My new Wacom Intuos2 arrived yesterday, and it’s superb. The manual is a little skimpy though; so those buying an Intuos may be interested in this free chapter of the book Graphic Tablet Solutions, on how to configure the Wacom Control Panel (PDF), and a tutorial on setting up optimised brushes in Photoshop 7 or higher. Photoshop isn’t ideal (try ToonBoom for ‘smoothed-lines’ cartooning, or Painter for making ‘real world’ marks on paper), but careful tweaking & a few natural-media brushes do wonders for Photoshop .