I produce a webcomic, and I do it digitally from start to finish. But just because I don’t use paper in my process doesn’t mean that I’m not interested in new tools.
Wacom just released the Inkling. Here’s how Aegir Hallmundur from the Ministry of Type describes it.
What the device offers is convenience, and a bit of magic. It’s less hassle than scanning or photographing your notebooks, and you get scalable vectors nicely separated into whatever layers you want. You can draw an outline sketch and then feel free to scribble and annotate all over it, knowing each addition can be turned on and off and moved about at will, or even deleted entirely. That’s the real appeal of this thing.
Read his review. He covers how it converts the art, the software used to manage the files, and how it does vectors.
Personally, I don’t like it. Too hinky a system for $200.