Farewell to Colleen McCullough–she typed every word

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Graphic (novel) Content

Was shopping for something completely different at Fat Jack’s Comicrypt and found this here comic– a good story, though not much typewriter content inside. Who cares? Cover is great… can anyone help with ID’ing the machine?

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Last Publetter of 2014! Scratched out inside Bridgewaters Pub-at 30th Street Station Philadelphia

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A parcel has… raised my concerns

Typewriter Insurgency

“There is a box, with a bird’s head sticking out of it,” came the message from the guys at Trophy Bikes.  I’m the owner and the box stops with me.  When I saw the note tucked inside, I couldn’t ignore the situation: the Typewriter Insurgency had found me; it was time to get clacking. 2 B Continued….

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Wi nd i n g D o w n

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November 6, 2014 · 5:46 pm

Have you heard about PUBLETTERS ?

We are also involved in an even more analog event that you may not have heard about–it’s called Publetters. It simply involves going to a pub, getting some nice paper, writing a letter and placing it in an envelope; then we hand you a stamp. Repeat as desired. Next one is Nov. 11th in Philadelphia at Paddy’s Pub 228 Race St. More details right here: www.publetters.com  It’s sponsored by Trophy Bikes (we bring the stamps, pens and a “cheat sheet” of addresses for all sorts of people) and Casa Papel (They bring really nice paper and envelopes).  It’s Free, of course; just bring words.

We will be at Paddy's every Tuesday in November, 7-9 p.m. Bring your words!

We will be at Paddy’s every Tuesday in November, 7-9 p.m. Bring your words!

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Tweens Take Over Philly Type-IN!

When you schedule a Type-IN and it turns out to be set right next to a big Pumpkin Fest for kids, you toss the program out the window and just keep loading paper into those machines and unsticking the occasional rugby scrum of type bars. These Tweens dug typing, and we went way over schedule. Michael Ardito of Hometown Business Machines helped with crowd control, brought a stack of his typewriters and gave out a lot of cards. He also answered some typewriter history and technology questions from the kids. Numerous parents had whispered Xmas present conversations, about which we can say no more, nudge, nudge, wink-wink!

This young man comes from a typewriter-equipped home; he set to  and immediately began a chapter story.

This young man comes from a typewriter-equipped home; he set to and immediately began a chapter story.

This is about the fifth set of typers we had on the machines–and we had a blast. Thanks to one and all.

Here's a group pic of tomorrow's typists!

Here’s a group pic of tomorrow’s typists!

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