Have any of you tried the new liquid graphite pencils from Sharpie? A 2 pack was $3.84 at Target on Friday and husband and I splurged. They are SOOOOOOO AWESOME!! Not only do they work just like pencils as far as writing, but smoother than reg pencils, they erase almost perfectly. I have yet to find a regular pencil or mechanical pencil that erases this well. They say the graphite is liquid but it doesn't smear like pen ink or marker. The grip is nice, there is no clicking to advance the lead and no breaking of lead and no sharpening or shavings all over. They also feel really nice in my hand. I must confess that I love office supplies and luckily had the fortune to marry a man who also loves them! These and the Sharpie pens are about all I ever want/need to write with ever. husband forgot we had them until a bit ago and was thrilled when I showed him an area I colored in dark with the pencil then erased - and there was NO sign of the pencil in the erased area. He cartoons and sketches a lot and these are the best he has found for what he does. in my opinion they are well worth the price.