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November 11th, 2015 by RR Anderson


Talk of a CLAW revival at the great yearly ceremony meeting. What do members want from the claw? Anthology “Robo-nomicon” Book? More Zines? CLAW tables at conventions will be disbanded. Members of CLAW will be encouraged to have a CLAW spot on their individual convention tables…which when added together would make an even bigger table if you think about it! claw table voltron see!? RR is in charge of the NEW claw zine… this issue: “PRO TIPS and Tricks” lucky cartoonists… look for a page recruitment email from RR. Next CLAW art show will be at Brooks Dental. Q: How do we get absentee CLAW members excited about CLAW? Q: How do we get the word out and get more people attending CLAW open swim events at Kings Books? CLAW is a Talent Pool… but is that all? UPDATE/PREVIEW on new CLAW test website. Looking radical. RR attempts to sell the Kevin Freitas comics page functionality to members again. Maybe? Could always just pay for it out of pocket because, damn it would rule “WE NEED TO SEE COMICS ON OUR NEW WEBSITE!” Sez James Stowe. Next council member names tossed around. Recruitment/Hard Sell assignments made. FRIENDS OF CLAW nominees presented and pondered. Next meeting will be public white elephant gift exchange. Bike helmets created for Downtown: On the Go! look great. Did you see the videos?

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October 21st, 2015 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!

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It’s Bring Your Own Pumpkin the CLAW’s 3rd Annual Tinker Pumpkin Carving Contest! Bring your pumpkins and carving implements to King’s Books. Be sure to RSVP on our Facebook page so that we have a rough idea of how many to set up the room for. Be it a traditional jack-o-lantern, painted, carved, or prop incrusted, there is only one rule: It has to be created on-site during the allowed time. We do ask that if you’re going to core your pumpkin, you do so at home to keep down on the mess. Costumes, funny hats, and Halloween candy are encouraged. ***MISC. TINKER MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED BY TINKERTOPIA***Who will take home the prize? Come join us and see. October is also the time the CLAW fundraisers for the CLAW Student Scholarship fund. Spare change is welcomed to help a lucky student afford art supplies.

• Bring your own pumpkin
• Precored
• Bring carving tools
• Bring some back up towels
• Be prepared to take your shavings with you.

A team or individual can carve one or several pumpkins.
Teams and individuals are provided the same number of marbles to vote with.
Voting for winner is done by those who participate.
The pumpkin must come a blank. All carving and decoration of the pumpkin must be done in the allocated time.
You may carve, paint, use props and other media for your presentation.


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 Day – Saturday, Oct 3rd

September 26th, 2015 by MarkMonlux


Every year, on the first Saturday of October, an open challenge is issued cartoonists across the world to conceive, write, sketch and ink a 24 page comic in twenty-four hours. The Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians aka: The CLAW and Tacoma Games are taking the challenge. This will be the 6th year that the CLAW has lead Tacoma’s cartoonist in the challenge, it will be the 2nd year that Tacoma Games will host the venue. Regardless of your skill level, the 24-Hour Comic Day challenge it a test of your creativity, wit, guile, and endurance. The CLAW challenges you to join this epic undertaking.

The Venue:
Tacoma Games
2509 6th Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98406

 The Date:
Saturday, October 3rd 2015

 The Time
The challenge starts at 10:00 a.m. Saturday and ends at 10:00 a.m. Sunday.

While the event is free, no supplies aside from a table and chair will be offered. You will need to bring your own supplies to survive at the drawing table for 24 hours. Staff will be on hand, a restroom is available, and you’re allowed to bring food and drink.

Due to a finite amount of table space available, and for logistics, participants are asked to register in advance.

24 Hour Comic is an international event were cartoonists are challenged to conceive, pencil and ink a 24 page comic in 24 hours. The CLAW is using this event as a fundraiser for its Student Scholarship Fund. Donate $20 and be drawn into a panel by a Talon of CLAW. Donate $30 and choose your artist. Bribes are encouraged.

To participate in this event at this location you MUST be a confirmed participant. Capacity is 16. Once you are confirmed your name will be added to this notice.
1. Mark Monlux
2. James Stowe
3. RR Anderson
4. Michael Daley
5. Thorax O’Tool
6. Anique Zimmer
7. Mark Brill
8. Stan Brown
9. Corey Macourek


Doors will be locked during late hours.



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