Kuretake Zig Cartoonist Mangaka Outline Pen 003 Review

My love for the Kuretake Zig Cartoonist Mangaka Outline Pen is well known. My handwriting looks awesome, and the 02 size has become a regular part of my rotation.

Notice I said the 02 size. It's a wonderful writer, checking in around 0.35 mm line width, and even the 01 size sees a lot of use, leaving a line around 0.3 mm. But the 003 size Zig Cartoonist? Who do you think I am, Sam Larson?

I pick on Sam because I love his artwork. He does amazing work with some of the finest drawing pens on the planet, but I can't swing the 003 personally. I don't have the need for it. That said, compared to other tiny tipped drawing pens this Kuretake has a firmer tip than most. That's why I like the 01 and 02 sizes so much. Durability is important with this style of pen.

I'm curious how many readers out there have a use for such a specialized pen. It's clearly useful for many people, and honestly it's technically impressive that such a pen exists. How and why would you use a pen with a tip this small? Let me know in the comments section.

(JetPens provided this product at no charge to The Pen Addict for review purposes.)

Posted on May 27, 2015 and filed under Kuretake, Drawing Pen, Pen Reviews.