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COMIC BOOK PROS UNITE TO SALUTE AND INSPIRE IN FEMME MAGNIFIQUE!

30 short stories celebrate women who crack ceilings, take names, and change the game.

Crafted by writers and artists who have been inspired by 30 trailblazers of yesterday and today, FEMME MAGNIFIQUE features stories about women from the worlds of pop music, politics, art, and science. From astronauts and archaeologists to muckrakers and mathematicians, FEMME MAGNIFIQUE will stimulate and educate.

Originally conceived by Shelly Bond, former Executive Editor of Vertigo Comics, Bond explains that “the idea came about immediately after the election. It was the perfect time to take a missed opportunity for women and channel our collective energy into something insightful, full of positivity, that we can pass on to future generations. FEMME MAGNIFIQUE is a graphic novel anthology designed to salute not only the fearless women who toppled the status quo, but also the outstanding writers and artists who infuse their personal stories of ambition and discovery onto the comic book page.”

Along with Shelly Bond, FEMME MAGNIFIQUE’s stories are being curated by Hi-Fi Colour Design founders Kristy Miller and Brian Miller. The husband-and-wife team are no strangers to working with top-tier talent in the comic book industry. Kristy tells us, “We have been lucky enough to work with amazing creators for years, and now we have this opportunity to come together and showcase women in a variety of ways. It takes the support of both men and women to help move women to the forefront, their rightful, equal place.”

 

THE CREATIVE TEAM

FEMME MAGNIFIQUE is being created by acclaimed and best-selling comic book writers and artists including:

  • Michael and Laura Allred (iZombie, Madman),
  • David Barnett (Calling Major Tom, The Guardian)
  • Marguerite Bennett (Animosity, InSEXts)
  • Corinna Bechko (Star Wars, Invisible Republic),
  • Aditya Bidikar (The Skeptics),
  • Philip Bond (Kill Your Boyfriend, The Invisibles),
  • Tamra Bonvillain Doom Patrol, Moon Girl, Devil Dinosaur),
  • Chuck Brown (Rotten Apple),
  • Paige Braddock (Jane’s World, Stinky Cecil),
  • Mark Buckingham (Fables) and Irma Page,
  • Mike Carey (Lucifer, The Girl with All the Gifts),
  • Cecil Castellucci (Moving Target: A Princess Leia Adventure, Shade, The Plain Janes),
  • Elsa Charretier (Harley Quinn),
  • Johnnie Christmas (Angel Catbird),
  • Jamie Coe (Art Schooled),
  • Tyler Crook (Harrow County),
  • Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven, Doctor Who),
  • Kelly Sue DeConnick (Bitch Planet, Pretty Deadly),
  • Ming Doyle (Girl Over Paris, The Kitchen),
  • Chynna Clugston-Flores (Blue Monday)
  • Kelly Fitzpatrick (Shade, the Changing Girl, Bitch Planet),
  • Chynna Clugston-Flores (Blue Monday, Lumberjanes/Gotham Academy Crossover),
  • Tess Fowler (Rat Queens),
  • Tee Franklin (Nailbiter: The Outfit, Love Is Love)
  • Karrie Fransman (Death of An Artist, The House that Groaned),
  • Kieron Gillen (Star Wars: Darth Vader, The Wicked + The Divine),
  • Che Grayson (Rigamo)
  • Sanford Greene (Power Man Iron Fist),
  • Peter Gross (Lucifer, The Unwritten),
  • Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets),
  • Betsy Houlton (New York Daily News),
  • Megan Hutchison (Rockstars),
  • Tini Howard (The Skeptics),
  • Lucy Knisley (Relish, Something New),
  • Eugenia Koumaki (Womanthology),
  • Teddy Kristiansen (It’s A Bird, The Sandman),
  • Alisa Kwitney (Token, Convergence: Batgirl, Till the Fat Lady Sings)
  • Sonny Liew (The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye, Doctor Fate),
  • Shawn Martinbrough (Luke Cage Noir, Thief of Thieves),
  • Shawn McManus (Fables, The Sandman)
  • Leah Moore (Albion),
  • Kristy Miller (Birds of Prey),
  • Brian Miller (Harley Quinn, Star Wars, Ziggy Stardust),
  • Hope Nicholson (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls),
  • Laurie Penny (The Guardian),
  • Rori! (100 Women/100 Days) and Gibson Twist (Pictures of You),
  • Jim Rugg (Street Angel, The Plain Janes),
  • Steven T. Seagle (It’s A Bird, Big Hero 6)
  • Paula 7bergen (Window Pains, contributor to Bust),
  • Alison Sampson (Winnebago Graveyard, Jessica Jones),
  • Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin),
  • Gail Simone (Batgirl, Clean Room),
  • Jill Thompson (Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, Scary Godmother),
  • Matt Wagner (Grendel),
  • Gerard Way (Doom Patrol, My Chemical Romance)
  • Maris Wicks (Science Comics),
  • Annie Wu (Black Canary)
  • Ron Wimberly (Prince of Cats),
  • Marley Zarcone (Shade, the Changing Girl)
  • and more to be announced…

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ABOUT FEMME MAGNIFIQUE

FEMME MAGNIFIQUE is a 100+ page full-color, hardcover graphic novel anthology delivering 30 short stories about powerful women throughout history and in the here and now.

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ABOUT THE CURATORS

SHELLY BOND has been driven to edit, crush deadlines and innovate since 1988. To date she has edited 950+ comic books and graphic novels by international superstars and novices. She wields red pens and tap shoes with equal aplomb.

KRISTY and BRIAN MILLER are the founders of Hi-Fi Colour Design and the authors of several art instruction books including Hi-Fi Color for Comics. Kristy is an archaeologist, college instructor, and runs the business aspects of Hi-Fi. In addition to his duties as creative director and a comic book color artist at Hi-Fi, Brian is also an illustrator of officially licensed pop-culture propaganda posters.

FEMME MAGNIFIQUE © & ™ 2017 Hi-Fi Colour Design, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Press Contact: femmemagnifique@hifidesign.com

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Star Wars artist Brian Miller to appear at EPCOT International Festival of the Arts

2017 brings a a brand new event to Walt Disney World. The Epcot International Festival of the Arts debuts in January and will be a trifecta of global masterpieces: combining visual, culinary and performing arts for six colorful weekends. The International Festival of the Arts combines three things guests love most about theme park festivals for six weekends of international cuisine, Disney-inspired art and Broadway performances.

Star Wars artist Brian Miller will be appearing Friday – Sunday, January 27 – 30, at the ACME Archives pop-up gallery in World Showcase between Morocco and France. Brian will be signing and personalizing Star Wars artwork for guest and will be available to chat about his art style and techniques as well as sharing his love for Star Wars with you. Maybe you’ll even find those Droids you’ve been looking for.

 

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The Epcot International Festival of the Arts will run Fridays through Mondays, and unveil brand new art each week. That means, you’ll want to return each weekend for an original experience.

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Star Wars Celebration Art Show

Star Wars Celebration Art Show Talent Selected!

For this year’s Star Wars Celebration, which comes to the Orange County Convention Center on April 13-16, more talented Star Wars artists than ever before were considered for inclusion in the Celebration Art Show, one of the event’s most popular features. To qualify, artists must have previously created Star Wars artwork for Lucasfilm or for a Lucasfilm licensee. Though each was well-established and highly-regarded in the Star Wars community, a select number had to be chosen to keep the Art Show at Celebration a reasonable size.

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To answer the challenge of selecting a limited number of artists from such a large, capable field, Lucasfilm’s Celebration team brought together an A-list of Lucasfilm talent, including experts in Star Wars characters and continuity, to do the judging. While the competition was fierce, a final set of artists were selected to participate in the 2017 Celebration Art Show – a big congratulations to the following artists!!

 

 

Brian Miller and legendary sci-fi illustrator Joe Corroney will be teaming up once again for Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Stay tuned for the reveal of their exclusive Star Wars celebration artwork as well pre-order info!

 

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Brian Miller & Joe Corroney share a phot with an excited fan dressed as Princess Leia at Star Wars Celebration Europe… what surprises do he and Joe Corroney have in store for Star Wars Celebration Orlando?

 

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Hi-Fi booth & panels at Tucson Comic-Con 2017

Hi-Fi’s Brian & Kristy Miller will be appearing as a guest at Tucson Comic-Con November 4th, 5th, & 6th, 2016.

You will find all things Hi-Fi at Booth #710

  • Bring all your Hi-Fi colored comic books to be signed!
  • Learn about the art of comic book coloring and our art instruction book, Hi-Fi Color for Comics
  • Portfolio Reviews for aspiring comic book colorists
  • Art prints for sale
  • Brian will be accepting a limited number of hand drawn sketch commissions too!

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You will also find Brian & Kristy on the following 5 panels:

PANEL 1

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The title might be shocking but the truth is there is a lot more to creating comics than just drawing! Comics are a collaborative medium with writers, artists, colorists, letters, designers, editors and more. Learn how you can break into comics even if drawing isn’t your strong suit!

Artistic Ability Not Required (Ways to break into the comic industry)
Saturday, November 5th 11:30 AM
Panel Room: Greenlee Room (Creating Comics)

PANEL 2

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Learn how the iPad is used to create comic books at Tucson Comic-Con and see comic book art pencils, inks, & colors come to life on the  iPad!

 The iPad has transformed the way you read comics but did you know you can create comic art on the iPad too? See a comic book character come to life as Hi-Fi’s Brian Miller (Doctor Who) and Kristy Miller (SpongeBob Comics) demonstrate step-by-step how to pencil, ink, and color comics on the iPad. Learn the basic tools and techniques including which apps and stylus pens work best and how you too can transform your iPad into a portable art studio. Q&A session.

Creating Comics with the iPad at Tucson Comic-Con
Saturday, November 5th 4:30 PM
Panel Room: Greenlee Room (Creating Comics)

NOTE: This panel is FREE to all TCC attendees.

Fans are welcome to bring their own iPads too! Draw and paint with us live. We’ll be using the following apps: Sketchbook, Adobe Draw, Procreate and demoing a few others if time permits like Graphic, AnyFont, and Comic Book! All demos will be on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil but you can use any iPad, Android, or Windows tablet you like.

PANEL 3

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Learn how comic books are colored live with Hi-Fi’s Brian & Kristy Miller at Tucson Comic-Con.

Nearly every print and digital comic is in full color but do you know how your favorite comic books are colored? Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi’s Brian Miller (Harley Quinn & Her Gang of Harleys) and Kristy Miller (Scooby Apocalypse) demonstrate the step-by-step transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn the basics of flatting, rendering, color holds, and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips. Q&A session.

PLUS! A special sneak peek at Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2016.

Creating Comics with the iPad at Tucson Comic-Con
Saturday, November 5th 5:30 PM
Panel Room: Greenlee Room (Creating Comics)

NOTE: This panel is FREE to all TCC attendees.

PANEL 4

How To Create Comics

Learn from professional comic creators what it takes to successfully collaborate and work towards the collective goal of releasing a unique story. This panel will discuss how writers and artists both work together, as well as solo.

How To Create Comics II: Words & Pictures, A Relationship
Sunday, November 6th 12:30 – 1:20 PM
Panel Room: Greenlee Room (Creating Comics)

PANEL 5

Comics to film

Come join the OCCUPANTS feature film and comic book tie-in cast and crew, who will show you behind the scenes clips and a short segment of the movie itself. Then, they will take questions from you! Starring Star Trek’s Robert Picardo.

“Occupants” Feature Film and Comic Book Tie-in
Sunday, November 6th 1:30 PM
Panel Room: Gila Room (From the Screen)

 

 More information available at tucsoncomic-con.com

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Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2016 SOLD-OUT!

Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2016 is SOLD-OUT! Registration is now closed. Thank you to everyone who registered, we are going to have an amazing Boot Camp experience in November. If you were not able to register this year please stay tuned for announcements regarding future iPad and Comic Coloring Boot Camp events.

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Hi-Fi at Long Beach Comic Con 2016

Hi-Fi’s Brian Miller will be appearing as a guest at Long Beach Comic Con September 17th & 18th, 2016.

Brian will be signing, sketching, and selling prints at:
Artist Alley at table D1

You will also find Brian on the following panels:

The Star Wars Perspectives

Saturday 3:00p.m. – 4:00p.m. in the Danger Room (s1)

Join Greg Weisman (Star Wars Rebels), Craig Miller (Director of Fan Relations for Lucas lm from 1977–1980), Brian Miller (Star Wars artist), and Mike Mayhew (Star Wars comic book artist) as they discuss the different aspects of Star Wars that they have been involved in. Unique perspectives and experiences are brought to the table in this can’t-miss panel! Q&A to follow.

MakeComics: Coloring like A Pro

Saturday 5:30p.m. – 6:30p.m. in the Creators Lab (s5)

Brian Miller from Hi-Fi and Beth Sotelo from Aspen Comics discuss how you can take coloring comics to the next level! Learn tips and tricks from two of the best colorists in the industry! Q&A to follow.

‘Occupants’ Feature Film and Comic Book Tie-in

Sunday 2:30p.m. – 4:00p.m. in the Final Frontier (s6) )

‘Occupants’ Feature Film and Comic Book Tie-in
Come join the OCCUPANTS feature lm and comic book tie-in cast and crew who will show behind the scenes clips and a short segment of the movie itself, and then take questions from you! Starring STAR TREK’s Robert Picardo, OCCUPANTS is about a young couple who shot a “Clean Living” documentary, and by setting up cameras all over their house to document this, their cameras capture a “parallel” version
of themselves from another dimension, with horri c interactive results. And the comic book tie-in is drawn by DC/Marvel Comics Artist Dave Beaty. Go to WWW. OCCUPANTSTHEMOVIE.COM for more information!

More information at longbeachcomiccon.com

 

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Learn how comic books are colored at Kansas City Comic Con

Learn how comic books are colored live with Hi-Fi’s Brian & Kristy Miller at Kansas City Comic-Con.

Nearly every print and digital comic is in full color but do you know how your favorite comic books are colored? Learn about the creative art of comic book coloring as Hi-Fi’s Brian Miller (Harley Quinn & Her Gang of Harleys) and Kristy Miller (Scooby Apocalypse) demonstrate the step-by-step transformation of a comic book page from black and white to full color. Learn the basics of flatting, rendering, color holds, and special effects, along with top digital coloring tips. Q&A session. Room: 2502

PLUS! A special sneak peek at Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2016.

San Diego Comic-Con International
Saturday, August 13th from Noon – 1 PM
Panel Room: 2502 (How-To)

NOTE: This panel is FREE to all KCCC attendees.

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Learn how the iPad is used to create comic books at Kansas City Comic-Con

Learn how the iPad is used to create comic books at Kansas City Comic-Con and see comic book art pencils, inks, & colors come to life on the  iPad!

 The iPad has transformed the way you read comics but did you know you can create comic art on the iPad too? See a comic book character come to life as Hi-Fi’s Brian Miller (Doctor Who) and Kristy Miller (SpongeBob Comics) demonstrate step-by-step how to pencil, ink, and color comics on the iPad. Learn the basic tools and techniques including which apps and stylus pens work best and how you too can transform your iPad into a portable art studio. Q&A session. Room: 2502

Kansas City Comic Con
Sunday, August 14th from Noon-1 PM
Panel Room: 2502 (How-To)

NOTE: This panel is FREE to all KCCC attendees.

Fans are welcome to bring their own iPads too! Draw and paint with us live. We’ll be using the following apps: Sketchbook, Adobe Draw, Procreate and demoing a few others if time permits like Graphic, AnyFont, and Comic Book! All demos will be on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil but you can use any iPad, Android, or Windows tablet you like.

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Star Wars Celebration Europe MAP & Programming Schedule

Star Wars Celebration Europe is July 15-17 at ExCeL Exhibition Center.

Programming Schedule for Joe Corroney & Brian Miller:

FRIDAY, JULY 15th

  • ALL DAY: Meet Star Wars artists Joe Corroney & Brian Miller at Booth S510
  • 11:30: Drawing BB-8 & Friends with Brian Miller in the Family Area

SATURDAY, JULY 16th

  • ALL DAY: Meet Star Wars artists Joe Corroney & Brian Miller at Booth S510

SUNDAY, JULY 17th

  • ALL DAY: Meet Star Wars artists Joe Corroney & Brian Miller at Booth S510
  • 10:30: Build a Rolling Paper BB-8 Droid with Brian Miller in the Family Area
  • Noon – 2:00: Take Action Now art debut & signing with Brian Miller at ACME Archives booth S117
  • 5:00: Star Wars Celebration Europe closing ceremonies

Joe Corroney and Brian Miller will both be signing and sketching at Booth S510 all weekend. Take a look at some Brian Miller’s work below.

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The ExCeL Exhibition Center is divided into two halls… North and South. The Art of Joe Corroney and Brian Miller can be found in the South hall, booth S510.

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Joe Corroney will have a variety of artwork available from The X-Files, Star Trek, and of course Star Wars, including rare exclusive prints from previous Star Wars Celebration events.

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Learn how the iPad is used to create comic books at San Diego Comic-Con

Learn how the iPad is used to create comic books at San Diego Comic-Con and see comic book art pencils, inks, & colors come to life on the  iPad!

 The iPad has transformed the way you read comics but did you know you can create comic art on the iPad too? See a comic book character come to life as Hi-Fi’s Brian Miller (Doctor Who) and Kristy Miller (SpongeBob Comics) demonstrate step-by-step how to pencil, ink, and color comics on the iPad. Learn the basic tools and techniques including which apps and stylus pens work best and how you too can transform your iPad into a portable art studio. Q&A session. Room: 30CDE

San Diego Comic-Con International
Friday, July 22nd from 4 – 5 PM
Panel Room: 30CDE

NOTE: This panel is FREE to all SDCC attendees.

Fans are welcome to bring their own iPads too! Draw and paint with us live. We’ll be using the following apps: Sketchbook, Adobe Draw, Procreate and demoing a few others if time permits like Graphic, AnyFont, and Comic Book! All demos will be on iPad Pro with Apple Pencil but you can use any iPad, Android, or Windows tablet you like.

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