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May 20, 2011 - Posted by Elizabeth to Pen Pics

Every month JetPens highlights a customer who is also an artist that uses JetPens products. This month we are happy to feature Shawn Granger. If you know of an artist that you'd like to see featured on JetPics, please email us at

Shawn has been creating comic books since 2006 under the publisher name of King Tractor Press . His most notable work is the book series Innocent & Family Bones . He usually acts as a writer, but storyboards for his scripts whenever possible (He graduated with his BFA from Atlanta College of Art.)

Give us a little insight as to how you use our JetPens products in your illustrations.

I use a big assortment of mechanical pencils and pens I get from Uni-ball Kuru Toga Auto Lead Rotation Mechanical Pencil - Original Series, Pentel Graphgear 500 & 1000 Drafting Pencils, Zebra Drafix Drafting Pencils, Uni-ball Leadholders & Lead Refills (I LOVE the Mitsubishi 2mm leads and the .5 blue leads), Pentel Pocket Brush Pen for Calligraphy, Pilot Drawing Pens, and Sakura Pigma Micron Drawing Pens, Copic Markers. I just started using the Pilot Drawing Pens and they're a new favorite. The below buttons were colored with Copic markers and Photoshop. As you can see, I like to have a variety of tools so that I've got whatever I'm feeling. I even carry my pencils in a black Nomadic Upright Stand Pencil Case.

These horror buttons are a way for me to get my feet wet and work towards starting my first graphic novel in which I'll write and draw.

Thanks for sharing these awesome buttons with us Shawn!

Check out the new goodies we have at JetPens! Among the new products, we have new tip sizes and ink colors of the Zebra Sarasa Push Clip gel ink pens. Tip sizes are now available from 0.3, 0.4, 0.5, 0.7 to 1.0 mm in dozens of colors.

The Sarasa features a gel pen tip that is sturdy enough to endure hard writing pressure, drops, and other pen abuses. It's also retractable, and is equipped with a binder clip that allows it to clip onto thicker object without breaking. It has smooth writing, is affordable, and is even made of recycled plastic. Pigment ink is water resistant. All of these characteristics make it a favorite for travelers and office workers who want a high quality pen you can take anywhere, and yet lose without too much monetary sorrow.

Check out the writing sample below.

Please view the product descriptions for a more in-depth color chart!
May 16, 2011 - Posted by Lily to Announcements

Hello friends! Welcome to the new JetPens blog. It takes our previous JetPics and PenPedia content and combines them with new posts in a more easy-to-read format. Here you will find:

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JetPens TV - Short video product reviews
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