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CLAW 2019 A.D.

FACE FORWARD TRUE BELIEVERS! YES, We face forward a new year full of delights and wonders, and it is we of the CLAW Artist Guild who face destiny with open ears, eyes and brains. NO, I’m not deleting that! Ha! Ho!

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MEANWHILE, Spin-off activities: Freelance Fandango and Epic Sketch Time are resuming activities to normal schedule of 11am at Red Elm and 4:30 pm online.

NEW MEMBER JAMES STOWE IS BACK! He’s back on the streets, he’s back on the airwaves, baby, he’s back in CLAW action! After completing a 1-2 year hiatus mission off the grid in the monastery, founding member James Stowe is back in the fold of CLAW and yet wiser

ANOTHER DESTINY CITY COMICS ZINE SYMPOSIUM ART FESTIVAL — scheduled February 16, 2019 at 2 PM – 7 PM at Destiny City Comics inside Kings Books! All your favorite local cartoonists will be there, even PETER BAGGE

MEMBER STAN BROWN: Continuing to do monthly “Dungeons & Doodles” shows on Wizards of the Coast’s Twitch channel (past episodes are view-able in the archives).

MEMBER JENNEVIEVE SCHLEMMER: My goal for 2019 is to paint a painting everyday while getting a media and publishing co off the ground

MEMBER ANIQUE ZIMMER AND COLIN ANDERSEN: have invested in a vintage RISO printer, follow their progress here at Tacoma RISO


MEMBER RR ANDERSON on behalf of TINKERTOPIA in Tacoma Washington, Tacoma’s funnest alt. art supply store is seeking any of these materials you’d like to donate for art.

New Sketchbooks by Commander RR

ONLY AT TINKERTOPIA: NEW SIGNATURE EDITION TACOMA SKETCHBOOKS on sale now! COVER–salvaged 1990’s economic development brochure cover pages (sexy metallic copper, union station Chihuly print); PAPER GUTS–soft butter cream hot press Bristol; BACK COVER–thick law library canvas book board; BINDING–two wire ACME staples (organic nickel iron) #tinkerbuilt only at #tinkertopia

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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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CLAW Scholarship for 2013 is $1,059.10 – Deadline March 15!

roboconquerThe CLAW has surpassed its previous fundraising efforts and has collected the magnificent sum of $1,059.10 to bestow on this year’s winning applicant. That is, if we get an applicant. With the deadline of March 15th only a week away The CLAW has yet to get a single application. We ask that you share this link with students you know who are trying to master the glorious technique of sequential art. The scholarship is awarded based on artistic merit, wit, and whims of the judges.

Applicants must:

  1. Provide evidence they are enrolled in college.
  2. They are capable of filling out a form and following its instructions.
  3. Have a letter of recommendation
  4. Show samples of their cartoon brilliance.

Applications can be downloaded from the CLAW Student Scholarship Page.

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