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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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CLAW November November Remember November 2017

return on pumpkin carving festival investment by CLAW

No CLAW open swim in November, Hope everyone takes this opportunity to have a lovely ThanksGiving holiday with friends and family. Let’s have a great November everybody!  Try to get some drawing time in too.  Else-while…  You can prep for our December member-only White Elephant Gift Exchange!  ARE YOU A CARTOONIST or ILLUSTRATOR? JOIN THE CLAW!

CARTOON NEWS YOU CAN USE:  Claw Cartoonist Anique Zimmer has a nice recap of the CLAW Jet City Comic book convention in Tacoma Washington here!


FRIEND OF CLAW MIKE FITZGERALD’s DESTINY CITY COMICS ZINE SYMPOSIUM! seeking applicants for DEC 2 event! 
Meet local zine/indie comic self publishers!

CLAW MEMBER Stan Brown SHOW AND TELL: Today’s Doodle sketch-blog 5 days a week via Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stannex/

CLAW MEMBER RR Anderson SHOW AND TELL: I have a new DIY Tinker Zine edition titled “Board Game Design” which is now available for purchase only at Tinkertopia (1914 Pacific Ave, Tacoma WA 98402) or FREE with purchase of our new edition of the GAME DESIGNER PROTOTYPE KIT!

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