ATG Quirkies: Long Live the Pencil!

pencil1-pixabayThe Daily Mail reports some very troubling news. The popular trend for adult coloring is leading to a pencil crisis!  Hard to believe in this age of smartphones and the Internet, but it’s true.

“Pencil makers are struggling to cope, with Faber-Castell, the world’s largest wood pencil manufacturer, having to run extra shifts at its factories.” Millions of people are seeking the stress relief that only adult coloring can bring and the result: a critical shortage of pencils. And it’s not just the UK that’s suffering.  Adult coloring books are a global publishing sensation and pencil makers worldwide are having a tough time keeping up.  But don’t take our word for it, check it out for yourself.

(Thanks, as always, to John Riley of Gabriel Books for providing ATG Quirkies!)

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