Verithin Pencils are not being discontinued.
Some time ago, I heard a rumor that Prismacolor was discontinuing this product. You may have heard that rumor, too.
I didn’t think anything of the rumor at the time. My only reaction was to note that the pencils were still available through Dick Blick.
I’ve since heard through a friend and fellow artist that Prismacolor has no current plans to discontinue the Verithin line. That information comes from Prismacolor.
Eating a Little Crow
However, there’s more to the story.
You see, I mentioned the rumor in the March issue of CP Magic!. Although I said it was rumor, it seems to have triggered concern among fans of Verithin pencils. (I’ve since corrected that issue of the magazine.)
So I decided to squelch the rumor. The fastest way I could think of to do that was with this post.
I also need to apologize to all of you for including that comment in the magazine. I always try to verify the information I pass on either by personal experience or by contacting the necessary people for confirmation. If I can’t verify something, I don’t mention it.
Most of the time.
I didn’t do that this time, and that failure sheds no glory on me.
I made a mistake, and I apologize to all of you, my faithful readers.
The Good News Is….
For those of you who use Prismacolor Verithin pencils, have no fear. Prismacolor has no intention of discontinuing them.
Verithin pencils are still are available through Dick Blick and many other sources.
So if you like Verithin pencils, you can take a deep breath. The rumor I heard (and which I passed on to other without verification) is not true. These pencil will continue to be available for the foreseeable future.
In short, Prismacolor Verithin pencils are not being discontinued.