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Rainy CLAW January 2018

NOTES from our first business meeting of the new year, Wednesday the 10th at 8pm at Tinkertopia!

We had oodles of things to discuss:

  • CLAW fiefdoms (project committee)— Please welcome new CLAW president Jennevieve Schlemmer!
  • Claw calendar and newsletter NEW IN 2018.. quarterly paper newsletter with upcoming open swims listed, individual member calendar items, comic cons, plus a art business tip column and comics. More details at meeting!
  • CLAW comic Anthology  coming soon in 2018!
  • CLAW partnering with Pierce County Library reads month!
  • CLAW OPEN SWIM PUBLIC MEETING SCHEDULE:
    > JAN: Hobo Dollars!
    > Feb: artist speaker panel!
    > March: Guest Artist Online marketing Symposium!
  • MARK Brill First Night recap: over 50 people caricatured! $500 dollars raised!
  • Steve provided update on Claw financials
  • CLAW Shows!!!  partnering with Destiny City Comics in 2018!

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT NEWS:

coming soon..

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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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CLAWtober Fabreeze: um, October Update 2017

GREETINGS TRUE BELIEVERS!  #Inktober/#Drawlloween is in the air, CLAW cartoonists are busy with their daily hashtag drawings!  Have you been haunting our respective Instagram accounts?  Check out: Jennevieve Schlemmer, Mark MonluxRR Anderson, Russ Richards, and many more!


Which reminds me CLAW Member Corey Macourek has a CARTOON exhibit in the stairwell of Artist’s & Craftsman Supply store of 80 of his daily hand drawn Lit’L Friends™; They’ll be up the entire month of October!

NEW OCTOBER 25th OPEN SWIM EVENT: CLAW Annual Pumpkin Carving Festival at Tinkertopia!   <– check link for details

MEANWHILE: 24 hour comic day 2017 at Tacoma games was a blast, with 11 cartoonists participating! ALSO: rumors of the CLAW comic book anthology project are true and it’s happening.

ALSO ALSO: Reminder that CLAW will have a booth at Tacoma’s JET CITY comic book convention in November  too!

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