Congratulations Skottie!

The 2011 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are the "Oscars®" of comics and were presented at a gala ceremony at Comic Con San Diego.

Skottie Young took home the Eisner for Best Penciller/Inker and a second Eisner with Eric Shanower for Best Adaptation from Another Work for Marvel's The Marvelous Land of Oz.

For those of you who are not familiar with Skottie, he has been an active illustrator and cartoonist for over ten years working for entertainment and publishing companies including  Marvel, Warner Bros., Image, Upper Deck, and Mattel.

Skottie has been a huge supporter of SketchBook Pro, using it among his tools to get work done.  He was also the artist behind the iconic signature image for the current 2011 (5.0) release of SketchBook for Mac & Windows.

Congratulations, Skottie!


Learn more about Skottie at or follow him on twitter @skottieyoung

Check out his 'evil cabby' sketch on YouTube: 



Printing Tips

Many people have questions about printing, especially when working with Mobile apps that produce relatively smaller canvas sizes.  Susan Murtaugh has curated and hung at multiple exhibits and has gained a lot of experience in this area.  In this post, Susan shares some of her tips and tricks with respect to printing.

By Susan Murtaugh

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Geekdom in San Diego

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The first night at San Diego Comic Con was a wide one. Viz Media and Autodesk SketchBook teamed up to be one of the most apparent combinations on the show floor.  You can read about all the action on SDCC PREVIEW NIGHT at CNET NEWS


Comic Con San Diego 2011


Comic-Con International rolls into San Diego Convention Center July 21-24 and SketchBook will be there!

Thanks to  VIZ Media, a few of our team members will be at the show, demonstrating at the VIZ booth (#2813) as well as co-hosting their 25th Anniversary Event.  If you are attending SDCC, swing by, we'd love to see you.

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Team-up with Copic Markers

SketchBook & the makers of Copic have teamed up!

Copic is a brand of alcohol marker developed by Too Corporation of Japan.  Sold in more than 50 countries, the multipurpose markers are used in design, education, architecture, fashion, illustration, comics/manga, hobbies and craft.

Today, an update for SketchBook Pro is available that delivers new markers that are modeled after Copic's popular products and includes more than 300 colors from their Copic Color System.  The marker behavior has also been improved to provide greater control of the marker's flow, simulating the 7 strokes to build to full saturation.

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