Member Spotlight: James Stowe

CLAW No. 004 Creator of "Sidekick Quests"

Mark Monlux

Member Spotlight: Mark Monlux

CLAW No. 003 creator of "The Movie Critic" & "Return of Stickman"

RR Anderson

Member Spotlight: RR Anderson

CLAW No. 002 creator of "The Tacomic" & "Our Friend the Stove"

Work and Share Open Swim

September 19th, 2017 by MarkMonlux

Wednesday, September 27th is a special workparty night at this month’s CLAW’s Open Swim. Bring any projects, sketchbook, anything you want to work on. Many CLAW members are currently working on our anthology and will be using this as a time to draw and share what they are working on. All are welcome! Please bring snacks to share!

Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: King’s Books

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CLAW September Song 2017

September 4th, 2017 by RR Anderson

Behold highlights from the return on investment (ROI) with CLAW public access shrinky dink film art outreach…

Next CLAW open swim?  TBD.


JENNEVIEVE SCHLEMMER:  Short Leg Studio will be at Geek Girl Con Sept 30th-oct 1st! [Also] Need Input! I want to create my first t-shirt to sell at Geek Girl Con, Jet City Comic Fest, etc,–which design of these do you think would work best? Or is there another image of mine you think would be better? Thanks!

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BRENT ROSENBURGH: The video that I have my 3-second shot in is finished! Watch and support! For context, this is an old episode of the old show “Super Mario World” that had all of the shots cut and sent to 227 animators (myself included) to re-animate. Then the finished shots were re-assembled and put to the original audio from the cartoon.

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COREY MACOUREK: 3rd episode of Lit’lFriends. I’ve got the 4th episode in the works and am considering uploading a shorter clip format to drop nonsense more often and make more spur of the moment silliness. Thanks!

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RUSS RICHARDS: Hey guys! I’m excited to announce that I will be the artist at Friday Night Frights at Blue Mouse Theater on the 15th of next month. I get to create a piece for one of my all time favorite movies Army of Darkness!

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MARK BRILL: Quietus Spike got reprinted, so I got new proofs and a box of cards in the mail from Wizards of the Coast (WotC)! Feels like old times!

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STAN BROWN: I’ve begun posting “Today’s Doodle” on my Instagram account (@stannex), also viewable at my FB page (@stannex) or my Twitter stream (@stannex). Each weekday a new image from my notebooks … a spiritual successor to my Doodle-a-Day project that ran daily from 2006–2009.

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MARK MONLUX: Next month, on the first Saturday, it will be 24 Hour Comic Challenge at Tacoma Games. Starts at 10am and ends at 10am the next day. Come empty headed and prepared to write, sketch and ink a 24 page comic in 24 hours. Also, Monlux will be attending two conventions Rose City Comic Con in Portland Sept 9-11, and Normandy Park’s [the town not the park] Zombie Fest on Spet 16, a free family event. Bring the kids.

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August 7th, 2017 by RR Anderson

CLAW + Tacoma Rocks power team up was amazing! Never in the history of CLAW meetings had we stuffed kings books so full.. Behold Mark Brill’s Dinosaurs TV Show rock tribute..

CLAW + Tacoma Rocks working group at Kings Books

Tacoma Rock by Mark Brill

ANTHOLOGY UPDATE: the finished comic anthology of ‘anthropomorphic fables’ is set to be revealed at the 2017 Jet City Comic Show. We are down for one (1) Corner Booth with no additional needs. Here is a TEASER of just two of the many all new characters set to debut..

Tacoma Chickadee by Anique Zimmer

Toby by Megatronic Labs


NEXT CLAW OPEN SWIM: Join your friendly neighborhood cartoonists for a friendly round of Shrinky-Dink illustration and live oven shrinking!  Advanced Cartoon/Toy technology will be demonstrated. AUGUST 23rd, 7:30 – 9 pm at Kings Books – 218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, Washington 98402

and now your moment of zen…

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