Mister Cartoon Masterpiece to be Installed along the Red Line today

If you ride MetroRail into downtown, or you poke around in central east Austin on occasion, you’ll be seeing a brand new mural that’s been taking shape this week and will be completely installed today. From the view onboard the train, you’ll see the action going up on the backside of the LIVESTRONG Foundation headquarters building, near the Robert T. Martinez, Jr. crossing.

Mister Cartoon working on the LiveStrong mural, on Oct. 12. Photo credit: Mister Cartoon.

What a coup! The artist is Mister Cartoon of LA fame, who has been hanging out in the neighborhood and beginning the installation.  And what a great idea, too. The idea behind the mural, according to LIVESTRONG, is “to create a mural that captures the LIVESTRONG spirit and serves as a tribute to people affected by cancer around the world and a work of art for the entire East Austin community to enjoy.”

Capital Metro has supported the development and installation of the mural, which is located along the Red Line tracks at Robert Martinez, Jr., east of the Plaza Saltillo Station. Rail safety outreach coordinator (and our public art liaison) Alissa Schram has incorporated a rail safety education element into the proceedings today. Art students from Eastside High will help the artist do the final installation later today, and all will be briefed on the in’s and out’s of being safe around railroad tracks.

If you’re riding MetroRail today, put your book down between MLK and Plaza Saltillo stations, and check out the awesome mural going in!

3 thoughts on “Mister Cartoon Masterpiece to be Installed along the Red Line today

  1. Will

    Capital Metro seems to be in bed with a known doper, Mr. Lance Armstrong.

    If you must use steroids you better have sold yourself to MERCK and the other Big Pharmas as they do a good job to make you look good.

    I sure hope Capital Metro is not getting a kickback from the Tobacco Free Transit Facilities back in 2010.

    Don’t support CHEATING via STEROID use, by using the train.

    Was this Mike Nyren’s idea?

    It would be a cold day in hell to see ol’ Livestrong on a Capital Metro bus, such as the #300.

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