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Smith Micro Software Announces Free Manga Studio Webinar Hosted By Watchmen's Dave Gibbons

Mar 11, 2010
Gibbons to Teach Behind-the-Scenes Tips and Tricks of Manga Studio on March 21, 2010 at 2:00 PM PT

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group, today announced that Watchmen artist Dave Gibbons will host a webinar on Manga Studio®, the world's number one selling comic and manga software. Gibbons will teach aspiring and professional artists how to create compelling comic illustrations from start to finish using Manga Studio.

Dave Gibbons Manga Studio Webinar:

  When: 2:00 PM PT on Sunday, March 21, 2010
  Where: to register
  Who: Space in the webinar is limited to the first 500 people that register. Anyone can participate, from first time comic creators to professionals
  Other: Attendees will have a chance to win multiple prizes including Manga Studio™ EX 4, signed by Dave Gibbons, as well as autographed printouts of Gibbons' newest comic creation designed during the one-hour webinar.

"Manga Studio is my favorite digital art software for drawing comics because it has an amazing range of natural feeling, fully customizable pens and brushes that are expressive and accurate," said Dave Gibbons. "I particularly love the perspective ruler tool which, along with the many other specialized tools, is a huge time-saver. The ability to import and incorporate both 2-D and 3-D image references is a comic book artist's dream come true."

Dave Gibbons has worked in comics since 1973. Cutting his teeth on undergrounds and fanzines, he became a frequent contributor to Britain's 2000AD illustrating "Harlem Heroes," "Dan Dare" and co creating "Rogue Trooper." Since then he has drawn and written for most comics publishers on both sides of the Atlantic. His work embodies a vast range of subjects and styles such as "Dr. Who," "Superman," "Batman," "Green Lantern," "Predator," "Aliens," the Hugo Award-winning "Watchmen" with writer Alan Moore, "Give me Liberty" and "Martha Washington Goes to War" with Frank Miller. His semi-autobiographical "The Originals" won an Eisner Award in 2005.

Building on the global success of the Manga Studio product line, long used by artists and hobbyists to create manga and comics, the software enables users to quickly create professional, ready-to-publish pages from start to finish. Manga Studio 4 is offered in two versions. Manga Studio Debut includes a complete feature set for users new to comic design and creation. Manga Studio EX offers comic artists an advanced feature set to quickly create professional, ready-to-publish pages, from start to finish.

Through March 31st 2010 Manga Studio Debut 4 and Manga Studio EX 4 are available for 50% off at

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