Choosing a Computer
This is another juncture at which opting for the less expensive choice may end up costing you more money down the road. Don't be misled by the fact that PC-based computers have dominance in the home-user market. In the commercial art and publication worlds, Apple computers lay claim to being the dominant platform.
Keep expandability and connectivity in mind when purchasing a new computer. You should be able to easily update the computer's memory to keep the computer up to date as long as possible. You also need to be able to connect several peripherals such as a scanner, a printer, secondary drives, and so forth.
Purchasing a computer is one of the largest expenditures a working cartoonist will make, so it's important to think it through. After the drawing is complete, you will be spending plenty of time at your computer workstation — scanning and processing your work, communicating with clients through e-mail, keeping track of records and billing, and researching reference images. Make room in your studio for the hard drive, a monitor, a scanner, and a printer. This will become your personal production facility.