Kasey Golden is an illustrator and YouTuber with the dream of illustrating children's books. For now she shares her illustrations, process, and generally fun times as an artist on her YouTube channel where the series "500 Drawing Prompts" was created to push herself to improve her skills. After working digitally for nine years, she rediscovered her love for watercolor and working traditionally, never looking back.
"I use Sakura Micron pens because I know I can depend on them when lining my illustrations or adding small details. They hold up to watercolor better than any pen I've used so I know I can make a clean line and have it hold through every layer of water I put down. I like my illustrations sharp and knowing Sakura isn't going to bleed or smear is one less thing I need to worry about while working." - Kasey Golden
Brett makes stuff up for a living. He currently runs his own studio, Drawn To It Studios LLC, creates puppet designs for the Jim Henson's creature shop, illustrating the 8th book in the successful children's book series Beasts of Olympus with Penguin/Random House and was the lead designer on the show Slugterra on Disney XD. He has worked on feature films, TV shows, video games, comic books, card/board games, and children's books as an illustrator, writer, cartoonist, designer, and teacher.
"Sakura makes so many variations and choices it’s easy to use them in conjunction with each other. Between the watercolors and it’s pen counterparts, it’s easy to get what you’re looking for artistically. I was raised on the Microns so they’ll always have a spot on my table." -Brett Bean
Chrissie Zullo has created comic book covers for “Josie and the Pussycats”, “Vampirella”, “Life With Archie”, and Vertigo’s “Fables: The Wolf Among Us” series, and is best known for her work on “Fables”, “Fairest”, “Cinderella: From Fabletown with Love”, “Hack/Slash”, “Little Nemo Anthology”, “Womanthology”, and “Life with Archie”. She has worked for DC Comics, Fandango, Dark Horse, Devil’s Due, IDW, Topps, and Harper Collins. Chrissie currently resides in Connecticut with her boyfriend and two Boston Terrier puppies. She has a strange obsession for all things “yeti”, and a very questionable collection of them.
"I love using Sakura products, especially the Micron pens, in my artwork. This is mostly because of the ink and nib quality. I love the super-black matte ink that works well with mixed media, so if I use alcohol based markers on top, the ink doesn't bleed and keeps its hue. Also, nib quality is great- I can be very heavy handed when I ink, and the nib holds its shape and lasts a long time." - Chrissie Zullo
HI! I'm Penelope Gaylord, or "Peng-Peng", and I'm a freelance artist based in LA. I've done illustrations for licensed properties like "How to Train Your Dragon", "Star Wars", and "Adventure Time". I do most of my illustrations digitally in my home studio but comic work is typically still pen to paper. I'm currently a character designer in animation but I started my professional career in comics. I've worked with publishers like IDW and Boom Studios doing covers, interiors, and inking pages. I've inked a lot of pages and I love using Pigma Microns for it. Microns give me a lot of control over the lines and lineweights. My weapons of choice are the 03, 05, and 08 Microns, as well as the Pigma MB brush pens lately. The most panic-inducing thing about inking pages is when a pen spits a giant glob of ink on the page but I've never had that problem with Microns. Just consistent ink the entire length of line keeping the pages clean.
When I'm not inking pages, I love using the Gelly Roll pens to accent some original pieces. They're nice and opaque, adding an extra layer of colors. I keep a little pouch of my Gellies with me when I do comic conventions. You just never know when you'll need them.