As a stationery brand, we are always curious how and what people use our stationery goods for. With this new blog series, focusing on the hands at "work" and beyond, we ask five questions about the usage and meaning of the stationery tools to our friends in Los Angeles.

For our second post, we visited a LA based cartoonist and ceramicist, Stef Choi
in Mount Washington, Los Angeles.

Above, Stef is using Kaweco Classic Sport Fountain Pen in Medium . 
Stef is coloring with Penco Highlighter Brush Pens

Q1. What do you do with the Kaweco fountain pen and the Penco highlighters?

I use the Kaweco pen for journaling and drawing. The Penco fluorescent brush pens are fun for blocking out color and adding accents to my sketches.  I think the two pens work well layered on top of one another.

Q2. In our technology driven world, what does it mean to make things by your hand to you?
A different language comes through when I write and draw on paper.  Somehow it’s deeper and more confident.  I think it’s a language I’ve had since I was a kiddo.

Q3. Pencils or Mechanical Pencils?

Pencils!  The softer the better.

Stef showed us a part of her everyday sketching practice.

Q4. What’s in your pen case or pouch?  If you do not use a pen case, how do you store your stationery? 

I store my stationary in ceramic cups I’ve made.


Q5. What is your most favorite stationery?
Papermate Flair Pens are my go-to pens. 

Stef Choi lives and works in Los Angeles. 
She is currently working on a graphic memoir and preparing her first issue, Jelly Cake, for release this year.  

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