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CLAWtober Fabreeze: um, October Update 2017

GREETINGS TRUE BELIEVERS!  #Inktober/#Drawlloween is in the air, CLAW cartoonists are busy with their daily hashtag drawings!  Have you been haunting our respective Instagram accounts?  Check out: Jennevieve Schlemmer, Mark MonluxRR Anderson, Russ Richards, and many more!


Which reminds me CLAW Member Corey Macourek has a CARTOON exhibit in the stairwell of Artist’s & Craftsman Supply store of 80 of his daily hand drawn Lit’L Friends™; They’ll be up the entire month of October!

NEW OCTOBER 25th OPEN SWIM EVENT: CLAW Annual Pumpkin Carving Festival at Tinkertopia!   <– check link for details

MEANWHILE: 24 hour comic day 2017 at Tacoma games was a blast, with 11 cartoonists participating! ALSO: rumors of the CLAW comic book anthology project are true and it’s happening.

ALSO ALSO: Reminder that CLAW will have a booth at Tacoma’s JET CITY comic book convention in November  too!

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FREE Tinker Pumpkin Carving Festival + Workshop w. The CLAW!

CARVING festival of pumpkins

ENLIST NOW with the Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians FREE pumpkin carving festival!  Local alt-Art supply Tinkertopia is sponsoring tinker supplies to all entries; however, you bring your own Pumpkin with Pumpkin Guts REMOVED …  come to our free carving festival workshop and hangout with local Cartoonists!

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It’s Bring Your Own Pumpkin the CLAW’s 5th Annual Tinker Pumpkin Carving Festival! Bring your pumpkins and carving implements to TINKERTOPIA. Be sure to RSVP on our Facebook page so that we have a rough idea of how many to set up the room for. Be it a traditional jack-o-lantern, painted, carved, or prop encrusted, there is only one rule: It has to be created on-site during the allowed time. We do ask that if you’re going to core your pumpkin, you do so at home to keep down on the mess. Costumes, funny hats, and Halloween candy are encouraged. ***MISC. TINKER MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED BY TINKERTOPIA*** October is also the time the CLAW fundraisers for the CLAW Student Scholarship fund. Spare change is welcomed to help a lucky student afford art supplies.

• Bring your own pumpkin
• Pre-cored (GUTS REMOVED)
• Bring carving tools
• Bring some back up towels

OCTOBER 25TH – 7:30 – 9:30 pm
at
TINKERTOPIA
1914 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, Washington 98402!

RSVP ON FACEBOOK FREE!

check out these incredible pumpkins from last year:

FREE PUMPKIN CARVING TIPS FROM ART TEACHER MR. TELFORD !

“I typed this up real quick, a few suggestions on pumpkin carving. use some or none 🙂 How to get the most out of your pumpkin.
1) Scrape don’t carve. If you scrape or grind away at your pumpkin you can do shading and fine detail work you wouldn’t be able to if you carve all the way through
2) Cut out a circle out of the bottom, not top of your pumpkin. It will trap light better
3) Spray the inside with a 10/1 mixture of water to bleach
4) Spray the outside with a cheap hairspray to seal it
5) Light your pumpkin, if possible, with a compact fluorescent or led bulb. If you must use a candle you will need to poke some holes in the top for air flow. This is my favorite tip. Minimal heat so the pumpkin lasts longer and it is so much brighter. I usually use a light like this http://www.algogene.com/…/bulb-inside-work-light-fixtures-s…

6) Keep the pumpkin cool, store outdoors.
Following these tips should get you 7-14 days of decorative use.”

 

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24 Hour Comic Day – 2017

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 7th year that the CLAW has lead Tacoma’s cartoonist in the challenge, it will be the 3rd 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. Bystanders can view the event inside the store during working hours. 

The Venue:
Tacoma Games
2509 6th Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98406

 The Date:
Saturday, October 7th — Sunday, October 8th

 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. Bribes are encouraged. Particularly those involving meals.

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 the Facebook Event Page.

Doors will be locked and shutters lowered during non business hours to keep the drunks from tapping on the window.

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