Friday, December 04, 2009


The First Miracle of Zappadan here at the Zencomix Studio...I bought this Bic X-Fine 0.5 mm ballpoint pen at The National Bookstore in Baguio, Philippines 5 and 1/2 years ago for 19 pisos, or about 40 cents. I've tried in vain to find similar ballpoint pens since then, but they don't make 'em like that anymore.

To get a point that fine, you have to buy a gel ink or marker type pen, and I find them inferior for some of my needs.This pen not only drew a fine line, but you could manipulate the darkness of the line by changing the pressure you apply to the paper. You can't really do that with the marker or gel inks. This Extra fine X-Fine pen served me well over the years, but it gave up its last breath of ink in the service of drawing The Ghost of Frank Zappa's Hair. R.I.P old friend...


Comix, comics, comixx, comic strips, editorial cartoons, cartoons, comic books, underground comix, satire, parody, Republicans, political cartoons, John Poindexter, Ollie North, G. Gordon Liddy, John Bolton, Ronald Reagan, Sarah Palin, Joe Lieberman, Zappadan, Frank Zappa, Richard Nixon



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