Comic Artist Starter Kit Gift Guide

Art supplies are great but the MOST important thing you can give is support.  This is demonstrated in interest, involvement, and encouragement.

Some artists choose to work digitally, some choose to work with traditional supplies, so select materials that will work best for your artist!  If you'd like to familiarize yourself with comic materials more before purchasing, I recommend you check out Getting to Know: Traditional Comic Materials.

Great Basics for Teen and Adult Beginners 

Options were selected based on affordability and accessibility.  This is designed to point you in the right direction, but you don't need to buy everything on the list!  Products chosen were selected based on being applicable to a wide age range but still useful for those new to making comics.

9"x12" Strathmore 300 Series Smooth Bristol
Canson Mixed Media Paper
Canson XL Watercolor Paper

Pilot Color Eno colored leads
Pilot G2 Pencils
Col-Erase Pencils

Sakura Pigma FB, MB, BB
Pentel Pigment Brushpen
Pentel Pocketbrush
Kuretake Fudegokochi
Sakura Microns

Pentel Hi Polymer Eraser
Pentel Clic Erase

18" Clear Acrylic Ruler (ideally with an inking edge- a strip of metal inserted into one side)

Drafting Brush
Presentation Portfolio
Storage Portfolio
Page Protectors and Binder

Drawing Boards and Work Surfaces:
Futura Drafting Table (I own this one!)
Simple Portable Drawing Board (I own a couple of these, they're lightweight but very sturdy)
Drafting Board for Construction and Engineering
Large Drawing Board Easel
Wood Drawer Drawing Board
2 Drawer Walnut Adjustable Storage Box with Folding Easel

Supply Storage:
Desktop storage:
96 Hole Pencil and Brush Holder- Desk Rack
Desktop Storage Tray
Spin-o-Tray, Rotating Desktop Organizer
Totes and Bins:
Craft Storage Box with Lift Out Tray
Artbin Super Satchel with Removable Dividers
12" Plastic Art Supply Tool Box
Pencil Cases:
Medium Capacity Pencil Case
Linen Pencil Case
Large Capacity Organizer: 202 Pencil Case with Zippered Closure
High Capacity Pencil Pouch
Big Capacity Pencil Case

Clip Studio Paint
Medibang Paint (free)
Affinity Photo
Procreate (Mac OS only)

XP-Pen Graphics Tablet, 10X6.5"
XP-Pen Artist 11.6" FHD Drawing Moniter
Huion Inspiroy Q11k V2 Wireless Drawing Tablet
Huion KAMVAS Pro 13 GT-133 Drawing Monitor

Apple iPad 10.2"- 32GB
Apple Pencil

For Your Phone:
Bamboo Tip Stylus

Other Giftguides to Inspire:
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2018 Holiday Watercolor Gift Guide
2018 Comic Artist Gift Guide
Intermediate Alcohol Marker Artist Gift Guide
Watercolor Gift Guide- Beginner
Gift Guide for Intermediate and Beginner Artists
Holiday Gift Guide: Alcohol Markers for the Aspiring Artist
Watercolor Gift Guide for Young Artists- Ages 9-13
Holiday Gift Guide: Buying for Adult Artists
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