When it come’s to drawing traditional comics everyone has their own favorite tools. It’s a good idea to experiment and find what tools are right for you, but since I get the question of “What tools do you use?” so often I have created a list of my personal favorite tools for making comics.



Staedtler Mars 780 Technical Mechanical Pencil

Prismacolor Premier Turquoise Graphite Drawing Leads, Non-Photo Blue

Staedtler Mars Technico Lead Sharpener (502)


Winsor & Newton Series 7 Kolinsky Sable Watercolor Brush – #1

Cotman Series 222 Designers’ Round brush, size 1

Deleter Manga Ink – Black 5 (Glossy)

Deleter Manga Ink, Black 4, (Matte)

Dr. Ph. Martin’s Bleedproof White, 1.0 oz


Sakura 30062 Pigma Micron Pen (Set of 6), Black


Uni-Ball Signo Broad Point Gel Pen – White – Pack of 3

Alvin Circle Guide Template Set

Flexible Curve Drafting Ruler Flex Design Rule (50cm/20Inch)

Staedtler Mars French Curves

Alvin 295 Professional Parallel Glider 10 inches



Strathmore 200 Series Sequential Art Bristol Smooth, Blue Lined, 11″x17″ 24 Sheets