Thanks in part to the $50 I sent yesterday, Jim Woodring’s giant pen will become reality. From the project’s website:

THE GIANT PEN IS FUNDED! Yes, to my unutterable astonishment and gratification the mechanism is now in place to build what will surely be the world’s first six-foot-long replica of a steel dip pen. A lot of people I never met ponied up for this. And a lot of people I do know did likewise, some at considerable sacrifice. Well, I’m stunned. The pen will go into production as soon as possible.

In other news, there will be no Six in the Morning or Four In The Afternoon news updates today because I have too much to do. This magazine does not edit itself. And believe me, I have given it every chance.