Tuesday, January 29, 2008

"Cool Art Pencils"

In 1992 Pentech began producing a series called "Cool Art Pencils" that features art by well-known cartoonists, such as Peter Bagge and Gary Panter. I can't find much information on these, but I have 7 different ones, numbers 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 14, and 18 -- so I assume the series had at least 18 different pencil sets. All of them have color art on the package and pencils, and black and white art on the back. Here are some images:

Gary Panter (#7):

Drew Friedman (#14):

Lou Brooks (#1, 8, 5):

Elwood H. Smith (#2):
Peter Bagge (#18):

If you have any other information, please post it in the comments section.