Nibbus Maximus redux

Nibbus Maximus - Jim Woodring

The Economist's Glenn Fleishman reports on the debut of Jim Woodring's giant nib pen: "Resplendent in a purple smoking jacket, an artist's conception of facial hair appropriate to an artist, and an enormous reserve of patience and guts, Mr Woodring made his first strokes. At first, the ink would not flow. 'It was a failure! Go home!' he said. 'I can't think of a worse or more horrible way to do drawing than in front of hundreds of people,' he said with a grim smile."

Photo above by Jim's fellow Friend of the Nib Matt Tamaru, who has posted a magnificent set of photos from the event on his Flickr page.