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PENCIL. An instrument made of plumbago, black lead, red chalk, or other suitable substance, for writing without ink.
     2. It has been holden that a will written with a pencil, could riot, on this account, be annulled. 1 Phillim. R. 1; 2 Phillim. 173.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Marshall Rogers, the penciler featured in this volume, is one of the all-time greats, the visionary behind a take on Batman that has influenced the hero for more than a generation.
The book's emphasis on the professional roles of the penciler, inker, letterer, and colorist further suggests an audience of readers interested in the artistic careers and opportunities afforded in the industry.
This emphasis on sole authorship is of course also intended as a way to differentiate the alternative comic from the commercial comic, in which creative duties are often divided between several different persons (writer, penciler, inker, colorist, letterer, editor, etc.).