Smith Micro Software Celebrates the Release of Manga Studio 5 with Limited Edition “Axe Cop” Print and Wacom Cintiq Tablet Giveaway
The Leading Comic and Manga Software in the World Announces Newest Version Empowering Artists to Create Superior Work
ALISO VIEJO, CA – January 29, 2013 – Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics group, today announced the general availability of Manga Studio® 5, the most efficient and advanced solution for drawing, laying out, illustrating and publishing manga comics. To commemorate the launch, Smith Micro will unveil today a limited edition “Axe Cop” image created by Manga Studio artist and Axe Cop creator, Ethan Nicolle. Manga Studio 5 fans can enter an online contest for their chance to win a signed copy of the print, as well as a Wacom Cintiq tablet.
Manga Studio 5 allows artists to create professional comic and manga-style art from start to finish. With an all-new intuitive user interface and a new graphic engine, users can draw and paint with a more natural feel. Manga Studio 5 adds power and flexibility to the design process with 64-bit architecture and multi-core CPU support to handle high definition and multi-layer artwork with ease. Scan in existing artwork or draw from scratch within the application using a mouse or the natural feel of drawing on a tablet. Add amazing styles and effects to any project with Manga Studio 5’s screen tones or create a unique background with the pattern brush. Artists can customize projects and save hours of work using the large collection of special effects and features.
“Manga Studio has become the industry standard for creating professional quality graphic novels, comic books, web comics and more,” said Fahim Niaz, senior product manager for Smith Micro Software. “We wanted to celebrate this much anticipated release with our users by unveiling Ethan’s Axe Cop image specifically created for this launch. We’re also excited to host a Wacom Cintiq tablet giveaway to thank our existing and new Manga Studio customers.”