We did it. The CLAW has made Tacoma history by arriving on this month’s cover of City Arts Tacoma Magazine. Created only a mere four months ago by Frost Park Chalkers, James Stowe, Mark Monlux, RR Anderson and Electric Elliot Trotter, the new CLAW’s City Arts issue can be found all over T-Town.
Not only does this issue feature a collaborative cover art piece by the CLAW’s council of four eyes, but it also includes a cut-out version of our first zine and a fine article by Mark Thomas Deming.
From the article:
CLAW is a joke. But it’s a joke its members take seriously. They’re serious about upholding the traditions of service and fraternity established by the organizations they mock. They’re courting new members. They’re planning fundraisers. They’re producing a zine of CLAW cartoons. They’ve even endowed a scholarship. This year it’s worth only one hundred dollars, but they’re hopeful it will grow. An apologetic Grand Pooh Bah explains: “We spent a lot of money on the hats and the gong.”
In addition to this awesome bit of CLAW-news, The Melon recently put out brief interviews with CLAW artists James Stowe and Mark Monlux. Take a look below a catch a glimpse of what CLAW is all about:
To find out more about the CLAW check out cartoonistsleague.org.