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"

CLAW April 2016 Status Report

April 28th, 2016 by RR Anderson

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Greetings to all the C.L.A.W.’s watchers, followers, friends and disturbed on-lookers!  It’s April and that means showers and taxes and Fools!  But it also means that the C.L.A.W. will be participating in the annual Wayzgoose Letterpress and Book Arts Festival hosted by King’s Books on St. Helens in lovely downtown Tacoma!  It’s a wonderful celebration of printing and Tacoma artists and creators, and of course, people playing with a steamroller!  The C.L.A.W. is scheduled for a Sunday (actually the 1st of May) steamroller time, so come out and watch us smash out our tribute to Tacoma’s own futurist, Frank Herbert, creator of the Dune saga as well as many other classic tomes from the heyday of science fiction!  The event is 2 days, April 30th and May 1st, so come on down and enjoy the merry-making and print-making!
A few days before that, on Wednesday the 27th will be the monthly C.L.A.W. Open Swim meeting!  This event will also be taking place at the traditional site of King’s Books!  Yes, we hang out at King’s Books a lot!  The meeting is, as the name suggests, open to the public!  Come down at 7:30 that evening to hang out with cartoonists, draw absurd things and meet local celebrities…like R.R. Anderson and Mark Monlux and James Stowe–all founders of the Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians!  If you have no earthly idea who they might be, now’s the time to drop by and find out!!
Oh, just thought I should mention, as an afterthought…there’s a little comicbook orientated convention happening in Seattle this month as well.  Just an intimate affair, hardly worth noticing, but just in case you might be interested, a few C.L.A.W. members will be there to give it some heft (well, the ones that could get tables anyway.)  The name of this little gathering escapes me at the moment, but it takes place at the Seattle Convention Center from Thursday the 7th until Sunday the 10th.  Emerald…something something ComiCon.  Anyway, check it out if you haven’t got anything important to do.  ^0^
Until next month my friends!  Keep noodling and doodling!

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April Open Swim “It Came from The Egg”

April 15th, 2016 by Anique Zimmer

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It’s a beautiful Easter morning at the kid’s egg hunt, but something strange brews under the dewy grass and your neighbors manicured rhododendrons. An egg nobody remembers hiding hatches: it’s not a chicken.

What is it? Come join The Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians for an evening at King’s Books, and put your talents of prose, drawing, or even sculpture to the test to show us your Easter Beast!

Time/Date: Wednesday, April 27th 7:30 – 9:00 PM

Location: King’s Books – 218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98402

There will be a prize drawing during the Open Swim, our lucky winner takes home a DIY Funko POP! figurine.

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2015 Student Scholarship Award presented to Anatola Howard

March 23rd, 2016 by Stowe

AnatolaHoward photoThe CLAW presented their 2015 Student Scholarship Fund to Anatola Howard. The Talons of the CLAW were very happy to provide this local art student with the mean to help her afford the art supplies she’ll need for her ongoing art studies.

If you’d like to help the CLAW philanthropic efforts, you can make a donation via our CLAW Student Scholarship page. Or buy one of the CLAW shirts online or on the premises of these CLAW supporters: Tacoma Art Museum, King’s Books, and Tacoma Games.

If you are interested in applying for the 2016 CLAW Student Scholarship you can download the application form here.

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