try Jerry's artorqma. Pencils in all grades of H to D are used basd on applications .I use both H and D and even the watrsoluble forms . When I did newspaper cartoons yars ag. I used pattern pare to get shaing ffet. Today w use color in all media.
what kind of cartooning are you doing lately??
I dont like MANGA style cartoons, it looks so damn CGI , quite featureless and uncreative.