by NineInchNachos on 3/20/2007 @ 12:00pm
the daily index has some good elks info too. Unfortunately their archive system precludes any external back links; however, we still get this!

by NineInchNachos on 3/20/2007 @ 12:22pm
i've hacked the Daily Index Site (with help from my friend firebug)... here is a good Daily Index Article!

by KevinFreitas on 3/20/2007 @ 2:01pm
Just added the link up on the Tacomic. It'll truly be wonderful to see some life in that building.

by Erik on 3/20/2007 @ 9:31pm
Nice work Richard. Best comic so far.

Yet, I was not able to readily determine who the girl was supposed to represent. Is she Tacoma?

by NineInchNachos on 3/21/2007 @ 12:09pm
Yeah, Tacoma...

She is you.

She is me.

She is a crude fusion of the two

she is Tacoma's future generations... 'our children' etc.

I just couldn't bring myself to be so literal as to write a label on her.

I opted to leave it a little ambiguous

by jenyum on 3/23/2007 @ 8:03am
Congratulations on your new Gritizen of the week status.

by jenyum on 3/25/2007 @ 12:52pm
Suggestion for next week: The share the burden bill, to encourage other counties to take their fair share of ex cons.

by Erik on 3/26/2007 @ 1:06am
That would be a good one. The TNT uses the words "dumping ground" alot. Prosecutor Gerry Horne is the prosecutor bringing the issue to light. The Department of Corrections is the one doing the "dumping" on Tacoma.

by NineInchNachos on 3/26/2007 @ 1:33pm
Yes i find the dumping ground theme very attractive for a political cartoon. hmm...

by KevinFreitas on 3/26/2007 @ 1:59pm
Thanks for the ideas everyone! I'll soon post a topic area for your Tacomic suggestions. We may not put them all to ink but are always interested in what would make a solid Tacomic.

Thanks and keep 'em coming!

by Erik on 5/17/2007 @ 8:06pm
Tonight, I purchased "Zimmerman's Legacy." Or at least in theory.

The curator stopped me from completing a purchase but placed a red dot next to it. We will see if I can pull it off tomorrow.

Cartoon art is more difficult to purchase than I had anticipated.

by OddTodd on 5/17/2007 @ 10:29pm
I also purchased a piece of RR's fine artwork. I'm happy to leave it up there with the red dot for the duration of the show (through June 30) so others can check out all his work before the exhibit closes. Great show. Nice gallery. It was a blast. Thanks, RR and Lisa . . . --TODD

by KevinFreitas on 5/17/2007 @ 10:38pm
Us Freitas' snagged the "Mysterious Safe Contents Revealed" Tacomic. Great detail work and funny stabs at Marty Campbell and Chihuly.

by Erik on 5/17/2007 @ 11:58pm
"Us Freitas' snagged the "Mysterious Safe Contents Revealed" Tacomic."

Yeah, the safe was pretty fun. It was between that one and the one I picked up.

by NineInchNachos on 3/11/2008 @ 1:07pm
Zimmerman's Ghost strikes back!

by Erik on 3/11/2008 @ 1:18pm
Yep. This is the most popular Tacomic of all time. The complexity. The first attempt at drawing "I Love Tacoma" figure I believe.

by Erik on 8/31/2008 @ 1:16pm
The Tribune via Voelpel as yet another group takes a look at the Elks Temple

When it comes to the Elks temple, others thought they could it, too. George Russell, the former head of Russell Investments, tried to make an executive health club out of it.

Then Ron Zimmerman, an Oakland real estate mogul, wanted to tear down the Elks and start over with an Asian import mart.

At City Hall, folks didn’t take kindly to Zimmerman’s teardown option and started condemnation proceedings to seize the old temple on grounds Zimmerman had neglected repairs. Before that could happen, Zimmerman died and his heirs sold the building to Williams.

Here's Dan's punchline for the article:

He’s discovered what so many of us have. The Elks temple – even at 92 years old and a shell of her former glory – is easy to love. But it’s tough to make her love you back.

by Erik on 7/8/2009 @ 1:20am
Keep hope alive for the Elks?

Project would restore Tacoma building, add restaurant and hotel
elks temple: Developers plans rely on some public money

Two developers are crafting an ambitious plan that could accomplish three goals high on downtown Tacomas wish list in a single swoop: restoration of the historic but crumbling Elks Temple building, attracting a McMenamins brew pub-hotel and opening a new specialty grocery store in the central city.

Tacoma developer Grace Pleasants and development partner Rick Moses of Southern California on Tuesday unveiled plans to buy the 93-year-old former Elks Temple at 565 Broadway and a large tract of undeveloped land north of the temple from Portland developer Williams and Dame.

by NineInchNachos on 12/8/2010 @ 1:15pm
hope and change FTW!