For those who are fascinated by the process of drawing comics—and for artists who are always on the prowl for that perfect tool—here are two serious art-nerd discussions.
In the digital corner is Jeph Jacques, who apparently gets the same question a lot: "Should I buy a Wacom tablet?" His answer is a qualified yes, but he recommends that beginners start with the cheapest one, and he discusses at length the ways that drawing on a tablet differs from drawing on paper. This is interesting reading even for non-artists.
Meanwhile, at Hope Larson's site, Graham Johnson asks "What do you use to draw?" and gets a host of different answers, most of them concerning old-school tools like pencils, brushes, and Bristol board, although some folks use digital media for all or part of the process.