Monday, November 15th, 7pm — 9pm

Tacomic Book vol. 001 Release Party Party

at Kings Books

Join us for the release of RR Anderson's new collection 100 Tacomics: The Secular & Apolitical Cartoon Life of Tacoma and her Moral People(s). Collecting Anderson's work from the last four years, his political cartoons skewer local issues, politicians, celebrities, and other tomfoolery. Funded by the Tacoma Arts Commission. Part of Art at Work: Tacoma Arts Month!

RR Anderson is one of the most curious characters in UFO lore and the history of underground cartooning. He fought bizarre underground beings in the caves of Alaska, was wounded by a laser before it was invented, and had a background with the clandestine branch of the CLAW (Cartoonist's League of Absurd Washingtonians). Anderson's cartoons have appeared every TUESDAY morning on since 2007


Cost / Admission

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Contact Info
RR Anderson
(253) 778-6786
Kings Books
218 St. Helens Ave.
Tacoma, WA, 98405
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by NineInchNachos
on 11/1/2010 @ 1:05pm
ok I figured it out how to add comments!

previously thanks todd!

Breaking News!

The first 48 people to R.R.'s book reading will receive a free and delicious "Paleteria la Michoacana" ice cream bar from Jeff's Ice Cream compliments of yours truly (no joke!). Run, don't walk, to King's Books on Nov. 15 @ 7 p.m. for the Tacomic Book Release Party!

by NineInchNachos
on 11/1/2010 @ 1:07pm
Also Adam the Alien and an improv crew of puppets have pledged their support!

by ElectricElliot
on 11/1/2010 @ 1:25pm
Can't wait!

by NineInchNachos
on 11/1/2010 @ 3:18pm
cool article about Jeff's Ice Cream catering the event...

by Erik
on 11/1/2010 @ 3:36pm
Sounds like an awesome event.

by fredo
on 11/1/2010 @ 5:25pm
As an added bonus to the ice cream bars, I would be happy to provide Tacomic purchasers a copy of:

Fredo's 100 Wildest Rants (tm)

featuring such popular topics as public toilets, mother's day anchor babies, and the origins of Fredo City. Watch the discussions unfold as Fredo drives Crenshaw, Ensie, Jenyum, RR and many others crazy. As an added bonus and at no extra charge will be a compendium of selected Workplace Morality, How do solve a problem like, and Do you enjoy Hypotheticals discussions.

The perfect Christmas gift for that 'hard-to-shop-for-person.'

by NineInchNachos
on 11/1/2010 @ 7:54pm
oh my...


by Crenshaw Sepulveda
on 11/1/2010 @ 8:34pm
Cool, I made it into the Leaked Index.

by NineInchNachos
on 11/1/2010 @ 8:50pm
so did fredo and Throax O'Tool. i just ran out of space

by Crenshaw Sepulveda
on 11/1/2010 @ 9:01pm
no doubt there will be a second edition.

by Mofo from the Hood
on 11/1/2010 @ 9:06pm

by NineInchNachos
on 11/1/2010 @ 10:17pm
(already planning for volume 2 - remember the funnier your comments on tacomic threads, the more likely you are to be included! )

by NineInchNachos
on 11/5/2010 @ 12:58pm
BREAKING: #Tacoma Public Library & Northwest room commit to adding TACOMIC BOOK VOL. 001 to collection: "the book is beautiful" say Librarians.

‎3 copies will be housed in Tacoma's historical Northwest room for centuries to come.

"Decades from now people will wonder what that long-necked cookie monster has to do with Justice Zeiger. :)" - Derek Young

one copy will be in the main library circulation (after the one lady who does obscure book titles gets it cataloged) and they will buy more copies for circulation if there is a big demand. So check that sucker out!

by KevinFreitas
on 11/5/2010 @ 1:50pm
Will copies of said book be available tomorrow at your studio?

by NineInchNachos
on 11/5/2010 @ 2:32pm
YES! first come first serve. I'm selling a box of them.

by NineInchNachos
on 11/10/2010 @ 12:59pm
TACOMIC BOOK VOL. 001 and Several HFW EMPLOYEES are featured in this astonishing Tacoma Daily Index article!

that link will probably die after awhile, so here is the PDF Version!

by Erik
on 11/10/2010 @ 1:20pm
Nice article Todd. Can't wait for the book release party at Kings Books on the 15th.

by NineInchNachos
on 11/10/2010 @ 1:35pm

by NineInchNachos
on 11/10/2010 @ 1:58pm
folks, if you can't make it to the Kings Books event of the century..

here is a link to my online store:


by NineInchNachos
on 11/11/2010 @ 12:55pm
Volcano Love!

by Crenshaw Sepulveda
on 11/11/2010 @ 8:10pm
I see that the volcano didn't mention they dropped Tacomic some time ago.

by L.S.Erhardt
on 11/11/2010 @ 8:20pm
Amazingly, I have that day off.
I shall attend, fez proudly worn.

by NineInchNachos
on 11/11/2010 @ 8:53pm
most excellent.

by NineInchNachos
on 11/11/2010 @ 9:13pm
Tacomic Book Love from the New Takhoman!

get to read his book forward!


by NineInchNachos
on 11/13/2010 @ 9:21pm
EXIT 133 shows Tacomic Book some love

"In the small, friendly circle of Tacoma media gadflies, there are few figures as near and dear to the hearts of our writers as Mr. RR Anderson. Sure, he often wears odd clothes but we overlook this shortcoming because of his marvelously flattering portraits of local public figures. His work is known for its subtlety and conceptual nuance, dappled with genteel wit and Well, actually, we'll just let the man speak for himself"

here is the un-censored graphic I sent exit133..

Uncensored Promotional Graphic

by NineInchNachos
on 11/13/2010 @ 10:07pm
for posterity:

by NineInchNachos
on 11/14/2010 @ 11:04am

by The Jinxmedic
on 11/14/2010 @ 12:54pm
"Odd clothes"?

by NineInchNachos
on 11/14/2010 @ 2:00pm
I think he means Fez. To a hipster I might as well be wearing a pumpkin on my head I suppose.

by jenyum
on 11/14/2010 @ 9:39pm
Official Tacomic launch page on official new Kings Books website:

by NineInchNachos
on 11/14/2010 @ 10:59pm
WAY to bring them into the 21st Century Jenyum!

by The Jinxmedic
on 11/15/2010 @ 7:24am
Blasted hipsters.

by NineInchNachos
on 11/15/2010 @ 10:40am
BREAKING: mystery Tacomic manuscript ebay buyer revealed as City Arts Magazine columnist!

by TDI-Reporters-Notebook
on 11/15/2010 @ 10:48am
jeff of jeff's ice cream fame just called to confirm he will be there tonight with 'the goods' (a.k.a., paleta ice cream bars FREE for the first 48 people). run, don't walk, to the tacomic book release bash tonight!

by The Jinxmedic
on 11/15/2010 @ 11:52am
Don't forget to wear your single latex examination glove in solidarity with Dale Washam...

by NineInchNachos
on 11/15/2010 @ 11:54am
Can I borrow one sir? I want to do a Dr. Strangelove tribute to Dale W.

by boearc
on 11/15/2010 @ 12:14pm
So, is there going to be complimentary valet parking for tacoma action figures?

by Droid16
on 11/15/2010 @ 12:15pm
With such great coverage I thought I better move fast. Bought a copy of the book off of Lulu. Still going to try and make the King Book signing tonight and may greedily buy a second signed copy.

by thriceallamerican
on 11/15/2010 @ 12:16pm
Somehow missed the leaked index until now, glad to see some of my creations made the cut.

ThriceAllAmerican and, especially, the Horns of Destiny, wish to extend their regrets that we will be unable to attend this evening.

by The Jinxmedic
on 11/15/2010 @ 12:30pm
Borrow one? I'll give you one. Then it can go into the museum afterwards.

by NineInchNachos
on 11/16/2010 @ 8:17am
for posterity!

by NineInchNachos
on 11/16/2010 @ 12:02pm
thank you for your support Professor!

also amazing photos... (more in his main flickr stream)

by fredo
on 11/16/2010 @ 2:10pm
I'm wondering if Pam Roach stopped by for a chance to meet you in person.

by fredo
on 11/16/2010 @ 10:25pm
First your anti-Hans drawing costs Morrell the election, then your book signing plunges the area into darkness.

Got any more surprises up your sleeve?

by NineInchNachos
on 11/16/2010 @ 10:33pm
earthquakes not enough for you fredo? WHAT is going to make you happy man? Maybe I can do a fredo day tacomic.

by NineInchNachos
on 11/17/2010 @ 11:03am
Adam the Alien is like being friends with 1000 PR firms chugging long 24hrs a day 8 days a week for TEN THOUSAND LIGHT-YEARS!

for posterity:

by The Jinxmedic
on 11/17/2010 @ 11:16am
Are you using Light Years as a measure of time again? tsk, tsk...

by Erik
on 11/17/2010 @ 11:40am
Now Electric Elliot continues the RR Love Fest:

by Erik
on 11/17/2010 @ 11:42am
@Jinx: That's the drawback of RR going to art school rather than engineering school.

by NineInchNachos
on 11/17/2010 @ 11:42am

by The Jinxmedic
on 11/17/2010 @ 4:22pm

by NineInchNachos
on 11/18/2010 @ 3:10pm
love from the Tacoma Weekly:


Tacoma resident R.R. Anderson officially released a book of his political cartoons and observations during an event at King’s Books on Nov. 15. Titled “100 Tacomics: The Secular and Apolitical Cartoon Life of Tacoma and Her Moral People(s),” the book was funded with a grant from Tacoma Arts Commission. Anderson signed copies, then briefly spoke about his work. He expressed pity for people wrapped up in mindless television shows, noting political cartoonists offer more interesting fodder for conversation. “We tell the stories of your story, which are 300 times more interesting than a traditional sitcom.” Funding from the city elevates him to a new level, he noted. “I have begun to mooch off government grants like a real artist.” The book is for sale at King’s Books.

FAN ART FROM Patrick Edelbacher aka

by The Jinxmedic
on 11/18/2010 @ 3:42pm
Is that "Run Away" or "Run for Office"?

by NineInchNachos
on 11/18/2010 @ 3:56pm
why not both?

by The Jinxmedic
on 11/18/2010 @ 4:08pm
Why do you keep bringing Sarah Palin into this? It's an Alaskan thing, isn't it?

by Erik
on 11/18/2010 @ 4:14pm
I pitched an appearance for you on TV Tacoma today to the producer. Let's see if he will bite. They are looking for content!

by NineInchNachos
on 11/18/2010 @ 4:29pm
WOW Thanks Erik, i'll wear my fez on TEE VEE!

Haven't gotten the call from Mike Lonergan program either

by NineInchNachos
on 11/18/2010 @ 9:20pm
the awakening movement has come to Seattle...

only a matter of time before it comes to Tacoma.

by NineInchNachos
on 11/19/2010 @ 11:30am

by NineInchNachos
on 11/20/2010 @ 1:52am
massive update to official tacomic book page on HFW.

ready to start sending this link out to TV, Radio and mainstream Newspapers... see any typos?

by Erik
on 11/20/2010 @ 10:23pm
The powers behind installing the Goddess of Commerce drew strength and inspiration from your "Goddess of 9th and Commerce."