I admit, I never tire of talking tools. Not the stuff found at the Home Depot, but the local art supply store. I don’t believe that any particular pen, paper or pencil will make any cartoonist funnier or produce more clever cartoons, but I’m fascinated by the tools cartoonists keep in their quiver. Last year, about this time, we discussed “What tool in your trade are you obsessed about?” after Richard Thompson detailed his obsession with nibs. If you follow Brian Anderson’s blog, you know he praises his Kuru Toga – a mechanical pencil that rotates the lead to keep it sharp. After reading David Paccia’s interviews with 40+ artists and their tools of choice, I figured it was due to have another tool talk session.
The question today: What tool (pen, pencil, paper, software, etc.) do you keep in your studio – that you use regularly – that is pretty unique or you don’t think anyone else uses?