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Does your job call for field work? This prize contains some tried-and-true workhorse items that will perform reliably no matter where you need to be! The dot grid layout of the Rhodia notepad is great for free-form sketches, and the Lamy Safari is a solid, durable fountain pen for daily use. Together with three sizes of the Sakura Pigma Micron markers and a case to hold it all, you'll be ready to work in any environment.
New Products: The Black Magic Ink, Kurochiku Magnets, Stylus-Pens, Fountain Pens, A Brush Pen Set, and More!
May 7, 2014 - Posted by Miriam to Announcements
New products are in!
From sophisticated to cute, there's something for everyone in today's new arrivals. Our favorites include the famous Higgins Black Magic ink, adorable Kurochiku magnets, swanky stylus-pens, popular Pilot Metropolitan Fountain Pens, and last but not least, a brush pen set you don't want to miss.
Whether you're a professional artist, or someone who enjoys the occasional doodle while people-watching at a cafe, brush pens are a great tool to have in your pen case. Their versatility and portability mean you can use them anywhere for anything, be it sketching or painting.
We've already covered our brush pen recommendations for calligraphy, and we're just as excited to show you our favorites for art and illustration. After testing all of our brush pens and staining our hands with black and colored ink, we present to you our picks. Click on any of the product photos for a larger view.
Be the envy of your office with this sleek and professional executive set, featuring a Lamy Swift roller ball pen and a Rhodia Meeting Notebook. The Lamy Swift is a smooth roller ball pen encased in an attractive and modern metal body. Combined with a Lamy roller ball refill and the Rhodia Meeting Book for a total value of $75.00, this set is sure to make you feel like a CEO!
April 25, 2014 - Posted by Elaine to Pen Pals Interviews
An interview series featuring notable people whose lives intersect with the world of pens. Becca Hillburn is an comic artist and illustrator who loves to use all kinds of media in her artworks.
Please tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Becca Hillburn, and I'm an illustrator, comic artist, and art supply blogger. I'm currently living in Nashville, Tennessee, but I'm from New Orleans, Louisiana. The majority of my paying work is freelance illustration for other studios, but I also participate in various collaborations such as comic anthologies and group art projects.
Currently, I'm working on a children's comic inspired by The Borrowers, as well as working with a writer on a children's book about an inventor granny. I also attend a handful of conventions centered around comics or cartoon art and offer my services as an illustrator for hire, as well as a variety of mini comics and knick-knacks. I specialize in creating comics for children and really enjoy creating work for this demographic. I also enjoy completing private commissions for individuals.