Tacomans are invited to celebrate five “long crushing years of R. R. Anderson’s hyper-local, underground, political cartooning history” during an event on Thurs., March 1 at 7:30 p.m. to kick-off a month-long exhibit of Anderson’s work at Amocat Cafe. The art show will feature 40 original Tacomic cartoon pencil art cells, the world’s largest Tacomic (over eight feet tall), interactive speeches with real politicians and/or serial candidates, glow-in-the-dark T-shirts, free latex gloves, and Executive Excellence party bumper stickers.
If you follow local politics, you are probably familiar with Richard Ryan Anderson, the self-titled ‘DIY Cultural Arts Specialist.’ His ‘Tacomic’ political cartoons have appeared on FeedTacoma.com every Tuesday since March 2007. Anderson is part performance artist, part political cartoonist, and part provocateur, and an iconoclast master of a strange, funny, and often perverted world where he says and does things that many Tacomans only wish they had the nerve to do themselves. Anderson is also the author of “100 Tacomics: The Secular and Apolitical Cartoon Life of Tacoma and her Moral People(s), Vol. 001.”
Amocat Cafe is located at 625 St. Helens Avenue. More information is available online here.
To read the Tacoma Daily Index‘s complete and comprehensive coverage of R. R. Anderson, click on the following links:
- Downtown Tacoma’s Tinkertopia grand opening July 20 (Tacoma Daily Index, July 16, 2013)
- Fund-raising success for Tacoma playing card project (Tacoma Daily Index, July 18, 2012)
- Tacoma chalk artists have their day (Tacoma Daily Index, April 6, 2012)
- Amocat Cafe to host R. R. Anderson ‘Tacomic’ art show in March (Tacoma Daily Index, February 2, 2012)
- A political cartoonist ‘celebrates’ downtown’s latest development — another parking lot (Tacoma Daily Index, July 13, 2011)
- Year In Review — Cartoonist R. R. Anderson (Tacoma Daily Index, December 29, 2010)
- A creatively fun night with R. R. Anderson at King’s Books (Tacoma Daily Index, November 16, 2010)