It’s an EpicDRAWmic!

April 10th, 2020 by MarkMonlux

You MUST RSVP by email!
The CLAW is holding it’s April 2020 drawing session Draw with CLAW online via Zoom! We are all practicing “Social Distancing” but that doesn’t mean we can’t have fun drawing with our friends. Since our gathering is going to be virtual, so our Mini-Comicmf for the month is also going to be virtual. The theme for the month is “It’s an EpicDRAWmic!” Spend the meeting drawing a joke, story, or gag about the epidemic. After the meeting, you can email a .jpg, or photo of your art to Mark Monlux. All submissions will be formatted into a pdf and sent back out to the group. It will also be featured posted on our Blog and Facebook Page. To participate you MUST RSVP via email to Use the subject line “EpicDRAWmic RSVP” and be sure to give your full name. You will then receive an email invitation into a Zoom videoconference. It will have a link and password to allow you to get in.

You can also submit art or photos if you can’t attend the meeting. Requirements are that it can fit in a 5.5 x 8.5 field. Your name MUST be clearly legible on the art or it will not be included. No more than two submissions. Name your file “YourLastName-page#-epicdrawmic” The deadline for submissions will be 9:30 pm Thursday, April 23rd, 2020.

Zoom session will be
Date: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020
Time: 7:30 pm Pacific
You MUST RSVP by email!

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New Draw with CLAW: monthly mini comics!

February 12th, 2020 by Anique Zimmer

The CLAW Artist Guild is doing something new and fun with our monthly Draw with CLAWs!

Come draw a one-page comic or illustration, submit $5 cash with your artwork and we’ll put them all together to create a mini comic!
The books will be handed out at the following month’s Draw with CLAW (also at King’s Books), where contributors can collect their copy.
Each month will have a simple theme, our theme for February is: Year of the Rat!

When: February 26th, 7:30 PM (every fourth Wednesday of the month)
Where: King’s Books (218 St. Helen’s Ave, 98402)

Contributors can also preorder additional copies for $2 each when submitting their artwork!

Want to submit art even if you can’t make the meeting?
Contact member Mark Monlux (markmonlux{at}comcast{dot}net) to arrange for your submission. See the artwork requirements section below for details and how to submit digital files.

Artwork Requirements

All art must be safe for work/all ages.
Though we reserve the right to jury submissions, we want to accept a big variety of art regardless of age, skill level etc.

Be sure to have your name and copyright printed clearly and legibly within the margins of the art.

Black and White
Our books will be printed with either a Risograph duplicator or xerox, so pen and ink are preferred. You can submit pencil work but the quality of the scan won’t be guaranteed. We will accept digital work via email (see directions below)

Final art will be printed at 5×8 inches. Our scanner will only fit paper 8.5 by 11, we suggest you work within the boundaries of 6.5 by 10.5.

Digital Format
Digital files: 6.5 by 10.5 at 300 dpi and save as .jpg with name formatted Year-month-YourLastName example: 2020-02-Monlux.jpg

Your art and final comic will be available for pickup at the following month’s Draw with CLAW.
This was inspired by the Dune monthly drawing event held at Cafe Racer in Seattle, and proposed by member Mark Monlux. We intend to make this our regular event, and can’t wait to see your art!

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2019 Scholarship Winner + 2020 Submissions Open!

January 20th, 2020 by Anique Zimmer

Hey students, do you like money?


Well we’ve got good news for you: our 2020 Scholarship is open for applications!

Click here to view the rules and download the application form

If you are a student located in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho) pursuing a focus in sequential art, animation, illustration, or related/adjacent majors, then you qualify!

Applicants must provide proof of enrollment (see out Scholarship page for a complete list of details). We accept applications from students attending reputable certificate programs, such as nonprofits like the IPRC in Portland OR, in addition to traditional BA and graduate programs.

All applications must be turned in by September 30th, 2020 to be considered, no exceptions!

And let’s give a big round of applause for our 2019 winner, Tara Stephens!
Best of luck in your studies Tara!

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