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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SketchBook for Honeycomb

Today, the first release of a dedicated Honeycomb (Android 3) version of SketchBook Pro was made available on the Android Market.  Similar to its iPad counterpart, this version is optimized for the larger display and form factor of the latest generation of Android tablets.

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Chicago Business Today | Going Mobile

This week's Focus in Crain's Chicago Business, "The App: SketchBook Pro  || The user: Helmut Jahn, CEO, Murphy/Jahn Inc.".  The article, by examines how SketchBook and the iPad have transformed how this well-known Chicago-based architect is doing business.

A video, Going Mobile, with Lisa Leiter (embedded below) further explores how small businesses are harnessing the power of their smartphones and iPads.  It captures some excellent footage of Helmut talking about and working on SketchBook Pro.

"Especially when i travel, I got so used to it that I wonder sometimes what I would do if i wouldn't have it."- Helmut Jahn

Learn more about Helmut Jahn, visit Murphy/Jahn Architects or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmut_Jahn


Good Day Wisconsin!

This morning, Fox 11 featured a live interview of Susan Murtaugh on Good Day Wisconsin with host Rachel Manek.  Susan is exhibiting 'My Old Flame" at The Flying Pig Gallery  through the month of July with a Plein Air Paintout happening this Saturday. Susan Connor of the Flying Pig expects more than a dozen traditional and digital artists from the gallery to be demonstrating at the Paintout.

If you are in the Doora County area and want to participate (or just come to watch artists in action), make sure to stop by the Flying Pig Gallery & Greenspace.  Susan will be bringing a printer, so prints will be made on demand!

Congratulations, Susan!  Have a great show & paintout!

For more of Susan's art, visit her Flickr photostream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/suzi54241/

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