Artist Russell Myers, of the wonderful Broom-hilda comic strip writes:
For many years I used Faber-Castell pens for lettering. When they stopped being available in the US I had to resort to other pens I prefer a lot less. You mentioned that they are still available in Europe. Do you have specific contact info for any suppliers? If so, I would really appreciate knowing where to buy some.
This is one of the great problems for those of us who still want to hand-letter comics or strips, finding the tools, which are fast disappearing. There are a number of vendors in the U.K. who sell sets of these pens, which might be what you need. Here’s one: Pen set 1
Problem is, that would only give me two of the pens I usually use, and the other two are not available in sets.
The last time I bought TG1 pens, I had a friend in Denmark find a local vendor there who was able to order exactly what I needed from the manufacturer and ship it to me. Actually, it took two shipments to get everything I wanted, as some of the pens they sent weren’t exactly the size I needed (it’s a matter of a few critical millimeters). I ordered what I hope will be a lifetime supply, and since I’m asked to hand-letter less often every year, it should be enough.
If anyone out there in Europe knows of a good supplier for individual pens, rather than sets, let me know and I’ll publish it here. I’m sure Mr. Myers would thank you!