Myths, legends and other amazing adventures. The eyes of C.L.A.W. are always open; always seeking out cartooning challenges. Below you will find C.L.A.W.’s current list of cartooning projects designed to glorify the craft.
CLAW-TU BARADA NIKTO!™ Mini-Comic, Bi-Monthly Zine
CLAW-TU Online Zine Archive – download back issues, print and fold them yourself!
Young Cartoonist’s Scholarship
The Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians has as part of its objectives the awarding of a scholarship to a student interested in learning the mystical art of sequential illustration. Cartoonist Scholarship Details
Friends of CLAW Store
CLAW Comics on feedtacoma.com
CLAW looks to the future partnering with feedtacoma.com to provide hyper-local comic strips exclusively from CLAW cartoonists. Sunday Comics on FeedTacoma.com
CLAW to Participate in 24 Hour Comic!
The CLAW is pleased to announce that Comic Book Ink has agreed to both be the venue and the first sponsor of the CLAW’s 24 Hour Comic Book Day Student Scholarship Fundraiser.
The 24 Hour Comic is a challenging marathon for comic book artists. In the span of 24 hours artists must conceive, write, draft, sketch, ink and finish a 24 page comic book. This creative challenge has grown in popularity amongst artists and is participated in across the nation on Saturday, October 23, 2009. When the CLAW approached John Munn, owner of Comic Book Ink, there was immediate enthusiasm, “We’ve always wanted to host a 24 hour comic.” Says John, “It was only a matter of finding some victi…uh…local brilliant cartoonists with stamina wanting to participate.”
24 Hour Comic Day is a great time for folks to actually meet and talk to artists while they are working on a project. And the CLAW is using this event as an opportunity to seek out contributors to the CLAW’s Student Scholarship Fund. “One of the reasons we started CLAW was to establish a scholarship, however meager, for art students interested in comics and cartooning.” says Mark Monlux, one of the CLAW founders, Fern Hill resident, and award-winning illustrator. “Those of us who draw know just how tight finances can be for someone who is just starting to learn their craft. Besides tuition and books there is the ever-increasing price of art supplies. Our goal is to help out with relieving some of that burden, even if it’s only a few dollars.”
If you or your business want to contribute to the CLAW’s Student Scholarship Fund you have a few options available to you. Contributors of $100 or more become official sponsors and get their logo or photo posted on the CLAW’s website, along with a hotlink to their website. Contributions can be made…
1. Contact Mark Monlux at 253-471-0820
2. Online through Pay-Pal using the email address of email@example.com. Be sure to add in the optional comment window CLAW Scholarship along with your phone number to confirm contribution.
3. Mail checks made out to Mark Monlux and post to CLAW Scholarship Fund c/o Mark Monlux, P.O. Box 12072, Tacoma, WA 98412.
Currently we are only accepting moola for the scholarship fund. While merchandise like t-shirts, etc. is cool and all, it doesn’t pay tuition.
The event is open to other cartoonists besides members of CLAW. However, they will need to pay a $20 entrance fee and RSVP by September 30, 2009. Space is limited and once filled no further entrees will be accepted. Interested artist should contact firstname.lastname@example.org sooner than later.
Comic Book Ink is located on the corner Pacific and 72nd just on the other side of Starbucks.
Members Only C.L.A.W. Calendar
stay up to date on current events with the Mystic Claw Calendar of Events
Frost Park Chalk Challenge
Our cartoonists are heavily involved in this community sidewalk chalking event in downtown Tacoma. Starting in April and running through to the end of October, The Frost Park Chalk Off Challenge happens every Friday, from noon to 1 p.m. at Frost Park, located on the corner of 9th and Pacific. You can view the artwork of the Chalkies and vote for your favorites at Feed>>Tacoma. See you down at Frost Park Chalk off Challenge!
Affiliations, Tutorials & Inspiration
- Drawn! The Illustration and Cartooning Blog
- John Kricfalusi’s – Animation/Cartooning Blog
- The Comics Journal
- Graphic Artists Guild
- Abduzeedo – design inspiration & tutorials
- PSDTUTS – Photoshop Tutorials
- VECTORTUTS – Illustrator and Vector Tutorials
- Cartoonists Northwest Association | old site
- David Horsey: Seattle Political Cartoonist
- Fantagraphics Books – Alternative Comics
- Comic Book Ink – Tacoma’s Best Comic Book Store
- Tacoma Art Supply (ask about the member discount!)