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

CARVING festival of pumpkins

ENLIST NOW with the Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians FREE pumpkin carving festival!  Local alt-Art supply Tinkertopia is sponsoring tinker supplies to all entries; however, you bring your own Pumpkin with Pumpkin Guts REMOVED …  come to our free carving festival workshop and hangout with local Cartoonists!

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It’s Bring Your Own Pumpkin the CLAW’s 5th 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 25TH – 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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