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24 Hour Comic Day – Saturday, Oct 3rd

June 11th, 2015 by MarkMonlux

RR Anderson drawing during 24 Hour Comic Day

RR Anderson drawing during 24 Hour Comic Day

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.

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Bike Helmet Draw for Downtown On The Go

May 28th, 2015 by MarkMonlux

The CLAW had a sponsor for March’s Open Swim. Downtown On The Go also known as DOTG www.downtownonthego.com the transportation advocate for downtown Tacoma provided blank while bike helmets for drawing and decorating. These adorned helmets will  be a traveling exhibit for DOTG to orchestrate via the Tacoma Spaceworks project. They might end up on dignitary’s heads during Downtown to Defiance Event in September. Then in October they will be part of a larger silent auction. The DOTG will split the proceeds and half will go to the CLAW Student Scholarship Fund. If you would like to draw on a helmet too, you can contact DOTG and get a blank helmet for a mere $10. Permanent sharpies work best.

First Place – James Stowe

Stowe's Tacoma - Back - by James Stowe

Stowe’s Tacoma – Back – by James Stowe

Stowe's Tacoma - Back - by James Stowe

Stowe’s Tacoma – Back – by James Stowe

 

Second Place – Mark Brill

Point Defiance Zoo - Front - by Mark Brill

Point Defiance Zoo – Front – by Mark Brill

Point Defiance Zoo - Back - by Mark Brill

Point Defiance Zoo – Back – by Mark Brill

 

Third Place – Mark Monlux

Giant Eye - Front - by Mark Monlux

Giant Eye – Front – by Mark Monlux

Giant Eye - Back - by Mark Monlux

Giant Eye – Back – by Mark Monlux

 

Fourth Place – RR Anderson

Dune-  Front - by RR Anderson

Dune- Front – by RR Anderson

Dune -  Back - by RR Anderson

Dune – Back – by RR Anderson

 

Fifth Place Tie – Kevin Knodell

Grit City  -  Back - by Kevin Knodell

Grit City – Back – by Kevin Knodell

 

Fifth Place Tie – Stan!

Stan!'s Tacoma - Back - by Stan!

Stan!’s Tacoma – Back – by Stan!

Tinkertopia Tacoma -  Front - by RR Anderson

Tinkertopia Tacoma – Front – by RR Anderson

Tinkertopia Tacoma -  Back - by RR Anderson

Tinkertopia Tacoma – Back – by RR Anderson

Dinosaurs -  Front - by Stan!

Dinosaurs – Front – by Stan!

Dinosaurs -  Back - by Stan!

Dinosaurs – Back – by Stan!





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CLAW Hobo Dollars

February 26th, 2015 by MarkMonlux

The Cartoonists’ League of Absurd Washingtonian’s Open Swim theme for Wednesday, February 25th 2015 was Hobo Dollars. The challenge was to invest in your art be improving the currency you brought to the event. There were several winners. So many I forgot to keep track of their order. So, in no particular order, here are the submissions from the event.

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