I’m not saying you can’t do a good comic using stick figures, but it’s an uphill battle. Figure that if you can make a good joke with stick figures, you can usually make it better with better artwork – obviously, there are some exceptions.

This also seems to be one of those cases where it’s easier to draw it by hand than it is to use a (non-Cintiq) Wacom tablet, which is all I have available at the moment (my scanner has ceased functioning and really needs upgrading, anyway). So far, all of the artwork for this comic has been done using a small (3×5) Wacom tablet or a mouse and Gimp (with a couple of excursions into Inkscape).