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Bring Your Own TINKER PUMPKIN CARVING Contest w. The C.L.A.W. & YOU!

October 10th, 2014 by RR Anderson



ENLIST NOW with the Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians as Tinkertopia sponsors/supplies all entries with tinker materials; however, you bring your own Pumpkin with Pumpkin Guts REMOVED … win prizes! hangout with Cartoonists!

OCTOBER 22nd – 7:30 – 9:30 pm
at Kings Books – 218 St Helens Ave,
Tacoma, Washington 98402! 


check out these incredible pumpkins from last year:

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24 Hour Comic Book Challenge – at Tacoma Games

October 3rd, 2014 by MarkMonlux

"24 Hour Comic Book Challenge" by Corey Macourek

“24 Hour Comic Book Challenge” by Corey Macourek

The CLAW invites you to come and watch them draw during the 24 Hour Comic Challenge at Tacoma Games. Participating artists must write, layout, and ink a 24 for page comic in 24 Hours. This will be the 5th Year CLAW has participated in the 24 Hour Comic Challenge. It has become a tradition for those who provide donations, and much needed protein [too much sugary donuts and there’s sugar crash], become drawn into the various comic strips. James Stowe will be broadcasting the event via his laptop. This is one of the CLAW’s fundraisers for the CLAW Student Scholarship Fund. You can donate in person or online at the CLAW’s website. Our host this year is Tacoma Games – at their new location. The event starts at 10am Saturday and will run to 10am Sunday. Space for participating artists is limited, so if you would like to join in the challenge contact Mark Monlux to RSVP table space. For safety reasons the doors will be locked from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am, a call to a friend inside will gain you admittance. For updates as they happen please look to the CLAW’s Facebook Page.

Starting Time: Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. sharp.
Location: Tacoma Games at their new digs… 2509 6th Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98406

Donations of all amounts are accepted. Amounts of $100 or more reach Sponsor status which gives them a logo and a hotlink on our CLAW Student Scholarship page.

If for some reason the donate button is not working. Use your own paypal account to email the payment to with a notation that it’s for The CLAW.


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Monlux’s Completed Tacoma Artists Initiative Program Project

September 16th, 2014 by MarkMonlux

The City of Tacoma believes in the arts. Through the Tacoma Artists Initiative Program they encourage artists to conceive and complete new artistic works that improves artists’ talents and enrich the city. If you’re an artist who lives in Tacoma you should check out the program and download an application at their website

I presented to the Tacoma Arts Commission a fairly interesting project proposal. I’d been involved in doing the art for a few Whiteboard videos. To improve my skill set I wanted to show that I could do a Whiteboard video from concept to completion with the only outside work being done for narration and music. I also wanted to make the video a public service announcement to artists about copyright. I’ve been an advocate for copyright for several years and teach the topic regularly. Since a public service announcement average length is 30 to 60 seconds I decided to do two videos. Each video would focus on just a few key bits of information that would help any creative to significantly understand copyright better. As part of the project I would post the progressive stages of the project online.

Several artists submit proposals to the Tacoma Arts Commission. I was extremely pleased when my proposal was accepted.

My first step was to then write the script for the two public service announcements. To make absolutely sure my message on point I my friend, Daniel Abraham, attorney at law, review my scripts. I want to thank him for his insight, which sharpened the message.

There was quite a bit of delay between the writing of the script and the drafting of the storyboard. Thankfully the Tacoma Arts Commission provides a two-year period of time for artists to complete their project. They understand that obstacles arise and the project sometimes is required to be placed on the back burner. For me the factors were an increased workload and a change of plan regarding tools and techniques to complete the project. Whenever a change of circumstance occurs, even a little, considering your options, and plotting a new course to your goal takes time. In this case the issues required resolution before the storyboards could be completed.

Back on track it didn’t take long to take the storyboard and create the final video. I want to thank Adam J. Manley for his narration, and Joe Izenman for his composition and performance of the music. With their talents, and Tacoma Artists Initiative Program’s support, I present to you my complete whiteboard video public service announcements about copyright:

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