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October 12, 2016

Swipe Stuido Creative Challenge at Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con


Every year, Stan Lee hosts his own convention in Los Angeles, formerly titled Comikaze. On September 28th, a decision was made official that would rename the Comikaze to be more specific to the city it's held in, thus the new name of Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con. Taking place on October 28th-30th at the Los Angeles Convention Center, L.A. Comic Con will enter it's 6th year. Hoping to surpass the estimated 75000 fans that attended in 2015, one of this years sponsors, SWIPE, is launching the Swipe Studio Creative Challenge at Stan Lee's LA Comic Con. This challenge is geared towards creators, designers, animators and artists, who will have the tools to create media-rich digital content for touch enabled devices, all while using the SWIPE program.

The following is from the Press Release:
LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK/TOKYO (October 7, 2016) – Swipe – the eagerly-anticipated fully-integrated design platform for consumers and professionals alike – has launched the first-ever SWIPE STUDIO CREATIVE CHALLENGE aimed at saluting the best in designs utilizing the groundbreaking Swipe Studio platform.   

The brainchild of software genius Satoshi Nakajima – the engineering architect responsible for Windows 95 and Windows 98 along with Internet Explorer versions 3 and 4 – Swipe empowers everyone from consumers to creators to easily animate everything from emails to digital comics with media-rich digital elements and make use of animation, video, vector graphics as well as full audio for voice, music and sound effects on tablets and smartphones. Created to take full advantage of today’s touch-enabled smartphone and tablet technology, Swipe eliminates the need for complex programming typically required to build animation or other forms of design content.  As a result, creators, designers, animators and artists have the tools to create media-rich animated digital content for consumption via touch-enabled devices including smartphones, tablets and touch-enabled set-top-boxes, such as iPhone and Apple TV. 

Two separate awards will be given out by Swipe to creator applicants, including:
-          The Satoshi Nakajima Award – Named after the architect of the Swipe program, this award recognizes the best and most innovative use of Swipe Studio’s smart media expressions, such as light, explosion, smoke, and other techniques.
-          The Neal Adams Award – Named after legendary comic book artist and U.S. Swipe media spokesman Neal Adams, this award honors the best and most creative overall concept utilizing Swipe Studio, such as photo/video album/screen in graphic arts, animated graphic art character sing/dance in photo frame, etc.

Design applications are being accepted now through Wednesday November 18.  The winners will be announced Wednesday November 30.   Select applicants for both award categories will be showcased at the Swipe Booth at Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con throughout the convention which takes place October 28-30 at the Los Angeles Convention center.

The two award winners will receive substantial global exposure for their design works, including visibility on Swipie, the platform’s consumer application designed to share creative content), as well as media announcements and future Swipe conferences and exhibitions.  In addition, select awards applicants will participate in the Swipe and Neal Adams panel sessions taking place during Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con.

“Through the Swipe Studio Creative Challenge, talented creators will become famous overnight for their submitted works,” said Satoshi Nakajima.  “We are excited to unveil our first-ever competition and look forward to honoring the best designer applicants during Stan Lee’s Los Angeles Comic Con.”

To submit design works, please download Swipe Studio at Apple Store (https://itunes.apple.com/app/swipe-studio/id1148461767?ls=1&mt=8 )  Application form and all Rules and Regulations can be found by visiting http://www.swipe.net/creative_challenge_2016/.

About Swipe, Inc.
Headquartered in Tokyo, Swipe, Inc. is the parent company for Swipe™, an open source platform embedding the full range of visual and audio media into digital documents for smartphones, tablets and other touch-screen devices.  Swipe, Inc. Founder-Chief Technology Officer Satoshi Nakajima is recognized industry-wide as the lead engineer and architect of Windows 95 and Windows 98 which he created during his tenure with Microsoft.  Visit Swipe, Inc. online at http://www.Swipe.net/.

With L.A. Comic Con fast approaching, tickets are still available for purchase online through the Stan Lee's Los Angeles Comic Con website. Keep in mind that Friday Preview Night is purely for making purchases and no panels or autograph sessions will take place, with the exception of Stan Lee who will be signing all three days.