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CLAW 2019 A.D.

FACE FORWARD TRUE BELIEVERS! YES, We face forward a new year full of delights and wonders, and it is we of the CLAW Artist Guild who face destiny with open ears, eyes and brains. NO, I’m not deleting that! Ha! Ho!

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MEANWHILE, Spin-off activities: Freelance Fandango and Epic Sketch Time are resuming activities to normal schedule of 11am at Red Elm and 4:30 pm online.

NEW MEMBER JAMES STOWE IS BACK! He’s back on the streets, he’s back on the airwaves, baby, he’s back in CLAW action! After completing a 1-2 year hiatus mission off the grid in the monastery, founding member James Stowe is back in the fold of CLAW and yet wiser

ANOTHER DESTINY CITY COMICS ZINE SYMPOSIUM ART FESTIVAL — scheduled
https://www.facebook.com/events/380993912709619/ February 16, 2019 at 2 PM – 7 PM at Destiny City Comics inside Kings Books! All your favorite local cartoonists will be there, even PETER BAGGE

MEMBER STAN BROWN: Continuing to do monthly “Dungeons & Doodles” shows on Wizards of the Coast’s Twitch channel (past episodes are view-able in the archives).

MEMBER JENNEVIEVE SCHLEMMER: My goal for 2019 is to paint a painting everyday while getting a media and publishing co off the ground

MEMBER ANIQUE ZIMMER AND COLIN ANDERSEN: have invested in a vintage RISO printer, follow their progress here at Tacoma RISO https://www.instagram.com/tacomariso/

CLAW MEMBER RR ANDERSON is IN SEARCH OF..

MEMBER RR ANDERSON on behalf of TINKERTOPIA in Tacoma Washington, Tacoma’s funnest alt. art supply store is seeking any of these materials you’d like to donate for art.

New Sketchbooks by Commander RR

ONLY AT TINKERTOPIA: NEW SIGNATURE EDITION TACOMA SKETCHBOOKS on sale now! COVER–salvaged 1990’s economic development brochure cover pages (sexy metallic copper, union station Chihuly print); PAPER GUTS–soft butter cream hot press Bristol; BACK COVER–thick law library canvas book board; BINDING–two wire ACME staples (organic nickel iron) #tinkerbuilt only at #tinkertopia

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CLAWlloween October Surprise!

Welcome ghosts and ghouls, to the October CLAW artist guild news update! OOOOH! 

NEW BUSINESS:
CLAW 2018 ILLUSTRATOR OF THE FUTURE SCHOLARSHIP WINNER – congrats, Rachael Kowalski!  See some of her winning art over at the SCHOLARSHIP page!

24 HR Comic Day at Destiny City Comics Highlights: Thank you Destiny City Comics for hosting the 2018 CLAW artist guild for 24 Hour Comics drawing day, it was a blast!

GEEK GIRL COMIC CON: October 27th – 28th, come visit your favorite CLAW artists at this event! Check link for details..

October open swim: FREE CLAW pumpkin carving festival at Tinkertopia

CLAW’s 50th annual People’s Community Pumpkin Carving Festival is coming again to Tinkertopia on the 4th Wednesday of October starting at 7:30 pm. To participate you MUST bring your own pumpkin, gutted and cleaned of guts, yes a hollow pumpkin ready to be carved. Hope to see you there! [link to fb event page tba]

SPECIAL BONUS ROUND! CLAWLLOWEEN DRAWING PROMPTS!

You see the #inktober and #drawlloween drawing prompts, but have you seen the #CLAWLLOWEEN drawing prompts?  Special thanks to CLAW member Anique Zimmer  for  making this happen!

be sure to post your photos with the #clawlloween hashtag on Instagram or the social media platform of your choice!

that’s it for now, back to the grave digging for me! (ha ha ha!)

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HOT August CLAW updates

CLAW FEST Art Festival at Feast Poster

The CLAW Artists Guild presents THE MONTH OF AUGUST with all your favorite August News updates!  Starting with our new creation “CLAW FEST” a mini comic book convention craft festival with booths and artist alley tables and local artists selling their cool merchandise or “Merch.” Check this site and our facebook page for a slow trickle of news and updates about this free and fun event in Tacoma at the Feast Art Center (1402 South 11th St.)!

Monster Painting Thrift Shop Art show update!

All your old favorites and some select new thrift shop paintings with monsters skillfully inserted into the landscape are up and hanging right now in the Red Elm Cafe in Tacoma’s Chilltop/Hilltop neighborhood. You should go, grab a waffle dog and enjoy the show all August!

August Open Swim

August CLAW art game happening at Kings Books on the 4th Wednesday of every month and open to the public! What will we be doing for August? Good Question! Let me see if I have anything written in my notes… Fabric Painting maybe?  Let’s find out for sure together! 

NEW Member Colin Andersen!

Local Tacoma cartoonist/illustrator/writer Colin Andersen has joined the CLAW Artist Guild! Best known for Zines about TEA and his writing work on the Adventure Time graphic novels! Truly an amazing talent! http//thecolinandersen.com/  | Center for The Lost And Found

A Cartoonists Response to Tacoma’s Nazi Problem…

Punch-a-Nazi Block Print as rendered into Campaign Button

You might have read in the Tacoma News Tribune about Tacoma’s nazi tattoo shop and patriot front neo-nazi poster attack on Downtown businesses including the Rainbow Oasis Center, Well underground political cartoonist, RR Anderson, author of The Tacomic has crafted a campaign style button out of his sold-out “Punch-a-Nazi” block carving print. On Sale soon at Tinkertopia!

ART news around the sound..

City Arts Magazine did a pretty deep dive into the Tacoma art scene and worth a read. The Spirit and Substance of a changing Tacoma.

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