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Yesterday, Collavier announced that screenshot sharing functionality will be returning to Comic Workshop through an upcoming patch. The update makes it possible to post images to Miiverse.

Collavier has now sent out a comprehensive follow-up, revealing that adding screenshots to Miiverse was never initially planned to be available. The company also talked about what’s changed to allow for the feature.

You can find Collavier’s full comments below.

Who am I?

My name is Jeremy and I’m taking care of international relations for Collavier on top of being a programmer. The same Jeremy you can see on Miiverse!

What happened with the community?

Firstly, you should know that posting screenshots to Miiverse for Comic Workshop never was planned to be available. The few days of authorized screenshot posting at the software’s release were a mistake.

With the Workshop Gallery (dedicated website for Comic & Painting Workshop) being quite popular in Japan, we’d hope western users would use it as well.

Comic Workshop, an app on the 3DS eShop will be receiving an update on May 14. The update will consist of the return of screenshot sharing according to its publisher, Collavier Corporation. The functionality was removed shortly after the app went live due to inappropriate content that had been shared through the app on Miiverse. There is no information at this time as to why the decision has been made to return the ability of screenshot sharing but we are sure more details are sure to surface. The update will go live on May 14 and will apply to both Europe and North America.


Comic and Painting Workshop users will soon be able to post screenshots on Miiverse, Collavier has confirmed. An update is in the works that will make the functionality possible. A date for the patch’s arrival hasn’t been determined, but it’s “coming soon”.

Collavier’s “Jeremy” wrote in a Miiverse post:


Well, that didn’t last long! Comic Workshop came out on the North American 3DS eShop yesterday, and it included support for Miiverse so that users could post and share comics. Now though, this is no longer possible. Nintendo disabled the feature and sharing comics through Miiverse is a thing of the past.

Why the quick change? One theory is that some members included photos of themselves in their comics. This is naturally a big no-no in Nintendo’s book.


Comic Workshop, Collavier’s 3DS app that allows users to create their own comics/manga, is coming to North America next month. The game’s official website lists a July 17 launch and $7.99 price point. You can find the Comic Workshop page here.

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