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"

April Showers 2018

April 8th, 2018 by RR Anderson

WELCOME to a new edition of April Spring Showers News Show with CLAW Art Guild!  April brings plenty of rain and good news! For example, we have our APRIL Open Swim art challenge Wednesday April 25 at Kings Books, we will all build small year-of-the-dog wire sculptures, Like drawing in 3d!  Before that you’ll get to hang out and Drink and DRAW with the CLAW April 18th too at Dunagan Brewing Co (really nice if you like drinking and drawing)!  And then also in APRIL we will be attempting to raise money for our upcoming ART STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP with an art basket raffle FREE PIZZA PARTY at Destiny City Comics April 20th!  Sad news, the CLAW is not going to create a giant poster that is made by driving a steam roller this year at Tacoma Wayzgoose, but we will still be at the event with a table full of cool awesome CLAW ART GUILD prints and art April 28th-29th also at Kings Books! ***BREAKING THIS JUST IN*** Both Mark Monlux and Mark Brill – Known as the CLAW Marks, will be selling their merchandise at Crypticon May 4-6th
ALSO ALSO, FREE COMIC BOOK DAY celebration MAY 5th at Destiny City Comics, the CLAW will be there, but that is a different story.  MEANWHILE: Tinkertopia, our favorite used art store, reminds us that April is sign-up month for the Summer Tinker Camp 2018! Don’t miss out! ALSO, ALSO, ALSO… return of Frost Park Chalk Challenge!  *** UPDATE, URGENT!**** Anique and Jennevieve teaching a beginning zine/ comics class through Pierce County library on the 28th

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New monthly event: Drink & CLAW at Dunagan Brewing!

March 20th, 2018 by Anique Zimmer

For some time we’ve wanted to host a casual community hobnob, separate from our long-running Open Swims, for people to relax, unwind, sketch or chip at their own projects.
Now it’s a reality!
CLAW welcomes you to join us at Drink and CLAW every third Wednesday of the month at Dunagan Brewing, 1126 Commerce St, from 7-9 PM. It will be updated monthly as an event via our Facebook page. The venue welcomes children and those under 21, but be prepared to present ID if ordering beer.
Dunagan has a small food menu in addition to non-alcoholic beverages, though customers may bring takeout or order delivery.
Drawing is encouraged but not required: bring whatever creative endeavor you would like to work on!


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March for Life 2018

March 4th, 2018 by RR Anderson

NEW FEATURE: CLAW President’s Column…

Do we need a catchy title? I say no.

Welcome to the CLAW QUARTERLY, the new printed space for the CLAW artist guild of all that is wacky, art, comic, and prose related, and good in this world.
Why printed? Why not a blog or fleeting Instagram story like all the cool kids? I’ll give you several reasons. Those “stories” that are all the rage on social media right now exist for one reason only: to make you check online more often. Because they disappear, they create a sense of urgency for the users. You aren’t feeling pleasure when you catch a live Facebook feed; you are feeling relief that you haven’t missed out on something inextricably linked to all the fake perfect people you see in social media… CATCH THE REST ONLY IN THE PRINT EDITION OF CLAW QUARTERLY!  PS: New Newsletter Print Edition coming soon!


CLAW Young Illustrator/Cartoonist of the Future Scholarship: Deadline for applications is MARCH 15th (with customary deadline extension to be announced) Download application form here! Washington students only please!


February “WORKING ARTIST BEST PRACTICES” was a triumphant success with over 20 people in attendance. Big thanks to our guest panelists (pictured left to right)

Mindy Barker is a muralist who wrangles color and wrangles lines. All for, what she likes to call, “my interventions of urban spaces’.

Five years ago, Steve Garvin left corporate accounting to rediscover his creative side. Today, he’s a rebranding expert who helps creative thinkers plan a business they love by tapping into their hidden gold.

Michaela Eaves currently focuses on graphite illustrations where animals and creatures cross paths with fairy tales. Occasionally, some of these turn into watercolor and gouache paintings or books.

huge thanks to our CLAW President Jennevieve Schlemmer for putting this together, A+ panel host services too! YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: ADVENTURE BOOK OF STRONG WOMEN by Jennevieve Schlemmer now on Kickstarter!


On the heels of our recent Artists Best Practices panel, we’ve asked Local mega-success “Creative with Clay” artist Charan Sachar to be subject to a brief presentation and Q&A session about marketing tips for creative types. Build an audience! Sell art before it’s even dry! He will show you the secrets! UP NEXT at KINGS BOOKS March 28th 7:30 pm

zine symposium at Destiny City Comics MARCH 10TH!!!

Member Show And Tell… COME SEE many CLAW members this weekend at ECCC! Or you may have already did that at the time of this reading.. OKAY!

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