We asked Manga Studio (CLIP STUDIO) lover, enthusiast and web-comic, Liz Staley to break down how to set up a comic page in 5 easy steps! 1. Sketch Your Layout. To know where we’re going, we’ll need a map! On a new layer, with your favorite pencil tool, draw out a rough of your page… Read More

In this blog series “Takin’ a Break With” we sit down with different employees here at Smith Micro Software and get to know them a bit better. We’ll discuss all things from what they are currently working on at Smith Micro to what their favorite break time snack is! Hope you enjoy getting to know… Read More

Try these 8 quick and easy steps to help you start creating with Manga Studio! 1.COMPLETE ARTISTIC CONTROL– Sketch, scan or import your artwork directly! 2. DIGITAL INKING– Ink your drawings with precision using advanced inking tools. 3. SHADING– Customize your projects with professional shading tools and pattern brushes. 4. APPLYING TONES– Choose from tons of print-ready screen… Read More


Smith Micro is launching a series of weekly Featured Artists to promote skilled digital artists who use our software; Anime Studio, Poser, and Manga Studio aka Clip Studio Paint. These featured artists are also promoted on our Twitter & Facebook Pages. A piece of their work will be shared on these platforms every day of… Read More

@Daily__Doodle my #SpockTribute illo. A homage to the most awesome Mr Nimoy @SMSIGraphics @mangastudio #caricatures pic.twitter.com/VpLOpWhyZy — Stephen Conroy (@hometimenow) March 3, 2015 Rest In Peace #LeonardNimoy #Spock #StarTrek #digitaart #wacom @wacom @Krita_Painting @mangastudio pic.twitter.com/aJnJgIGjXO — Fernando Serrano (@Refsart) February 27, 2015 A quick digital sketch, drawn in @mangastudio and my @wacom Cintiq. Long Live… Read More

Smith Micro has fallen in love with the work that featured artist Neo Twenty1 has done in Manga Studio EX 5 (CLIP STUDIO PAINT EX). We asked Neo Twenty1 to share what features he thought were most valuable to Manga Studio artists. Hello everyone my name is NEO and I am an anime-style artist/illustrator from Indonesia. I… Read More

Every Digital Artists Ultimate Holiday Gift List

Are you tired of your people getting you socks or candles for the holidays because they don’t know what else to get you? As a fan of Digital Art there is probably a plethora of things you’d love for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, or whatever other holiday you celebrate. To help your friends and family figure out… Read More

We recently got the chance to chat with amazing comic book author, Four Star Studios co-founder and award-winning Battlepug webcomic creator Mike Norton. Check out the Q&A below and enjoy! Q: How did you get into illustration / animation / graphic arts? A: Drawing is all I’ve really done with any consistency from a very early… Read More

Have you ever dreamed of creating interactive comics, animating your own cartoon characters or rendering three-dimensional figures? Today is the perfect day to get a jump start on your artistic ambitions! Now until May 31, 2014, we are offering a creative software bundle sale that includes Poser Debut, Anime Studio Debut 10, Clip Studio Paint Pro (digital version… Read More

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