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CLAW Art Guild in JUNE 2018

Wire Dog created at our recent CLAW Artist Guild/Tinkertopia Public Art Event at Kings Books

***UPDATE:*** CLAW SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS UNDER REVIEW NOW, WINNER will be announced in JULY! Thank You everyone for your submissions!

UP NEXT PUBLIC ART SHOW: Traveling CLAW Monsters in Thrift Shop Art Show will be landing at RED ELM CAFE in JULY. Idle reader, you can expect new paintings by new CLAW Art Guild members, you don’t want to miss!

NEXT PUBLIC CLAW ART EVENT: theme is ‘Alien Paper Dolls.’ The aliens and their clothes will all be designed by BEAN TOWN cartoonist L.S. Erhardt Join us at Kings Books, 218 St Helens Ave, Tacoma, WA 98402 at 7:30 pm on JUNE 27th.

MEMBER SHOW AND TELL: CLAW Artist Guild President Jennevieve Schlemmer has been working on this incredible one page dungeon crawling map spotted on her Facebook wall
MEANWHILE, Four-eye Council-member Anique Zimmer did an amazing job on the fabric stamp print for the CLAW Artist Guild’s booth at WAYZGOOSE letter press festival…

Anique also reminds people to check out this interesting creative opportunity offering from Almamater arts incubator. Sorta like Spaceworks? Too cool!

ALSO ALSO, did anyone have a chance to attend this 4 hour long class to help reveal the secrets of comics and visual storytelling techniques that are used not only in comic but animation, film and graphic design class at FEAST ART CENTER with Adventure Time cartoonist Colin Andersen? Looked Brilliant!

IN OTHER NEWS: the online newspaper local underground political cartoonist RR Anderson worked for briefly disappeared and after some complaints by tens of readers, the publisher decided to renew the domain name.. thus and so, THE TACOMIC LIVES! ON FEED TACOMA DOT COM! (link)

ADDENDUM: Talons Mark Monlux and Russ Richards tabled at Lilac City Comicon. Mark reports that this was the best year ever for him at Lilac. It was Russ’s first trip to Spokane and he was stunned by the beauty and wonderful old buildings. Monlux, Richards has confirmed with the editor that they will be tabling at the Peirce County Toy and Geek Fest scheduled for June 31st and July 1st at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. 2017 was their first year and with that success, the show organizers have massively expanded the show. Tables are sold out, you may try inquiring about a booth space.

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BREAKING: CLAW’S 2018 YOUNG ILLUSTRATOR OF THE FUTURE ART SCHOLARSHIP application deadline extended till JUNE 1st! CHECK our SCHOLARSHIP page for portfolio submission details!

CLAW Instagram account: GET REAL TIME photo updates from CLAW activities now on instagram here @theclawartistguild PLEASE follow us!

OPEN SWIM art event MAY: “These are the DROIDs you are looking for” Star Wars themed robot design mix/match drawing game! Public is welcome to join in KINGS BOOKS 7:30 pm Wednesday MAY 23rd. HOSTED by Wretched Hive of Scum and Villainy known as CLAW Member Corey Macourek

Wayzgoose Letterpress Report: HUGE SUCCESS! Big Thanks to Printmaking CZAR Anique Zimmer and CLAW President Jennevieve Schlemmer for manning the CLAW booth activity!

Zine/Comic Workshop Report: ANOTHER HUGE SUCCESS! Big Thanks to Zine CZAR Anique Zimmer and CLAW President Jennevieve Schlemmer for making this Pierce County Reads event happen!

CLAW Monsters in Thriftshop Art Show STATUS UPDATE: paintings are currently on display at… Soaring Crane Bodywork, 2520 N. Adams, Tacoma.
It’s in the Proctor district, across the street from the library. (More specifically, across the street from the statue.) UP NEXT: Traveling thrift art show will be on exhibit at the RED ELM CAFE approx mid July through August. We will discuss and plan at meeting next week! There’s lots of wall space for new paintings!

Tinkertopia Workshop/Summer Camp:

HELLO SEEKERS! Tinkertopia, official art store of the CLAW still has plenty of room in its summer camp program! Did you know they just won “MOST INNOVATIVE RECYCLER OF THE YEAR” award from the Washington State Recycler Association? It’s a Tinker  FACT!

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February CLAW NEWZ

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 NOW!  DUE 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..



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!


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: 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: Episode 2:

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 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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