Comic / Manga Pens
Felt / Porous Tip Markers
Memo Notes & Index Tabs
Other Craft Supplies
I love this Kuretake brush pen. I wasn't expecting much, but this pen is wonderful. I use it for drawing, and the ink is a nice black, blacker than my Pentel Pocket Brushpen. The bristles are also more flexible and not as stiff. Even better, it's alcohol proof, so I can color over the pen strokes. The design is sleek and nice to the eyes, plus as other reviewers have commented there's a clicking sound when you close the cap, which complements the whole design. Overall, a great buy.
Kuretake Co., Ltd. was founded in 1902, focusing on sumi-e inks for traditional brush painting/calligraphy. In 1963, Kuretake developed its own sign pen, venturing into the writing instrument market. In 1973, Kuretake produced a fude (i.e. brush) pen, further expanding its product line in the pen space.
Today, Kuretake continues to leverage its expertise in ink production, modernizing many traditional painting/calligraphy instruments. For instance, Kuretake's fountain brush pen uses high quality hair to make the brush bristle and yet is able to take ink cartridges for easy transport. Kuretake's Fudegokochi and other disposable pocket brush pens are a newfound favorite for many comic artists.
Kuretake also makes various tools for scrapbookers such as KurePunch corner paper punch and box/envelope templates.