Our pal and frequent guest blogger Glenn Fleishman attended the unveiling ceremony of Jim Woodring's 7 foot tall ink pen. Glenn provided this brief account of the event:
It was a hoot.The experiment was a mixed success. Jim was pretty game: he wanted to share the agony and ecstasy of the first time. Control is difficult, and he'll need to mess with ink formulations more. Over a couple hours, he clearly mastered it, but the pen body weighs 25 pounds -- it's a real load.
I drew with it! He was asking us to ask questions while he was working, and I asked him something and he offered the pen. I took it! Very fun. Jim seemed pretty relaxed despite saying how miserable he was to have put himself in such conditions! Very happy to answer questions from everyone.
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