David Rees at Public Assembly Tonight w/ John Hodgman and Jonathan Coulton

How To Sharpen PencilsCartoonist, author and professional pencil sharpener David Rees will be doing a reading and book signing tonight at Public Assembly Brooklyn with John Hodgman and Jonathan Coulton.

David Rees with Jonathan Coulton and John Hodgman at Public Assembly
Start: 05/18/2012 7:00 pm
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In the culminating event of his tour, David Rees will be joined by fellow funnymen John Hodgman and Jonathan Coulton. The evening will include a pencil sharpening tutorial, a Q&A and signing, and much much more.

Please note: This event will take place at Public Assembly, and is 21 and up only! Doors will open at 6:30pm, and the show will start at 7pm SHARP. Each ticket includes admission and a copy of How to Sharpen Pencils; extra books, including John Hodgman’s, will also be available for purchase.

Here’s a little more about David Rees’ artisinal pencil sharpening service:

In July 2010, Rees announced his Artisanal Pencil Sharpening service, where for $12.50 plus $2.50 S&H, people can mail in their own pencils to be sharpened, or receive a sharpened pencil provided by the craftsman. According to the site, “…craftsman David Rees still practices the age-old art of manual pencil sharpening. His artisanal service is perfect for artists, writers, and standardized test takers. Shipped with their shavings and a ‘certificate of sharpening’, these extra-sharp pencils make wonderful gifts.”. His book, How to Sharpen Pencils, was released April 16, 2012. [wikipedia]