When I’m writing down plot ideas or character profiles, I like to write with a pencil. My favourite is the Palomino Blackwing 602. I have only just discovered these pencils and found out that they were also the favourite of John Steinbeck. However, when I start to write down the story then it has to… Continue reading Interview with Cherry Cobb
I use a lot of different types of stationary for my illustrating and writing process. My go to ones are my mechanical pencils and a coloured highlighter. When I get given a project the first thing I do is highlight and annotate ideas around words or sentences that I think have good strong imagery. For… Continue reading Interview with Poonam Mistry
I prefer to write in pencil – something about the way it slides across the paper, I suppose. I love to write with a fountain pen too. It forces me to write slowly, thoughtfully. I have a beautiful small, red Shaeffer pen that was given to me years ago. Trouble is, I get it out… Continue reading Interview with Claire Watts
I still yearn for the Conway Dinkie fountain pen I used to have in school. I have small hands and I remember it fitted me perfectly. In marbled, deep wine colours with golden (not real solid gold) nib, she was a shining beauty. Oh, the aroma at that first opening of a new bottle of… Continue reading Interview with Cecilia Micklefield
When drawing I love a mechanical pencil, not bothered what make, but with a 2b or 4b soft lead for sketching. When it comes to final artwork it varies according to the piece, again sometimes a ‘no outline’ look requires a lightly lined outline to ink in, this again is with a 0.5 mechanical pencil,… Continue reading Interview with Emma Graham
For hasty jottings when waking in the night or pulling into a lay-by with a sudden thought, it’s a plain Bic ballpoint. (The kind that ruins your best jacket when it leaks into the top pocket.) For formal letters, those of condolence or thank-yous to People of Importance, it’s out with the Sheaffer fountain pen… Continue reading Interview with Stewart Ross
The organisers of National Stationery Week published a Stationery Tour of London which sounded like a great idea to Papers Pens Poets although to do the whole tour on one day would be a bit too much for anyone – even us. The official tour takes in 18 outlets, mostly nationwide chains with a few well know… Continue reading Article: Paperchase Flagship
Today is the the first day of National Stationery Week and it is pencil day. Where would we be without pencils? Whoever invented them was a total genius. Of course pencils have come on a long way over the years and I have to admit my favourite one is actually a propelling pencil made by… Continue reading Yay! It’s Pencil Day!