Tools of the Trade

Reporting on the tools for comic book makers and fans of makers

TNCC Tools of the Trade covers the creative tools used by the talented folks who make our comic books that we treasure so dearly. This includes both the hardware and software that help artists create the digital delights.

From time to time, this section will also feature the consumer electronics that comic book fans utilize to read digital comics — a fast growing segment of the comic book market.

New Pen+ Ellipse smart pen from Moleskine eliminates scanning

Interview with HP’s Mario Campos about the new HP ZBook x2 at ShowStoppers – January 29, 2018

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Interview with Joel Abrams from Naxa at CES 2018 – January 26, 2018
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Interview with Kelley Garnier for RCA at CES 2018 – January 25, 2018

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Interview with Paul Apen from E Ink at CES 2018 – January 24, 2018



Interview with Don Varga of Wacom at ShowStoppers CES 2018 – January 18, 2018
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Interview with Josh St. John of HP at ShowStoppers CES 2018 – January 17, 2018
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Interview with Velimir Elezovic of Eve Tech – December 27, 2017


The New Microsoft Surface Pen – December 20, 2017



A Look At Digital Comics – December 12, 2017

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Interview with Valentine De Landro about creating comic books with the iPad Pro – December 11, 2017

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Writing tips from Dan Collins and Ryan North – November 13, 2017

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Interview with Fred Kennedy about making comics with Surface Book – October 31, 2017



Tools of the Trade with Jay Odjick featuring iPad Pro – October 26, 2017

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Tools of the Trade with Francis Manapul – October 24, 2017

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Tools of the Trade with Ian Herring – October 23, 2017
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Interview with Marshall Geddes at Barrie Library Comic Con – October 13, 2017
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