Flying Turtle Post Intelligencer Archive
One of those miserable Best of 2009 cultural art updates!
A visual journey through the Phantom Turtle Werks and a screed about the Tacomic's ouster from a Volcano. CLAW updates and MORE!
Status of the Apparatus: Phantom Turtle Werks, Tacomic Entrepreneurship, Puppet Playwright(s), Zines, Cartoonist's League and YOU 03/17/2009
Humongous news digest update of things you may already be aware but are presented here for posterity and family communion. If you have cartoon or workshop allergies please do not click on this link.
All the action figures of all time in one place so far with filecard bios.
Most Astounding Fan Art of 2008 or HFW Fans' Greatest Hits an Online Artshow in No Particular Order as to Avoid Hurt Feelings Because we are All Sensitive Artists 12/29/2008
RR Anderson relates accounts of his quest to obtain one of those elongated penny squishing machines for reasons that shall remain mysterious in this chapter.
RR Anderson shares his personal views about government bail outs, communism and gives a quick run down on various art projects he's working on right this second.
Introducing the first HFW industrial museum coming soon the the plethora of Tacoma's core museum offerings and more importantly the 98405 zip code.
Are you discouraged when labor decisions are based in organizational fear of extinction, unexamined convention or artistic or social self-importance?
Selling out to Hollywood and juggling a personal life at the same time is a hard, lonesome task.
Material that might better flesh out the rest of the story that might otherwise be left unsaid in all likeliness of being distracted by real life battle art challenges
This approved new guide, written in plain English, will show you everything you need to know about the Frost Park Chalk Challenge, rating system, and etiquette for in-person and online play. Special sections for students and parents answer all the frequently asked questions about competitive chalk art.
DIY Vertical Victory Garden PART II 04/01/2008
Garden boxes 1-3 are mounted on elevation chassis, Ryan sells surplus tacomics and automobile with shark teeth.
The latest gardening project for under $100! Also a special thanks for eveybody who came to the Tacomic Party.
Political cartoons, pencil drawings and mingling with distinquished Tacoma dignitaries: SUNDAY SUNDAY SUNDAY
HFW Uses up all her wood scraps building an awesome expanded outdoor gardening station with free/used materials
Whilst most main-stream companies/affiliations run off haphazardly endorsing blabbermouth candidates we look for a winner where it counts.
Tacomans know the gaping triangular pit of duo-toned concrete adjourning the Downtown Courtyard Marriott Motel as Tollefson Plaza; yet soon Tacomans will know Tollefson Plaza as a gaping triangular pit of duo-toned concrete with the humongous bronze 'underwear dude' statue.
Tacoma ReStore Challenge Winners: Build This $200 Dollar Gardening Station for under $15! 01/13/2008
DIY bench dedicated to filling pots, repotting flats, transplanting etc. Folding work surface with a small shelf raised above to hold hand tools or planting seeds.
Soft Launching Into the Future 01/01/2008
Welcome to Holistic Forge Works version 6.0! After years of numbing toil, our intrepid web development team starts the new year with the bold implications of an ALL NEW website.
Ryan celebrates release of new fully illustrated childrens book in time for the Holidays.
Everything you need to know about the Internet you can learn from the Internet
Art at Work Month Feedback Survey 11/06/2007
Give us your input and share experience on making Art at Work Month better for 2008!
For chalkboard owners and enthusiasts.
Ryan gets an email from his brother in Alaska giving readers a rare vignette into the life and times of a rogue political cartoonist living life with the blast shield down.
Fireside State of the Forge Works Address 09/25/2007
Foreshadowing Art studio upgrade party and Future Projects. Despite our country's horrifying failures... things are looking up.
Parts Left Out of RR's City Arts Interview 09/04/2007
Coming as a relief for readers depressed by the Beautiful Angel AND/OR Derek's Condominium Huckster Article. ALSO an astonishing piece of digital fan mail from Seattle hipsters.
Proactive on Tacoma Art Listserv Guidelines 08/23/2007
New Listserv rules leave local artists confusted with that not-so-fresh feeling. It doesn't have to stay that way.
Ryan and Darcy win big in an art competition. Also Ryan in newspaper again.
A Holistic Guide to Backyard Beekeeping 07/22/2007
Ms. Darcy's grandpa is a beekeeper (explore photos) also a workload update.
Photos of sexy lady with flag, also lost City Arts mag. Interview
Poor Richard's 13 Money Saving Tips, Part 1 06/19/2007
We discuss 13 money saving tips for citizens of modern living
DIY Classic Toolbox Woodworking Plans 06/06/2007
Build a FLYING TURTLE toolbox worthy of communist oppression. Also: Ryan gets interviewed by a newspaper!
Post Art Show Recap 05/21/2007
Who is Doreen Deeble? Ryan posts comments about the AUTOMATIC DRAWINGS artshow.
Special sneak peak at the original artwork going into ryan's solo art show, also some photos of our bungalow, first-time house.
Six (6) Compelling Reasons Why the Tacoma News Tribune Should Hire Me, Editorial Cartoonist 04/17/2007
Ryan prepares a list of reasons why a local newspaper should hire him as their full time staff cartoonist.
Ryan and Ms. Darcy travel to Oregon, Take Pictures of Cat
Most Boring Press Release in the World 03/27/2007
Rumors: Is Holistic Forge Works relocating to Los Angeles?
Notes on Being an Underground Cartoonist 03/20/2007
Ryan shares advice directed to young people who are interested in the craft.
Tacoma's Only Holistic Editorial Cartoonist 03/12/2007
Ryan begins a lonely journey following in the footsteps of famous 19th century political cartoonist Thomas Nast; though unlike Nast, Ryan is not a pedophile.
Art Show Planning Correspondence 03/04/2007
Read strategic, creative process emails between artist and art patron. Also: Knitted Sushi!
Learn everything you wanted to know about Knitted Cupcakes. Also a thought experiment with insane cosmonauts.
Art Show at the Mineral Design Studio, Tacoma WA you can't afford to miss.
Ryan describes what the Michell ladies are up to these days with their amazing creative juice.
Waffle Iron Sneaky Uses 01/29/2007
Holistic Forge Works asks the readers of ReadyMade Magazine: What are your waffle iron sneaky uses?
The legendary effect film of the Hardscrabble Tacoma Puppet Theater Underground is being re-released in 2007 with an enormous face-lift?
Ms. Darcy has a fancy new website! Tacoma Cartoonist Society chooses HFW, New Photos.
New Holistic Inventions for 2007 01/01/2007
Ryan shows off the radical things he built over winter vacation. Also advice: If you have a problem and you call the police, what you have then is a problem and police.
The Spirit of X-Day in Tacoma 12/17/2006
Stoic remembrance of the year 2006 (you know, a clip show!) with X-Day Holiday Card goodness.
Our Urban Craft Uprising 12/04/2006
Review of the popular underground craft exposition in Seattle. Also Chicks with Sticks update, Artifex X-Day Party.
Post Thanksgiving Review 11/26/2006
Ryan talks about Thanksgiving dinner(s) down in Oregon with Dad
Deanna Clasby Sings! Alaskan Folk Songs 11/15/2006
Download and hear a song written for Ryan and Darcy celebrating their marriage. Also, See knitted cupcakes!
HFW's Tacoma Puppet Theatre Underground 11/07/2006
This experimental film re-tells the tragic real story about two young art students who fell in love only to be slapped with the sobering open-palm of an existentialist universe with which we all inhabt (some more than others).
Random Acts of Vandalism, More Sugar! 10/22/2006
The sad, shocking tale of how Ms. Darcy finds her station wagon one lazy weekend morning.
Sultry Late Night Dancing In Bellingham 10/17/2006
Ryan talks about how Mitchell Chicks can Dance, Have Fun and Not Hurt Anybody.
This Week: The Washington State History Museum Wall vs. Holistic Forge Works
Reverend Kathleen's Peanut Pumpkin Soup 10/01/2006
The goodly reverend shares her famous soup and it's mysterious origins with readers of HFW
The Webmaster™ hawks his brother's new XHTML/CSS website Bo - O - Rama [dot] com
Two (2) Artists from Tacoma Get Married 09/02/2006
If you missed out on this event, or simply weren't invited, The Webmaster™ has assembled an Official Holistic Garden Wedding Page for your viewing enjoyment. Download the vows! See the wedding ceremony! Be there with the couple on their honeymoon adventures!
My Beautiful Bride 07/23/2006
Behold world, the diamond of Tacoma, the refulgent Ms. Darcy and the Email that changed my life forever.
My Cartoonists Northwest Presentation 07/18/2006
Incase you missed it in person, download the Power Point Slideshow!
It was the best of times. Most of all pizza was involved
Finding Joe Juneau's Alaska 06/25/2006
Travels to Juneau to attend marketing focus-group with respect to beer cartoons and other amazing adventures
Lost Treasures of Quiet Desperation 06/12/2006
Comic Book Download, New Shirts, Old Script Writing Assignments, Concept Comics to Sell Beer
Memorial Day Observance of Freedom 05/31/2006
Experience the Long Beach Peninsula and Learn 14 Ways to Enjoy the Company of a Woman.
The Real HFW Business Examiner Interview 05/22/2006
Lead Creative Director is Interviewed by a Local Tacoma Business Newspaper.
Affairs: Best French Toast in Tacoma 05/07/2006
Top three (3) places to get Breakfast a.k.a. French Toast in Tacoma Washingon.
Flying an Alligator Revisited 04/25/2006
New work in progress photographs of latest cartoon/illustration work. Also DOWNLOAD: Poor Brian's Thrifty Mini Forge Plans
Passion of the Easter Sickness 04/17/2006
A review of Lisa and Matt's Apartment in Bellingham, Easter Brunch
Yeah, Moisture Festival in My Pants 04/11/2006
Late night birthday adventures in Seattle with friendly architects.
Learn about the mysterious history of a controversial, Washington state lighthouse restoration project in nine (9) parts.
Notes on Selfless Creativity 03/27/2006
This week we catch up with lead creative director RR Anderson for a rare insight to the amazing world of advertising/marketing careers!
Dueling Piano Bar Opposition 03/20/2006
An unbiased review of a local, semi-popular Tacoma piano bar.
These Past Two Weeks, A True Story 03/12/2006
The following is an excerpt from an account of Ms. Darcy and The Webmaster's completely truthful adventures spanning these past two weeks which will no doubt explain the strange absence of a Flying Turtle News update last week.
Holistic Forge Works is pleased to announce all new updates to the sketchbook page! Also, my new laptop is AWESOME.
How to Burn Your Mouth without Really Trying 02/21/2006
Tells of the sad facts related to the best/worst methods of DIY mouth burning
A Salute to Sweet Failure 02/13/2006
Somebody blathers about how failure is good in a way and also some Tacoma Arts Community slogans that will never be Tacoma Arts Community slogans.
Something New, Brother Strikes Again 02/05/2006
Read my brother's new play. SYNOPSIS: A quiet lonely man buys a revolver in the morning and has the best remaining day of his life.
Who Is Pete Pottraff? 01/30/2006
I have a little turtle (his name is Mr. Bee). He drives a little fire truck (that lives inside of me).
Patronize Your Local Library 01/22/2006
NEWS FLASH: You can learn things from books. Books are free at the library. Hate books? Libraries also have tons of CD's and movies. Challenge yourself to learn new things from books. Search your local library catalog online and place interesting books 'on hold' (if you can). Use your new found knowledge to hurt other people's feelings.
No News, Random Email 01/09/2006
Nothing particularly interesting with us this week so we 'show and tell' with a few random emails from the HFW inbox. Special Guest Stars: Elder Brian E. Crapo (Juneau, AK), Pat Race (Juneau, AK), Dan Lennon (somewhere in CA), Calley Conrad (Juneau, AK), and last but not least Grandpa Robert Bruce Robinson (Bellevue, WA).
Best Engagement of the New Year 01/02/2006
The Webmaster asks Ms. Darcy to marry him and she says yes. Also we get a salad spinner with ROCKETSAUCE!
Winter Song: A Christmas Sickness 12/18/2005
CHICKS WITH STICKS--HFW's first lady, Ms. Darcy knitts a new hat. AND Ryan brags about how awesome a character designer he is (again).
Party DEFCON 2XL 12/11/2005
Recounts what time was like whilst computer was DEAD and the holiday spirit of bringing it back to life.
Thanksgiving with Your Best Friend or Why I Love to Put My Freezing Hands on Ms. Darcy's Exposed Milky Midriff 11/27/2005
Topics covered in Thanksgiving dinner conversation.
Wild Turkey and Other Amazing Adventures 11/21/2005
Ryan and Darcy's families meet for the first time this Thanksgiving holiday.
It Was a Dark and Stormy Night 11/13/2005
A strange tale of driving over a bridge today. Also, character development for the Alaskan Brewing Company.
Election Day, Free Thee Mind 11/07/2005
The Holistic Forge Works Corporation encourages all citizens to fulfill their civic duties and vote this Election Day.
The Original SpaceDog No. 1, Comic Book 10/26/2005
Read Ryan's 24 hr. Comic Book from the Cartoonists Northwest "Spawns of Insomnia II" comic book drawing marathon.
Experience: Foam Pit Belly-flop(s) 10/19/2005
Darcy jumps into a darkened foam pit at a YMCA staff appreciation meeting.
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