Volume 64 Pencil SetBlackwing
These limited-edition Volume 64 pencils are a tribute to comic books and the minds that bring them to life. 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, inkers, letterers, and colourists have birthed iconic characters, explored profound topics, and deftly blurred the lines between pop-culture and art. Each pencil features a halftone design that’s a nod to the 64-colour palette utilised 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.
Set of 12 / Firm graphite core / Californian cedar body / Halftone design / Double imprint lettering / Iconic square ferrule / Grey eraser / Packaged in a box / Limited edition / Made in Japan