Microsoft has been running a series of long-form promotional videos for the Surface Pro 3 tablet in the past few months. The latest such clip shows how the 12-inch tablet is being used by DC Comics artist Francis Manapul.
Manapul, who was born in the Philippines, says in the video that his parents helped him learn English by giving him comic books to read. Now he has drawn, and in some cases written or co-written, major comics for DC, including Legion of Super Heroes, Flash and Detective Comics. The video shows how he creates art digitally on the Surface Pro 3, and Manapul says he's able to take the tablet with him to draw outside his studio if he feels the need to get some additional inspiration. He can also continue to work if he's on a plane or sitting on his couch at home.
Manapul says in the video that using the Surface Pro 3 as a drawing tool didn't change his art style, but the tablet did adapt to work within his established technique. By the way, one of his next big projects is an Aquaman: Year One graphic novel, which he is both writing and drawing and will be released in 2016.
Source: Surface (YouTube)