WHAT IF: Welcome Figure Blessing Happened in Seattle?
by Erik on 9/28/2010 @ 12:12am
|I like your anti Seattle theme. It might be what it takes for Tacoma to gain some self esteem.|
It also allows you to be controversial, politically incorrect, anti establishment and a Tacoma booster all at the same time.
by NineInchNachos on 9/28/2010 @ 12:16am
|makes for a provocative 'what if'
by marumaruyopparai on 9/28/2010 @ 1:08am
|Don't know whether to laugh or cry, I think that means you did an especially good job this week.|
by marumaruyopparai on 9/28/2010 @ 1:10am
|The Stormtrooper Clan!?|
by fredo on 9/28/2010 @ 7:19am
|Powerful message in your new drawing RXR!
by The Jinxmedic on 9/28/2010 @ 7:44am
by NineInchNachos on 9/28/2010 @ 8:04am
by NineInchNachos on 9/28/2010 @ 12:13pm
by smeall on 9/28/2010 @ 1:01pm
|this is an important message, RR, and i endorse it.|
i do not endorse labeling this epic comic as anti-seattle. there is no need in this climate for continued aggression towards each other. we had the SAME THING happen right on 6th ave in the same time period. we're no better in this regard (even if we were this is not where i want to get my "tacoma self esteem"), so let's leave the juvenile comments about our friends to the north out of this comment stream, please.
by cisserosmiley on 9/28/2010 @ 1:24pm
|Well, lets have one more juvenile comment: Seattle Sucks, now...can we (TACOMA) get on the the acknowledgement that we are less urban than many folk want to make us out to be. Mostly, the diversity and crime rate has been used as urban qualifiers. Let us now have reason: Tacoma does not have the density of population, population exchange with other large centers (Portland, Van BC), or population? to be an URBANISTIC EPICENTER. We have a hybrid urban/subdensity model. Something like people live close to the city and some work there and a few more have moved into downtown recently, but at no point does the operations of downtown support all the residential areas within commute distance...if we pinpoint where the rest are commuting to all day then back from at night we can pinpoint the "urban" area our population supports. I believe that place to be Seattle, not Tacoma. We are in fact a classic "bedroom" community of Seattle NOT an urban center ourselves.|
by L.S.Erhardt on 9/28/2010 @ 1:43pm
|I still think the statue is underwhelming and ugly, regardless of how many native americans were killed to make it.|
by NineInchNachos on 9/28/2010 @ 2:05pm
|Trust me when I say this my dear TO'T , your admiral akbar statue is not winning any beauty contests.|
by fredo on 9/28/2010 @ 2:21pm
|"adze done askin' nice"
that's too funny. RR you should be a writer.
by The Jinxmedic on 9/28/2010 @ 2:27pm
|No, he shouldn't.
(adze jes foolin' wit ya...)
by L.S.Erhardt on 9/28/2010 @ 2:54pm
|I'm still working out the kinks in the design, but once I get funding, the 1000 meter tall Colossus of O'Tool will be donated to the city. At 1000m tall, I'm thinking the legs could easily straddle the Foss as a perfect welcoming to the port...
If Chares of Lindos could go 30m in 304 BC, Thorax of Tacoma can go 1000m in 2011.
by The Jinxmedic on 9/28/2010 @ 2:59pm
|I would be quite happy with the 50m Ackbar sentinels at the Murray Morgan.|
by L.S.Erhardt on 9/28/2010 @ 3:03pm
|Go big or go home.... Make no little plans...
Why build a 50M sentinel when you can build a 500m sentinel?
Tacoma's tallest building is 103m. We can beat that...
by L.S.Erhardt on 9/28/2010 @ 3:11pm
|I still think the welcome statue is too tame. I want to see bold, big and metal. I rather like the Angel of the North in Gateshead. While this wouldn't be a fit in Tacoma, you can see a better idea of what I'm thinking...
by NineInchNachos on 9/28/2010 @ 3:59pm
|Thorax, I think maybe you are confusing quantity with quality?|
by L.S.Erhardt on 9/28/2010 @ 4:15pm
I like metal. I like the Angel of the North much more than the welcome woman. Just my taste, I guess. I also really like the "classical" Greek statuary, the ones in bronze.
Native American art doesn't thrill me...
by NineInchNachos on 9/28/2010 @ 4:30pm
|Thanks to Facebook technology I was able to share this cartoon with Master First-Nations wood carver Shawn Peterson!|
Shaun Peterson: Thanks RR. I try to avoid controversy myself but I can see what you are saying here. There is something to be learned in everything. I never expected to please everyone and as an artist that is hard. The hard part in this projects high profile was the hurtful racial things that came out at it. I'm glad for the most part the work is supported. I'd also like acknowledge the Williams family in their loss as that is still a confusing and painful incident for many. I'll surely leave the illustrating to the pros :) and keep doing my part.
by Erik on 9/28/2010 @ 4:40pm
|Nice. Perhaps Shaun will get invited to the open swim at C.L.A.W.|
by NineInchNachos on 9/28/2010 @ 8:37pm
|more facebook feedback:
William Lloyd commented on your link.
"I find this cartoon to be highly offensive it exploits and gives others a chance to make light of a barbaric situation and creates a breeding ground for negativity which allows them to spew their distain for people in their own community."
by marumaruyopparai on 9/29/2010 @ 12:33am
by marumaruyopparai on 9/29/2010 @ 12:35am
|I think William is a jackhole. That's my artistic opinion.|
by Erik on 9/29/2010 @ 1:19pm
|I think you need to release another apology video RR. This time, you can apologize for Tacomics you will draw in the future.|
by The Jinxmedic on 9/29/2010 @ 1:35pm
|That would show your distain, for sure.|
by NineInchNachos on 10/14/2010 @ 1:26pm
|"SEATTLE -- The Seattle police officer who shot and killed a homeless woodcarver in Downtown Seattle has been told to surrender his badge and gun, a source close to the investigation told KOMO News."
by fredo on 10/14/2010 @ 2:00pm
|Yes, I think the shooting was an overreaction. Although people rarely whittle anymore, when I was a boy most men carried a pocket knife for slicing fruit or carving things. To fire a bullet at someone who was carving a board was so wrong. This poor man lost his life for no reason.|
by NineInchNachos on 1/25/2011 @ 8:46am
|I mean... what's with Seattle lately?
by The Jinxmedic on 1/25/2011 @ 9:53am
|It's Seattle. That's why we don't live there.|
by NineInchNachos on 2/16/2011 @ 10:58am
|Deputy Chief Kimerer: "...Officer Birk must remain stripped of all Seattle Police powers and authority" per Firearm Review Board findings.|
by NineInchNachos on 2/16/2011 @ 11:43am
|Prosecutor: No 'evil intent' in officer's shooting of woodcarver
by NineInchNachos on 2/28/2011 @ 11:50am
|Civility? This is what anarchist infiltrators look like ...
by NineInchNachos on 3/31/2011 @ 12:58pm
|DOJ on the case!
by NineInchNachos on 4/29/2011 @ 4:57pm
The City of Seattle has agreed to pay $1.5 million to the family of John T. Williams, who was fatally shot by a police officer.
Read more: www.thenewstribune.com/2011/04/29/164617...
by NineInchNachos on 4/29/2011 @ 4:58pm
|man the new tribune sucks! all these old links are broken!|
by NineInchNachos on 9/16/2011 @ 3:06pm
|not sure to file this under 'not opening can of worms' or 'sweep under the rug' mynorthwest.com/?nid=11&sid=547494|
by NineInchNachos on 11/21/2011 @ 9:42am
by NineInchNachos on 1/10/2012 @ 2:43pm
Just say NO seattle PD mynorthwest.com/11/604800/Seattle-cop-bu...
by NineInchNachos on 2/27/2012 @ 8:16am
by NineInchNachos on 2/27/2012 @ 8:27am
|Seattle totem story this morning on KPLU www.kplu.org/post/totem-pole-procession-...|
by Non Sequitur on 2/27/2012 @ 4:15pm
A totem pole for a man killed in cold blood by an SPD cop.
It's meaningless unless the killer is strung up on top of the pole.
by NineInchNachos on 2/27/2012 @ 4:26pm
|in the old days they'd throw a slave in the hole before putting the totem pole in it.|
by low bar on 2/27/2012 @ 10:28pm
|Well, at least Seattle has an Asian art museam, and not just a measly old recon park. While you're at it with the totem worshiping, hows about throwing all the fucking cars out of the lemay place and fill them with tribal canoes. And since Tacoma doesn't know shit to do with freight house, give it to some Asian developers and let there be an international district like Seattle has Tacoma beat on. Just don't talk Tacoma. Thank you:)|
by NineInchNachos on 2/27/2012 @ 10:56pm
|Massive Asian cultural center is in the works!|
by low bar on 2/28/2012 @ 9:53pm
|I'm sure it'll make a difference
by NineInchNachos on 4/29/2013 @ 2:30pm
|meanwhile in Seattle |