So much <3.

penandink:

Director Dave Adams of Run Riot Films has made a beautiful book trailer for Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them! We are so excited with how this video turned out, and would love if you took the time to share it (thaaaank you)!

Pen & Ink hits stores in exactly two weeks. Any and all pre-orders (which you can place here, here, here, or here) would greatly help us in launching the book. We really can’t overstate how much every single pre-order helps. We’ve been working so hard to get to this moment, and are incredibly grateful to you for championing Pen & Ink to the finish line.

Thank you all so, so much.

With bursting hearts,

-Isaac & Wendy

NYers: BE THERE!!! SF, Portland &amp; Austin coming soon.

penandink:

Do you live in New York City? Please come party with us! Tuesday, October 7th, at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe!
(Can’t make the party? You can pre-order Pen &amp; Ink here, here, here, or here, Mom.)
NYers: BE THERE!!! SF, Portland &amp; Austin coming soon.

penandink:

Do you live in New York City? Please come party with us! Tuesday, October 7th, at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe!
(Can’t make the party? You can pre-order Pen &amp; Ink here, here, here, or here, Mom.)

NYers: BE THERE!!! SF, Portland & Austin coming soon.

penandink:

Do you live in New York City? Please come party with us! Tuesday, October 7th, at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe!

(Can’t make the party? You can pre-order Pen & Ink hereherehere, or here, Mom.)

so proud to be featured w/ my beautiful mom in the family issue of @anthologymag
so proud to be featured w/ my beautiful mom in the family issue of @anthologymag

so proud to be featured w/ my beautiful mom in the family issue of @anthologymag

cabo san lucas, Mexico
cabo san lucas, Mexico

cabo san lucas, Mexico

nprbooks:

Today on Cool Stuff in the Mail: Pen & Ink (Oct. 7) tells the stories behind famous and ordinary people’s tattoos. Here are some highlights:

  • Writer Roxane Gay on her arm tattoos: “I hardly remember not hating my body. I got most of my seven arm tattoos when I was nineteen. I wanted to be able to look at my body and see something I didn’t loathe, that was part of my body by my choosing entirely. Really, that’s all I ever wanted.” (Side note: Did you hear her Weekend Edition interview?)
  • Master’s degree student Kriste York on her map tattoo: “I marked my 40th birthday with this tattoo, thus becoming a human RV. Once a year I’ll fill in the states I’ve visited since my last birthday, with the goal of coloring them all in before I turn fifty in 2023. I live in Oregon and the words in the banner are our state motto: ‘She flies with her own wings.’”
  • Copywriter Christine Hostetler on her bee tattoo: “When we were little, my sister and I would race after bees in the lavender bushes and try to pet them without getting stung. [Ed. Note: !?!?!?!] We were in awe of their tiny stingers that could bring a grown man down.”
  • Writer Chris Colin on his bunny tattoo: “I got this tattoo because I suspected one day I would think it would be stupid. I wanted to mark time, or mark the me that thought it was a good idea.”

-Nicole

thanks for the love, NPR!!

Left: every single drawing and hand-lettered story that went into making Pen &amp; Ink. Right: Pen &amp; Ink.
Left: every single drawing and hand-lettered story that went into making Pen &amp; Ink. Right: Pen &amp; Ink.

Left: every single drawing and hand-lettered story that went into making Pen & Ink. Right: Pen & Ink.

Costumes of the SF (outdoor) Opera
Costumes of the SF (outdoor) Opera

Costumes of the SF (outdoor) Opera

every blue advertisement from all the art magazines I collected between 1997-1999
every blue advertisement from all the art magazines I collected between 1997-1999

every blue advertisement from all the art magazines I collected between 1997-1999

WOOOOOOOOT!
penandink:

We are thrilled to announce that Bloomsbury, aka the fine folk publishing Pen &amp; Ink (out October 7th of this year, which you can pre-order here, here, here, or here, Mom), has acquired our second book: Knives &amp; Ink. It will feature the tattoos of illustrious chefs ranging from the Michelin-starred to the down ‘n dirty, and the rich personal stories behind them.
We’ll have more information for you soon, but we are stoked beyond belief and couldn’t keep it to ourselves any longer. We can’t wait to share these books with you!
- Isaac &amp; Wendy
WOOOOOOOOT!
penandink:

We are thrilled to announce that Bloomsbury, aka the fine folk publishing Pen &amp; Ink (out October 7th of this year, which you can pre-order here, here, here, or here, Mom), has acquired our second book: Knives &amp; Ink. It will feature the tattoos of illustrious chefs ranging from the Michelin-starred to the down ‘n dirty, and the rich personal stories behind them.
We’ll have more information for you soon, but we are stoked beyond belief and couldn’t keep it to ourselves any longer. We can’t wait to share these books with you!
- Isaac &amp; Wendy

WOOOOOOOOT!

penandink:

We are thrilled to announce that Bloomsbury, aka the fine folk publishing Pen & Ink (out October 7th of this year, which you can pre-order hereherehere, or here, Mom), has acquired our second book: Knives & Ink. It will feature the tattoos of illustrious chefs ranging from the Michelin-starred to the down ‘n dirty, and the rich personal stories behind them.

We’ll have more information for you soon, but we are stoked beyond belief and couldn’t keep it to ourselves any longer. We can’t wait to share these books with you!

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