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New Draw with CLAW: monthly mini comics!

The CLAW Artist Guild is doing something new and fun with our monthly Draw with CLAWs!

Come draw a one-page comic or illustration, submit $5 cash with your artwork and we’ll put them all together to create a mini comic!
The books will be handed out at the following month’s Draw with CLAW (also at King’s Books), where contributors can collect their copy.
Each month will have a simple theme, our theme for February is: Year of the Rat!

When: February 26th, 7:30 PM (every fourth Wednesday of the month)
Where: King’s Books (218 St. Helen’s Ave, 98402)

Contributors can also preorder additional copies for $2 each when submitting their artwork!

Want to submit art even if you can’t make the meeting?
Contact member Mark Monlux (markmonlux{at}comcast{dot}net) to arrange for your submission. See the artwork requirements section below for details and how to submit digital files.

Artwork Requirements

All art must be safe for work/all ages.
Though we reserve the right to jury submissions, we want to accept a big variety of art regardless of age, skill level etc.

Credits
Be sure to have your name and copyright printed clearly and legibly within the margins of the art.

Black and White
Our books will be printed with either a Risograph duplicator or xerox, so pen and ink are preferred. You can submit pencil work but the quality of the scan won’t be guaranteed. We will accept digital work via email (see directions below)

Size
Final art will be printed at 5×8 inches. Our scanner will only fit paper 8.5 by 11, we suggest you work within the boundaries of 6.5 by 10.5.

Digital Format
Digital files: 6.5 by 10.5 at 300 dpi and save as .jpg with name formatted Year-month-YourLastName example: 2020-02-Monlux.jpg

Your art and final comic will be available for pickup at the following month’s Draw with CLAW.
This was inspired by the Dune monthly drawing event held at Cafe Racer in Seattle, and proposed by member Mark Monlux. We intend to make this our regular event, and can’t wait to see your art!

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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!

page 2, news

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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CLAW Art Guild in JUNE 2018

Wire Dog created at our recent CLAW Artist Guild/Tinkertopia Public Art Event at Kings Books

***UPDATE:*** CLAW SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS UNDER REVIEW NOW, WINNER will be announced in JULY! Thank You everyone for your submissions!

UP NEXT PUBLIC ART SHOW: Traveling CLAW Monsters in Thrift Shop Art Show will be landing at RED ELM CAFE in JULY. Idle reader, you can expect new paintings by new CLAW Art Guild members, you don’t want to miss!

NEXT PUBLIC CLAW ART EVENT: theme is ‘Alien Paper Dolls.’ The aliens and their clothes will all be designed by BEAN TOWN cartoonist L.S. Erhardt Join us at Kings Books, 218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402 at 7:30 pm on JUNE 27th.

MEMBER SHOW AND TELL: CLAW Artist Guild President Jennevieve Schlemmer has been working on this incredible one page dungeon crawling map spotted on her Facebook wall
MEANWHILE, Four-eye Council-member Anique Zimmer did an amazing job on the fabric stamp print for the CLAW Artist Guild’s booth at WAYZGOOSE letter press festival…

Anique also reminds people to check out this interesting creative opportunity offering from Almamater arts incubator. Sorta like Spaceworks? Too cool!

ALSO ALSO, did anyone have a chance to attend this 4 hour long class to help reveal the secrets of comics and visual storytelling techniques that are used not only in comic but animation, film and graphic design class at FEAST ART CENTER with Adventure Time cartoonist Colin Andersen? Looked Brilliant!

IN OTHER NEWS: the online newspaper local underground political cartoonist RR Anderson worked for briefly disappeared and after some complaints by tens of readers, the publisher decided to renew the domain name.. thus and so, THE TACOMIC LIVES! ON FEED TACOMA DOT COM! (link)

ADDENDUM: Talons Mark Monlux and Russ Richards tabled at Lilac City Comicon. Mark reports that this was the best year ever for him at Lilac. It was Russ’s first trip to Spokane and he was stunned by the beauty and wonderful old buildings. Monlux, Richards has confirmed with the editor that they will be tabling at the Peirce County Toy and Geek Fest scheduled for June 31st and July 1st at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. 2017 was their first year and with that success, the show organizers have massively expanded the show. Tables are sold out, you may try inquiring about a booth space.

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