Today, I’m thrilled to be visiting the lovely and talented folk at Tweetspeak Poetry. We’re waxing poetic a legendary pencil, the Palomino Blackwing 602. Won’t you stop by and say hello?
Since the 1930′s, the pencil of choice for illustrators, poets, novelists, and musicians would be the highly-fabled, Eberhard Faber Blackwing 602. John Steinbeck reportedly used around 300 of them to complete East of Eden, asserting the Blackwing was the “best I ever had.” Vladimir Nabokov used note cards and Blackwings to write Lolita. Illustrator Chuck Jones told Larry King that pens were full of ink, but the Blackwing was full of ideas. Now, that’s romance… Continue reading here… How to Become a Better Writer: Black(wing) Magic