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March+February 2017 Status Update!

CLAW NEWS UPDATE! Fresh from attending Tom Richmond’s CARICATURE workshop in Las Vegas (one of Mad Magazine’s top caricature artists) , CLAW Master Cartoonist Mark Brill presented to the February CLAW Open Swim a ‘skill-share’ of his new found CARICATURE wisdom; and in addition to performing a live CARICATURE demo on members of the awe-inspired audience, there was much rejoicing.

Caricature Demonstration by Mark Brill

Caricature Demonstration by Mark Brill

Use Black Crayon for Shade

Use Black Crayon for Shade

Secret Weapon of the Caricature Artist: Black Crayola Marker felt “Cone” shape tip perfect for line variations

Next Open Swim at Kings Books 7:30 pm 4th Wednesday March 22nd – Theme TBD

MEANWHILE:
CLAW Master Illustrator Jennevieve Schlemmer  was recruited by a local troop of the Girlscouts of America to teach a comics badge class! Jennevieve Reports: “[the girls were all] cranking out many 16 panel/one page comics after another!ALSO: “Commander” RR Anderson reminds readers of Penstuff that Tinkertopia has begun hosting adult-only Tinker Art “Happy Hour” Nites at the shop every 1st and 3rd Thursdays. 



ALSO ALSO:
Members of CLAW are urged to have their overview outlines of 2-3 anthropomorphic fables ready to present at the next secret meeting for inclusion into the first CLAW comic anthology book publication! Details here
PLEASE WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!  Brent Rosenburgh + Megan & Britton Sukys !

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FREE Tinker Pumpkin Carving Festival + Workshop w. The CLAW!

CARVING festival of pumpkins

ENLIST NOW with the Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians and Tinkertopia sponsors/supplies all entries with tinker materials; however, you bring your own Pumpkin with Pumpkin Guts REMOVED … free carving festival workshop hangout with Cartoonists!

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It’s Bring Your Own Pumpkin the CLAW’s 4th Annual Tinker Pumpkin Carving Festival! Bring your pumpkins and carving implements to TINKERTOPIA. Be sure to RSVP on our Facebook page so that we have a rough idea of how many to set up the room for. Be it a traditional jack-o-lantern, painted, carved, or prop encrusted, there is only one rule: It has to be created on-site during the allowed time. We do ask that if you’re going to core your pumpkin, you do so at home to keep down on the mess. Costumes, funny hats, and Halloween candy are encouraged. ***MISC. TINKER MATERIALS WILL BE PROVIDED BY TINKERTOPIA*** October is also the time the CLAW fundraisers for the CLAW Student Scholarship fund. Spare change is welcomed to help a lucky student afford art supplies.

• Bring your own pumpkin
• Pre-cored (GUTS REMOVED)
• Bring carving tools
• Bring some back up towels

OCTOBER 26TH – 7:30 – 9:30 pm
at
TINKERTOPIA
1914 Pacific Ave
Tacoma, Washington 98402!

RSVP ON FACEBOOK FREE!

check out these incredible pumpkins from last year:

FREE PUMPKIN CARVING TIPS FROM ART TEACHER MR. TELFORD !

“I typed this up real quick, a few suggestions on pumpkin carving. use some or none 🙂 How to get the most out of your pumpkin.
1) Scrape don’t carve. If you scrape or grind away at your pumpkin you can do shading and fine detail work you wouldn’t be able to if you carve all the way through
2) Cut out a circle out of the bottom, not top of your pumpkin. It will trap light better
3) Spray the inside with a 10/1 mixture of water to bleach
4) Spray the outside with a cheap hairspray to seal it
5) Light your pumpkin, if possible, with a compact fluorescent or led bulb. If you must use a candle you will need to poke some holes in the top for air flow. This is my favorite tip. Minimal heat so the pumpkin lasts longer and it is so much brighter. I usually use a light like this http://www.algogene.com/…/bulb-inside-work-light-fixtures-s…

6) Keep the pumpkin cool, store outdoors.
Following these tips should get you 7-14 days of decorative use.”

 

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24 Hour Comic Day – 2016

Every year, on the first Saturday of October, an open challenge is issued cartoonists across the world to conceive, write, sketch and ink a 24 page comic in twenty-four hours. The Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians aka: The CLAW and Tacoma Games are taking the challenge. This will be the 6th year that the CLAW has lead Tacoma’s cartoonist in the challenge, it will be the 2nd year that Tacoma Games will host the venue. Regardless of your skill level, the 24-Hour Comic Day challenge it a test of your creativity, wit, guile, and endurance. The CLAW challenges you to join this epic undertaking.

The Venue:
Tacoma Games
2509 6th Ave.
Tacoma, WA 98406

 The Date:
Saturday, October 1st — Sunday, October 2nd

 The Time
The challenge starts at 10:00 a.m. Saturday and ends at 10:00 a.m. Sunday.

While the event is free, no supplies aside from a table and chair will be offered. You will need to bring your own supplies to survive at the drawing table for 24 hours. Staff will be on hand, a restroom is available, and you’re allowed to bring food and drink.

Due to a finite amount of table space available, and for logistics, participants are asked to register in advance.

24 Hour Comic is an international event were cartoonists are challenged to conceive, pencil and ink a 24 page comic in 24 hours. The CLAW is using this event as a fundraiser for its Student Scholarship Fund. Donate $20 and be drawn into a panel by a Talon of CLAW. Donate $30 and choose your artist. Bribes are encouraged.

To participate in this event at this location you MUST be a confirmed participant. Capacity is 16. Once you are confirmed your name will be added to this notice.
1. Mark Monlux
2. James Stowe
3. RR Anderson
4. Brandon Pierce
5. Thorax O’Tool
6. Anique Zimmer
7. Corey Macourek

FACE BOOK EVENT PAGE HERE

Doors will be locked during late hours.

 

 

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