76: Less Savage Than Bungujoshi
CY, Jacob, and returning guests Khuê and Alesa talk about last month’s pen shows, Pro Gear saturation, and distilled water.
75: Across the North Pole
CY and Jacob talk about large and small Sailor nibs, long flights, retractable fountain pens, clicky keyboards, vermilion urushi, and owls.
CY and Jacob talk about turned acrylics, price increases, faceted barrels, counterfeit pens, and middle names.
CY, Jacob, and returning guests Alesa and Khuê look back at 2022 and try to make a few predictions for 2023.
72: Feels Good To Be a Noob!
CY and Jacob discuss last-minute stationery gift ideas, Pilot’s elusive annual Capless LE, filling systems, clicky knocks, and vintage camera lenses.
71: Champagne Pink Portable Printer
CY and Jacob discuss Maruzen’s 2023 spring event lineup, Pilot’s new 30th-anniversary Custom 74, flea markets, kimono fabric, and sticker printers.
70: Drunk Nagahara Fixed My Nib
Jacob, CY, and guests April from Penguins Creative and Alesa recap TIPS 2022 and discuss planners, new pen releases, engraved gold nibs, and shrinking profit margins.
68: Wet and Creamy
CY, Jacob, and returning guests Alesa and Khuê discuss nib grind names, paper testing, shady business practices, Montblanc’s Naruto pen, price increases, and TIPS expectations.
67: (Cosmo Air) Light at the end of the tunnel
CY and Jacob talk about paper conglomerates, bankruptcies, nib-shaped factory buildings, and new releases from Sailor, PenBBS, and Majohn.