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Will Terry Reviews the iPad Pro as a professional illustration tool

Children’s book illustrator Will Terry reviews Apple’s iPad Pro as a professional illustration device.

Posted on: Dec 28, 2015,  Section: Books, Cartoons, Technology, Comments: 2 Comments

Video review: Apple iPad Pro vs Wacom Cintiq

Posted on: Nov 19, 2015,  Section: Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Video review: Apple iPad Pro vs Wacom Cintiq

Review: Are Apple’s new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil artist ready?

Tom May, associate editor at Creative Bloq, reviews Apple’s newly announced Pro tablet iPad Pro along with the new stylus Apple Pencil. Having dropped the ball so much in the film-making arena (bad-mouthing Final Cut Pro seems to have become a professional sport within the movie industry), we weren’t sure could ever get back into […]

Posted on: Oct 7, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Review: Are Apple’s new iPad Pro and Apple Pencil artist ready?

Has anyone tried the Astropad? Details here

A couple of weeks ago a new company released software called Astropad that turns your iPad into a graphic tablet – meaning it mirrors what’s on your desktop screen. You can draw in Photoshop on your iPad with a variety of stylus. Here’s their promotional video: Here’s a review: Software costs $50. Anyone tried it […]

Posted on: Feb 26, 2015,  Section: Cartoons, Comic strips, Technology, Comments: 3 Comments

Check out: ProCreate app on sale (50% off)

I’ve been a fan of ProCreate for a couple of years now. By far the best drawing app on iOS. And just to put your mind at ease, I don’t get any kickbacks for recommending the app. I’m just a fan. Remember that viral video of someone drawing Morgan Freeman that created debate whether it […]

Posted on: Oct 10, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

Procreate releases version 2.1

My favorite iPad drawing app just released a major upgrade. Savage Interaction’s ProCreate 2.1 came out last week with some really cool enhancements with color and layers. The ability to drop a color will speed things up for me quite a bit. Check out their what’s new page for full details.

Posted on: Jul 29, 2014,  Section: Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Procreate releases version 2.1

Video: Jim Davis drawing Garfield with a Cintiq

Late last year, Stephan Pastis and Scott Adams did a video bit pimping Wacom?s Cintiq Companion. Now Garfield creator Jim Davis is doing the same for the Wacom Cintiq. That Jim is using a a Cintiq doesn’t surprise me. When he was at the Reuben Awards in Las Vegas two years ago, he mentioned that […]

Posted on: May 28, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Technology, Comments: 3 Comments

Kyle Webster release Photoshop brush ‘MegaPack’

For you digital inkers out there, I’ve come across a post by Kyle T. Webster who has created several Photoshop brush plugins and is releasing a bundled version of all his brushes in one “megapack”. Cost is only $14 (regularly $19). I’m not sure what the going rate is for digital brush, but it seems […]

Posted on: Mar 28, 2014,  Section: Cartoons, Technology, Comments: 2 Comments

Smith Micro releases Anime Studio 10; Giving away Wacom Cintiq and tablets

For those of you who follow this blog, you know I’ve promoted Smith Micro’s products before (Manga Studio, Anime Studio, etc.). I like their software. Much, much easier to learn and easier to make your static comics come alive. This week Smith Micro released Anime Studio┬« Pro 10 and Anime Studio Debut┬« 10. It’s a […]

Posted on: Mar 6, 2014,  Section: Animation, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Smith Micro releases Anime Studio 10; Giving away Wacom Cintiq and tablets

Thank you to Smith Micro

Thanks goes out to this week’s sponsor, Smith Micro. Smith Micro is a company with software geared towards artists. Two such products include Anime Studio and MotionArtist. Anime Studio is a great piece of software for animating your cartoon. They sent me a demo version of Anime Studio a year or so ago and I […]

Posted on: Jan 31, 2014,  Section: Animation, Anime, Cartoons, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Thank you to Smith Micro

Check out Smith Micro’s Anime Studio and MotionArtist

This week’s sponsor is Smith Micro. Smith Micro has a number of software products that are specialized for artists such as Anime Studio and MotionArtists. Don’t let the name Anime Studio fool you – you don’t have to create Anime with it. It’s animation software to create 2D movies, cartoons and cut out animations. It […]

Posted on: Jan 27, 2014,  Section: Anime, Comic strips, Technology, Comments: Comments Off on Check out Smith Micro’s Anime Studio and MotionArtist

Justin Moyer: Google should stop Google Doodles

Justin Moyer makes the argument that Google should stop Google Doodles: Since Google began Doodling in 1998, it?s aligned its brand with some of the greatest human beings who ever walked the Earth, borrowing the pixie dust of Gandhi, MLK and others. In a role once reserved for the U.S. Postal Service and its stamps, […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2014,  Section: Technology, Comments: 2 Comments

Bill Amend releases math Foxtrot app

Bill Amend, the creator of Foxtrot, has coded and released a math quiz app called “The Jason Fox Math Quizzer“. The motivation for the app is rekindling a rusty skill – programming. Bill writes on his blog: One evening last January I decided that my 2013 New Year?s resolution would be to reawaken that happy […]

Posted on: Jan 21, 2014,  Section: Comic strips, Technology, Comments: 2 Comments

DreamWorks to sell tablet to teach kids animation

From the LA Times: DreamWorks Animation SKG is premiering its first computer tablet, one that will teach kids how to be their own animators. The Glendale-based creator of the “Shrek,” “Kung Fu Panda” and “Madagascar” movies has partnered with El Segundo-based Fuhu Inc. to create DreamTab, billed as a state-of-the-the art tablet designed for kids. […]

Posted on: Jan 6, 2014,  Section: Animation, Technology, Comments: 1 Comment

Google awarded patent for social media comics

Matthew Sparkes at The Telegraph: Google has been awarded a patent for what it humourlessly calls “a system for electronically creating comic strip communications” which can be integrated into social networking websites and apps. The search giant noticed that many sites were offering an automated way to create short comic strips, allowing users to enter […]

Posted on: Jan 3, 2014,  Section: Technology, Comments: 1 Comment