I painted my favourite men with a Wacom Cintiq Pro that I bought yesterday. In my personal opinion, Cintiq is the best choice for inking(I was TREMENDOUSLY IMPRESSED). As you know I am shit at inking but Cintiq Pro enables me to draw an accurate lineart. I think I will be able to draw more comics with much less time spent on inking which I hated with passion before I tried Cintiq. This amazing pen display definitely worth 1300 USD if you draw a lot of comics. However, for painting, I still prefer using my good old Wacom Intuos 4 and EIZO ColorEdge 27 just because of its high definition, big display.
Since you did females could you do top male video game characters?