Smith Micro Introducing MotionArtist, a New Comic Creation App, at SDCC 2012

Press Release:

Smith Micro Software, Inc. : Smith Micro Thrills Techies at Comic-Con 2012 with New Comic Creation App and All-Star Panel Covering Artists’ Tools of the Future

  • MotionArtist exclusive new comic creation app
  • Panel: “Future of Graphic Novels”
  • Visit us at booth #5353 to play games and win iPod touch, Wacom tablet or iPad

Smith MicroSmith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Productivity and Graphics Group announced today that International Comic-Con 2012 attendees will be able to try out MotionArtist, a new comic creation app. Attendees can also join world-renowned artists and industry experts for “The Future of Graphic Novels” panel, or play the Smith Micro® Really, Really, Really Big Scavenger Hunt and participate in other contests and giveaways to win an iPod touch, Wacom Intuos tablet or iPad at booth #5353.

“MotionArtist will change the way digital comics and graphic novels are created and shared,” said Steve Yatson, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Smith Micro Software, Inc. “In addition to great prizes and all of our products available for purchase at our booth, Smith Micro is hosting a stellar panel that will dive into the latest graphics technology and its affect on the way comic artists tell their stories.”

Smith Micro Panel: Saturday, July 14th, 7:00-8:00 PM in Room 4:

“The Future of Graphic Novels: A look at the not-so-distant future of interactive graphic storytelling.” For aspiring artists and die-hard comic fans alike, this panel will get tech-geeky to discuss how all of the latest and greatest technology, apps and tools are influencing the next generation of comic creation. Panelists include:

  • Moderator Harry McCracken, Editor for TIME’s Techland, founder of Technologizer
  • Doug TenNapel, Creator of Earthworm Jim
  • Olivia d’Abo, Actress, known for her role as Star Sapphire in DC’s latest animated feature, Justice League: Doom
  • Brian Haberlin, Co-creator of the Witchblade franchise
  • Steve Yatson, Senior Director of Productivity and Graphics, Smith Micro Software
  • Mike Norton, Creator of the popular Runways, Gravity comics
  • Daniel Cooney, Comic writer/illustrator of Valentine

Fill-in-the-Word Balloon Contest

Stop by the Smith Micro booth (#5353) to play the Fill-in-the-Word Balloon contest anytime during exhibit hours. Come up with the best caption and win one of two iPods. Drawings will be held at the Smith Micro booth 4:00 PM on Sunday, July 15th – winners need not be present to win.

Smith Micro’s Really, Really, Really Big Scavenger Hunt

Grab the game rules at the Smith Micro booth (#5353) for our Really, Really, Really Big Scavenger Hunt and play while you cruise the Convention Center. Everyone who completes the hunt will get a free t-shirt and be entered into a drawing to win one of two Wacom Intous tablets or one iPad. Drawings will be held at the Smith Micro booth 4:00 PM on Sunday, July 15th – winners need not be present to win.

Smith Micro’s Graphics Products:

  • NEW – MotionArtist - Digital comic and interactive graphic novel creation. Bridging the gap between your comics and your readers.
  • Anime Studio® – Cutting-edge tools and techniques to produce popular styles of animated 2D movies, cartoons and cutout animations.
  • Poser® - The world’s most complete solution for creating art and animation using 3D characters, used by beginning and experienced artists alike.
  • Manga Studio® – The most popular comic and manga creation software in the industry featuring powerful drawing and coloring tools.

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: www.smithmicro.com.

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