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This is Adam 11, here to bring you the CLAW update!

February starts off with a bang at the ECCC in Seattle. CLAW is partaking for the first time, taking the Robotic Overlord and Flying Monkeys to the masses. Also watch for the Comic Critic, Turtledust Media, and Creator’s Edge Press while you’re there.

The Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians has as part of its objectives the awarding of a scholarship to a student interested in learning the mystical art of sequential illustration. This scholarship will be at least a lowly $100, but might reach loftier sums of $200 or maybe even higher. Funds for the scholarship are gathered in the year prior, and all funds gathered are bestowed on the talented applicant the CLAW chooses. Update: The funds raised for the 2012 Scholarship reached $876.16. And it is potentially available to the student who best fills out this application. You must also be currently enrolled in an institution or have confirmation of enrollment. Application Deadline:  MAY 15 2012. Application can be found here


Claw Member Projects:

The Creation Station, the alternative art supply store in Lynnwood Washington has closed its doors for good, but despair not! Much of the inventory has past on to a different kind of art supply store the City of Destiny has never seen before… joint venture with cartoonist RR Anderson Coming Soon!

Michael Daley, member #18, launched his own webcomic Adventures of Ox on Join Ox the gnome on his travel adventures!


In other exciting news… membership has risen *queue zombie music* to 20 members. Interested parties can find an application and member bios at . Do you have what it takes!?

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February CLAW Update

This is Adam 11, here to bring you the February CLAW update!

On the 27th, the next Open Swim will be Live Comic Strips.  We will have members of the Super Sirens do different poses from which the artist must construct a page.

Look for The CLAW at the ECCC this coming March 1-3rd 2013 at Artist Alley table F-10, situated right next to The Comic Critic at F-11. The CLAW will be debuting it’s new Flying Monkey t-shirt along with it’s new retractable banner designed by Mark Brill

Be sure to watch for updates. Spring also brings the start of the CLAW’s hunt for worthy PNW art students to compete for the CLAW scholarship. This year the fourth annual winner will be presented with fame and notoriety, and some spending cash! Interested applicants should check out

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Win, Lose or Claw

Claw Open Swim at King’s Books


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Winter Newsletter and Event Recap

This is Adam 11, here to bring you the winter CLAW update!

Tinkerer and cartoonist, R. R. Anderson and his wonderful wife (a preschool teacher) are launching an arts and crafts materials rescue/reuse business ! Be sure to check it out.

 Our amazing Michael Daley hosted a 1 hour comic strip day on December 6th at James Sales Elementary where he created a strip an hour with the 2-5 graders.  

 On Saturday, November 30th Mark Brill, Michael Daley and Mark Monlux Represented the CLAW at Nerdy Stuffs Droids for Tots campaign.

 James Stowe has begun play testing development for the Roleplaying Game and Card Game based on his webcomic Sidekick Quests ( He recently ran a game with six 6 to 9 year olds that was received very well. If you may be interested in joining in the SKQ RPG play test you can contact him at

 Talon, Rob Larson, held a book signing at Kings Books on November 27th for his new book “Bleakonomics: A Heartwarming Introduction to Financial Catastrophe, the Jobs Crisis, and Environmental Destruction. Besides being a cartoonists Rob is also a teacher of economics.

Special Events:

Cosplay Drawing with CLAW and the Super Sirens

Join the CLAW aka: The Cartoonists’s League of Absurd Washingtonians as they lead this drawing session with the lovely Super Sirens as the models at the Tacoma Art Museum during the museums winter festival – Sunday, December 9th 2-4. The Super Sirens will be dressing up as some of our favorite comic book characters. You will see Harly Quinn, Cat Woman and fee other femme fatales from the funny pages.

CLAW Droids

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