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Status Update: May 2017

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER 2017

CLAW CARTOONIST OF THE FUTURE $350 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER FOR 2017 is JAMES BLANCHARD!

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR VICTORY!

MEANWHILE…

ART SHOWS: CLAW artist guild prepares for the next community art show at Destiny City Comics – June 1 st -30 th 2017, this time with a very timely WONDER WOMAN theme!  A portion of the proceeds of Wonder Woman art sales will go to the Tacoma Pierce County YWCA.

MAY OPEN CLAW SWIM DRAWING EVENT: To Be Determined by game captain RR Anderson

OLD BUSINESS…

WAYZGOOSE: We present Anique Zimmer’s 3×3 foot TACOMA HOTEL FIRE  print fresh from the street steam roller!

photo credit Peter Jung

 

CLAW MEMBER SHOW AND TELL

1. One of CLAW’s founders, Mark Monlux, just concluded a successful Kickstarter campaign for his Obscure Movie Monster Playing Cards. This peculiar poker deck received 400% funding. While the campaign is over it is still possible to order a deck before the order is placed with the printer. You can preorder at his online store.  https://squareup.com/store/monlux-illustration

2. “Commander” RR Anderson reminds readers that 1st and 3rd Thursdays are $7 adult tinker nites at Tinkertopia! see Tinkertopia.com for details.

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March+February 2017 Status Update!

CLAW NEWS UPDATE! Fresh from attending Tom Richmond’s CARICATURE workshop in Las Vegas (one of Mad Magazine’s top caricature artists) , CLAW Master Cartoonist Mark Brill presented to the February CLAW Open Swim a ‘skill-share’ of his new found CARICATURE wisdom; and in addition to performing a live CARICATURE demo on members of the awe-inspired audience, there was much rejoicing.

Caricature Demonstration by Mark Brill

Caricature Demonstration by Mark Brill

Use Black Crayon for Shade

Use Black Crayon for Shade

Secret Weapon of the Caricature Artist: Black Crayola Marker felt “Cone” shape tip perfect for line variations

Next Open Swim at Kings Books 7:30 pm 4th Wednesday March 22nd – Theme TBD

MEANWHILE:
CLAW Master Illustrator Jennevieve Schlemmer  was recruited by a local troop of the Girlscouts of America to teach a comics badge class! Jennevieve Reports: “[the girls were all] cranking out many 16 panel/one page comics after another!ALSO: “Commander” RR Anderson reminds readers of Penstuff that Tinkertopia has begun hosting adult-only Tinker Art “Happy Hour” Nites at the shop every 1st and 3rd Thursdays. 



ALSO ALSO:
Members of CLAW are urged to have their overview outlines of 2-3 anthropomorphic fables ready to present at the next secret meeting for inclusion into the first CLAW comic anthology book publication! Details here
PLEASE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!  Brent Rosenburgh + Megan & Britton Sukys !

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CALL FOR ART: WOMEN OF STAR WARS COMMUNITY ART SHOW

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Brought to you by CLAW & Destiny City Comics

WHAT: Any family friendly fan art celebrating the many wonderful women of Star Wars. (NO over sexualized images or slave Leias, please)

WHERE: DESTINY CITY COMICS, December 6th-31st.

TO APPLY: Create a cool art work, any medium, 24” x 24” or smaller, ready to hang on the wall with a wire hanger. Sawtooth hangers will not be accepted.
December 2-4th: Bring your artwork along with filled out entry form and $5 entry fee to Tinkertopia, 1914 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402 (entry fee waved on first entry for any CLAW member)
Any work sold will be split 70% to artist / 30% to Destiny City Comics.

OPENING: DECEMBER 10, 2016 5-7pm. Being a non-perishable food donation to be entered to win one of many awesome prizes!

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