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David Rees: How To Sharpen Pencils Book Release

Saturday, Apr 21 at 8:00 PM

Largo 366 N La Cienega Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90048 View Map Add to my calendar

David Rees How To Sharpen Pencils Book Release
Join David Rees, Paul F Tompkins and other Very Special Guests to celebrate the release of David's new book "How To Sharpen Pencils: A Practical and Theoretical Treatise on the Artisanal Craft of Pencil Sharpening for Writers, Artists, Contractors, Flange Turners, Anglesmiths, & Civil Servant." The show will include a Q&A and David will sign copies of his book after the show.

The show will occur in The Little Room, our beer and wine bar. Please arrive for a drink anytime after 7:15pm. Seats are first come first served, and please arrive no later than 8;30pm. 21 + up only please.


David Rees first came to fame as the author of Get Your War On, a Bush-era comic strip composed from clip-art. It was eventually serialized by Rolling Stone magazine, collected into three successful books, and turned into an off-Broadway play. He is also the author of My New Fighting Technique is Unstoppable and My New Filing Technique is Unstoppable. David gave up cartooning to pursue his dream of sharpening pencils. Since the launch of, he has sharpened more than 450 pencils for clients. He has literally sharpened a pencil in a Jamaican waterfall. He has performed at the HBO Comedy Festival, the Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, Solid Sound Festival, and many other festivals and places. Click here to find out more.

Photo Credit: Meredith Heuer

Artists Performing:

  • Paul F. Tompkins

    Paul F. Tompkins

    Paul has a wesbite. Learn all about Mr. F. Tompkins at Paul also has a free, critically acclaimed monthly podcast called The Pod F. Tompkast available on iTunes or at 

    Known For:
    • Mr. Show with Bob and David
    • Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins
    • Real Time with Bill Maher

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David Rees: How To Sharpen Pencils Book Release
Saturday, Apr 21 at 08:00 PM

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