May. 22, 2008 at 12:11am
Stowe Launches New Battle Art Comic Book
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by izenmania on 5/22/2008 @ 1:21am
|I believe you'll find an even more specific X-Men reference in the cover of Giant Size X-Men #1 (Introduction of the first "new" team of X-Men to take over from the original crew):
by Erik on 5/22/2008 @ 1:26am
|Nice. Yep. That looks to be it.|
by jamesstoweart on 5/22/2008 @ 7:38am
|The weather isn't supposed to be as nice as last week (High 69Â°F, Precip. 30%), but hopefully there is still a huge turnout.
DETHRONE ME >> WIN FREE PIE!
by izenmania on 5/22/2008 @ 8:00am
|We've had 25 show up with chance of snow: 100% (as it was already snowing)... I think we'll be alright.|
Also, people like pie.
by Adam the Alien on 5/22/2008 @ 8:24am
|Oh my God, I laughed so hard when I saw Stowe's Frost Park comic cover. I wish I were more confident in my chalking skills - I really want that piece. And cake.
Stowe, that is possibly the greatest thing in the history of ever. Or at least the greatest thing in the history of ever of Tacoma.
by Elle on 5/22/2008 @ 8:34am
|I considered not participating this week seeing as my butt really doesn't need cake or pie, but that piece of art might bring me down.|
by jamesstoweart on 5/22/2008 @ 8:39am
|wow...thanks alot. The geek in me that actually wasted a college education on a BFA in Sequential Art is very proud of it as well.|
by NineInchNachos on 5/22/2008 @ 8:54am
|that's the coolest god damn comic book cover ever! Stowe is a true jedi master. Long live the chalk! |
we should petition the city arts to put this masterpiece as the cover!
by Dave L. on 5/22/2008 @ 9:01am
|Hilarious! YES, that is the greatest thing ever, and better than anything yet to be! And I am SO honored and grateful that my piece from a few weeks ago is represented (and perfected) on your cover -Thank you! If I could, Iâ€™d buy five copies for my mother. Adam, I have the market cornered on lack of chalk-skill confidence. I know youâ€™ve got the skill and imagination, so letâ€™s see some chalk dust from you!|
by izenmania on 5/22/2008 @ 9:02am
|*steals art for avatar purposes*|
by intacoma on 5/22/2008 @ 9:05am
|oh man the lance bridge is so funny!|
by dawntown on 5/22/2008 @ 9:07am
|I agree, this comic book needs more publicity; and by default, me, as well ( I think Im the little green gal in the left corner, only worthy of side-kick status :) ) I would be willing to pitch in to get this printed out on a vinyl poster to be displayed at all the chalk-offs. Anyone in?|
by NineInchNachos on 5/22/2008 @ 9:09am
|yeah the bridge makes for a good galactus style headpiece|
by NineInchNachos on 5/22/2008 @ 9:10am
|mark's tiki kneepads are a nice touch too|
by izenmania on 5/22/2008 @ 9:11am
|dawntown... well, somebody had to be Thunderbird. He wasn't really a sidekick... just the smallest one on the cover :)
Look out, though... he died on his second ever X-Men mission.
by morgan on 5/22/2008 @ 9:42am
|This needs to be made into a poster and spread all over town!|
by NineInchNachos on 5/22/2008 @ 9:46am
|Volcano Tipin! like the 9-11 flags the tribune did.|
by droid116 on 5/22/2008 @ 9:52am
|The cover is incredible. I want to see the full story in panels, then turned from a graphic novel into a motion picture by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. Hugh Jackman as RR Chalkvarine, Vernon Troyer as TacomaGnome and Gary Busey as the Tacoma Tiki come to mind. Of course, you could all play yourselves as well.|
by NineInchNachos on 5/22/2008 @ 10:00am
|makes for a handsome workstation desktop as well.
oh the versatile nature of tacoma illustrators!
by dawntown on 5/22/2008 @ 10:02am
|died in a blaze of glory, as I always approach life...|
by Erik on 5/22/2008 @ 10:20am
|The piece ties in some many things at the Chalk off and in Tacoma in general its a little memorizing.|
We've had 25 show up with chance of snow: 100% (as it was already snowing)... I think we'll be alright.
Yes, whatever conditions there are will be endured by everyone. Plus, there are a few chalking panels immune to the weather.
we should petition the city arts to put this masterpiece as the cover!
Good idea. Instant content.
I want to see the full story in panels, then turned from a graphic novel ...
That might occur in part soon.
Whoever wins tomorrow's Chalk Off, and dethrones Stowe, wins a unique piece of battle art by Stowe showing the victory for Episode VII. Priceless.
by izenmania on 5/22/2008 @ 10:23am
|died in a blaze of glory
If by "blaze of glory" you mean "blew up"...
by Erik on 5/22/2008 @ 10:56am
|Well, it looks like Stowe's work has now obtained the title of Spew's Flickr Post of The Day:
Its a start.
by jamesstoweart on 5/22/2008 @ 11:12am
|That is awesome!
And thanks everyone for the support. I would be down for making prints or posters or handouts to promote voting or whatever.
by dawntown on 5/22/2008 @ 3:38pm
|I just emailed Erik more "battle art", so here's another one in the spirit of competition...|
by Erik on 5/22/2008 @ 3:44pm
|Thanks Dawn. My email is: Ebjornson@msn.com|
by jamesstoweart on 5/22/2008 @ 3:48pm
|I just want to take the time to publicly thank Laura Hanan (and Gummo) for showing us around the Rowland Building this afternoon. She was a great tour guide and hostess and the space itself was amazing. I am very envious of her subterranean studio space. It is large than my entire house. It was a wonderful opportunity and I am glad I had the chance to experience it and meet her.
I just wish I had thought to bring a camera.
by scout on 5/22/2008 @ 4:28pm
|Thanks, Stowe and everyone - I had a great time schmoozing with great artists.|
by NineInchNachos on 5/22/2008 @ 4:47pm
|see photos from the magical mystery tour underground!
by Erik on 5/22/2008 @ 5:57pm
|Great pictures. However, according to your post and picture, it looks like the Gnome had a rough time of it. Hope he feels better now.|
More pictures here:
by Dave L. on 5/22/2008 @ 7:07pm
|Cool - I knew I would have loved that tour! My neck hurts, but thanks for getting me that shot of the fire sprinkler lead-in going through the Febco 870V double check backflow preventer, reducing and rising up though a Central/Tyco riser manifold, with a 4" coming at you, heading up and out to the fire dept connection. .|
by NineInchNachos on 5/22/2008 @ 8:30pm
|you know your pipes sir|
by Dave L. on 5/22/2008 @ 8:53pm
|(blushing) Well, shucks... just certain kinds, tho.|
by morgan on 5/22/2008 @ 10:17pm
|I would like to put props out to the Tacoma Urbanist for rounding up the goods that have been donated each week and posting over-the-top coverage of the spectacles. All with no budget and a cell phone. Amazing. He has an action figure, but no comic book character (hint, hint).
by jcbetty on 5/22/2008 @ 10:39pm
|one word (denoting my age) ---Rad.
All of it.
Stowe: masterful cover. MASTER-ful. awesome. (also, awesome, circa eighties, when the word meant cool. no, super-cool.)
pipes? And people who know them? Subterranean secret artist alcoves shown to chalkers? Urbanist action figures? Multiple bolds, pictures, grays, and font sizes, all in the same initial post?
Holy cowcrap, batman-- I'm in an awesome-possum Gotham.
by Wings_of_Change on 5/22/2008 @ 11:48pm
|eeek! I see my seahorse.|
by Erik on 5/23/2008 @ 12:04am
|I would like to put props out to the Tacoma Urbanist for rounding up the goods that have been donated each week and posting over-the-top coverage of the spectacles.|
Thanks Morgan. Its been fun.
There are probably a dozen blogs and countless other people who have contributed in some way to make the event what it is. The photosets are almost endless not to mention Adams great videos.
Everyone has their own take and contribution to Frost Park happenings. Each new episode is written by those who feel inspired to do something.
We will see what tomorrow brings. Hopefully good weather.
I have also been increasingly impressed with the TacomaGnome's significant work at Frost Park.
by ALT on 5/23/2008 @ 10:08am
|That is the most fantastic piece of battle art that has come out of the chalk competition yet! Elle's character is a perfect symbiosis of her art, herself, and her avatar - great representation! I got such a kick out of Izenmania's character - four arms and devil horns! Lol! And my character patterned after Wolverine - my favorite of the X-Men. What an honor! And the best part of all - Stowe's bionic monkey suit. Gotta hand it to you Stowe, you made some serious repairs on your equipment. Lol! You're character looks absolutely devious - kinda reminds me of the Joker.|
by tacomachickadee on 5/23/2008 @ 10:54am
by Erik on 5/23/2008 @ 11:06am
|You are the master wordsmith tacomachickadee, especially ones that include the word chalk in them.|
by tacomachickadee on 5/23/2008 @ 11:36am
|What you're saying, is it should really be:
A ongoing conversation to make Tacoma a better to live and work through better urban design.
See my downtown Tacoma and neighborhood pictures of coffee, food, people, art, urban blight and Frost Park Chalk Off events.
Watch Mayor Marilyn Strickland deliver Tacoma's first State of the City Address.