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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 http://tinkertopia.com/#camp

Additional  CLAW Artist Guild news to share? Contact webmaster@cartoonistsleague.org

 

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SCHOLARSHIP WINNER 2017

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER 2017

CLAW CARTOONIST OF THE FUTURE $350 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER FOR 2017 is JAMES BLANCHARD!

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR VICTORY!

MEANWHILE…

ART SHOWS: CLAW artist guild prepares for the next community art show at Destiny City Comics – June 1 st -30 th 2017, this time with a very timely WONDER WOMAN theme!  A portion of the proceeds of Wonder Woman art sales will go to the Tacoma Pierce County YWCA.

MAY OPEN CLAW SWIM DRAWING EVENT: To Be Determined by game captain RR Anderson

OLD BUSINESS…

WAYZGOOSE: We present Anique Zimmer’s 3×3 foot TACOMA HOTEL FIRE  print fresh from the street steam roller!

photo credit Peter Jung

 

CLAW MEMBER SHOW AND TELL

1. One of CLAW’s founders, Mark Monlux, just concluded a successful Kickstarter campaign for his Obscure Movie Monster Playing Cards. This peculiar poker deck received 400% funding. While the campaign is over it is still possible to order a deck before the order is placed with the printer. You can preorder at his online store.  https://squareup.com/store/monlux-illustration

2. “Commander” RR Anderson reminds readers that 1st and 3rd Thursdays are $7 adult tinker nites at Tinkertopia! see Tinkertopia.com for details.

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April 2017 Status Update

OLD BUSINESS:
2nd Annual Helmet Illumination Festival for Tacoma’s Downtown on the GO has come and the results are in–a record number of helmets were adorned with the sharpies of victory. Below are the Return On Investment or ROI…

Special thanks to all who participated and to Kings Books for use of their incredible bookstore! Cartoon Illuminated Helmets will be auctioned off to raise money for public transit awareness programs.

NEW BUSINESS:
NEXT CLAW APRIL OPEN SWIM
– on the 4th Wednesday at Kings Books will consist of a study of experimental assemblage comics. Text/Graphic Cells will be assembled from a secret deck to reveal important information about the future! Perhaps!

WAYZGOOSE STREET STEAMROLLER PRESS EVENT – fez wearing cartoonists are secretly selecting from two sketches their design for this year’s steamroller street 3×3 foot poster print!  One piece of information we can confirm, Design Theme for CLAW this year is “TACOMA HOTEL FIRE!!”

CLAW SCHOLARSHIP – Deadline is here and Art students have submitted their applications! Only one lucky art student will win!  STAY TUNED!

CLAW ANTHOLOGY MEETING – SCHEDULED for 7pm at Tinkertopia April 8th Bring your rough layout sketches or story ideas!

PAGE 2 MEMBER Blotter: Brent Rosenburgh has launched a YOUTUBE show chronicling his 3d printing exploits!    Jennevieve Schlemmer has been drawing incredible epic fantasy MAPS! Mark Monlux has launched a Kickstarter for his MONSTER CARD DECKHONORARY MEMBER Peter Bagge featured in latest edition of Tacoma Weekly! RR Anderson reminds fellow creatives of Adult Tinker Nites only at Tinkertopia 1st and 3rd Thursday nights check out this Trump Bird he made!

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