Jun. 26, 2009 at 12:01am
Today is the weekly chalk off competition at Frost Park located at 9th and Pacific Avenue.
THE PRIZE FOR THE CHALKIE VICTOR : Mystery Prize.
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.
Each person/avatar gets one vote. 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:
Tacoma Chalk Off Cumulative Scorecard in Season I
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by NineInchNachos on 6/25/2009 @ 9:23pm
|wow is PSP sponsoring us AGAIN?? if so I can throw in a complete set of Brisco County JR dvds to the pot.|
by NineInchNachos on 6/25/2009 @ 9:24pm
|Also at the CLAW meeting The current GREATEST ILLUSTRATOR IN THE UNIVERSE picked 'man boobs' as this weeks theme. Is that his final decision?|
by Erik on 6/25/2009 @ 11:52pm
|Check out this week's image:
by Erik on 6/26/2009 @ 12:03am
|wow is PSP sponsoring us AGAIN??
That was last week.
by KevinFreitas on 6/26/2009 @ 10:59am
|What a beautiful day -- see everyone at Frost Park!|
by L.S.Erhardt on 6/26/2009 @ 11:29am
|A hint as to what I'll Draw:
Give 'em the finger!
by KevinFreitas on 6/26/2009 @ 1:44pm
|Here are my pics of today's entries:|
by Joel and Family
adapted from previous week by Joel
by Mark Monlux
by unknown 1
by RR Anderson
by Brian Bartlebaugh
by Electric Elliot
by Thorax O'Tool
by unknown 2
by unknown 3
by Dave_L on 6/26/2009 @ 1:51pm
|Ha - I like the Dali melting clock on the step. Great idea!|
(Just sayin' - This isn't a vote yet)
by NineInchNachos on 6/26/2009 @ 2:02pm
Mr. Botsford renders a moving tribute to Micheal Jackson. I got a little misty eyed actually. This is quite lovely. Nice work sir!
Quick somebody fill his tank before he gets real unhappy! For Godsakes Fix Frost Park Fountain!
Ian Demsky of the Tacoma News Tribune is leaving us. No more pointed city council coverage... no more Traveller news. Data driven reporting is now dead at TNT.
Show some Tacoma Pride!
Joel our current GREATEST ILLUSTRATOR IN THE UNIVERSE CHALK CHAMPION.
SURREAL Family fun out at Frost Park.
A political statement!
A HEAVY political statement. Nice work Mark Monlux! Sexy young women should not be killed. Not in IRAN; not anywhere.
Thorax feeling the retro beatles love glove.
A mysterious artist reminds us of our human mortality. So true. Carpe diem!
by Mandiferous on 6/26/2009 @ 2:10pm
|I vote for Unknown #2's tribute to Thriller. That is one of my favorite songs. Ever. Some day, I will learn the dance.|
by daydreamer on 6/26/2009 @ 2:22pm
|voting for Thorax|
by kaotix on 6/26/2009 @ 2:38pm
|Shout out to FEE! Thanks for the support!
And Nice work of the skull. Did we get a name of that person?
My vote goes to Thorax.
-Adam (aka: unknown 2)
by kaotix on 6/26/2009 @ 2:38pm
|oh and thanks Mandiferous|
by ElectricElliot on 6/26/2009 @ 3:10pm
|Damn, tough vote this week. Classic Frost Park action!|
by NineInchNachos on 6/26/2009 @ 3:25pm
Ian Demsky, fallen TNT reporter poses with Ian Demsky Chalk tribute...
by Mark Monlux on 6/26/2009 @ 3:32pm
|Here is a few more that were missed.
See the Icons along the small wall.
Eric sitting atop his Robot drawing.
by Darkain on 6/26/2009 @ 3:33pm
by KevinFreitas on 6/26/2009 @ 3:56pm
|@kaotix: The skull was Troy's but he wasn't done by the time the official end of competition at 1pm. Have other pics I'll post later as well. Thanks for getting those other ones in there too Mark!|
by NineInchNachos on 6/26/2009 @ 4:12pm
The dude with the camera is Derek Tong.. our cartoonist friend in the army and CLAW open swim visitor!
by Mark Monlux on 6/26/2009 @ 4:32pm
|Derek? Not Eric? Oops. Well, I almost got it right. Thank for the correction RR.|
I took photos of a lot of folks who attended this week. See if you were caught in the lens at
My motivation behind the chalk art I drew this week was a friend who lives with her family in Tehran. For weeks before the election she was writing to me about how excited she and her boys were about the election. They were enjoying the political debate of issues, and their anticipation of the election was very high. Her shock of the events that followed was almost equaled to the shock of how other countries had such a skewed perception of what was going on. The photos and videos she sent me were horrifying. None more so of the innocent protester whose name was yelled from the rooftops at night during the protests.
I didn't want the event my friend is still in the midst off to be forgotten like so much trendy media fodder. Yes, Michael Jackson died, and Farrah Fawcett, and one of the greatest sidekicks ever, and I'm not talking about David Carradine here. But, I don't think those stories should swallow up the hours of media coverage that can be used to actually inform the world about ongoing changes that have long lasting effects.
Well that my rant this week. My spleen is vented. I hope it wasn't too icky.
This week I vote for Neda.
by NineInchNachos on 6/26/2009 @ 4:42pm
|Exellent work today Mr. Monlux.|
by KevinFreitas on 6/26/2009 @ 4:45pm
|Well Mark, you convinced me. As interesting as the department Michael Jackson and Ian Demsky are I gotta agree 100% with you media-related rant. I vote Mark Monlux.
Big shout out to newbie Brian though -- that's some seriously quality chalking!
by NineInchNachos on 6/26/2009 @ 4:56pm
|Don't dismiss the MJ tributes so quickly... they contain valuable social messages about prescription drug abuse, mental illness and the evils of plastic surgery. ..
I'll need to think about my vote though.
by Warren on 6/26/2009 @ 4:59pm
|I vote Mark Monlux also. Very important issue that we as Americans are too apt to move back to a self centered perspective the instant the media signals us to.
And I say this even though I have a personal acquaintance who is practically a member of the Jackson Family. She is now back in LA to be with them.
by Erik on 6/26/2009 @ 6:10pm
|Nice strong political pieces. Nice work!|
by Erik on 6/26/2009 @ 6:24pm
|BTW, I vote for Monlux. Intense political piece Mark. Great to see at Frost Park.|
by L.S.Erhardt on 6/26/2009 @ 7:08pm
|As is to be expected, I vote for me.
As cool as Mark's is, I am so burned out on politics.
by NineInchNachos on 6/26/2009 @ 8:47pm
|Frost Park just isn't the same without Adam the Alien :(
We picked up a lot of new faces today though.
by Girl Who <3 JUNK on 6/26/2009 @ 9:21pm
|I vote for Unknown 2. WOW! Fab chalking!|
by NineInchNachos on 6/26/2009 @ 9:34pm
she was too pretty to die.
by ElectricElliot on 6/26/2009 @ 9:41pm
|Bahh, so many great entries!!!!!!
I'm going to vote for new blood and the brilliant coloring of Brian Bartlebaugh and kids.
by FunkomaVintage on 6/26/2009 @ 9:45pm
|my dog Tigger pooped next to Thorax's art, therefore I vote Thorax. not a critical commentary, just lazy.|
by Joel 413 on 6/26/2009 @ 9:46pm
|It took me a moment of retrospection to figure out what Mark's piece was about today. There was some fantastically strong pieces this week, in message and talent, but Mark's piece is poignant and powerful. I vote for MONLUX.|
by lynndin on 6/26/2009 @ 10:16pm
|I vote Monlux. MJ well done also. . .|
by NineInchNachos on 6/26/2009 @ 11:16pm
|I don't know who to vote for. I like adam's MJ, but Ms. Darcy says to vote Monlux.
I'm going to abstain from the vote.
by morgan on 6/26/2009 @ 11:22pm
|As a Dali fan, that melted watch was too cool!|
But it's going to take more than that to win me over this week. Mark's piece was good. Very heavy. Too heavy for me today, sad to say. Less heavy, but still saddening is the further sliding into the icy waters of the TNT. Ian's star shined just briefly enough to give hope and then - gone. I vote for RR's great tribute.
ps- Kevin: I don't know if it's the white shirt or the lighting, but your new avatar reminds me of the X-Files' Mulder.
by KevinFreitas on 6/26/2009 @ 11:39pm
|The truth is out there|
by Joel 413 on 6/27/2009 @ 8:08am
by NineInchNachos on 6/27/2009 @ 8:57am
|Good Show Mr. Monlux|
by L.S.Erhardt on 6/27/2009 @ 10:31am
|I had never heard of this Neda gal until the contest.
Sucky, but did we really expect anything less out of Iran?
by Mark Monlux on 6/27/2009 @ 1:37pm
|Woo Hoo! I love The Adventures of Brisco County Jr. and I did not know that they were filmed in lovely Tacoma. I did miss a few episodes and now I will be able to get caught up. Many Thanks!|
I think this is my second win of the season.
by marumaruyopparai on 6/27/2009 @ 1:41pm
|Gonzo journalism rules, good stuff RR.|
by Erik on 6/27/2009 @ 2:33pm
by Dave_L on 6/28/2009 @ 6:43pm
|BTW, I vote for Monlux. Intense political piece Mark. Great to see at Frost Park. - Erik|
I wasn't able to vote, but prizes aside, Bravo Mark, for chalking from the gut. I don't think it's hyperbole to call it a Frost Park Guernica in chalk. None of them should have to have died, and there's nothing worse a family could possibly witness.
by Adam the Alien on 7/2/2009 @ 3:22pm
|Argh, I really wish I could have been there this week. I don't suppose anybody got any video clips in my absence?|
The pieces are gorgeous, and Mark's is especially wonderful. Though if I had been there, I damn sure would've given him a run for Brisco County, Jr. :-D
However, I ended up having so much of a blast at the YouTube gathering that I didn't even remember to check the thread to vote for someone. I was simply too busy hanging out with lovely people like these:
And just for RR, here's a friend's recording of ukulele genius Molly Lewis performing (or attempting to perform) her smash hit, MyHope, in a hotel room!
by NineInchNachos on 7/2/2009 @ 5:00pm
|You're a champion Mr. Alien|
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