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Tacoma Action Figure: Weapon Izenmania

Special Edition SysAdmin Wedding Present
posted Aug 30, 2011
Tacoma Action Figure, Joe Izenman, Izenmania, Sitecrafting, Los Bros Hermanos
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Meet Joe Izenman, the Tacomic's most loyal fan of all time.  This dude probably owns more original Tacomic Art than anyone I can think of. Well the buying art stopped right about the time he met a very special lady and he began spending all his money on Ikea furniture or something. I'm not bitter! I'm happy for them.  You could say these young people with old souls found each other at the Frost Park Chalk Challenge...  they're married now.  Yes, these young people decided to take the plunge and enter into a civil union life-partnership. I approve!  You can't beat the joint tax filing. Which brings me to the point of this Tacomic.  


soon to be Mr. & Mrs. Izenmania

"DEAR COMMANDER RR, CAN YOU DRAW JOE AS A TACOMA ACTION FIGURE?  HE'S ALWAYS WANTED IT.  HE TALKS ABOUT IT IN HIS SLEEP. IT FREAKED ME OUT AT FIRST, BUT NOW I REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT IT IS. CAN YOU GET IT DONE BEFORE OUR WEDDING NIGHT?"  

A Young Married Couple


Why yes of course I can! I not-a-factual-statemented to the future Mrs. Izenmania (at the time) several months ago.  Well, Uncle RR never lies kids!  He's slow as the hills, but he never lies.  Ever. Period.  And so I present to you, The Izenmania paper doll Tacoma Action Figure.  ALL EXPENSE PRE-PAID!   This is way better than buying indulgences.  NOTHING says "I FUCKING LOVE YOU" like a custom built action figure tacomic...  genuine and original. complete with a certificate of authenticity.   Teacher strikes?   Donald Rumsfeld confrontationsAesthetically-challenged Goddess of Commerce statue disrobing?  These are all inconsequential topics compared to the power of TRUE LOVE.  I said TRUE LOVE!  fin. 

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Addendum: SEE more of Joe in this band and this band. I even drew Joe's Dad once. 

by marumaruyopparai on 8/30/2011 @ 4:01am
Sixth comment in this thread would suggest this Tacomic was a long time coming.

by Mark Monlux on 8/30/2011 @ 6:20am
No mention of his eco-friendly bicycle of motion? I completely understand the bazooka.

by NineInchNachos on 8/30/2011 @ 8:03am
good catch on both comments. He's been waiting a long time. And the action bicycle is sold separately.

by NineInchNachos on 8/30/2011 @ 8:29am
Will be back next week with all new cartoons!

Foreshadowing...

- Wal*Mart coming to elks lodge over by Top Foods?

- How far will Patty Murray go to save the Boeing Tanker from super committee budget cuts?

- Olivia Lippens, where are they now?

- History's Mysteries
i.feedtacoma.com/Mofo%20from%20the%20Hoo...

by NineInchNachos on 8/30/2011 @ 8:37am
@monlux

well you can see Joe on his bike here...

comics.feedtacoma.com/tacomic/hey-now-th...

well Joe WITH his bike.

by izenmania on 8/30/2011 @ 9:02am
I did not know that I was the secret identity of the Flaming Carrot...

by izenmania on 8/30/2011 @ 9:09am
Mark, when's the last time you saw an action figure packaged with his vehicle? Clearly my trusty steed, Urban Commuter, is sold separately for Maximum Profit.

by NineInchNachos on 8/30/2011 @ 9:29am
Also, I'm personally not bitter about not even getting a wedding invitation to the big Izenmania wedding. Not bitter about seeing Gini, Kevin and Stowe Family all hanging out eating cake and laughing about the times. Oh the times. You know... it's not like I ever did anything useful for the izenmanians... i dunno like help ream your guitar knob holes with my fantastic shop tools.

@#$%()!

by troysworktable on 8/30/2011 @ 9:53am
I'm seeing a niche career in the making, or a farmer's market hobby at the very least. Instead of drawing caricatures of tourists at Universal Studios or Disneyland for $10 or $15 a pop, RR can draw "action figures" for $40 or $50, depending upon how many accessories/weapons/heads the sitter requests.

by izenmania on 8/30/2011 @ 10:04am
Now listen RxR, if I invited every single person who ever reamed my knob holes, I... uh... hang on, I think that sentence got away from me...

by NineInchNachos on 8/30/2011 @ 10:25am
I will bring a TV tray and draw the people on post-it-notes... or ruled college notebook paper!

by Erik on 8/30/2011 @ 11:26am
Nice. Well earned!

Bowler hat in action (6/27/2008):



www.flickr.com/photos/tacoma-urbanist/26...

by NineInchNachos on 8/30/2011 @ 12:01pm
ah the bowler looks so fresh and new. No worries, Joe can probably find a new one at Wal Mart that is coming to our neighborhood.

by smalltown on 9/1/2011 @ 3:25am
Truly this is a thing of beauty! Thank you RR.