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"

Big CLAW Weekend: Comics Workshop at Pierce County Reads and Tacoma Wayzgoose!

April 20th, 2018 by Anique Zimmer

Two days of CLAW events are coming up at this final weekend of April!

Pierce County Reads

We’ll be teaching a comics workshop at the Parkland/Spanaway Library for Pierce County Reads next Saturday the 28th from 6-8 PM.
For anyone who wants to dip their toes into making their own comics, zines, or graphic novels, this will be a primer on basic art practice and visual storytelling. Check out the event page and RSVP here!
A large portion will be devoted to open drawing time, so we encourage attendees to bring their latest inspiration, ideas, and projects. There will be a Q&A, plus a show & tell showcasing some great examples of independently produced comics and zines. We hope to see you there!

 

Tacoma Wayzgoose 2018

And of course, the time has come again for Tacoma Wayzgoose at King’s Books.

No steamroll printing for us this year, but our booth inside King’s Books will have CLAW and member merchandise, plus a new free activity this year. Bring any light-colored blank bags, shirts, handkerchiefs of any cloth (no nylon!) for a free linoleum stamp for fabrics!

No blank things to bring? Tinkertopia has you covered with a cool batch of fabric swatches to choose from. Check out our Instagram to see one of the two stamp designs we’ll be using (new one coming soon!).

 

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April Showers 2018

April 8th, 2018 by RR Anderson

WELCOME to a new edition of April Spring Showers News Show with CLAW Art Guild!  April brings plenty of rain and good news! For example, we have our APRIL Open Swim art challenge Wednesday April 25 at Kings Books, we will all build small year-of-the-dog wire sculptures, Like drawing in 3d!  Before that you’ll get to hang out and Drink and DRAW with the CLAW April 18th too at Dunagan Brewing Co (really nice if you like drinking and drawing)!  And then also in APRIL we will be attempting to raise money for our upcoming ART STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP with an art basket raffle FREE PIZZA PARTY at Destiny City Comics April 20th!  Sad news, the CLAW is not going to create a giant poster that is made by driving a steam roller this year at Tacoma Wayzgoose, but we will still be at the event with a table full of cool awesome CLAW ART GUILD prints and art April 28th-29th also at Kings Books! ***BREAKING THIS JUST IN*** Both Mark Monlux and Mark Brill – Known as the CLAW Marks, will be selling their merchandise at Crypticon May 4-6th https://www.crypticonseattle.com/
ALSO ALSO, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY celebration MAY 5th at Destiny City Comics, the CLAW will be there, but that is a different story.  MEANWHILE: Tinkertopia, our favorite used art store, reminds us that April is sign-up month for the Summer Tinker Camp 2018! Don’t miss out! ALSO, ALSO, ALSO… return of Frost Park Chalk Challenge!  *** UPDATE, URGENT!**** Anique and Jennevieve teaching a beginning zine/ comics class through Pierce County library on the 28th

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New monthly event: Drink & CLAW at Dunagan Brewing!

March 20th, 2018 by Anique Zimmer

For some time we’ve wanted to host a casual community hobnob, separate from our long-running Open Swims, for people to relax, unwind, sketch or chip at their own projects.
Now it’s a reality!
CLAW welcomes you to join us at Drink and CLAW every third Wednesday of the month at Dunagan Brewing, 1126 Commerce St, from 7-9 PM. It will be updated monthly as an event via our Facebook page. The venue welcomes children and those under 21, but be prepared to present ID if ordering beer.
Dunagan has a small food menu in addition to non-alcoholic beverages, though customers may bring takeout or order delivery.
Drawing is encouraged but not required: bring whatever creative endeavor you would like to work on!

Cheers!

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