TDI -- Reporter's Blog

Feb. 23, 2009 at 3:20pm

Congratulations, R.R. Anderson

It's been noted elsewhere on the Web, but I would be remiss if I didn't congratulate Tacoma political cartoonist (and friend of the Index) R.R. Anderson . . .


Anderson is one of 17 artists to receive 2009-2010 Tacoma Artists Initiative Program funding from the city's arts commission.

The Index interviewed R.R. two years ago for an article on Tacoma's political cartoonists. His comics have pushed buttons at times (as they should), but they also make Tacoma, well, Tacoma. We've kept in touch over the years. I've collected a few of R.R.'s original Tacomics. And I've been known to forward to R.R. some of the weird promotional material that lands on my desk.

R.R.'s very first Tacomic hangs on the wall here at Index 'world headquarters' . . .

Congratulations, Mr. Anderson!

comments [10]  |  posted under Awesome, Political Cartoons, RR Anderson

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by Erik on 2/23/2009 @ 3:30pm
Nice work Todd



R.R.'s very first Tacomic hangs on the wall here at Index 'world headquarters'

Wow. You snagged Tacomic No.1?

by morgan on 2/23/2009 @ 3:43pm
I thought the announcement was a hoax! Does this mean RR has gone "legit"?

Congrats, RR.

by NineInchNachos on 2/23/2009 @ 5:53pm
Ha! I credit that old Daily Index story as the root cause of my rise to fame. The original article includes Stewart (Tacoma Trashcan, tacoma weekly cartoonist) and John (The New Takhoman) which was awesome too.

A couple of names that stand out in the funding 2010-2009 cycle to me are Maria Jost (Daniel Blue's on again - off again gf/life partner?) and Claudia Riedener (tile expert and communist sympathizer). Nice work comrades. It comforts me to know that I do not stand alone within that shimmering city on a hill.

Thank you my friends. Thank you.

by Erik on 2/23/2009 @ 6:13pm
I thought the announcement was a hoax! Does this mean RR has gone "legit"?


Or worse, sold out to the "man" and gone mainstream.

by Mofo from the Hood on 2/23/2009 @ 6:35pm
Don't give this guy any more press. It just encourages him.

by Dave_L on 2/23/2009 @ 6:36pm
Does this mean RR has gone "legit"?
No one has said 'sell out" yet, so I will. Seriously, congratulations, RR! Someone make sure he doesn't use the money to buy some more rusty tools.

by NineInchNachos on 2/23/2009 @ 6:48pm
It is true. I'm an official booster head now. I love tacoma! You should seriously buy a condo now. Heck it's getting better all the time! You can't smell Tacoma anymore either. That's just a myth. Hey make sure you watch TV Tacoma. Also I'm excited to be working with the Tacoma Art Museum soon bringing chalk to Tollefson Plaza.

Oh golly and make sure to catch my cartoon on ranked choice voting tomorrow morning!

by Erik on 2/23/2009 @ 6:56pm
It is true. I'm an official booster head now. I love tacoma!

That is a very, very obscure reference RR. So obscure I almost didn't know what it meant.

Almost:



tacoma.cartoonist.society.googlepages.co...

by ixia on 2/24/2009 @ 8:27am
Community sympathizer, Mr. RR. Communism is dead, Capitalism rules! Well, except for banks and car manufacturers and peanut butter plants. . .


by fredo on 2/24/2009 @ 8:15pm
RR you make all your regular feedTacoma admirers proud.

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