Calligrapher Carrie Imai has created an excellent manual on how to use an automatic pen to create beautiful lettering. Developed from the classes she teaches, this book is a wonderful resource! Simple step-by-step instructions are accompanied by pictures that make following the steps a breeze. Also included is a dvd where Carrie explains how she came to create her style and then demonstrates the techniques presented in the book. This book and dvd combination essentially allows you to take a class from Carrie from the comfort of your own home.