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May’s Open Swim: Fax Machine


Robocop Zombie

You loved it so we brought it back. Grab a fresh sketchbook (you’ll need plenty of room) and your pen/pencil/marker of choice and come on down to King’s Books. Here is an example of the evolution of an idea from last years event:

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Fax Machine Open Swim

Fax Machine

CLAW invites you to join them at King’s Books in an exciting game of Fax Machine. What is Fax Machine? Well you will need to bring a sketch book that has several available pages to utilize. You will write something on the first page and pass it to the person on your left and then on the next page they will try and draw it in a limited amount of time. They will then pass it to the left and that person then writes down what they interpret it to be on the next page and so on and so on. Pretty easy, the person who’s turns out to be the closest at the end wins. And what do they win Bob? You’ll have to come to see.

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The Tacoma Public Library Presents: Comic Book Super Hero Micro Convention


1:00 – 2:00 Draw the Super Sirens with Mark Brill, Travis Bundy and Mark Monlux. All three are professional illustrators and cartoonists. Sit with them and get tips on figure drawing and character design.
2:00 – 3:00 General Question and answer. Do you have questions of what it is like to be a working cartoonist. Mark Brill is an in-house staff artist and can describe what it’s like to work for a company. Travis Bundy is Co-founder of Creators Edge Press, which has produced a number of different comics. Mark Monlux is a freelancer and can describe how he hussles to work with all sorts of business from individuals to conglomerates.
3:00 – 4:00 How to make a comic. Learn how to write a comic, the basics of staging a layout, and secret tips on how to make your comic both fun to read and look at. You will be shown how to make a 6 page comic out of a single 8.5 by 11 sheet of paper.
4:00 – 5:00 General Drawing, extra questions, tips, and did I mention drawing?

Please RSVP on our Facebook Page.

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