Wacom Bamboo Comic Drawing Tablet

Wacom Bamboo Comic pen and touch is for aspiring anime artists in Japan only.

wacom bamboo comic manga pen tablet

On my recent trip to Japan, visiting the famous electronics district in Akihabara was a must and it was amazing! One particularly large store was selling the Wacom Bamboo Comic pen and touch tablets. I hadn’t even heard of them before. If I had the extra money to spare, I would have bought it, but it’s possible it wouldn’t be compatible with my OS anyway.

It is a drawing tablet specifically for manga artists and features the Pixia Edition. Illust Studio Mini, Comic Studio Mini, Corel Painter Essentials 4 and Pencil LITE. These applications replace the standard Adobe Photoshop Elements and other software that come with the U.S. Wacom Bamboo packages.

wacom bamboo comic manga pen tablet

There is no word on whether the Wacom Bamboo Comic will ever be available anywhere besides Japan. The closest version we have to the Bamboo Comic is the Bamboo Pen and Touch. We don’t benefit from the comic and manga specific software. That doesn’t seem to stop artists from being able to create manga using any of the Wacom pen tablets though.

For example: http://youtu.be/I0-Je3brwvs