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Sailor Pocket Brush Pen - Super Fine - SAILOR 27-5153-020
  I love these pens for..., November 21, 2012
I love these pens for illustration and comic book work. Unlike most brush pens, the points are very hard. The line is similar to that of an old school Hunt School nib. They take some getting used to, but are well worth it. Line is a sort of "medium fine".
Sailor Desk Fountain Pen - Extra Fine Nib - SAILOR 11-0113-120
  ANOTHER FANTASTIC PEN..., August 21, 2012
ANOTHER FANTASTIC PEN FOR COMIC BOOK DRAWING AND ILLUSTRATION! Point is very fine but flexible for variable line work. I love it. It has become one of my main detailing pens.
Platinum Carbon Desk Fountain Pen - Super Fine + 1 Carbon Ink Cartridge - PLATINUM DP-800S 1
  FANTASTIC PEN FOR COMIC..., August 21, 2012
FANTASTIC PEN FOR COMIC BOOK DRAWING AND ILLUSTRATION! Handles very similar to-- if not exactly like-- the Sailor Desk Pen. Super-fine to medium lines are possible. flexible for variable line work. Along with the Sailor, it has become one of my favorite detailing pens.
Sailor Recycled Material Desk Fountain Pen - Extra Fine Nib - SAILOR 11-0073-120
  FANTASTIC PEN FOR COMIC..., August 21, 2012
FANTASTIC PEN FOR COMIC BOOK DRAWING AND ILLUSTRATION! Point is very fine but flexible for variable line work. I love it. It has become one of my main detailing pens.
Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen - Hard - Blue Body - TOMBOW GCD-111
  I'M A PRO COMIC BOOK..., March 8, 2011
I'M A PRO COMIC BOOK ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR. I'VE FOUND THESE TO BE A GREAT BRUSH PEN FOR MY WORK. THESE HAVE A "SILKY" CHARACTER SIMILAR TO THAT OF THE ZEBRA PENS, THOUGH, IN MY EXPERIENCE, THE TIPS ARE SLIGHTLY LESS SHARP THAN THOSE OF THE ZEBRAS AND HAVE LESS "SPRING" OR "BOUNCE" TO THEM. THAT SAID, THEY SEEM ARE MORE DURABLE THAN THE KURATAKES. (THE KURATAKES HAVE A SLIGHTLY "DIRTIER", FREER CHARCATER THAT I LIKE, THOUGH.) HAVE TO SAY, ZEBRAS "FINES" AND "SUPER FINES" ARE MY PERSONAL "GO TO" FAVORITES, BUT THESE COME PRETTY CLOSE. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED-- ESPECIALLY IF YOU'VE TRIED THE ZEBRAS BUT WOULD PREFER SOMETHING JUST A LITTLE "SOFTER" IN FEEL.
Kuretake Fudegokochi Brush Pen - Super Fine - KURETAKE LS4-10
  I'M A PRO COMIC BOOK..., March 8, 2011
I'M A PRO COMIC BOOK ARTIST AND ILLUSTRATOR. I'VE FOUND THESE TO BE A GREAT BRUSH PEN FOR MY WORK. THE TIPS ARE NOT AS DURABLE OR "SILKY"/RESPONSIVE AS THOSE OF THE ZEBRA BRUSH PENS. ALSO, AS SOME OF THE OTHER REVIEWERS NOTE, THE DRYING TIME IS A TAD SLOWER. (NOT ENOUGH TO BE A PROBLEM FOR ME, BUT IF YOU LIVE IN A HIGH HUMIDITY AREA IT COULD BE MORE OF A PROBLEM.) THAT SAID, THESE HAVE A DIFFERENT, SLIGHTLY "DIRTIER" CHARACTER THAT I LIKE A LOT-- ESPECIALLY FOR ACTION ADVENTURE SCENES SET IN THE OUTDOORS. ALSO A GREAT PEN FOR CONVENTION SKETCHES! I USE THESE A LOT. THE ZEBRAS FINE AND SUPER FINES ARE MY FAVORITE, BUT THESE ARE ALSO HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. (ALSO CHECK OUT THE TOMBOW "FINE" DISPOSABLE BRUSH PENS.)
Kuretake Fudegokochi Brush Pen - Gray Ink - KURETAKE LS5-10
  A GREAT PEN FOR ILLUSTRATION..., March 8, 2011
A GREAT PEN FOR ILLUSTRATION AND COMIC BOOK WORK. THE COLOR IS NOT AS PLEASING NOR THE TIPS AS VERSATILE & DURABLE AS THOSE OF THE ZEBRA "GRAY" BRUSH PENS (PLEASE BRING THE ZEBRA "GRAYS" BACK IF POSSIBLE, JET PENS!) . HOWEVER, THESE ARE A CLOSE "SECOND" TO THE ZEBRAS AND I USE THESE A LOT FOR PROFESSIONAL COMIC BOOK AND ILLUSTRATION WORK. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Tombow Fudenosuke Brush Pen - Soft - Black Body - TOMBOW GCD-112
  A GREAT PEN FOR COMIC..., March 8, 2011
A GREAT PEN FOR COMIC BOOK WORK. THE TIPS ARE NOT AS DURABLE OR LONG-LASTING AS THOSE OF THE ZEBRA BRUSH PENS. HOWEVER, I USE THESE A LOT FOR MY PROFESSIONAL COMIC BOOK AND ILLUSTRATION WORK. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
Zebra Disposable Brush Pen - Super Fine - ZEBRA WFSS4
  MY FAVORITE BRUSH PEN..., March 8, 2011
MY FAVORITE BRUSH PEN FOR COMICS AND ILLUSTRATION. I AM A PRO COMIC BOOK ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR. THE "FINE" AND "EXTRA FINE" ZEBRA BRUSH SIGN PENS HAVE BECOME MY MAIN INKING TOOL. THE TIPS OF THESE "SUPER FINE" ZEBRAS ARE SO STURDY AND RESPONSIVE THAT I USE THEM FOR DETAILS THAT I USED TO DO WITH A CROWQUILL PENS! (PS- A FEW "TIPS" FOR SOME OF THE OTHER REVIEWS: 1) I ALMOST NEVER HAVE TROUBLE WITH THE TIPS FRAYING, BUT ON RARE OCCASIONS WHEN I DO I FIND THAT SIMPLY DOING SOME "ROLLING" BRUSH STROKES ACROSS A SHEET OF SCRAP PAPER WILL USUALLY PUT THINGS BACK IN ORDER. 2) IF INK SEEMS TO BE SLOW OR THE TIPS DRY, I DIP THEM IN WATER OR A FEW SECONDS, DRY OFF ANY EXCESS WATER, DO A FEW PRACTICE STROKES ON SCRAP TO MAKE SURE ALL THE WATER IS GONE, AND THEN TRY AGAIN. IT USUALLY WORKS.) PS- THE GRAY INK VERSION IS AMAZING FOR HALF-TONE WORK, BUT SADLY ARE NO LONGER SEEM TO BE AVAILABLE FROM JET PENS.

ASIDE TO JET PENS: PLEASE (!!!) MAKE THE THE GRAY INK "FINE" VERSION AVAILABLE AGAIN IF POSSIBLE! I CAME TO DEPEND ON THEM FOR MY HALF-TONE WORK AND MISS THEM MUCH! THE KURETAKE GRAYS ARE GOOD, BUT THE COLOR OF THE ZEBRAS WAS MUCH MORE PLEASING AND VERSATILE.)
Zebra Disposable Brush Pen - Fine - ZEBRA WF1
  I AM AN INTERNATIONALLY..., March 8, 2011
I AM AN INTERNATIONALLY NATIONALLY PUBLISHED PRO COMIC BOOK ARTIST & ILLUSTRATOR, AND MUST SAY THAT THE "FINE" AND "EXTRA FINE" ZEBRA BRISH SIGN PENS HAVE BECOME MY MAIN INKING TOOL FOR COMICS WORK. I'VE USED THEM FOR ABOUT 4-5 YEARS OR MORE AND USED TO ORDER THEM FROM A NEPHEW WHO LIVED IN JAPAN. I ALSO USE FUJIS AND KURATEKES BUT I FIND THAT THE TIPS ON THE ZEBRAS ARE MUCH MORE DURABLE AND RESPONSIVE. I'VE EVEN TURNED SOME OF MY FORMER SEQUENTIAL ART STUDENTS ON TO THESE AND THEY'VE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH THEM (AND WITH JET PENS!), TOO. THANKS, JET PENS FOR YOUR GREAT SERVICE, GREAT PRICES, AND FOR MAKING THESE PENS AVAILABLE IN THE U.S. PS- THE GRAY INK VERSION IS AMAZING FOR HALF-TONE WORK, BUT SADLY ARE NO LONGER SEEM TO BE AVAILABLE FROM JET PENS. PLEASE, JET PENS, I BEG OF YOU: MAKE THE THE GRAY INK VERSION AVAILABLE AGAIN!!!!!
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