JetPens Blog

February 17, 2015 - Posted by Miriam to Guides

There's no better place to keep your memories than the Midori Traveler's Notebook. This high-quality notebook features smooth, creamy paper and is encased in a luxurious leather cover that ages beautifully with use and time. With a variety of refill options and accessories, you can personalize and build your own custom notebook that fits your lifestyle. It's a keepsake you'll look back on for years to come.


February 16, 2015 - Posted by Miriam to Pen Perks

February marks JetPens' 10th anniversary! We want to thank all our friends for supporting us through the years, so let's celebrate with daily giveaways on all our social media sites! Read on to find out more.


February 13, 2015 - Posted by Miriam to Pen Perks

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! We're giving away a special red-themed set including this beautiful fountain pen and matching crimson ink. Click through to see how to enter.



New products are in!

We're loving all the fun, bright colors in this week's new arrivals! With vibrant artist brush pens, Field Notes made from real wood, Kaweco calligraphy pen sets, pen cases, paper clips, and page markers, these products are sure to make you smile.



An interview series featuring notable people whose lives intersect with the world of pens. Jess is a quirky comic artist and illustrator who loves to tell silly stories and make people smile!

Pen Pals Interview: Jess Smart Smiley
Jess Smiley's art portfolio and personal blog
Can you tell us a little about yourself?

Sure! I'm about 6'2" and have a big nose, which I try to minimize with my thick-rimmed glasses. I work as a freelance illustrator and graphic designer in Utah, not too far from where I grew up.

How did you become an illustrator?

When I was younger, I used drawing as a way of explaining inventions and ideas I came up with. My drawings would visually describe how something worked, or what it would look like.

When I looked at other pictures in books and paintings, I was taken by the way that a bold line or a distinct shape could emphasize or clarify certain aspects of the message. I started mimicking the characters I saw in comics and on television (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, Tiny Toons, the Simpsons, etc) and I came up with my own characters and stories.

My love for storytelling, drawing, and comics has only grown deeper over time.