Friday, October 1st, Noon — 1pm

Frost Park Chalk Off

Episode 27, Season 3

Join local artists and community members as they color up the sidewalks with their creations. Free chalk always available!

Cost / Admission
Frost Park
S. 9th St. and Pacific Ave
Tacoma, WA, 98402
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art, chalk, community, downtown, drawing

by NineInchNachos
on 9/30/2010 @ 8:39pm
Sponsor: Linda Danforth of TACOMA ART PLACE is donating a membership at TAP and a solo show at TAP, arranged for the month of mutual convenience to both the winner and the curator.

Theme: Since Halloween is just around the corner (hurray!), our suggestion for the theme is dead
artists as ghosts.

by NineInchNachos
on 9/30/2010 @ 8:41pm
EVERYONE FROM LAST FRIDAY come and rummage through The NEW TAKHOMAN'S MYSTERY WARDROBE for your prize!

order of dibs:

1. Adam: 9
2. Joel: 7 (9)
3. Brian: 5
4. Andrea: 3
5. Poppy: 2


by FireFlyNexes
on 9/30/2010 @ 9:36pm
Hi I'm everybody else :P

by debivans
on 9/30/2010 @ 10:24pm
Cool prize!

by Bjr
on 9/30/2010 @ 10:52pm
13hrs 10 minutes to go highnoon cant wait work on details

by Bjr
on 9/30/2010 @ 11:04pm
This theme rocks ( the dead ) oh yah now all all I need is time .

by L.S.Erhardt
on 9/30/2010 @ 11:39pm
Unfortunately, I have to work tomorrow. I shall miss this chalk-off.

BUT I have the next two Fridays off. I shall surely be in attendance, regardless of the weather.

by Erik
on 10/1/2010 @ 12:02am
FLASHBACK: Tacoma Art Place via Linda Danforth sponsored Frost Park Chalk off in Season I Episode XIV:

by NineInchNachos
on 10/1/2010 @ 8:11am
wow... look at all that demented unstable-art ! Thanks for the flashback Mr. Urbanist

by NineInchNachos
on 10/1/2010 @ 1:47pm
still have lots of cowboy boots. anyone a size 9 or 10 narrow foot?

by MarkMonlux
on 10/1/2010 @ 2:13pm
I missed the Chalk Off today and am eagerly awaiting photos!

by Joel 413
on 10/1/2010 @ 2:13pm
Here's my picks:

Adam the Alien

Brian B.








I took a couple of other pictures too, they can be found in the Frost Park Flickr Pool

by KevinFreitas
on 10/1/2010 @ 2:17pm
And here are yet more pics of today's entries:

by Poppy

by Tram

by RR Anderson

by acapere

by Joel

by Brian

by Andrea

by Adam the Alien

by Stuart

More over at

Remember to use the word "vote" in your comment when choosing your favorite.

by FireFlyNexes
on 10/1/2010 @ 2:18pm
Andrea's Van Goghost Has my Vote

by acapere
on 10/1/2010 @ 2:19pm
I vote for Stuart!

by Joel 413
on 10/1/2010 @ 2:23pm
I may not be original, but they say copying is the highest form of flattery:

Picasso; Self-portrait 1972

by NineInchNachos
on 10/1/2010 @ 2:42pm
my problem with Andrea's Van Goghost is that his ear is attached.

Andrea! How can you draw Van Goghost with his ear attached!!?

by FireFlyNexes
on 10/1/2010 @ 2:53pm
easy. all she did was make an ear shape next to his head :P

by Joel 413
on 10/1/2010 @ 2:54pm
RR - If you look closely at the high rez version of my picture You can see that the left earlobe is clearly bloodied.

by Adam the Alien
on 10/1/2010 @ 2:56pm
Only one ear is facing us. Maybe the other is gone?

Or maybe, dear Mr. Anderson, you have forgotten that this is a ghost. Perhaps the wound of the physical realm didn't follow him into the spirit realm.

Edit: Or we can apply Joel's point to my second point and come up with an answer!

by The Jinxmedic
on 10/1/2010 @ 2:58pm
I vote for Poppy's crow. (Why? Be-caws I have to, that's why.)

by NineInchNachos
on 10/1/2010 @ 3:04pm
I refudiate both Joel413 and Adam the Alien's explanation!

by morgan
on 10/1/2010 @ 3:07pm
Andrea's is other-worldy. I vote Andrea!

by Marty
on 10/1/2010 @ 3:15pm
Poppy's crow make me think of a Buzzard.
MMMmm buzzard, the other white meat.
I vote Poppy.

by Chase2020
on 10/1/2010 @ 3:33pm
I vote Joel.

by MarkMonlux
on 10/1/2010 @ 3:58pm
Thank you RR for the shameless plug of The CLAW and 24 Hour Comic Day.

I vote for RR.

by Erik
on 10/1/2010 @ 4:00pm
So cool. One of the best Frost Park themes ever.

by Erik
on 10/1/2010 @ 4:01pm
I vote for Brian's Dali.

by The Jinxmedic
on 10/1/2010 @ 4:03pm
Marty: Buzzard is mostly dark meat, and it tastes pretty gross. The only good thing about it, is that there's a lot of it on a typical buzzard. (On second thought, maybe that's not such a good thing after all...)

I still vote for Poppy.

by CptMashek
on 10/1/2010 @ 4:12pm
I vote for Stuart!

by ALT
on 10/1/2010 @ 4:16pm
Photos of my entry and some of my favs:






by jenyum
on 10/1/2010 @ 4:30pm
I vote for Poppy, because I'm afraid of what the crows will do if I don't.

Don't mess with the crows.

by NineInchNachos
on 10/1/2010 @ 4:34pm
I must vote for Zombie Warhol.

in the future, every zombie will be famous for 15 minutes

by The Jinxmedic
on 10/1/2010 @ 4:35pm
Jenyum- That's what I'm talking about.

by ALT
on 10/1/2010 @ 6:59pm

I read that he only cut off part of his left ear - the lobe to be exact. If you look closely you can see the small patch of red where is earlobe used to be.

by Joel 413
on 10/1/2010 @ 7:09pm
@andrea - Hi5

And speaking of such attention to detail, Stary night back ground. Van Gogh self-portrait, ear lobe blood, glowing eye.

I vote Andrea.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda
on 10/1/2010 @ 7:21pm
There is a difference between zombie Warhol and regular Warhol? I vote Andrea.

by NineInchNachos
on 10/1/2010 @ 7:29pm
well shucks.

by NineInchNachos
on 10/1/2010 @ 7:35pm
that makes more sense. Would probably hurt way more if you had to cut your whole ear off.

by MsPoppy
on 10/1/2010 @ 8:39pm
Gotta love Zombie Warhol! Campbelly drug induced awesomeness.

On a related thread, I vote for Stuart. Opposing schools of artistic influence together in death.

by Tat2Fan
on 10/1/2010 @ 8:43pm
I vote for Dali.. I vote for Brian

by Tataddict
on 10/1/2010 @ 8:44pm
I vote for brian

by KevinFreitas
on 10/1/2010 @ 9:09pm
Wow, great theme and great work within that theme! I totally dig RR and Joel's pieces but really everyone rocked it. I vote for Andrea and her Van's Goghst. Mesmerizing!

by kiru13
on 10/1/2010 @ 9:09pm
I vote Adam the Alien. His was so cool! :D

by crockawaddy
on 10/1/2010 @ 9:16pm
All the drawings are fun, but I vote for Poppy's dark brooding raven (Never more!)

by Joel 413
on 10/1/2010 @ 9:36pm
I just want to chime in again with how great today's drawings are/were. I think this is probably one of the best all-around Frost Park Chalk Offs ever. definately a top 10.

Oh, there's a fun thing for the end-of-year party. What do you think is the best all-around episode of each season? All-time? In the Universe of Tacoma?!

by Deanna
on 10/1/2010 @ 9:45pm
All of the drawings were great! hard decision between Poppy and Andrea, but i have to vote Andrea, the colors are beautiful!

by NineInchNachos
on 10/1/2010 @ 9:51pm
great drawings comrades! Dorky's had volunteered to host an end of the season Frost Park Chalk awards ceremony. Discuss!

by NineInchNachos
on 10/1/2010 @ 9:53pm
I love Dali, Picasso and Van Gogh... now that I think about it I should have done a Magritte

by NineInchNachos
on 10/1/2010 @ 9:56pm
I also love how Poe is wearing a fez.

by NineInchNachos
on 10/1/2010 @ 9:57pm
Tell us about your piece Mr. Tram!

by ALT
on 10/1/2010 @ 10:05pm
Damn, I missed Brian's Dali Gargoyle. That's a good one....

by luciddude
on 10/1/2010 @ 10:29pm
I vote for Joel. Very scary.

by ALT
on 10/1/2010 @ 10:41pm
Reading about Van heart goes out to that poor bastard. Plus that Dr. Who episode was especially powerful and poignant.

I've never been very confident in casting a vote for my own entry, but I really do like how it turned out. Props to Prang blue!

I VOTE for my Van Gogh Goghst.

by Bjr
on 10/1/2010 @ 11:48pm
The ladder is still in the back of the truck I need a BIGGER LADDER or a Red Bull , I was on my tip toes on the do not step Now i wish I just drew Dali by himself just had to draw a Gargoyle .

by L.S.Erhardt
on 10/1/2010 @ 11:54pm
Zombie Warhol... I love it!

However, I have to vote for the other Andrea because the Van Goghst is pretty damn epic.

by Bjr
on 10/1/2010 @ 11:56pm
I vot for Andreas Mr. Morbid Van Goghst I thought I saw Some prang blue ,the ear lobe blood spot details nice job . One of your best so far .

by Bjr
on 10/2/2010 @ 12:04am
I thought crow would taste like Mc Donalds fries and Burger King and Wendys wrappers I didn`t say they tasted like chicken Mc nuggets 4 piece.

by FireFlyNexes
on 10/2/2010 @ 2:25am
@NIN Not much to say really. Instead of sticking with a famous artist, I went with a generic female artist that has been summoned from one of her paintings. The raven in the upper left is its a tribute to Poe. Honestly today/yesterday was more of an attempt to try some different colors that I have been.

Anyhow nice work every one, as always the chalk off's are a highlight to my week.

by Adam the Alien
on 10/2/2010 @ 3:04am
Fuckzorz! I fell asleep many hours before midnight, and hadn't yet decided who to vote for! :(

by Joel 413
on 10/2/2010 @ 8:38am
Good morning Chalkies, the votes have been counted and tallied and the results are as follows:

Total Votes (24):
Andrea: 9
Poppy: 4
Brian: 3
Stuart: 3
Joel: 2
Acapere: 1
RR: 1
Adam: 1


by ALT
on 10/2/2010 @ 11:29am
Woohoo! Thanks for the votes guys! :)

by KevinFreitas
on 10/2/2010 @ 11:32am
Congrats Andrea! Well deserved among some stuff competition.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda
on 10/2/2010 @ 1:04pm
With zombies you'd think it would be "stiff" competition.

by FireFlyNexes
on 10/2/2010 @ 4:20pm
Way to go Andrea :D