The newest installment of the Intel Empowering Innovators series features Batman 66 comics artist Jonathan Case demonstrating his workflow featuring a Surface Pro, Manga Studio and a sweet custom lapboard. Enjoy!
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Artist Jonathan Case's positive reviews of the first generation Surface Pro convinced a lot of us that Microsoft's tablet pc wasn't merely a toy. In the hands of a professional artist, the Surface Pro is a serious workhorse.
Case is back this week with a review of the Wacom Cintiq Companion. And because he also owns a Surface Pro 2 and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition, Case offers a fascinating comparison between the three devices.
I highly recommend you read his thoughtful post here.
Jonathan Case, creator of the graphic novel Dear Creature and the artist of many works for Dark Horse Comics, including Green River Killer, The Guild, House of Night, The Creep, and Eerie knows a thing or two about his art tools.
Last month he posted a great write-up detailing his experience on the Surface Pro and his new-found tool of choice Manga Studio 5.
Thanks to a compatibility question from Twitter follower Troy Church (@tchurch), I was persuaded to upgrade an older copy of Manga Studio just last week and I was delighted to discover that it's the first desktop program I've tested that supports pinch and zoom while sketching.
The interface of Manga Studio is still a little too cluttered for the Surface Pro's screen, but it clearly is a tool that pro users like Case and Penny Arcade artist Mike Krahulik are using to full effect.
Case also has a newer post celebrating the release of Wacom's pen driver update.
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