Wacom's Intuos Manga Now Shipping in US, November in Canada

Pen and touch tablet works in harmony with included software to create amazing digital characters that can be brought to life

Oct 22, 2013, 08:00 ET from Wacom

VANCOUVER, Wash., Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Wacom®'s Intuos Manga pen and touch tablet ($99 USD), now available at Amazon and Wacom's eStore in the United States and Amazon Canada and Canada Computers'  retail outlets across Canada starting November 1, combines Wacom's renowned pressure-sensitive pen technology with multi-touch gesture support for a natural and comfortable digital workflow that feels like traditional brushes and pencils. Intuos Manga owners will appreciate the access to free downloadable versions of Smith Micro®'s creative software applications - Manga Studio Debut 4 and Anime Studio® Debut 8.

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Manga Studio offers a wealth of tools to create fun and engaging comic art including an integrated color palette, advanced shading options and over 2,300 professional-quality halftones to make any Manga or comic drawing pop. Anime Studio, a 2D animation application, lets artists bring their characters to life with realistic movements. The user-friendly software simplifies animation tasks with its intuitive timeline feature and vector-based functionality. Additionally, Anime Studio works in tandem with the Intuos Manga's multi-touch gesture capabilities, allowing artists to involve their non-dominant hand with scrolling and zooming.

"The Intuos Manga pen and touch tablet is an ideal choice for the budding digital artist who wants to take his or her drawing and animation skills to the next level," said Mike Gay, Vice President of Marketing for Wacom Americas. "Wacom is pleased to be offering such a wonderful and unique solution just in time for the holiday shopping season."

An optional wireless kit ($39 USD) is also available to make the Intuos Manga pen and touch tablet portable and easy to use remotely. Similar to other Wacom pen tablets, the Intuos Manga features four ExpressKeys, offering users a way to customize commonly used shortcut keys and have them within easy reach.

About Wacom
Wacom's vision to bring people and technology closer together through natural interface technologies has made it the world's leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays and other digital interface solutions. The advanced technology of Wacom's intuitive input devices has been used to create some of the most exciting digital art, films, special effects, fashions and designs around the world. Wacom devices provide business and home users with the ability to explore digital content in a comfortable and natural way.

For more information, please contact:

Douglas A. Little
Sr. Public Relations Manager
Wacom Technology Services, Corp.
360-896-9833 x174