It wasn't cheap, but I'm glad I bought it. I purchased at about two years ago, and it has definitely been useful. I managed to get through two more books with it. The screen is a bit scuffed up, but it's still going strong.
>Is that your own manga on the table??
That's my first book. I was constantly referencing it to make sure everything was on model in the second book.
>And who is in the mirror reflection?
That's me in sloppy, sitting-around-the-apartment-all-day-and-working-on-manga mode. How did you even see that?
I suppose you could do that, especially with Photoshop by opening new views of the same picture, but that's not what I'm doing here. I'm using the top screen as a reference library and drawing on the bottom screen (the Cintiq tablet).
I could tell just from looking at the pic that the tablet was a Cintiq... and I am green, red, blue, black, white, cyan, magenta, and yellow with envy. Not that I actually have the skill to actually make use of one. My Graphire will more than suffice for now. Yours is the finer tool for the finer artist.
Cost me $2500 + tax. It was a gift to myself for finishing Peach Fuzz Vol 1. Ordered it between PF volumes and sat on a waiting list for 4 months before I got mine. Arrived around page 16 of Peach Fuzz Vol 2. I see the stores are still having problems keeping them in stock.