Inking: For a quick job, if there's no coloring or real shading, then Sharpie pens work. For those artists out there that just gasped and shrieked "BLASPHEMY!", trust me, it works.
Blech. Good luck years down the road when your inks yellow and fade. Also, Sharpies only work on thick cardstock and even then they bleed like nothing else. That stuff's like acid.
If you're good with brushes you can manage both precision and bulk with one well shaped brush. It's not exactly portable though.
A 3oz. bottle of ink and a no. 2 brush? Sure as heck is portable. They make small handled brushes (like 2-3" in length) and you can stick a cap to keep the bristles from splitting and stick it in your pocket.
Anyways, my webcomic
is drawn completely by hand (primarily because I suck at photoshop and tablets scare me). All of my tools fit in a 8" long by 2" wide art bin.
Pencils: I use a set of draftsmen pencils; the blue kind with the black tip. My favorite is 6h because it's light. I then use a 1mm lead to go over the final lines. I use a kneaded eraser, a gum eraser, and I'm thinking about investing in an electric eraser. I use an eraser shield to keep from removing important marks. In general, I don't pencil much because only 10% of my comic is actually inked. The rest is painted.
I don't recommend the pink erasers because on vellum paper the crumbs rub into the vellum and turns your paper pink.
Paper: Since I water color and use nibs, I have to go with heavy paper. Anything over 140lb is good. I prefer cold press paper for water coloring because it allows for texturing.
Inks: Nibs and india ink. Personal favorite is Hunt 102 Crowquill but for thick brushlike lines I'll use a Hunt 99 Artists nib. For drawing the panels I use a ruling pen
Lettering: Ames lettering guide and Staedtler pens.
Coloring: Watercolors (and sometimes acrylic ink for sharp, rich colors).
This leads me to something else:
Those dinky little trays of 12 colors you get in grade school.
Don't be cheap with watercolors! There are two grades; student grade and artist grade. Even if you're just painting as a little side thing, you should always go with artists grade. It's expensive (like 6$ per tube) but ultimately all you need are three
colors; yellow, blue, and red.
I'm sure if any of you took an art class in elementary school you learned about the primary colors and secondary colors. Three colors can literally make every color in the prism except white but in watercoloring all white does is lighten a color which can be achieved by varying how much water you use.
Personally, I have 3 warm primaries, 3 warm secondaries, 1 warm, 1 black, 1 white, and 1 white gouache which is opaque and used for highlights and edits. 10 paints ran me about 60$. A 12 pack of Winsor and Newton acrylics was 20$. At first I thought the teeny tiny tubes would run out quick but I've been using watercolors for over a year and I still have more than half a tube of every
paint. I recommend getting warm colors because warm colors can be made cooler through mixing and water but cool colors can't be made warm.