Pencil-Sharpening Fever Reaches Canada

The National Post interviewed me about artisanal pencil sharpening:

I read an article which said this could be seen as a response to the state of political cartooning: there are no jobs out there, so you have to turn to something else. Did that factor into your decision to start this project?

I wish I had thought of that! No, I never made any connection between this project and political cartooning. The irony is that I never even used pencils when I was a cartoonist; I did it all using clip art. But the idea of laid-off cartoonists turning to trades like pencil sharpening and ink-stain-removal to make ends meet is very poignant.

Read the rest here. Check out the first comment; I love it!