Cartoonists are pretty picky about the tools they work with.
For example, when it comes to a pencil, I’ve never been able to function with anything but a Bic-type, HB lead cartridge pencil. Seriously. Office Max sells bajillions of these things every week. But hand me a regular #2 pencil…the classic #2 with the pink eraser…and I’m lost. I don’t know why.
Some cartoonists use certain pens – for me, it’s Pigmas. Some use Rapidographs. Charles Schulz was known to have bought up the remaining stock of a particular pen nib from Esterbrook, the only one he enjoyed using. He worried they’d go out of business, so he wanted to make sure he had thousands on hand.
I can so relate to that.
The point is you go with what, quite simply, works for you, which can involve a lot of trial and error, but can also be kind of obsessive.
So, I guess there’s a little ‘Rainman’ in all of us.
Ok, end of post – gotta catch Wheel Of Fortune…
Thousands of dollars in cash…
Over $150,000 just waiting to be won…
Wapner at 5….