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Decades ago, I had picked up my first Blackwing 602 pencil and loved the feel of the pencil and its rich black lead. It was made by the Eberhard Faber Pencil Company and was enjoyed as the weapon of choice … Continue reading

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Artists’ Corner

This was a little cartoon I did when I worked at Taws which was an art supply store located in Center City Philadelphia. This was for a short-lived newsletter published by the store called 100% Rag. I thought I had … Continue reading

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Jerry’s Artarama Haul

I recently received my first order from Jerry’s Artarama, and I have to admit that I ordered because the store’s name had “arama” in it’s title. I’m glad that I did. Their website is easy to use, and their prices … Continue reading

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In Japan the Hand Can Be Used Like a Knife

Being that my inexpensive but beloved Sketchbook from Heaven will soon be exhausted, I needed to find a replacement. A small, landscape sketchpad roughly the same size was proving impossible to find. The only solution was to make my own!

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At Third and Market

As kids whenever we would discover something and loudly exclaim, “Look what I FOUND!“ my Dad would reply, “It wasn’t lost.” Such is the case with this art supply store I “found” for myself at 307 Market Street. I guess … Continue reading

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