I am looking for a recommendation on an inexpensive mouse pen to use with the GIMP and Inkscape. I have found several brands online and it appears WACOM has the most support. I do not want to spend a lot of money (I understand "you get what you pay for") but I am a beginner.
For under $50 you'd be best off looking for a second hand one. It's true that Wacom are the best supported and I have an old Graphire serial tablet working on this computer. But even second hand you'll be lucky to get much for that little money.