So, after having so much fun with the borrowed Wacom, I went and bought my own. It's even better; so fast and sexy, and it came with loads of free software that I'm enjoying playing about with this evening. I'm hoping this is going to make the inking-up/outlining stage of my work so much quicker. Woo!
I've also just cleaned all the excess screen block off my screen in readiness for printing at some point soon, using the shower with my finger stuck down the pipe to increase the water pressure. It took ages and I am now a) soaking wet from the waist down and b) totally deaf.