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New exclusive font family “Clip Studio Comic” developed by Celsys and Iwata for Clip Studio Paint Ver. 3.0

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March 14, 2024, Tokyo -  Celsys today releases “Clip Studio Comic”, a new font family developed exclusively for Clip Studio Paint Ver. 3.0*1 in collaboration with IWATA CORPORATION. This comic font has a handwritten feel ideal for comics, manga, and webtoons, providing creators with easy access to a commercial-use font for published projects.

Based on characters drawn with Clip Studio Paint brushes, the font balances readability with a  comic print style. The font family comes in four variations (Regular, Bold, Italic, and Bold Italic) and includes four alternate contextual glyphs for each character, which appear in a random order when a character is repeated for a more natural handwritten effect. The font also supports crossbar I, a feature highly requested by comic artists to identify personal pronouns in dialog. Clip Studio Comic is compatible with 27  languages.*2  With the new addition of the Clip Studio Comic font family, creators can use  a professional comic font perfect for expressive comic and manga dialog. 

This new font comes with other text-related improvements to Clip Studio Paint in Version 3.0, including support for OpenType features and writing text in a circle.
More about Clip Studio Paint Ver. 3.0

Clip Studio Paint 
Clip Studio Paint is used by over 35 million people*3 for the creation of illustrations, comics, webtoons, and animations. The app is available on iPad, Android, Windows, macOS, Chromebook, and iPhone, so users can use it on whatever device they own. Clip Studio Paint is supported by illustrators, comic artists, and animators and used by beginners and industry professionals worldwide.

Since its establishment in 1920, Iwata has consistently developed typefaces to meet the needs of the times, such as Iwata Newspaper Typeface, Iwata Mincho Old, Iwata UD Font, and Minna-no-Moji. In recent years, they have developed and marketed a collaboration font with manga artist Tsutomu Nihei, as well as TOA Heavy Industries Font “TOA Heavy Industry” and “TOA Heavy Industries GRUNGE”.
They handle commissioned development projects tailored to customer needs.
Website: https://www.iwatafont.com/en/

*1 “Clip Studio Comic” can be used for free by users of Clip Studio Paint Ver. 3.0
*2 English/Albanian/Basque/Catalonian/Croatian/ Czech/Danish/Dutch/Estonian/Finnish/ French/Galician/German/Hungarian/ Icelandic/Irish/Italian/Latvian/Lithuanian/Maltese/Norwegian/Polish/Portugese/Slovakian/Slovenian/Spanish/Swedish
*3 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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