Come to the CLAW Open Swim on Wednesday, May 27th 2009

May 25th, 2009 by MarkMonlux


There is Ink in the Water!
The CLAW (Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians) will be having their Open Swim this Wednesday evening. The Open Swim is for both member and non-members. Anyone who wants to be part of the festivities is welcomed. Besides the usual hijinks of doodling and preparing the path for the robotic overlords, there just might be a secret ceremony performed. The time and location are:

Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
The Mandolin Café
3923 S 12th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
(In the back room, to the left of the performance stage.)
RSVP if you can, space is limited.

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  1. Adam said,

    May 26, 2009 @ 8:46 am

    I will be there. Is there a sketch theme planned?

  2. Mark Monlux said,

    May 26, 2009 @ 8:59 am

    Members are working on profile self portraits, as well as their panels for the next newsletter “Your Zombie Plan”. And more!

  3. Adam said,

    May 26, 2009 @ 9:20 am

    And I’m going to try and bring a cohort.

  4. Patricia said,

    May 27, 2009 @ 9:38 am

    I have a challenge for the cartoonists too. I talked with Adam last Friday about it. My friend, Jim from Olympia, who drew the “How to eat an elephant” cartoon, is looking for a collaborator on a book he is writing, working title is “The Warehouse Chronicles”. I have some of the vignettes he’s written. If any of you are interested in doing some cartoons based on those, I can bring them to the Open Swim or send them via email if you contact me. Of course, you have to be willing to work for the glory and a piece of any future sales revenue! Let me know.

  5. Mark Monlux said,

    May 27, 2009 @ 3:43 pm

    The majority of members of the CLAW are professional illustrators who derive their income from the licensing of their work. You can visit their various websites and see whose style you think will best fit the project you have in mind. Then you can negotiate suitable up front and licensing agreements. Almost all of us have been approached at some time or other to work on a project with the promise or lure of a slice of the pie down the road. And to be brutally honest, it’s professionally unwise to consider such a venture without a written contract and some up-front compensation for the workload involved. I encourage you to come to the open swim and present details of the project. But, I would be remiss if did not respond quickly and very honestly to your query.