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CLAW September Song 2017

Behold highlights from the return on investment (ROI) with CLAW public access shrinky dink film art outreach…

Next CLAW open swim?  TBD.


JENNEVIEVE SCHLEMMER:  Short Leg Studio will be at Geek Girl Con Sept 30th-oct 1st! [Also] Need Input! I want to create my first t-shirt to sell at Geek Girl Con, Jet City Comic Fest, etc,–which design of these do you think would work best? Or is there another image of mine you think would be better? Thanks!

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BRENT ROSENBURGH: The video that I have my 3-second shot in is finished! Watch and support! For context, this is an old episode of the old show “Super Mario World” that had all of the shots cut and sent to 227 animators (myself included) to re-animate. Then the finished shots were re-assembled and put to the original audio from the cartoon.

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COREY MACOUREK: 3rd episode of Lit’lFriends. I’ve got the 4th episode in the works and am considering uploading a shorter clip format to drop nonsense more often and make more spur of the moment silliness. Thanks!

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RUSS RICHARDS: Hey guys! I’m excited to announce that I will be the artist at Friday Night Frights at Blue Mouse Theater on the 15th of next month. I get to create a piece for one of my all time favorite movies Army of Darkness!

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MARK BRILL: Quietus Spike got reprinted, so I got new proofs and a box of cards in the mail from Wizards of the Coast (WotC)! Feels like old times!

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STAN BROWN: I’ve begun posting “Today’s Doodle” on my Instagram account (@stannex), also viewable at my FB page (@stannex) or my Twitter stream (@stannex). Each weekday a new image from my notebooks … a spiritual successor to my Doodle-a-Day project that ran daily from 2006–2009.

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MARK MONLUX: Next month, on the first Saturday, it will be 24 Hour Comic Challenge at Tacoma Games. Starts at 10am and ends at 10am the next day. Come empty headed and prepared to write, sketch and ink a 24 page comic in 24 hours. Also, Monlux will be attending two conventions Rose City Comic Con in Portland Sept 9-11, and Normandy Park’s [the town not the park] Zombie Fest on Spet 16, a free family event. Bring the kids.

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CLAW + Tacoma Rocks power team up was amazing! Never in the history of CLAW meetings had we stuffed kings books so full.. Behold Mark Brill’s Dinosaurs TV Show rock tribute..

CLAW + Tacoma Rocks working group at Kings Books

Tacoma Rock by Mark Brill

ANTHOLOGY UPDATE: the finished comic anthology of ‘anthropomorphic fables’ is set to be revealed at the 2017 Jet City Comic Show. We are down for one (1) Corner Booth with no additional needs. Here is a TEASER of just two of the many all new characters set to debut..

Tacoma Chickadee by Anique Zimmer

Toby by Megatronic Labs


NEXT CLAW OPEN SWIM: Join your friendly neighborhood cartoonists for a friendly round of Shrinky-Dink illustration and live oven shrinking!  Advanced Cartoon/Toy technology will be demonstrated. AUGUST 23rd, 7:30 – 9 pm at Kings Books – 218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98402

and now your moment of zen…

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Status Update: June 2017 CLAW NEWS you can USE

HARK! The great prince issues commands, founds states, vests families with fiefs… inferior bards should not be employed.

JOIN WITH the CLAW for a free Random Gen D&D Character Sketch Party this end of month for our public art ‘open swim’ ONLY at Kings Books, Wednesday June 28th , 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm!  From the event description: feature creating and sketching D&D characters, using stats from random generation to push the bounds of your creativity! Will it be a genius dwarf whose alchemical experiments have had unforeseen consequences on her body? A half-orc monk who fancies himself from a long lost line of royalty? A dragonborn rogue with penchant for punctuality? An overly friendly paladin with really, really bad hygiene?
A lawful evil member of the infamous Dwarven Mafia?  Blank sketch character sheets will be provided, please bring your drawing tools of choice and RSVP via our Facebook event so we can be sure to print enough for everyone.

BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE: WE HEART WONDER WOMAN ART SHOW is UP at Tacoma’s favorite Comic Book Store: DESTINY CITY COMICS! Join us at the opening artist reception party SATURDAY JUNE 3rd  6 – 8 pm!  Grab your lassos and join us to celebrate the wonderful Wonder Woman! Light snacks provided. Members of CLAW and invited artists are creating art paying tribute to Wonder Woman. Come by on the 3rd to vote for your favorite piece, enter a raffle, or pick up a print of Wonder Woman by CLAW artists. Be sure to pick up some free Wonder Woman comics provided by Destiny City Comics. $1 for every CLAW print sold the month of June will go to the Tacoma/Pierce County YWCA! People’s Choice prizes will be awarded to artists and raffles drawn at 7pm. Show will be up for the month of June.  TEASER IMAGES AS FOLLOWS (so many more not pictured):

MEANWHILE:  Flames of the Frost Park Chalk Challenge has rekindled and thus you can draw with chalk every Friday at Noon in Downtown Tacoma Washington at the tiny pocket park of concrete and fountains at the intersection of 9th and Pacific Avenue!  “The City is Your Canvas!”

MEANWHILE (CONT.):  Father’s Day DIY Board Game Designer Event at Tinkertopia June 4th and June 18th! ALSO now open enrollment for TINKER SUMMER CAMP

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