Smith Micro's Manga Studio 5 EX Comic Software Now Available
San Diego Comic-Con Attendees to Get First Look at Newest Version of
Industry-Leading Comic and Manga Software
ALISO VIEJO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/18/13 -- Smith Micro
Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics group today
announced the availability of Manga Studio 5 EX, the newest version
of its industry-leading comic and manga creation software, which will
be available for viewing at San Diego Comic-Con (July 18-21) at booth
#4437. Geared for advanced artists and illustrators, Manga Studio 5
EX offers an all-in-one solution for drawing, laying out,
illustrating and publishing manga and comic-style art. Equipped with
new features such as multiple-page story layouts, advanced text
settings and backwards file compatibility, Manga Studio 5 EX adds
power and flexibility to the design process.
"Manga Studio 5 EX allows comic illustrators and manga artists to
produce professional level art from start to finish," said Fahim
Niaz, senior product manager for Smith Micro Software. "With an
extensive toolset for customizable coloring, text and shading, as
well as simple importing and exporting features, Manga Studio has
become the standard for comic and manga creation. The newest EX
version of the software provides even greater control and convenience
to streamline the creative process."
"It is our goal to provide the best tools to anime and manga
illustrators and production teams," says Shinya Nozaki, president at
Celsys, Smith Micro's partner company for Manga Studio and the
creators of illustration software including Comic Studio. "Manga
Studio is a globally-renowned software application and we are pleased
to equip users with the latest EX version of the software."
"Manga Studio 5 EX is the perfect tool for professional illustrators
looking to increase their volume of artwork while cutting production
time," said Dave Gibbons, renowned comic illustrator and creator,
whose credits include "Watchmen" and his newest series "The Secret
Service." "Manga Studio offers a nice variety of painting, shading
and brush tools as well as built-in special effects and complete
control of page layouts and text settings. Together, these tools
ensure the best drawing and painting experience!"
Smith Micro will be demoing Manga Studio 5 EX at San Diego Comic-Con,
July 18-21, at booth #4437. In addition to getting a first look of
the Manga Studio software at the booth, attendees will have the
opportunity to watch award-winning artist Victor Paredes demo Smith
Micro's 2D animation software, Anime Studio. Smith Micro will also be
giving away free t-shirts for MotionArtist; its software program
designed for adding motion to comic creations and creating
interactive HTML5 presentations and animated photo shows.
Additionally, visitors have the chance to win printed superhero masks
and limited edition "Axe Cop" posters created by Manga Studio artist
and Axe Cop creator, Ethan Nicolle.
Manga Studio 5 EX New Features
Manga Studio 5 EX includes all of the powerful features from Manga
Studio 5, as well as new tools for advanced users:
-- Multiple-page story layouts -- With Manga Studio 5 EX's added ability
to build multiple-page stories and projects, artists are able to
streamline their creative process and conveniently access their story
files in one area.
-- Advanced text settings -- Text tools have been updated to include
adjustments to spacing, mixing of fonts, anti-aliasing and more.
-- Backwards file compatibility -- Manga Studio 5 EX provides users with
backwards file compatibility with the Debut and EX versions of Manga
Studio 4 for easy importing of previously drawn art and projects.
To learn more about Manga Studio 5 EX and see a full feature listing
now, visit www.smithmicro.com/manga. For more information regarding
San Diego Comic-Con visit here.
Pricing and Availability:
Manga Studio 5 EX is available for immediate purchase for $299.99.
Previous owners of Manga Studio 4 and 5 will also receive upgrade
pricing to Manga Studio 5 EX. Manga Studio 4 Debut and EX users will
be able to upgrade at $149.99 and Manga Studio 5 owners will be able
to upgrade at $99.99. For more detailed product, pricing and upgrade
information, please visit the Manga Studio website.
About Smith Micro Software, Inc. - Productivity and Graphics Group:
Based in Santa Cruz, Calif., the Smith Micro Software Productivity
and Graphics group produces award-winning software that inspires
consumer creativity and enables efficiency. The group's creative
suite of programs provides artists of all skill levels -- from novice
to professional -- with the tools to illustrate, animate and create
2D and 3D art. Some of the Productivity and Graphics group's
award-winning creative and utilities products include Poser, Anime
Studio, Manga Studio and StuffIt. For more information, please visit:
CELSYS, Inc. was founded in May, 1991. We are offering a variety of
creation tools including "ILLUST STUDIO" for illustration, "COMIC
STUDIO" for manga, and "RETAS STUDIO" for anime. We are also managing
the creator support business, which operates "CLIP" service to
provide total support for creator's activities, and the e-book
support business, which provides solutions for digital book
distribution to various platforms including mobile phones. Our goal
is to become the total solution provider who can support creation and
browse of graphical content such as manga and anime, digital content
distribution, and communication through content through innovative
technologies. For more information, please visit:
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