Before he started his latest book, Demetri Martin got a really nice pen.
It wasn't a regular pen, he said, but "a really fancy pen to do the drawings," Martin, the stand-up comedian, writer and actor, said Sunday afternoon at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books.
"I bought like 40 different little nibs," lots of special ink and a wide variety of paper, Martin said. "That was probably two or three weeks, I spent $500 to $600.... I was just procrastinating."
But "it doesn't look any different after all that," he lamented. "It was just an expensive way to waste some time."