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Brought to you by CLAW & Destiny City Comics

WHAT: Any family friendly fan art celebrating the many wonderful women of Star Wars. (NO over sexualized images or slave Leias, please)

WHERE: DESTINY CITY COMICS, December 6th-31st.

TO APPLY: Create a cool art work, any medium, 24” x 24” or smaller, ready to hang on the wall with a wire hanger. Sawtooth hangers will not be accepted.
December 2-4th: Bring your artwork along with filled out entry form and $5 entry fee to Tinkertopia, 1914 Pacific Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402 (entry fee waved on first entry for any CLAW member)
Any work sold will be split 70% to artist / 30% to Destiny City Comics.

OPENING: DECEMBER 10, 2016 5-7pm. Being a non-perishable food donation to be entered to win one of many awesome prizes!


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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


Doors will be locked during late hours.




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Happy NewYear from The C.L.A.W.!


Dateline Decmeber 31, 2015, Tacoma — The C.L.A.W. dominates First Night festivities in downtown Tacoma with it’s annual caricature drawing event hosted by Brooks Dental Studio on Broadway right in the middle of the proceedings! Well, I say dominated…but we were definitely one of the top draws for the year-end block party, in addition to the Circus and the food trucks and the live bands. It was a heck of a swaray, as always!

CLAW members who donated time and hand cramps to the proceedings were James Stowe, Stan Brown, Mark Brill, Steve Bernard, Corey Macourek and Mark Monlux! Here are a few samples of the night’s employment!


Also, it should be noted that members of the Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians will have artwork on display at Brooks Dental Studio throughout January! Come in, check it out! And get you teeth cleaned…

Happy NewYear from The C.L.A.W.!

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