CLAW Invited to Dazzle Letterpress “WAYZGOOSE” Event

December 29th, 2008 by RR Anderson

PHOTO: Kings Books Sweetpea on a Steamroller (Tacoma)

PHOTO: King's Books "Sweetpea" on a Steamroller (Tacoma)

Jessica Spring, master letterpress operator/artist has invited members of the CLAW to particpate in the media saturated event known to letterpress zealots as WAYZGOOSE .

“We should have materials to work with in late January. You’ll need to decide if you want to carve linoleum or plywood before we order materials. Linoleum is easier to carve, though Chris Sharp used some serious power tools on plywood last year and had good results. I bought myself some Flexcut tools from Woodcraft,”  Says Spring, “they worked really well compared to wimpy Speedball. I think we’re going with a maximum width of 3 x 4 but I have to confirm paper size. And finally, we try to get 3 or 4 prints for each plate–you guys can keep one (for the clubhouse?!) then we raffle them throughout the day and use another for the book arts auction. Finally, we’ve tried to keep the theme loosely based on Tacoma / books / printing but it’s not critical…”

“Sounds like fun to me. I’m down. ” – Electric Elliot.

“I’m all for it!” – Mark Monlux

“That sounds awesome… I’m in.” – Stowe

“Motion to resolution answering the call of the esteemed letterpress artist Jessica Spring has passed. The Cartoonist’s League of Absurd Washingtonians whereas known by CLAW, shall mobilize our respective creative talents to the glory of the cartooning craft. Robots are cool. Zombies must die.  Amen!”

Thus and so, The MYSTIC Council of the FOUR EYES has spoken.


  1. J.P Patches said,

    December 29, 2008 @ 11:13 pm

    Sweet Pea is the ultimate living cartoon character.

  2. Official Claw Meeting Notes - Cartoonist's League of Absurd Washingtonians (Tacoma, WA) said,

    January 15, 2009 @ 5:33 pm

    […] WAYZGOOSE – We all agree to collaborate on group design and that 3×5 foot slab of linoleum is the way to go. […]