!) --I, for one, am a hair/spa/ luxuris of life enthusiast, and a cupcake enthusiast.
Eat cupcakes and then try to work it off in a spa.
by jcbetty on 3/3/2008 @ 10:43pm
|...while reading tacomacentric comics :D|
by Erik on 3/3/2008 @ 10:47pm
|...while reading tacomacentric comics :D|
Yes. Also, we are going to have to archive the Tacomics somewhere so people can see the issues at this time in Tacoma.
by izenmania on 3/4/2008 @ 8:29am
|Hair is passe? Damn... I missed that memo.
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