Plumbago Issue #3

Public Service Announcement: Plumbago Issue #3 is now available for pre-order!


This issue celebrates fiction and poetry about stationery — and, of course, comics, illustrations, art and more! You’ll find nearly a dozen short stories and novel excerpts, lots of poems, haikus and even limericks. Here are just a few of the features in this issue:

  • Father Kyle Sanders writes a story from the perspective of an Eberhard Faber American Naturals pencil
  • A collaboration between poet Judy Wilson and fine graphite artist Diane Wright
  • Harky Jewett presents a type-written science-fiction story about the fate of mankind
  • A big, bright graffiti-style portrait of some of our favorite pencils
  • The 5 winners of the six-word story contest, illustrated by Becky Aiken
  • Original artwork by Ana Reinert of The Well-Appointed Desk
  • And lots, lots more


Plumbago Issue #2

Just a quick announcement. If you haven't already heard, Andy over at Woodclinched is taking pre-orders for Plumbago Issue #2, the pencil zine he started. The last issue sold out like wildfire, so this time around he's making sure everyone who wants a copy gets one.

Pre-order now!

Just a few features you’ll find in this issue:

  • “What I’ve Learned from Field Notes”: A piece by urban sketcher Tina Koyama
  • “Rabbinic Musings in Graphite”: about how pencils aid in the intense study environs of rabbi school by Mordechai Lightstone
  • “How to Keep Score at a Baseball Game Using a Pencil”: A piece by Gregory Dresser
  • “Are You Too Obsessed with Stationery?:” A quiz to help you measure your sickness
  • A comic by the Mad Penciler
  • An editorial by Dr. J. Frank, encouraging you to lovingly destroy your pencils
  • And lots, lots more.

This issue will be $10 each, but during the pre-order period, it’s $8.

The other thing, this time around, revenue from this zine go directly to printing and mailing costs, and leftover revenue will be donated to Black Girls Code, an organization dedicated to increasing the number of women of color in the technology industry by exposing them to computer science and technology at an early age. How fucking cool is that? You can't NOT pre-order after hearing that.