storyboard
Isaac and I were interviewed by the fine folks at Tumblr about Pen & Ink.
storyboard:

How Many Words Is That Tattoo Worth?
Be it the symbolic stamp of a life-altering experience, the constant reminder of a lost love, or just the product of some late-night revelry, every tattoo shares one thing: a story. San Francisco illustrator Wendy MacNaughton and Rumpus managing editor Isaac Fitzgerald have made it their mission to condense these stories into the delicately drawn, concisely potent posts that comprise Pen and Ink — a blog of illustrated tattoos and the tales behind them.
But what’s their story? We talked to Wendy and Isaac about their tattoo philosophy, and how life, in essence, is really mastering the art of the mistake. 
Who’s idea was Pen & Ink?
WM: It was Isaac’s.IF: It was Wendy’s.WM: Isaac, stop. It was yours.IF: OK, well, I knew Wendy’s art from working with her on The Rumpus and have always been in awe of her amazing ability to capture a story with her drawings. Most tattoos, to me, represent some form of narrative, so when I thought of trying to capture the stories behind peoples permanent ink scars I immediately knew that Wendy had to be a part of it.
Read More

Isaac and I were interviewed by the fine folks at Tumblr about Pen & Ink.

storyboard:

How Many Words Is That Tattoo Worth?

Be it the symbolic stamp of a life-altering experience, the constant reminder of a lost love, or just the product of some late-night revelry, every tattoo shares one thing: a story. San Francisco illustrator Wendy MacNaughton and Rumpus managing editor Isaac Fitzgerald have made it their mission to condense these stories into the delicately drawn, concisely potent posts that comprise Pen and Ink — a blog of illustrated tattoos and the tales behind them.

But what’s their story? We talked to Wendy and Isaac about their tattoo philosophy, and how life, in essence, is really mastering the art of the mistake. 

Who’s idea was Pen & Ink?

WM: It was Isaac’s.
IF:
It was Wendy’s.
WM: Isaac, stop. It was yours.
IF: OK, well, I knew Wendy’s art from working with her on The Rumpus and have always been in awe of her amazing ability to capture a story with her drawings. Most tattoos, to me, represent some form of narrative, so when I thought of trying to capture the stories behind peoples permanent ink scars I immediately knew that Wendy had to be a part of it.

Read More

  1. loistierneygarp reblogged this from storyboard and added:
    I came across this blog post on Tumblr while researching more about the Pen and Ink Tumblr blog, and it’s a great...
  2. daisymeadow-s reblogged this from aseriesofnouns
  3. aseriesofnouns reblogged this from storyboard
  4. believemeapollo reblogged this from storyboard
  5. jadernater reblogged this from storyboard
  6. vita-eterna reblogged this from storyboard and added:
    Ugh. I want more tattoos. That means I need money. Which means I need a job. Which means I need to set Office Max...
  7. supeoresnada reblogged this from storyboard
  8. andileigh reblogged this from storyboard and added:
    Love this interview!
  9. ashinningstar2012 reblogged this from storyboard
  10. emsclusterfuck reblogged this from storyboard
  11. worldofgrunge reblogged this from storyboard and added:
    Eric Fletcher
  12. 1may reblogged this from storyboard
  13. princesstigerpuncher reblogged this from gobytheshadow
  14. gobytheshadow reblogged this from storyboard
  15. skeletonisland reblogged this from storyboard
  16. johnnyhammerlungs reblogged this from storyboard
  17. indignantlybred reblogged this from storyboard