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Tacoma Action Figure: Jeff's Ice Cream

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posted Jul 31, 2012
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Whereas the TRIB is stuck in a campaign mailer feedback loop (see here and here) and the Tacoma Weekly is finally getting around to acknowledging this downtown grocery store protest story. Let us instead focus on an inspirational story about THE NEW ECONOMY... (a happy story, unlike TAP)

Jeff's ICE CREAM AS SEEN IN THE TACOMA DAILY INDEX was on my render-farm list of Tacoma Action Figures since reading Todd's first Jeff's Ice Cream Daily Index article on the man way back in 2010 (nice new Tacoma Daily Index website BTW).  And being a newly independent entrepreneur myself I find it timely to revisit Jeff's mobile human-powered, modular-business-start-up-platform he pioneered in the City of Destiny first-hand.  AND HOW!  Jeff asked if he could barter-trade a hyper-local cartoonist ice cream cart skinning for one of his bicycle trailers...

Jeff's Ice Cream Barter Trade
Heck yes I can; I'm going to paint THE HELL out of this thing!  As your friendly neighborhood cartoonist I am willing to consider any interesting trades. I've been dying for one Jeff's trailer frames for my bike.

Q: WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT JEFF AND HIS BICYCLE OF FROZEN WONDERS?

A: Easy Comrade! Jeff is online On the FACEBOOK and TWEETER.  Or chat him up at a Frost Park Chalk Off... or if you see a dude on a bike selling ice cream at [you pick the event] that's probably Jeff too.

You may also enjoy 2nd Cycle they're also on Teh Facebooking!

by NineInchNachos on 7/31/2012 @ 1:18am
figure i'll be posting pics of Jeff's Trailer skinning project here as well. 

by NineInchNachos on 7/31/2012 @ 10:36am
trailer project update!



we begin with some thumbnail sketches... I like the composition/layout of "B"



Created a very rough mockup need to consider placement of tire... I like the bite... but the eyes need serious reworking. Let me know what you think!

by JesseHillFan on 7/31/2012 @ 1:34pm
I like those faces on the Ice Cream bars.Looks pretty good to me.

by low bar on 7/31/2012 @ 3:58pm
Definitely need to mount some bootstraps somewhere on that cart and give the Tacoma tea party a raging bootstrap boner. 


by JesseHillFan on 7/31/2012 @ 4:26pm
You should also put your trademark on it (maybe a contact number,your name (as the artwork designer,website etc) so other people if interested can contact you for artwork design.It could be small as not to intrude on Jeff's business.Just an idea.I'd ask him though to see if that was O.K. with him.Also Jeff should get a bike umbrella holder like this with an umbrella to stay cool in the summer.www.amazon.com/gp/customer-media/product... 

Also a flag for the trailer would be nice as well www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_9?url=... 

by NineInchNachos on 7/31/2012 @ 6:26pm
Yeah! didn't think about that.