Sharpen A Pencil
Cartoonist David Rees describes himself as "the number one #2 pencil sharpener." He's a practitioner of the ages-old, perhaps forgotten tradition of rendering fine pencil points. If you think it's all about jabbing pencils into plastic sharpeners or wall-mounted grinders, think again. Pencil sharpening isn't trivial - it's the restoration of a lost art, an appreciation for non-digital means of expression - and the very future of penmanship is hanging in the balance. David Rees brings us up to speed on his quixotic quest for pencil-tip perfection, the subject of his new book: How to Sharpen Pencils.