October is here, and with it comes one of the holiest months on the cartoonist calendar: Inktober. What is Inktober? Inktober is a month-long drawing challenge. You create 31 “ink” drawings in 31 days. It may sound easy, but trust me, it will test your limits. I’ve attempted it twice in the past, and only completed once. The official rules say to share the drawing on social media with the… Read More »
I’ve had my Surface Pro 3 tablet for over three years now and I decided it was time to get a new pen. I put a lot of miles on my Surface Pro 3’s pen over those years. Drawing weekly comics, a pair of coloring books, and other cartooning adds up. Why Get a New Surface Pen? The Surface Pro 3’s original pen was “good enough” for me when I… Read More »
Each brush pen is different. Some are great for sketching, others are better for fine details (JetPens offers this handy brush pen guide). Last time, I reviewed the Pentel Pocket Brush Pen, which many cartoonists love (including myself). Note: this post first appeared on my other website, clattertron.com. Today, I’m reviewing another Pentel Brush Pen, the Fude Extra Fine Tip Brush Pen. (I learned about both pens via the Inktober website)
I always wanted to try a Pentel Pocket Brush Pen. Why? Aside from adding to my ever-growing pen collection, I like the look brush pens offer when it comes to inking. Note: this post first appeared on my other website, clattertron.com. Strokes from brush pens are the weird uncles¹ at the pen family reunion: average one moment, wobbly the next, and always random.
[dc]I[/dc] have an addiction: no, not Pogs. Six weeks in a treatment camp in the late 1990s cleared that up. I’m talking about pens. I love pens. All kinds of pens (well, except for gel pens). I’m always on the look out for the next ‘great pen.’ Be it for writing, drawing, or propping up my smartphone so I can read hockey blogs hands free (don’t judge). Allow me to… Read More »