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Music to Your Eyes by thecartooncynic Music to Your Eyes :iconthecartooncynic:thecartooncynic 1 0 Super Vegito by thecartooncynic Super Vegito :iconthecartooncynic:thecartooncynic 5 0 The Bluenecks Bebop by thecartooncynic The Bluenecks Bebop :iconthecartooncynic:thecartooncynic 1 0 humble tree by thecartooncynic humble tree :iconthecartooncynic:thecartooncynic 0 0 This is Halloween: Max and Beckula  by thecartooncynic This is Halloween: Max and Beckula :iconthecartooncynic:thecartooncynic 1 1 Untitled by thecartooncynic Untitled :iconthecartooncynic:thecartooncynic 2 0 Social by thecartooncynic Social :iconthecartooncynic:thecartooncynic 0 0 Virtual Girlfriend by thecartooncynic Virtual Girlfriend :iconthecartooncynic:thecartooncynic 1 0 Advert Banner by thecartooncynic Advert Banner :iconthecartooncynic:thecartooncynic 1 2 Just Right by thecartooncynic Just Right :iconthecartooncynic:thecartooncynic 0 0 MANA by thecartooncynic MANA :iconthecartooncynic:thecartooncynic 3 1 Vampiroge by thecartooncynic Vampiroge :iconthecartooncynic:thecartooncynic 1 1 Plot-twist-asaurusRex by thecartooncynic Plot-twist-asaurusRex :iconthecartooncynic:thecartooncynic 2 0 Live Long... by thecartooncynic Live Long... :iconthecartooncynic:thecartooncynic 5 0 My first cintiq art by thecartooncynic My first cintiq art :iconthecartooncynic:thecartooncynic 0 0 Fantasi Fan art by thecartooncynic Fantasi Fan art :iconthecartooncynic:thecartooncynic 3 0



For the past 7 months I have been using Manga Studio 5, I highly recommend this program in combination with Frenden Brushes. When I bought it I had every intention on buying the MS 5 EX, but at the time I did NOT feel like dropping $300 on it at first, so I decided to buy the standard Manga Studio 5 (This has no story feature which let's you organize you manga pages into a specific folder, a feature I used a lot with Manga Studio 4). Then I would upgrade to EX for $100. SO I decide to do this exact thing and when I went to upgrade 7 months and 30 plus comics later. Smith Micro no longer sells the digital download of Manga, it's a new program (I know it's re branded, let me finish), Clip studio Paint?????

SO, as every person that took an extended power nap at 1pm then wakes up at 6pm wondering what the hell the day is, I was confused... I have always been skeptical of companies that re brand their product, but Clip Studio isn't even Smith Micro's product, it's completely different company, and Clip Studio looks and handles exactly like Manga Studio 5... It's that same program, thank ASS there's no learning curve but that's not what irritates me about it, being the same F#%$ing program, no, what pisses me off is...I have to re set ALL of my presets! My custom format for The Bluenecks and my other comic project, and the color palettes I set up for my characters, I have to put that shit in AGAIN! The templates I made for the strips, gotta remake those.

Oh, once you install Clip Studio, the Manga Studio executable launches Clip Studio.

The Programs are the exact SAME
My presets, Templates, and Palettes need to be RE ENTERED
No learning curve if you're a MS5 veterin

My advice, see if amazon has the digital version of EX, or make sure to export your presets and templates BEFORE installing Clip Studio Paint
There is nothing new, it is the EXACT SAME. (Never type angry kids)


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Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
My name is Erick, I am a software, really.

I am an accomplished artist, whether it be in 3D or 2D, I get great enjoyment out of it. Being fluent with coding and artistry, I have a neat little combination of not only building websites, but decorating them with graphics I've made myself.

I am a Nerd and damn proud of it and I do not forsake my nerdom <== (THAT'S NOT A WORD!)

My humor? hmmm... Self referential, intellectual, Sarcastic, freaky and weird. My philosophy is, if it makes me laugh and I enjoy it, chances are other people will. I am NOT politically correct.

I'm adding a music paragraph because, in order to really understand an artist/comedian/software engineer/awesome dude ;). Understand the music they listen to (I am implying NOTHING, I am fully aware that a 32 year old Man could listen to Death Metal and be drawing My Little Pony, try to get that thought out of your head ;) you're welcome!)
Some of my favorite artists are Aerosmith, AC/DC, Daft Punk (btw, I liked Daft Punk before Tron legacy made them cool! :P ) Deadmou5, Krewella (WHAT Dubstep?!?) even Skrillex (from time to time). Empire of the Sun, M83, Weird Al Yankovik and Flight of the Conchords

Why am I here?

I am here to share my comic strip with fellow artists and creatives that will have the balls to tell me that my drawings suck. "The critics are our best teachers" Plus the artwork here I could peruse for hours, which I have :)

About the comic strip, it is called The BLUE-NECKS, the website is My comic is about a interracial family, the Powers family (make your "Adams Family" joke here), The Father is an Alien form another planet, and the Mother is Human, and their four children each as rambunctious as the other.

I update the comic every Monday, you can like the facebook page at If you like The Bluenecks, please feel free to spread the word to friends and family.

What do I see in my future?
The success of my Comic and an animated web series based on the comic.
Looking to advance my career as a SharePoint UI/UX designer

Please enjoy my comics and my humor!


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AlpharieArtist Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should upload your Odessa fanart! :heart:
FitzOblong Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
Thanks for the :+fav:´s . :w00t:
KittyKorkoza33 Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the favourite! :D 
KHAN-04 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav :happybounce:
Veronikash Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Thanks for the faves ^_^
FitzOblong Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Thanks for the :+fav:  . :icondancingtardplz:
thousandfoldart Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave, friend!
Maleiva Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the fave ;D
Dendo00 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for watching 
chinese-cutes Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
By the way, thank you so much for liking the cartoon " Season's Greetings " as a favorite.

I was wondering...if you don't mind, could you like the FB page too...if you have FB?   or if you prefer Tumblr  or Twitter ?
I hope you have a nice day ^_^
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