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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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CLAW August Updates

August 10th, 2015 by RR Anderson

The Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians (or C.L.A.W. to the less pedantic), welcomes a new Talon!  Steve Garvin has joined the ranks of the ignoble, being accepted by the Four-Eye Council and the membership in general as member #25 during July’s Open Swim gathering!  Your sympathies on his behalf are appreciated.
The CLAW’s wildly popular Freelance Fandango meetings continue to draw a small but enthusiastic crowd of workaholics!  Every Monday at 1pm, head over to Corina’s Bakery (602 Fawcett, next to The Grand Theater) for lively discussion or casually intensive drawing–whatever the mood incites!
In July, esteemed Talon of the CLAW, Stan! released “Dungeoneering 101”, a coloring & activity book for sale in PDF (  If you’ve got young’uns who like to weild their mighty crayons or even if you are an adult that needs a good chuckle, then please check out Brother Stan’s latest and greatest!
The August Open Swim meeting, held as usual at King’s Books on St. Helens in lovely downtown Tacoma will be called “Twists on Twilight”!  How could you possibly improve on the fantastical journey that is the Twilight franchise? Why, by combining it with other beloved movies, TV shows or cartoon characters, of course.  Join us on August 26th at 7:30pm for the ensuing hilarity!

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July 9th, 2015 by RR Anderson

Stowe, Monlux and Brill mid embrace PHOTO COURTESY OF NEWS TRIBUNE

Stowe, Monlux and Brill mid embrace PHOTO COURTESY OF NEWS TRIBUNE

Wednesday 22nd at 7:30 PM at Kings Books at a round table surrounded by FEZ wearing cartoonists of the elite and secret Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians (the C.L.A.W.) YOU can sit and DRAW WITH THE CLAW!  NO GAMES! NO TRICKS! Just fingers-to-paper full concentration drawing of cartoons… and when we’re done, we will do a college class style round table critique/show&tell.  Hang out and Draw. That’s it. Maybe scratch the Kings Books cat on the head too. Bring a sketch book or something you’re working on too if you want us to give you feedback on that as well.  We are professionals! Our opinion is worth something… maybe.  Anyway it’s fun. We are absurd cartoonists, it’s in our name.

CLAW-tron by James Stowe

CLAW-tron by James Stowe

Wednesday 22nd – 7:30 PM
Kings Books
218 St Helens Ave Tacoma, WA 98402


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