Joe Wos

Twists, turns and blind alleys: The journey of a master maze maker

Joe admits that his first experiences at this new career were challenging. “I fiddled around with some ideas and frankly my coloring was awful. I lacked the patience, experience and tool skills to take my work to the level it would need to be. Around this time, I had finished my first book and hired a colorist. I was impressed with her work and asked her what tools she used, and she suggested I try a Wacom tablet. It was love at first sight!”

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Creativity Creates a Scare in the Short Film, Ayuda

It all started with a couple of Macbook Pros and a Cintiq… In November of 2017, Director Patrick Mason and crew made the long, tumultuous trek into the cold, dark woods of Front Royal, VA to shoot an independent short film simply titled, Ayuda. The film, which focuses on two day-laborers who are hired to […]

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Behind the Mask

Christiana Broughton unveils the life of a costume designer   Christiana Broughton, a.k.a. Aunum (the Wampanoag Native American Language word for ‘dog’), is a costume designer, illustrator, animal lover, and Halloween aficionado who’s eager to share her creations with the world and along the way, help others convert their concepts and visions into reality through […]

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Wacom Behind the Scenes: Life as a Cartoonist

When people think of Learjets, fast cars and chateaus on the Riviera (are there chateaus on the Riviera?), people often think of not oil barons, but cartoonists. It’s a glamorous life, to be sure. Wacom wanted a behind-the-scenes look at life as a cartoonist, so we asked our friend and professional cartoonist/man-about-town, Jason Chatfield, to […]

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Wacom Pro Pen lineup

Wacom Pro Pen slim Comparison and Review

Our favorite IT security manager and tech reviewer, John Ferry from the YouTube channel Create Now Sleep Later reviews the newest addition to the Wacom Pro Pen lineup – the Wacom Pro Pen slim and compares it to the Pro Pen 2 and Pro Pen 3D.

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Wacom at the Game Developer’s Conference 2019 #GDC2019

The 2019 Game Developer’s Conference (GDC) kicked off yesterday in San Francisco and the Wacom team is already there connecting with developers and artists. Hopefully they’re also learning from all the keynote presentations (don’t party too much, guys). If you’re a game developer or game artist , GDC is the place to be to network, […]

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Artist Alley

Tabling with a Tablet

The artist alley is the unsung highlight of any comic or anime convention. For those of you unfamiliar with them, that’s the part of the sales floor where artists sell prints and crafts—both fanart and their original properties—and take commissions for custom pieces.

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Comic Lab Podcast

Making Comics, and Making a Living From Comics

As comics pros Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett will tell you, cartoonists just work better on a Wacom. These two Eisner-nominated pros have been making a living with their Cintiqs for over a decade, now. And Wacom is proud to partner with them as they share cartooning tips and tricks on their hilarious weekly podcast, ComicLab!  Filled with drawing advice […]

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Start using 3D

3D Tools for Artists: A Basic Primer

3d models can be a crutch that keeps you from learning basic skills, but they can also be a powerful tool to take your art above and beyond what would be traditionally possible. Concept artists have been using them for ages as an integral part of their workflow, but they’re still underutilized in other genres.

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Wacom’s MobileStudio Pro and Adobe Fresco Paint a Pretty Picture

The new digital drawing must-have: MobileStudio Pro 16 combined with the newly launched PC version of Adobe’s painting and drawing application, Fresco. The artists we’ve talked to are loving Fresco’s watercolor capabilities and all of the ways the Wacom Pro Pen 2 technology enhances the Fresco experience. Wacom and Adobe share a long history of […]

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Switching seamlessly between the real world and the virtual one

For the Sydney-based market-leading studio StartVR , incorporating the newest Wacom Cintiq Pro into their workflow was a game-changer. The Cintiq replaced 5 or 6 different devices, from tablet to VR headset and allows for an immersive experience that reduced or eliminated many distractions.

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Wacom Intuos Pro

Digital Painting Tips and Tech from Artist Jeremy Sutton

Wacom had a chance to talk with digital painting pioneer, Jeremy Sutton, about the tech he uses to create his masterpieces. Sutton has found himself painting luminaries such as Richard Branson and performers from renowned groups such as Cirque du Soleil with his Intuos Pro. We asked Sutton about the tools he uses for his […]

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Wacom and Best Buy Kit Out Centers for Teens

Around the country, teens are getting hands-on with the technology that helps fuel their passion for creativity at Best Buy Teen Tech Centers. These tech centers are filled with premium tech tools, such as the Wacom Cintiq Pro 24 and Wacom Intuos, and present an opportunity for teens to experiment and produce work that often […]

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Wacom Discount

I Spy a New Online Store for Wacom and Upcoming Deals

Wacom’s eStore has that new website smell! We sequestered a team in a large conference room with nothing but cereal bars, cashews and some extremely large sticky notes to put together a brand new eStore, which is optimized for mobile and makes searching Wacom products that much easier. And it’s the place to find financing […]

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What is the best tablet when working from home

Which Wacom is Best for Working from Home?

The Wacom crew is a lucky bunch: we get to work with you fabulous artists every day. And we also do a fair bit of working remotely, whether that’s from home or from various secret spots in the actual office. All of us carry a Wacom device with us wherever we go so we have […]

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Bring Color and Texture to 3D Sculpting with Wacom Cintiq and the Substance suite

Limited time only: get six months of Substance suite when you purchase a Wacom Cintiq 16 or a Wacom Cintiq 22. The (creative) devil is in the details. When creating a new building, product or game character, designers and artists who want to draw attention to the details turn to the Substance suite for the finest texturing and material authoring capabilities. In fact, the […]

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Artist Resources: So Your Con Was Cancelled

This article needs no introduction. As of this writing, every major comics and anime convention in the US for the rest of March has been cancelled or postponed, and about half through April. Both this and the prospect of even stricter quarantines can be devastating to professional artists, most of whom are self-employed and many […]

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The STAEDTLER Noris Digital Pencil Makes its Mark

Pick up the STAEDTLER Noris digital pencil and it looks and feels like the real, graphite-filled thing.  Start using it with the Wacom One and a natural media experience comes to life.  Suddenly you’re writing, sketching and drawing with that true pencil-on-paper feel.  How can a digital device like this offer so much control, comfort […]

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working from home

9 Tips for Working at Home for Artists

Our current global situation is unprecedented, and we’re each trying to figure out how to adapt to the new normal. We all face similar challenges; how to stay healthy while still getting groceries, staying connected with our family and friends, and planning our day to day with limited resources for however long our self-isolation lasts.

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Quarantined Creative

Productivity tips for the quarantined creative

“Stuck inside! It’s the dream of all introverts: never having to venture out and interact with the real world. I think many of us forget that we usually choose to not interact with the outside world, we’re rarely forced to not interact because of exceedingly dire circumstances, like, you know, a worldwide pandemic, visiting relatives or other natural disaster.

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