Blackwing Volume 64
$5.80 – $69.60
In the 200 years since Rodolphe Töpffer created the world’s first comic book, they 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.
Graphite: Firm. Released June 2021.
Click here to learn about the Blackwing brand and the differences between each variety.
In 2015 Blackwing introduced the Volumes series, a limited edition pencil released each quarter celebrating the people, places and events that have defined our creative culture. Blackwing have paid tribute to everything from John Steinbeck’s writing ritual to Ada Lovelace’s contribution to computer science. A summary of Blackwing Volumes are presented here.
Note that Blackwing pencils are longer than most pencils, at around 20cm. Blackwing is an American brand under Palomino. The pencils are made with Japanese graphite and Californian cedar.