A quick look: the ZIG Cocoiro.

This was easy to dismiss as a cutesy pen until I wrote and drew with it.

ZIG Cocoiro

ZIG Cocoiro

Verdict? Not bad. Kalina, who tweets as @geminica, found it unpredictable in a review over at Pen Addict— that’s probably why I like it. I’ve yet to try the Tombow Fudenosuke.

The Cocoiro is a little adventure packed into a cute, curvy, soft body.

Cocoiro writing sample

Cocoiro writing sample

Drawing with it is a pleasant diversion from fountain pens. Not better, just different.

Cocoiro doodle

Cocoiro doodle

Have you played with the Cocoiro yet?

  • http://www.gourmetpens.com/ Azizah Asgarali

    Cool! I had no idea they could do line variation like this. I have wanted one for awhile but kept thinking I wouldn’t make use of it, but now that I have seen this, perhaps I will get one! I love all the colors they come in too.

  • Jim

    Hi! It’s me again. I just would like to know with which pen you’ve written the message ‘I have multicolored fingers.’ (I’m sorry, Disqus doesn’t allow me to post links!). I’m looking for a cheap fountain pen with full flex nib, like a Noodler’s Ahab, even though I know it’s not full flex. Thanks again. PS: I love your charming handwriting, it does inspire me! :)

  • leighpod

    Hmmm. Most likely a vintage flex-nibbed pen. You can make an Ahab do tricks, for sure. :D