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Clip Studio Paint and Tapas Present Webcomic Art Challenge

December 4, 2023, Tokyo – Illustration, comic, webcomic, and animation app Clip Studio Paint is teaming up with mobile comics platform Tapas to present the Webcomic Art Challenge from December 5, 2023, to January 16, 2024. A total of 20 winners will receive prizes including Clip Studio Paint EX licenses for creating artwork and Tapas Ink points for purchasing webcomics to read on the Tapas app.

Webcomic Art Challenge

Open to artists of all levels, the Webcomic Art Challenge includes both a coloring category and a “Draw This In Your Style (DTIYS)” category, with three themes for each category. Artists can join the contest by posting their entry on X (previously Twitter) or Instagram with the contest hashtag #TapasArtChallenge2023. The top three winners in the DTIYS category will receive a 12-month license for Clip Studio Paint EX, the higher grade of the app with extra features for creating webcomics. 

During the event, up to 300 entrants can also apply for a free Clip Studio Paint DEBUT license (12 months, one device) to create their illustration. This grade of the app includes basic illustration tools for first-time digital artists.  

Celsys will continue to sponsor comic and arts events with the aim of supporting comic art creators worldwide.  

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About Tapas Entertainment
Tapas Entertainment is a leading digital publishing platform for webcomics and webnovels in North America. With a full-service suite of businesses, Tapas is a talent incubator, publisher, producer, and distributor for both independent creators and established storytellers, reaching more than nine million registered users.

Tapas website: https://tapas.io/
Tapas X account: https://twitter.com/tapas_app
Tapas Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tapas_app

About Clip Studio Paint
Clip Studio Paint is used by over 30 million people* for the creation of illustrations, comics, webtoons, and animations. The app is available on Windows, macOS, iPad, iPhone, Android, and Chromebook, so creators can use it on whatever device they own. Known for its natural drawing feel and plentiful features, Clip Studio Paint is supported by illustrators, comic artists, and animators, and used by beginners and industry professionals alike.

Clip Studio Paint

*Includes free trial users and downloads of the iPad, iPhone, Galaxy, Android, and Chromebook versions.

About CELSYS, Inc.
Celsys, with a mission of “Creating a more passionate world,” provides solutions for creative activities through online Clip Studio services and Clip Studio Paint drawing app for illustration, manga, webtoon, and animation production. Celsys supports people all over the world to enjoy creating more and all the experiences that come with it.


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