Open Swim Meeting Notes

January 28th, 2009 by RR Anderson

Greetings true believers, special warm thanks to all the new people who showed up tonight at the first CLAW open meeting of transparency!  We got to meet JEFF HAWLEY CREATOR OF LOGJAM! (World’s only comicstrip devoted to sentient trees).  With special guest appearances by ANDREA TRENBEATH LOWEN of UNSTABLE ART, ERIK BJORNSON  aka THE TACOMA URBANIST and Tacoma’s foremost divorce attorney, AMANDA RAYMOND of NEWSPAPER ILLUSTRATION FAME. Last but certainly not least a very special surprise appearance by cosmic talent STAN SHAW of DRAW STANLEY recent cartoonist for CITY ARTS.

We all swapped photoshop secrets, gave folks a small taste of the PRO-FEZ LIFESTYLE and periphery semi-sacred CLAW rituals.  Sadly one of our founding members ELECTRIC ELLIOT had to leave early to attend to his ULTIMATE FRISBEE commitments.

Many of us were able to sketch.  Below is a small sketch of  what my life was like before I joined CLAW.

Before I Joined CLAW I was just some creep in a bathrobe

And now here is a sketch of what my life is like now that I am part of a team.  I certainly know who my true friends are.

Now I have REAL Friends

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  1. Electric Elliot said,

    January 29, 2009 @ 12:54 am

    Awesome sketches RR. Wish I could have stayed at the meeting longer.

  2. izenmania said,

    January 29, 2009 @ 8:50 am

    These illustrations indicate that you possessed the ceremonial fez PRIOR to becoming Part of a Team.

  3. RR Anderson said,

    January 29, 2009 @ 9:11 am

    although it would appear to be a continuity error, it is actually correct. I did possess a ceremonial fez.

  4. Stan Shaw said,

    January 29, 2009 @ 9:35 am

    It was fun meeting all of you! (once I found my way to the “Secret Lair” of the Mandolin Café.) Now, since the caffeine has worn off, I’m putting names to faces.

  5. Erik B. said,

    January 29, 2009 @ 11:34 am

    Thanks for the invite. Great work made on the fly.

  6. marumaruyopparai said,

    January 29, 2009 @ 10:55 pm

    Ninja shoes!

  7. Jeff Hawley said,

    January 30, 2009 @ 11:25 pm

    Claw? What’s this Claw you’re talking about? I thought I was at a Shriners meeting.

    The Claw ritual dance was…interesting. Let no one believe that cartoonists don’t get enough physical exercise.

  8. Mark Monlux said,

    February 22, 2009 @ 1:22 pm

    If we go with RR’s design for the jumpsuits I get dibs on the red.