Win a Copy of Anime Studio Pro 9 or Manga Studio EX 4

I have a special contest for the holidays for my readers — free copies of Manga Studio EX 4 (for Mac) and Anime Studio Pro 9, courtesy of Smith Micro! As they describe Manga Studio EX 4 (list price $300), it’s “the leading comic and manga creation software worldwide, delivers powerful cutting edge features for manga and comic artists alike” including “thousands of screen tones, professional drawing and coloring tools, and in depth layout and rendering capabilities”. (They also offer a Debut version for those just getting started.)

Manga Studio EX 4Anime Studio Pro 9

Anime Studio Pro (list price $200) has “an intuitive interface, a visual content library, and powerful features such as a bone rigging system, bitmap to vector conversion, integrated lip-synching, 3D modeling, physics, motion tracking, a character wizard and … advanced animation tools to speed up your workflow.” (There’s a Debut version of that as well.)

The grand prize winner, selected by random draw, will win one copy each of both of these software packages. Four second prize winners will get a copy of one of the programs. To enter, leave a comment telling me what you’d like to make with either version (and which would be your choice if you get second place). Software will be delivered by download, so the contest is open to anyone. A winner will be picked randomly from all entries on Monday, December 24. Happy holidays!


24 Responses to “Win a Copy of Anime Studio Pro 9 or Manga Studio EX 4”

  1. alexis Says:

    i would draw anime

  2. Dave Trumbore Says:

    I would love to have these incredible tools at my disposal in order to take my artwork to the next level.

    I’d prefer the Manga Studio if I’m a runner-up.

  3. Shuk Says:

    Wow, what a great contest!

    I’d finally try my hand at creating some 4-koma manga! :D

    If I win second place, I’d pick Manga Studio.

    Oops, I missed that Manga Studio is mac-only.. I’ll have to change my vote to Anime Studio, then, as I don’t own a Mac.

  4. Joe Palmer Says:

    Yesterday I read some discussion about Manga Studio, sparked in part by Fiona Staples sharing her process for using it in Saga #8 this past Wednesday. It made me curious about the possibilities with my own art. What a great item for a contest!

  5. David Oakes Says:

    I would like to give it to my son (age 13) and see what he can make with it.

    (He would probably prefer Manga, but all we have is PCs.)

  6. Katie Says:

    Manga Studio would be awesome.

  7. Kris Larsen Says:

    My son and daughter would love me forever and then hie themselves away to the computer.

    If I win second place, I’d pick Anime Studio Pro.

  8. clickwhistle Says:

    Everything. Absolutely everything. (I would prefer Manga Studio.)

  9. Alli Says:

    I will draw ALL THE THINGS! ;) and I’d prefer Manga Studio <3

  10. Kaligirl Says:

    I would give it to my daughter because she is very creative and would use it to make wonderful things!

  11. Polar Bear Dad Says:

    Manga, Manga, Manga Studio for my aspiring artist daughter please.

  12. Nick Says:

    For many years i have dabbled in pencil and ink drawings. Would love to jump to the digital realm!

  13. Danio Says:

    would love a copy of manga studio. will like to finally start my dream manga project about high school kids who are actaully fairies. :)

  14. Michael Says:

    I would love a copy of Anime Studio 9 Pro because I am a college student about to enter senior thesis and want to do a 2D animation. Anime Studio is clearly the best option for cutout animation and I have been watching tutorials on how to use it properly. Problem is my free trial is about to expire! Thank you for this opportunity!

  15. Jeff Says:

    I’ve always wanted to do a manga about a lesbian gunslinger who has to save her Native American girlfriend from greedy land barons who are trying to force her tribe off of land they want to develop rail though. Manga Studio would be immensely helpful.

  16. Tara Tallan Says:

    I don’t know much about Anime Studio, but I’ve just recently been hearing about some nice colouring effects that you can do with Manga Studio, so my choice would be that one.

    Happy Holidays to you as well!

  17. Ursula Says:

    as a comics major, i’d get manga studio and try my hand at finally doing that webcomic i’ve been meaning to do

  18. The Artist Says:

    I’d use Manga Studio to create my first comic and Anime Studio Pro to make a short animation film.
    If I get second place my choice would be Anime Studio Pro.

  19. Andy Lee Says:

    I would make a graphic novel, so my preference is manga studio. So many choices for a graphic novel. A super intelligent hamster? A time travel story? A sequel to David Carridine’s Kung Fu?

  20. Kiel West Says:

    I would love to replace the Manga Studio license which I lost due to an exploded hard drive. With it I would immediately draw Gray Gargoyle sitting in a cracked concrete chair as an homage to Akira!

    Then for the Anime program…oh my. I would have to animate a bunch of tiny clowns in a fight.

  21. Thomwade Says:

    Honestly, I would love a copy of the pro-animation to use in family videos (as well as wedding videos). It would be great to expand my capabilities.

  22. Johanna Says:

    Thanks, everyone, for entering! I have emailed the winners with contact information. I must be doing something right, since the random draw worked out with everyone getting their first choice. And thanks, as always, for reading. I couldn’t do this without you.

  23. Johanna Says:

    PS, if you didn’t win, you can buy the software at huge discounts through tomorrow.

  24. Andy Says:

    Excellent! and poser is a great complement to Anime Studio and Manga Studio.

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