Wednesday, September 30, 2009

New stuff


I read somewhere that Uni-ball Micro Deluxe pens are the pens that Jeffery Brown inks with. Speaking of Jeffery Brown, check out this awesome blog post he did about his process making a story for the new Simpson's Tree-house of Horror issue: RIGHT HERE!

6 comments:

Patrick Jeffords said...

wow theres so many steps

Matt said...

Sweet trade. Those pens are expensive aren't they? I still use a dip nib and India ink mainly because I hate myself and I want my comics to be as difficult as possible ;) Did you ink this comic with your new pen or no?

Sam Spina said...

oh man! i have tried to use a dip pen and ink but it's beyond me. i use a brush and ink for all my comics, and i recently (after the second book) started to do my lettering with a micron pen, so it's a little more legible (not much more). I want to get a rapidograph pen and try that, but i don't think i could deal with the clogging. and no i don't think the uni-ball delux micros are too expensive $5 for a two pack tops.

Matt said...

You're right; that's not too bad. Maybe I was thinking of the Rapidograph pens (are those more expensive?). I'll have to give the Uni-Ball a try. Quick question: does it lose its tip pretty quickly or does it hold up for a while?

Sam Spina said...

yeah matt rapidograph pens are expensive, like 25 bucks. but its refillable ink, so they last forever, you just have to clean them out so they don't clog. It's what all the old school illustrators/cartoonist used to use before computers. well, after writing that sentence i realize i don't really know what i'm talking about, i just know that's what R. Crumb uses. and yeah uni-ball pens are super regular, you can buy them anywhere. i just bought some at target. good sketchbook pens to keep in your pocket. they are just regular rollerball writing pens so they last until you loose them, so for me like a week or so, haha. you don't have to worry about the tips wearing down, unless you were talking about micron pens which are felt tipped and do wear down after a while.

GARZA said...

haha thats an awesome way of getting cool pens, I probably came across tons of bad ass ones, what was i thinkin! I've been using ink and dip pen but its hard to make my type legible...I recently got a faber castell F pitt artist pen, going to give it a go on my next comic. I have a ton of rapidographs too, i inherated them from my mom cuz she did old school graphic design, in high school i used those on some comics i made, but the clogging probably ruined most of the ones i have