Fran man, I'm sure you get asked this plenty - but what art supplies do you use? Big fan! Just ordered! Thanks for making cool things!
First off, I need to stress: use cheap materials! I think one of the most common procrastination-techniques among artists is to go in search of a new pen or ink or something when you’re feeling uninspired. It might be more productive to go read a book or newspaper or take a walk.
I keep my kit small and portable, so I don’t have to sit home. Here’s my favorite drawing tools:
Stillman & Birn Alpha Series sketchbook - they’re easy to find and the paper holds up to watercolor.
Homemade panel template - so I don’t sit there for twenty minutes trying to get my four square nice and even.
Windsor & Newton mini watercolor kit - Keeps things nice and simple!
Deleter Black 4 Waterproof Ink - Don’t get it on your clothes! Cheaper ink is fine, but this stuff lasts a while and doesn’t smudge.
Pentel .5 mechanical pencil - I’ve used the same one for every comic. Great for the initial sketch (and cheap!)
Pentel Clic Eraser - nice for erasing very specific things.
Little chunks of Prismacolor erasers - For bigger mistakes. When they break into pieces, they just get more precise.
Waterbrush pen - for watercoloring on the go
Pentel GFKP Brush Pen - my favorite. I washed out the old cartridge (they’re really expensive!) and I refilled it with Deleter waterproof ink using a syringe. Way cheaper, and I can use the ink I like.
Nib Pen and nibs - for lettering.
Folded paper towel - for blotting watercolors so they don’t get too dark or make a mess.