Savvy comics artists have been using Deleter brand graphic white to correct their art for years. Despite the name, it’s a Japanese brand, very high density, easy to use, good coverage. Finding a good graphic white is tough: when you find a good one, you really feel some loyalty. Deleter has earned ours.
You can get Deleter online a few places, and in New York at New York Central Art Supply (our fave all-around cartooning store) as well as DaVinci Artist Supply on 23rd at Lexington, courtesy of the efforts of a talented former student who now works there, David Fernandez (I’m sure he won’t be there for long).
The one problem with Deleter, which comes in both black and white? There are many numbered types, and all the information on them is in Japanese, so we poor illiterate-in-Japanese Americans have no idea what we’re really getting, or why we’re paying $8 instead of $5!
Well, no more. Thanks to our pal, painter and musician Hiroshi Kimura, here’s a translation of the descriptions on all the bottles. An informed consumer is the best customer!
(Note that Hiroshi translated prices on a Japanese site: import prices may be much higher.)
Deleter Black (FYI: the black is nice, but not radically better than other Western brands)
Deleter White (we use #2! About $6 retail in the USA, and worth it.)