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Blackwing Volume 64 Pencil

Blackwing Volume 64 Pencil

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In 1837, Swiss teacher Rodolphe Töpffer published a collection of illustrated stories chronicling the adventures of a character named Mr Vieux Bois. Each page featured six panels with images and captions to convey the action and dialogue. It was unlike anything readers had seen.

Rodolphe Töpffer had created the world’s first comic book.

In the 200 years since, comic books have evolved from a niche medium to a comprehensive storytelling device. Comic book writers, pencilers, inkers, letterers, and colourists have birthed iconic characters, explored profound topics, and deftly blurred the lines between pop culture and art.

The Blackwing 64 is a tribute to comic books and the minds that bring them to life. Each pencil features a halftone design that’s a nod to the 64 colour palette utilized in some of the earliest comics. It also features a unique doubled imprint inspired by comic book lettering. Its firm graphite is perfect for sketching a new character concept or writing a list of their super powers.

 

Blackwing (previously Palomino) is a division of California Cedar Products, the world’s leading supplier of wooden pencils. California Cedar has a rich history of developing extraordinary products through six generations of family stewardship. With pencil industry roots dating back to the mid 19th century, California Cedar has built a long tradition of excellence, the most famous of which is its Blackwing pencils. California Cedar is also responsible for launching the historic ForestChoice line of eco-friendly products, including the ForestChoice graphite pencil which was the world’s first FSC-certified pencil. Blackwing's spirit of innovation and dedication to quality ensures that all of their products reflect the same creativity they hope to inspire in you. Their story starts with a pencil, but it doesn’t end there. They're a team of writers, artists, musicians, designers, and DIYers who think the world is a little bit better when you slow down.