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Josephus wrote:I think if you're not used to GIMP, you'd do yourself a favor by starting out using Inkscape, as that is what your design probably ought to end up in anyway.
If you already draw using something like GIMP or photoshop, then you just need to figure out how to convert those drawings into vector, and for that you can use Vector Magic, or apparently Inkscape (is that right?). Personally, I use the Corel Graphic Suite, which has programs that do each of these things, but I did buy it.
I have heard that using a non photo blue pencil for hand sketches can eliminate the need to erase after inking since the blue won't scan. And Vector Magic is no longer a free to use program, so you're better off learning inkscape for that. I bought my daughter a 6x8 Lapazz tablet which someone in one of these forums had posted a link to. It works great with inkscape, and cost me a whole $36 + shipping (geek.com special). Good luck.