Welcome to the November 2012 Carnival of Pen, Pencil, and Paper! Really, I should add ‘Ink’ to the title as well, as that’s really what I know and love as much as anything else. So what is the carnival? Basically, it’s a menagerie of blog posts done across the internet from people who love writing stuff like you and me. I did my best to try to find the blog posts I found most interesting regarding all kinds of writing instruments, with a heavy focus on fountain pens because that is my own personal interest. Enjoy!


Tale of a Vandal Pen Collector: It’s Personal—Hakumin Edison – Peaceable Writer
Batman – Nancy Olson, Ink.
Review: Platinum Carbon Desk Fountain Pen – Journaling Arts
Monteverde Prima – Ink Nouveau
Montegrappa Mayan Calendar Limited Edition – House of Pens
Review: PaperMate InkJoy 300RT 1.0mm Ballpoint Pen – Gourmet Pens
Pilot Vanishing Point: Gun Metal with Black Matte Accents – Ink Nouveau
Review: Pilot Hi-Tec-C 0.4mm Gel Ink Pens – Gourmet Pens
Does It Hurt To Write? Get a Fountain Pen! – Inkophile
Delta patents new Fusion nib to be introduced on the Fusion 82 fountain pen – FPGeeks
Pilot Custom Heritage 92 – Ink Nouveau
Rollerball Roundup – Does This Pen Make Me Look Fat?
Pen Review: Lamy Safari Charcoal with Black Nib – pentulant
Autobiography with the Pilot Vanishing Point – Autobiography by Pen
TWSBI Mini Review – Ink Nouveau
Hands-on with the TWSBI Diamond Mini Fountain Pen – FPGeeks
J. Herbin Rollerball Pen – Office Supply Geek


New Rhodiarama Webbies– Okami-Whatever
Keep Track Of Your Collection With The New InkJournal – Inkophile
Leuchtturm1917 Notebooks – Ink Nouveau


Review of Dixon Ticonderoga Groove – Pencil Revolution
Pencil Review: Staedtler Mars Lumograph – A Penchant for Paper


Two New Inks from Noodler’s – Noodler’s Ink
Review: Caran d’Ache Caribbean Sea Fountain Pen Ink – Gourmet Pens
Inkcyclopedia: Private Reserve Avacado – FPGeeks
Inkcyclopedia: Waterman Florida Blue – FPGeeks
Inkcyclopedia: Iroshizuku Momiji (Autumn Leaves) – FPGeeks
Tintentest – Scribal Work Shop Nessie – Just Another Pen! (in German)
J. Herbin Scented Inks – Rants of the Archer
Ink Review: Pelikan Edelstein Topaz – pentulant

Cool Art Stuff:

Turkey Day – Life Imitates Doodles
Mercedes Pens – The Pen Guy

In the effort of full disclosure, I did include a few links to my own blog posts (Ink Nouveau) over the last month, and I only included them because I felt that they were educational and in the spirit of the Carnival. I am a retailer and do make my living from my store, but that was not my intention when including the links here. There may be posts from other retailers or bloggers affiliated with retailers. My including them in this Carnival is not any kind of endorsement for any blogger or retailer, it’s purely for entertainment/educational purposes.

I’m honored to be hosting the Carnival this month! I’m not yet sure who will be hosting next month’s, but I’ll be sure to update as soon as I know. If you are a blogger and want to submit your own entries for next month, do that here. You can check out October’s Carnival here, and September’s here.

Write On,
Brian Goulet