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pencil

(pĕn-sĭl)
A material rolled into cylindrical form; may contain a caustic substance or a therapeutic paste or ointment.
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It's not so different from the division of labor enforced by the big comics companies, where pencilers seldom are allowed to write their own scripts.
Carmine Infantino is the artistic penciler and cover artist who helped define the characters and setting of the Silver Age of comics, helping create the modern Flash Gordon and Batman and serving as the editorial director and president of DC comics.
Other people do the inside artwork and have arcane titles such as penciler, inker, letterer and colorist.