But once I got a Cintiq and started inking on the computer I found programs that allowed me to do the thick and thin styles I like so much in Comic books - and without the mess.
I started first with Illustrator -which was a bear to learn. Now I'm finally used to drawing in Photoshop - I can do the kind of lines I like, but can't use the paint bucket to fill flat colors because to get the smooth lines, PS antialiases the edges which buggers everything up. - We used to do Thick and Thin in Flash but that was a monstrous process - expensive, tedious and time consuming.
But in Toonboom's programs, it's really easy to do good lines (even for a non-dexterous person like myself).
We made a demo to show how easy it is to ink on the computer in "Animate".
By the way, Toonboom's "Animate" is on sale today if you wanna get beautiful comic book style inking in your animation.