I was originally planning to write about how excited I was to have gotten a scanner, since it allowed me to use my prototype sketch for that first panel there and it turned out very well indeed.  But now my tablet is starting to have issues (it’s inconsistently not registering all my strokes), and I won’t be able to get a replacement for several months at least, if it breaks.  I do have the old bamboo fun that I won a long time ago as a backup, but I tried using it the other day when I got fed up with my intuos… and… well.  It’s not that great for painting.  So right now, I am just hoping my poor old intuos can hang on for just a little bit longer.