Chicago’s pop culture comic convention recently occurred on April 26 to 28, 2012 at McCormick Place. The event usually plays host to approximately 30,000 attendees and includes dozens of professional and amateur comic book artists, and prominently featured booths from the biggest comic book publishers (Wiki). Smith Micro’s Fahim Niaz was there and conducted a panel on the 2D Digital Revolution with Doug Hills (Dixon’s Notch, Manga Studio for Dummies), Lar DeSouza (Least I Could Do, Blind Ferret Entertainment), Reilly Brown (Cable/Deadpool, Amazing Spider-Man, Power Play), and Joe Eisma (Morning Glories). They discussed the tools and trends leading to the explosive growth in digital comic and manga creation, including a discussion on the benefits of using Manga Studio – The standard in manga & comic illustration. This all-star cast offered tips and tricks to artists and fans at the panel, and provided them information on building a global fanbase by using digital technologies including Graphicly, Facebook, smartphones and tablets. For more information on C2E2 click here.