Member Spotlight: James Stowe

CLAW No. 004 Creator of "Sidekick Quests"

Mark Monlux

Member Spotlight: Mark Monlux

CLAW No. 003 creator of "The Movie Critic" & "Return of Stickman"

RR Anderson

Member Spotlight: RR Anderson

CLAW No. 002 creator of "The Tacomic" & "Our Friend the Stove"

Status Update: June 2017 CLAW NEWS you can USE

June 1st, 2017 by RR Anderson

HARK! The great prince issues commands, founds states, vests families with fiefs… inferior bards should not be employed.

JOIN WITH the CLAW for a free Random Gen D&D Character Sketch Party this end of month for our public art ‘open swim’ ONLY at Kings Books, Wednesday June 28th , 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm!  From the event description: feature creating and sketching D&D characters, using stats from random generation to push the bounds of your creativity! Will it be a genius dwarf whose alchemical experiments have had unforeseen consequences on her body? A half-orc monk who fancies himself from a long lost line of royalty? A dragonborn rogue with penchant for punctuality? An overly friendly paladin with really, really bad hygiene?
A lawful evil member of the infamous Dwarven Mafia?  Blank sketch character sheets will be provided, please bring your drawing tools of choice and RSVP via our Facebook event so we can be sure to print enough for everyone.

BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE: WE HEART WONDER WOMAN ART SHOW is UP at Tacoma’s favorite Comic Book Store: DESTINY CITY COMICS! Join us at the opening artist reception party SATURDAY JUNE 3rd  6 – 8 pm!  Grab your lassos and join us to celebrate the wonderful Wonder Woman! Light snacks provided. Members of CLAW and invited artists are creating art paying tribute to Wonder Woman. Come by on the 3rd to vote for your favorite piece, enter a raffle, or pick up a print of Wonder Woman by CLAW artists. Be sure to pick up some free Wonder Woman comics provided by Destiny City Comics. $1 for every CLAW print sold the month of June will go to the Tacoma/Pierce County YWCA! People’s Choice prizes will be awarded to artists and raffles drawn at 7pm. Show will be up for the month of June.  TEASER IMAGES AS FOLLOWS (so many more not pictured):

MEANWHILE:  Flames of the Frost Park Chalk Challenge has rekindled and thus you can draw with chalk every Friday at Noon in Downtown Tacoma Washington at the tiny pocket park of concrete and fountains at the intersection of 9th and Pacific Avenue!  “The City is Your Canvas!”

MEANWHILE (CONT.):  Father’s Day DIY Board Game Designer Event at Tinkertopia June 4th and June 18th! ALSO now open enrollment for TINKER SUMMER CAMP http://tinkertopia.com/#camp

Additional  CLAW Artist Guild news to share? Contact webmaster@cartoonistsleague.org

 

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SCHOLARSHIP WINNER 2017

May 6th, 2017 by RR Anderson

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER 2017

CLAW CARTOONIST OF THE FUTURE $350 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER FOR 2017 is JAMES BLANCHARD!

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR VICTORY!

MEANWHILE…

ART SHOWS: CLAW artist guild prepares for the next community art show at Destiny City Comics – June 1 st -30 th 2017, this time with a very timely WONDER WOMAN theme!  A portion of the proceeds of Wonder Woman art sales will go to the Tacoma Pierce County YWCA.

MAY OPEN CLAW SWIM DRAWING EVENT: To Be Determined by game captain RR Anderson

OLD BUSINESS…

WAYZGOOSE: We present Anique Zimmer’s 3×3 foot TACOMA HOTEL FIRE  print fresh from the street steam roller!

photo credit Peter Jung

 

CLAW MEMBER SHOW AND TELL

1. One of CLAW’s founders, Mark Monlux, just concluded a successful Kickstarter campaign for his Obscure Movie Monster Playing Cards. This peculiar poker deck received 400% funding. While the campaign is over it is still possible to order a deck before the order is placed with the printer. You can preorder at his online store.  https://squareup.com/store/monlux-illustration

2. “Commander” RR Anderson reminds readers that 1st and 3rd Thursdays are $7 adult tinker nites at Tinkertopia! see Tinkertopia.com for details.

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Wayzgoose #13 – (Un)Lucky Tacoma

April 27th, 2017 by Anique Zimmer

It’s that time of year again!
CLAW will be returning to the Tacoma Wayzgoose printing and letterpress festival at King’s Books, April 29-30th 2017.
On Saturday the 29th we have a booth, manned by Anique Zimmer, Jennevieve Schlemmer, and Steve Garvin, featuring official CLAW T-shirts and prints, original merchandise by our members, and fun activities to try!
The morning of Sunday, April 30th we will be doing steamroll prints of our Tacoma Hotel themed linocut.

Mark Monlux’s Robotic Overlords prints are making a return, along with the fun-sized version of James Stowe’s fantastic Flying Monkey print. They can be yours at $20 each!
Here is a sneak peek of them drying at Tinkertopia, courtesy of RR Anderson and Ms. Darcy, carved and printed by Anique Zimmer:

We hope to see you there!

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