All you need is the right pen

Artist Jeffrey Alan Love recently tweeted a sketch, simply captioned “illustrator’s funeral”. Leaning over an open casket, a mourner asks one final question of the deceased …

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“What pen was that?”

Ah yes, the question, I know it well. Artists, particularly those with distinctive styles (such as none-more-black Love), must spend an unseemly amount of time fielding this one. The thing is, it’s not so much the corpse I relate to in this situation, but the inquisitor. I don’t know why, but I simply must know what tools people are using.

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  • Humphrey Barber 12/09/2017 at 8:06 pm

    Same goes for photographers – ‘what camera do you need to take such great photos?’