CLAW, aka the Cartoonists League of Absurd Washingtonians, is holding its “Open Swim” tonight at 7:30 pm at King’s Books. This gathering is free to adult-oriented creatives who want to have fun penciling with the cartoonists of Tacoma – and other nearby areas.
The theme of tonight’s Open Swim is Literal Literary aka Book Titles. Attendees will each pull a book title from a hat. Then, without telling anybody their book title, they must draw a literal representation of it. Art will be judged on how well it speaks for itself. Additionally, only one word may be used in the drawing. The voting will be done in two rounds, and yield three first-place winners.
Phase One: Our normal casting of ballots for Best Art.
Phase Two: Voters will write down their best guess at the book title. These will then be read aloud with correct guesses counting as points. This will determine the category for Best Communication.
Phase Three: Votes from both rounds will be tallied to find the Overall Winner of the competition.
Prizes will be given out for these three categories as well as for second places – if there is a big stack of prizes. If you have a book that you think will make a great prize, please bring it to the event. Winners will get first pick. King’s Books, 218 St. Helens Ave. in Tacoma.