CLAW represented at the Luzon Show

On Thursday, December 17th, 2009, CLAW was well represented at the gallery opening for the “Make No Small Plans” show- a show highlighting the life and times of Tacoma’s historic Luzon building which was recently lost to (for?) a developer’s view.


Present at the show were CLAW’s own RR Anderson and Michael Shaudis, who were both invited to share a number of their Luzon-themed cartoons.

There was a nice crowd present for the opening, and the first two items to sell that night were one work each from our CLAWtonians. Good work, Sirs!

Proceeds from the show benefit the Historic Tacoma foundation. The show runs through sometime in January. (After Sunday December 20th by appointment only.)

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Sunday CLAW Comics coming to The DIY Hyper-Local Universal Press Synciate Alternative

Local Sunday Comics Coming to Feed Tacoma

See this wireframe diagram scrawled on a spiral bound cocktail napin? This drawing is going to change the world. And by world I mean Tacoma World and by drawing I mean the idea it represents: A FULL ON FEED TACOMA SUNDAY COMICS PAGE by your friendly neighborhood cartoonists. A line up of strips including but not limited to:

Why is this any different than other local collective comic sites like ALASKA ROBOTICS?  Because we are wedding LOCAL COMICS to a LOCAL NEWS/CLASSIFIED/BLOGGING site At long last there will be absolutely no reason to purchase a newspaper like the TNT.  What is more you’ll have a strong personal connection to every comic strip illustrator.  For example say you’re sitting in a favorite dining establishment. You look over and see one of us at another table eating a sixth avenue dog or something.  You can say “hey man I like your cartoon strip!” or “Hey I thought your last strip was a real stinker! Why don’t you draw something funny like you used to do”  We’ll say Yes! You’re right! and BLAMO! A personal connection has been formed.  Next week you can tell your lover “Look, I told him to be funny again and heck if he didn’t do it! HAR HAR HAR!”  You just can’t do that with national syndicated strips.  You think the creator of GARFIELD gives two halibut craps about your and your problems?  NO SKIPPY!

Not only will our strips collectively be awesome, but you’ll be able to buy the strips.  You’ll be able to interact with the cartoonist instantly through comments. You’ll be able to sponsor a strip through cartoon product placement AND OR banner advertising.  YOU’LL BE ABLE TO DRAW IN THE FRIGGIN COMMENT BOXES!!!!!!!  HOLY CRAP I JUST BLEW MY OWN MIND!!!!!

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