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"

MAY DAY ART EXPLOSION – 2018

April 30th, 2018 by RR Anderson

BREAKING: CLAW’S 2018 YOUNG ILLUSTRATOR OF THE FUTURE ART SCHOLARSHIP application deadline extended till JUNE 1st! CHECK our SCHOLARSHIP page for portfolio submission details!

CLAW Instagram account: GET REAL TIME photo updates from CLAW activities now on instagram here @theclawartistguild PLEASE follow us!

OPEN SWIM art event MAY: “These are the DROIDs you are looking for” Star Wars themed robot design mix/match drawing game! Public is welcome to join in KINGS BOOKS 7:30 pm Wednesday MAY 23rd. HOSTED by Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy known as CLAW Member Corey Macourek

Wayzgoose Letterpress Report: HUGE SUCCESS! Big Thanks to Printmaking CZAR Anique Zimmer and CLAW President Jennevieve Schlemmer for manning the CLAW booth activity!

Zine/Comic Workshop Report: ANOTHER HUGE SUCCESS! Big Thanks to Zine CZAR Anique Zimmer and CLAW President Jennevieve Schlemmer for making this Pierce County Reads event happen!

CLAW Monsters in Thriftshop Art Show STATUS UPDATE: paintings are currently on display at… Soaring Crane Bodywork, 2520 N. Adams, Tacoma.
It’s in the Proctor district, across the street from the library. (More specifically, across the street from the statue.) UP NEXT: Traveling thrift art show will be on exhibit at the RED ELM CAFE approx mid July through August. We will discuss and plan at meeting next week! There’s lots of wall space for new paintings!

Tinkertopia Workshop/Summer Camp:

HELLO SEEKERS! Tinkertopia, official art store of the CLAW still has plenty of room in its summer camp program! Did you know they just won “MOST INNOVATIVE RECYCLER OF THE YEAR” award from the Washington State Recycler Association? It’s a Tinker  FACT!

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Big CLAW Weekend: Comics Workshop at Pierce County Reads and Tacoma Wayzgoose!

April 20th, 2018 by Anique Zimmer

Two days of CLAW events are coming up at this final weekend of April!

Pierce County Reads

We’ll be teaching a comics workshop at the Parkland/Spanaway Library for Pierce County Reads next Saturday the 28th from 6-8 PM.
For anyone who wants to dip their toes into making their own comics, zines, or graphic novels, this will be a primer on basic art practice and visual storytelling. Check out the event page and RSVP here!
A large portion will be devoted to open drawing time, so we encourage attendees to bring their latest inspiration, ideas, and projects. There will be a Q&A, plus a show & tell showcasing some great examples of independently produced comics and zines. We hope to see you there!

 

Tacoma Wayzgoose 2018

And of course, the time has come again for Tacoma Wayzgoose at King’s Books.

No steamroll printing for us this year, but our booth inside King’s Books will have CLAW and member merchandise, plus a new free activity this year. Bring any light-colored blank bags, shirts, handkerchiefs of any cloth (no nylon!) for a free linoleum stamp for fabrics!

No blank things to bring? Tinkertopia has you covered with a cool batch of fabric swatches to choose from. Check out our Instagram to see one of the two stamp designs we’ll be using (new one coming soon!).

 

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April Showers 2018

April 8th, 2018 by RR Anderson

WELCOME to a new edition of April Spring Showers News Show with CLAW Art Guild!  April brings plenty of rain and good news! For example, we have our APRIL Open Swim art challenge Wednesday April 25 at Kings Books, we will all build small year-of-the-dog wire sculptures, Like drawing in 3d!  Before that you’ll get to hang out and Drink and DRAW with the CLAW April 18th too at Dunagan Brewing Co (really nice if you like drinking and drawing)!  And then also in APRIL we will be attempting to raise money for our upcoming ART STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP with an art basket raffle FREE PIZZA PARTY at Destiny City Comics April 20th!  Sad news, the CLAW is not going to create a giant poster that is made by driving a steam roller this year at Tacoma Wayzgoose, but we will still be at the event with a table full of cool awesome CLAW ART GUILD prints and art April 28th-29th also at Kings Books! ***BREAKING THIS JUST IN*** Both Mark Monlux and Mark Brill – Known as the CLAW Marks, will be selling their merchandise at Crypticon May 4-6th https://www.crypticonseattle.com/
ALSO ALSO, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY celebration MAY 5th at Destiny City Comics, the CLAW will be there, but that is a different story.  MEANWHILE: Tinkertopia, our favorite used art store, reminds us that April is sign-up month for the Summer Tinker Camp 2018! Don’t miss out! ALSO, ALSO, ALSO… return of Frost Park Chalk Challenge!  *** UPDATE, URGENT!**** Anique and Jennevieve teaching a beginning zine/ comics class through Pierce County library on the 28th

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