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Big CLAW Weekend: Comics Workshop at Pierce County Reads and Tacoma Wayzgoose!

Two days of CLAW events are coming up at this final weekend of April!

Pierce County Reads

We’ll be teaching a comics workshop at the Parkland/Spanaway Library for Pierce County Reads next Saturday the 28th from 6-8 PM.
For anyone who wants to dip their toes into making their own comics, zines, or graphic novels, this will be a primer on basic art practice and visual storytelling. Check out the event page and RSVP here!
A large portion will be devoted to open drawing time, so we encourage attendees to bring their latest inspiration, ideas, and projects. There will be a Q&A, plus a show & tell showcasing some great examples of independently produced comics and zines. We hope to see you there!

 

Tacoma Wayzgoose 2018

And of course, the time has come again for Tacoma Wayzgoose at King’s Books.

No steamroll printing for us this year, but our booth inside King’s Books will have CLAW and member merchandise, plus a new free activity this year. Bring any light-colored blank bags, shirts, handkerchiefs of any cloth (no nylon!) for a free linoleum stamp for fabrics!

No blank things to bring? Tinkertopia has you covered with a cool batch of fabric swatches to choose from. Check out our Instagram to see one of the two stamp designs we’ll be using (new one coming soon!).

 

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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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24 Hour Comic Day – 2017

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 7th year that the CLAW has lead Tacoma’s cartoonist in the challenge, it will be the 3rd 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. Bystanders can view the event inside the store during working hours. 

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

 The Date:
Saturday, October 7th — Sunday, October 8th

 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. Bribes are encouraged. Particularly those involving meals.

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 the Facebook Event Page.

Doors will be locked and shutters lowered during non business hours to keep the drunks from tapping on the window.

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