MAY DAY: #Occupy Indie Comics! A Local Tacoma Cartoon Strips Sampler

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posted May 1, 2012
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Alert! a GENERAL STRIKE has been called in solidarity with Labor + #OWS movements across the nation.  The Tacomic hears that call and offers up some of the best hyper-local, sustainable cartoon strips you may or may not know about for the benefit of occupying your time and imaginations!  You already know The Tacomic.  But did you know about... (right to left)
  1. Saturday mornings with American Woman!
  2. Shovel down a plate of steaming Biscuits + Gravy
  3. Wacky adventures of Pet Projects?
  4. Spend quality time with Our Friend the Stove?
  5. Wade into the lush and fertile world of Iron Lung Kitty!
  6. Strike it rich in the bean-eat-bean town of Beantown?
  7. Probe an ocean of comedy with Fail Whale & Pals !
  8. Beware the Tales of the Zombie Apocalypse!  
  9. Get lost inside James Stowe's Sidekick Quests
  10. Fall in love with those cantankerous crows Ocryx & Joe...
  11. plus who can forget  Return of Stickman!
  12. plus who can forget The Comic Critic (not pictured)!
  13. plus who can forget BotFans!!!? (not pictured) 
  14. And this one!
We draw these strips not because we're paid to but because we have something wrong with us... something very very wrong with us. We do it for love.  Love of drawing the kind of cartoon strips we want to read.  You can support us! You can become our fans.  Spread the word! Become a hyper-local cartoon strip evangelical...  There has never been a cartoon line up quite like this ever.

by ChrisTopher on 5/1/2012 @ 6:44am
Awesome!!! I am so coloring this!

by ChrisTopher on 5/1/2012 @ 6:50am
Go, Kenny, Go!!!

by Jesse on 5/1/2012 @ 7:51am
Tacoma's Cartoon Hall of Justice!

by NineInchNachos on 5/1/2012 @ 8:03am
it was fun  to draw the occupation!

by CaptainBritton on 5/1/2012 @ 8:07am
AW has three stars on her boots, but otherwise, epic awesome!!!

Great job!!!! !!!!

by NineInchNachos on 5/1/2012 @ 8:14am
she musta put on AMERICAN GIRL'S boots on by mistake in the locker room.

by NineInchNachos on 5/1/2012 @ 8:16am
it's hard to see but that one tween in sidekick quests has hobbit feet. 

by CaptainBritton on 5/1/2012 @ 8:21am
Simply outstanding...I love the Fail Whale cast too!

by NineInchNachos on 5/1/2012 @ 8:25am
Kenny may appear very stoic, but he's having a good time.

by The Jinxmedic on 5/1/2012 @ 8:39am
Heh- creepy panel van and kids. What could go wrong?

by CaptainBritton on 5/1/2012 @ 8:41am
Hmmm...I smell something...It smells exactly like a cross-over mega series!!!

by NineInchNachos on 5/1/2012 @ 8:46am
the vehicles are also characters in your zombie strip.

by The Jinxmedic on 5/1/2012 @ 8:55am
Yes, they are.

by jamesstoweart on 5/1/2012 @ 8:56am
That is so... beautiful.

by NineInchNachos on 5/1/2012 @ 9:10am
HEY KIDS! Did you know comics page accounts on are open to everybody? Contact Kevin Freitas for info on publishing your strip! Kinda like a cartoon incubator. Get a following, develop the characters... we'll give feedback. You'll get the confidence you need to launch your own comic press site, your own merch...

by NineInchNachos on 5/1/2012 @ 9:14am
HERE IS ANOTHER PLUG for our $800 CLAW Scholarship for Art Students!

by L.S.Erhardt on 5/1/2012 @ 10:45am
I kept looking for the Xylene Dream dudes, but nada.
S'ok, though. The Beantown, Nagging Doubt and Fail Whale cameos are fun.

I see that RR is in good form and didn't pass up a bean nudity joke...

by NineInchNachos on 5/1/2012 @ 10:50am
the Dream dudes are hiding in the whale blubber ! 

by L.S.Erhardt on 5/1/2012 @ 10:52am
Interestingly enough, that would be less weird than some of their upcoming adventures...

by NineInchNachos on 5/1/2012 @ 11:07am

by NineInchNachos on 5/1/2012 @ 12:40pm
stuff to do...

by cisserosmiley on 5/1/2012 @ 12:46pm
I would like to see more crows eating characters

by NineInchNachos on 5/1/2012 @ 12:48pm
they could eat the eyes out of the spawned out salmon from Fail Whale!

by L.S.Erhardt on 5/1/2012 @ 1:41pm
Not the salmon!

by Maria on 5/1/2012 @ 3:11pm
I love the cat in Iron Lung Kitty's iron lung.

Good job. This is epic.

by NineInchNachos on 5/1/2012 @ 3:12pm
that cat hates mondays,  but loves Tuesdays!

by L.S.Erhardt on 5/1/2012 @ 7:27pm
Given said cat's propensity towards overeating lasagna, I'd say a hoveround would be better than an Iron Lung.

by fredo on 5/2/2012 @ 6:52am

fred and ethyl missing. otherwise good.

by JesseHillFan on 5/2/2012 @ 7:42am
Thanks for the cartoons (and laughs) people.

by NineInchNachos on 5/2/2012 @ 4:22pm

by NineInchNachos on 5/7/2012 @ 9:00pm
for posterity !


by L.S.Erhardt on 5/7/2012 @ 9:08pm
What the hell does that mean?

by NineInchNachos on 5/7/2012 @ 9:14pm
it means....