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

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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YULE LOG WINTER CLAW Update 2017

The Talons of the CLAW are paying dues and preparing for the end of the year ceremonial white elephant gift exchange. The Fez are all neatly arranged over the burning yule tire, while visions of shaving plumb sharpeners dance disturbingly over the sleeping pencil sets. HARK! Now is a good time to join and ease-in before another turbulent year of drawing and mystery begins to pick up velocity!
MEMBER NEWS YOU CAN USE: You’ve read about the CLAW, but do you know of two spin-off groups form by the founders James Stowe and Mark Monlux?

Freelance Fandango

Open to all creatives Freelance Fandango has no dues and no officers. What it does have is a time and place where freelancing creative professionals can gather, do show-and-tell, exchange tips, prove counsel and generally hob-nob with each other. Time: Every Monday [except federal holidays] at 11:00am Location: Meeting Room at the Red Elm Cafe 1114 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Tacoma, WA 98405. Contact James Stowe: stowe@cartoonistsleague.org to be added to the reminder email. https://www.facebook.com/groups/482369871914165/

Epic Sketch Time

Hosted by Mark Monlux, Epic Sketch Time is an online drawing group. It doesn’t matter where you are, you can be a part of a drawing group without leaving the comfort of your house. Meetings are held via Google Hangout. Artists work on their projects while discussing pop-culture and sharing tips and tricks. Meetings are held weekly on Monday at 4:30pm Pacific. To participate send your gmail address [or email address you use to create your gmail account] to markmonlux@comcast.net. You will then be added to the attendee list. Reminders for the event are sent out that morning via twitter. Folks on the attendee list are sent an invite into the hangout a few minutes before 4:30pm. Have a problem getting in? twitter mark at @markmonlux. This group averages between 4-6 attendees each week. Should less than 3 show the event is cancelled. All events are recorded via YouTube. You can see some of them at: https://www.facebook.com/EpicSketchTime

NEW TINKER ART KITS BY RR ANDERSON

Why not head over to Tinkertopia to visit your old pal “Commander RR” and pick up some new kits for the kids! Tacoma Paint-by-Numbers is sure fire to please!

Or maybe a new build your own  Elf Tree-house? Shucks howdy, they even have a Robo Space Ship kit!  Tinkertopia! The Tinker-est Place on Earth!

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