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"

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!

Cheers!

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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 MARCH FOR LIFE NEWS..

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!

OPEN SWIM REVIEW


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!

OPEN SWIM NEXT UP:

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

also…
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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February CLAW NEWZ

February 5th, 2018 by RR Anderson

LIVE from CLAW Studios, This is special FEBRUARY 2018 coverage of South Puget Sound cartoon news and events! This is action news reporter RR Anderson, your eye on the street and your ear to the door. First up: DESTINY CITY ZINE SYMPOSIUM poster is complete I hope you enjoy…

SCHOLARSHIP: Did you know The CLAW likes to give money away for free to young illustrators of the future? Do you like to draw and are you a college art student? APPLY NOWDUE March 15th! STAY TUNED FOR DEADLINE EXTENSIONS!

CARTOONISTS WANTED: Our own benevolent force for good, Sonics Guy, spotted this add in the The Tacoma Weekly, I’ve sent in my samples and so should you idle reader!

CLAW COMICS NEWSPAPER: Members voted unanimously to start self-publishing a daily semi-monthly CLAW ARTIST GUILD (aka the group formerly known as the Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians) Newspaper.  Original articles! Original Comics! Scholarship/Artshow updates! You name it, it will be in there and friends, it will be glorious… like the burning starships off the shoulder of Orion..

 

AND NOW, CLAW OPEN SWIM MEETUPS

CLAW presents Artist’s Best Business Practices!

FEB 28 AT KINGS BOOKS… Jennevieve Schlemmer reporting on the scene from king 5 helicopter:Join CLAW and panel host Jennevieve Schlemmer for an informative and fun panel about what it takes to be a working artist. We will cover best practices for creating a schedule, finding consistency, pricing your work, balancing your books, motivating yourself, and creating your own creative community.  Panel includes amazing local artists Mindy Barker, Michaela Eaves, Steve Garvin, and Mark Monlux. Mindy Barker is a muralist who wrangles color and wrangles lines. All for, what she likes to call, “my interventions of urban spaces’. 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. 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. Mark Monlux, Grand PooBah of Monlux Illustration, is freelance illustrator with decades of experience. Since 1985 his art had been on everything from magazines to ice cream cartons. He’s currently doing a lot of graphic recording, storyboarding and whiteboard videos.”  Thanks Jennevieve!

AND NOW, MEMBER SHOW AND TELL…

STAN! SAYS: “I don’t know if it counts as newsworthy, but I continue to do my Today’s Doodle sketch-blog 5 days a week via Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stannex/ I co-created a cartooning game show called “Dungeons & Doodles” for the Official Dungeons & Dragons Twitch channel. It currently happens about once a month as part of their “Dragon+” program. There have been two episodes so far. Episode 1: https://youtu.be/ifj31wvPaU0 Episode 2: https://youtu.be/KpbmkUfsaO8

RR Anderson: COMICS GRINDER was kind enough to feature/review my Tinkertopia Comics on their Seattle blog! Did you know TINKERTOPIA has a digital newsletter? You can subscribe by emailing rerun@tinkertopia.com with ‘subscribe’ in the subject line! ALSO ALSO, did you know we now have a print edition newsletter? Stop by the shop to pick up a copy!

Laurence Erhardt: this Claw member qualified to join phi theta kappa.

and now here is Corey Macourek with your moment of zen..

Three Second Something: 25 Shoe from Corey Macourek on Vimeo.

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