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"

April Shower of CLAW

April 8th, 2019 by RR Anderson

Hark! The cocoon of winter has shed and the beautiful wings of CLAW have unfurled into the sunlight to dry and deliver this exciting news flash bulletin!

Jennevieve Schlemmer Animal Portraits on Display in Tacoma

MEMBER NEWS: Jennevieve Schlemmer’s animal portraits are showing at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Tacoma through June! Go check them out!

MEMBER NEWS: Mark Monlux has been posting sketchnotes on how-to Social Media tips from the Graphic Artists Guild and the Tacoma-Pierce County chamber of commerce on my Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/BvRhVYBAevU/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

also, Mark Monlux, Mark Brilll and Russ Richards will be at Crypticon May 3-5 https://www.crypticonseattle.com/guests/year/2019/

MEMBER NEWS: Tacoma Riso, is now Rock Paper Riso https://www.instagram.com/rockpaperriso/

MEMBER NEWS: RR Anderson has been vandalizing baseball cards from his shop “Tinkertopia” and also started a VISITOR LOG cartoon series about the interesting visitors that come to Tinkertopia Creative Reuse Center in Tacoma Washington. Did you know that SUMMER CAMP is starting soon? Fun things to do in Tacoma!
visitor log: https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/visitorrlog/
Tinkertopia Summer Camp: http://tinkertopia.com/camp/

baseball card vandals from Tinkertopia, LLC.
Visitor Log example by RR Anderson

MEMBER NEWS: Stan Brown posted a really cool process video for his April coloring calendar page! https://www.facebook.com/stannex/videos/10157270878001180/

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CLAW 2019 A.D.

January 7th, 2019 by RR Anderson

FACE FORWARD TRUE BELIEVERS! YES, We face forward a new year full of delights and wonders, and it is we of the CLAW Artist Guild who face destiny with open ears, eyes and brains. NO, I’m not deleting that! Ha! Ho!

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MEANWHILE, Spin-off activities: Freelance Fandango and Epic Sketch Time are resuming activities to normal schedule of 11am at Red Elm and 4:30 pm online.

NEW MEMBER JAMES STOWE IS BACK! He’s back on the streets, he’s back on the airwaves, baby, he’s back in CLAW action! After completing a 1-2 year hiatus mission off the grid in the monastery, founding member James Stowe is back in the fold of CLAW and yet wiser

ANOTHER DESTINY CITY COMICS ZINE SYMPOSIUM ART FESTIVAL — scheduled
https://www.facebook.com/events/380993912709619/ February 16, 2019 at 2 PM – 7 PM at Destiny City Comics inside Kings Books! All your favorite local cartoonists will be there, even PETER BAGGE

MEMBER STAN BROWN: Continuing to do monthly “Dungeons & Doodles” shows on Wizards of the Coast’s Twitch channel (past episodes are view-able in the archives).

MEMBER JENNEVIEVE SCHLEMMER: My goal for 2019 is to paint a painting everyday while getting a media and publishing co off the ground

MEMBER ANIQUE ZIMMER AND COLIN ANDERSEN: have invested in a vintage RISO printer, follow their progress here at Tacoma RISO https://www.instagram.com/tacomariso/

CLAW MEMBER RR ANDERSON is IN SEARCH OF..

MEMBER RR ANDERSON on behalf of TINKERTOPIA in Tacoma Washington, Tacoma’s funnest alt. art supply store is seeking any of these materials you’d like to donate for art.

New Sketchbooks by Commander RR

ONLY AT TINKERTOPIA: NEW SIGNATURE EDITION TACOMA SKETCHBOOKS on sale now! COVER–salvaged 1990’s economic development brochure cover pages (sexy metallic copper, union station Chihuly print); PAPER GUTS–soft butter cream hot press Bristol; BACK COVER–thick law library canvas book board; BINDING–two wire ACME staples (organic nickel iron) #tinkerbuilt only at #tinkertopia

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CLAWlloween October Surprise!

October 8th, 2018 by RR Anderson

Welcome ghosts and ghouls, to the October CLAW artist guild news update! OOOOH! 

NEW BUSINESS:
CLAW 2018 ILLUSTRATOR OF THE FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP WINNER – congrats, Rachael Kowalski!  See some of her winning art over at the SCHOLARSHIP page!

24 HR Comic Day at Destiny City Comics Highlights: Thank you Destiny City Comics for hosting the 2018 CLAW artist guild for 24 Hour Comics drawing day, it was a blast!

GEEK GIRL COMIC CON: October 27th – 28th, come visit your favorite CLAW artists at this event! Check link for details..

October open swim: FREE CLAW pumpkin carving festival at Tinkertopia

CLAW’s 50th annual People’s Community Pumpkin Carving Festival is coming again to Tinkertopia on the 4th Wednesday of October starting at 7:30 pm. To participate you MUST bring your own pumpkin, gutted and cleaned of guts, yes a hollow pumpkin ready to be carved. Hope to see you there! [link to fb event page tba]

SPECIAL BONUS ROUND! CLAWLLOWEEN DRAWING PROMPTS!

You see the #inktober and #drawlloween drawing prompts, but have you seen the #CLAWLLOWEEN drawing prompts?  Special thanks to CLAW member Anique Zimmer  for  making this happen!

be sure to post your photos with the #clawlloween hashtag on Instagram or the social media platform of your choice!

that’s it for now, back to the grave digging for me! (ha ha ha!)

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