Archive for King’s Books


BREAKING: CLAW’S 2018 YOUNG ILLUSTRATOR OF THE FUTURE ART SCHOLARSHIP application deadline extended till JUNE 1st! CHECK our SCHOLARSHIP page for portfolio submission details!

CLAW Instagram account: GET REAL TIME photo updates from CLAW activities now on instagram here @theclawartistguild PLEASE follow us!

OPEN SWIM art event MAY: “These are the DROIDs you are looking for” Star Wars themed robot design mix/match drawing game! Public is welcome to join in KINGS BOOKS 7:30 pm Wednesday MAY 23rd. HOSTED by Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy known as CLAW Member Corey Macourek

Wayzgoose Letterpress Report: HUGE SUCCESS! Big Thanks to Printmaking CZAR Anique Zimmer and CLAW President Jennevieve Schlemmer for manning the CLAW booth activity!

Zine/Comic Workshop Report: ANOTHER HUGE SUCCESS! Big Thanks to Zine CZAR Anique Zimmer and CLAW President Jennevieve Schlemmer for making this Pierce County Reads event happen!

CLAW Monsters in Thriftshop Art Show STATUS UPDATE: paintings are currently on display at… Soaring Crane Bodywork, 2520 N. Adams, Tacoma.
It’s in the Proctor district, across the street from the library. (More specifically, across the street from the statue.) UP NEXT: Traveling thrift art show will be on exhibit at the RED ELM CAFE approx mid July through August. We will discuss and plan at meeting next week! There’s lots of wall space for new paintings!

Tinkertopia Workshop/Summer Camp:

HELLO SEEKERS! Tinkertopia, official art store of the CLAW still has plenty of room in its summer camp program! Did you know they just won “MOST INNOVATIVE RECYCLER OF THE YEAR” award from the Washington State Recycler Association? It’s a Tinker  FACT!

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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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March for Life 2018

NEW FEATURE: CLAW President’s Column…

Do we need a catchy title? I say no.

Welcome to the CLAW QUARTERLY, the new printed space for the CLAW artist guild of all that is wacky, art, comic, and prose related, and good in this world.
Why printed? Why not a blog or fleeting Instagram story like all the cool kids? I’ll give you several reasons. Those “stories” that are all the rage on social media right now exist for one reason only: to make you check online more often. Because they disappear, they create a sense of urgency for the users. You aren’t feeling pleasure when you catch a live Facebook feed; you are feeling relief that you haven’t missed out on something inextricably linked to all the fake perfect people you see in social media… CATCH THE REST ONLY IN THE PRINT EDITION OF CLAW QUARTERLY!  PS: New Newsletter Print Edition coming soon!


CLAW Young Illustrator/Cartoonist of the Future Scholarship: Deadline for applications is MARCH 15th (with customary deadline extension to be announced) Download application form here! Washington students only please!


February “WORKING ARTIST BEST PRACTICES” was a triumphant success with over 20 people in attendance. Big thanks to our guest panelists (pictured left to right)

Mindy Barker is a muralist who wrangles color and wrangles lines. All for, what she likes to call, “my interventions of urban spaces’.

Five years ago, Steve Garvin left corporate accounting to rediscover his creative side. Today, he’s a rebranding expert who helps creative thinkers plan a business they love by tapping into their hidden gold.

Michaela Eaves currently focuses on graphite illustrations where animals and creatures cross paths with fairy tales. Occasionally, some of these turn into watercolor and gouache paintings or books.

huge thanks to our CLAW President Jennevieve Schlemmer for putting this together, A+ panel host services too! YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: ADVENTURE BOOK OF STRONG WOMEN by Jennevieve Schlemmer now on Kickstarter!


On the heels of our recent Artists Best Practices panel, we’ve asked Local mega-success “Creative with Clay” artist Charan Sachar to be subject to a brief presentation and Q&A session about marketing tips for creative types. Build an audience! Sell art before it’s even dry! He will show you the secrets! UP NEXT at KINGS BOOKS March 28th 7:30 pm

zine symposium at Destiny City Comics MARCH 10TH!!!

Member Show And Tell… COME SEE many CLAW members this weekend at ECCC! Or you may have already did that at the time of this reading.. OKAY!

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