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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.

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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 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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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 comic books are colored at San Diego Comic Con

Learn how comic books are colored live with Hi-Fi’s Brian & Kristy Miller at San Diego 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: 30CDE

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

San Diego Comic-Con International
Thursday, July 21st from 2 – 3 PM
Panel Room: 30CDE

NOTE: This panel is FREE to all SDCC attendees.

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Not able to attend Star Wars Celebration Europe? Sign up for the wait list below and be notified when Star Wars Celebration Europe exclusive illustrations by Joe Corroney & Brian Miller are available for purchase. Use the Force and don’t miss your chance to own these Celebration exclusives!

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Star Wars Celebration Europe Exclusive Artwork

Are you attending Star Wars Celebration Europe in London? If so you can pre-order this exclusive Star Wars art for a limited time.

Legendary sci-fi illustrator Joe Corroney and Hi-Fi’s own Brian Miller were chosen to create two new illustrations for the Star Wars Celebration art show. Lucasfilm is making a limited number of prints available exclusively to Celebration attendees. To ensure you get these two prints you will need to pre-order in advance. The way it works is simple.

  • Pre-Order open at Noon on June 20th – July 1st at the links below.

  • Pick-up your prints at Star Wars Celebration Europe July 15 – 17 at booth no. S510 (South Hall 510)

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“Order”
illustration by Joe Corroney

18″ x 24″ lithograph print

Order here: http://bit.ly/swcelimited

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“Blast the Resistance”
by Hi-Fi’s Brian Miller for Oktopolis

18″ x 26″ lithograph printed on heavy card stock

Order here: http://bit.ly/swceexclusive

Hurry pre-orders end July 1st and these illustrations return to a galaxy far, far away…

Artwork ™ & © Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved. Used under authorization.

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Not able to attend Star Wars Celebration Europe? Sign up for the wait list below and be notified when Star Wars Celebration Europe exclusive illustrations by Joe Corroney & Brian Miller are available for purchase.

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Pursue your passion at Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2016

UPDATE — Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2016 is SOLD-OUT! Registration is now closed. 
Stay tuned for announcements regarding future iPad and Comic Coloring Boot Camp events.

Looking to level up your comic coloring skills?
Or maybe you’re seeking a career change that gives you more free time and flexibility?

Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp is the most comprehensive and career-enhancing digital coloring workshop you will find. It’s a one-stop-shop for everything you need to start creating professional comic pages that engage viewers and ultimately land you more paying projects!

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Beginner to Advanced Photoshop coloring over 3 intensive days:

  • Setting up Adobe Photoshop for coloring success
  • Flat color
  • Intro to the Creative Coloring Process
  • Light & Shadow
  • Color theory for visual storytelling
  • Basic color rendering
  • Exploring color styles
  • Advanced color renderng
  • Pro tips, tricks, and techniques
  • Color Holds
  • Special Effects
  • Color separations
  • Plus portfolio review and feedback on the final day
  • Certificate of completion

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Included in your registration fee:

  • Entrance to all workshops Nov. 11-13
  • Includes group projects + one-on-one learning time with Hi-Fi founders Brian & Kristy Miller
  • Friday Night Meet & Greet with Phoenix area comic professionals & live drawing
  • Breakfast Saturday & Sunday
  • Lunch Saturday & Sunday
  • Networking and educational activities

Hotel NOT included.  We have an amazing host hotel, The Graduate, but you are welcome to stay anywhere you like.

Host Hotel Info | Workshop Schedule & Info | Questions? Contact Kristy Miller

Are you ready to level up? Register below today!

Payment options via PayPal will appear after you fill out and submit the registration form below. NOTE: All registration fees must be received before October 21st to reserve your seat at this workshop. No payments will be accepted after that date.

 

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Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2016 Workshop Info

UPDATE — Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2016 is SOLD-OUT! Registration is now closed. 
Stay tuned for announcements regarding future iPad and Comic Coloring Boot Camp events.

Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp is still a few months away but we wanted to provide you with an idea of the schedule we are planning for November 11th – 13th, 2015.

Workshop location:

The Graduate Hotel & Resort, 225 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281

Friday, Nov 11th

4:30-6:30 PM: Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp check-in

  • Receive your registration pack and Boot Camp Badge

  • Getting to know your hardware & software

  • Introduction to Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp

  • Comic Coloring as a creative process

7:00-9:00 PM: Meet & Greet – light snacks and appetizers provided, cash bar. Your chance to get to know Hi-Fi’s Brian & Kristy Miler, meet other students, and some surprise comic creators may make an appearance too.

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Saturday, Nov 12th

7:30-8:30 AM: Breakfast

8:30-11:59 AM: Morning Sessions including

  • Light & shadow

  • Color selection

  • Rendering basic shapes & forms

  • Coloring a hero

Noon-1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00-5:00 PM: Afternoon Sessions including

  • Creating custom brushes

  • Hi-Fi Helpers: working with textures & patterns

  • Coloring & painting faces

  • Panels, pages, pin-ups, and covers

6:30   Saturday evening dinner (not included) for those who want to attend

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Sunday, Nov 13th

7:30-8:30 AM: Breakfast

8:30-11:59 AM: Morning Sessions including

  • Mastering color holds

  • Hi-Fi Helpers: creating and using special effects in comics

  • Sharing and exporting your colored comic art

Noon-1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00-3:00 PM: Afternoon Sessions including

  • Student portfolio review

  • Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp certificates of completion awarded

NOTE: You are welcome to depart earlier on Sunday to catch your flight if needed.

You will want to bring the following to get the most out of this workshop

  • Portable computer (laptop, mod-book, tablet computer, etc.) running Adobe Photoshop CS2 or newer

  • A Wacom graphics tablet or Cintiq

Programming schedule for example only and subject to change without notice.

Are you ready? REGISTER NOW below | Host Hotel Info | Boot Camp Overview | Questions? Contact Kristy Miller


Registration Form – Payment options via PayPal will appear after you fill out and submit the registration form.
All registration fees must be received before October 21st to reserve your seat at this workshop. No payments will be accepted after that date.

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Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2016 Hotel Info

UPDATE — Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2016 is SOLD-OUT! Registration is now closed.
Stay tuned for announcements regarding future iPad and Comic Coloring Boot Camp events.

Are you ready to take your comic coloring skills to the next level?

Hi-Fi Academy’s Boot Camp is coming to the The Graduate, in Tempe, Arizona, November 11th – 13th, 2016.

Escape the Fall chill for three days of comic coloring workshops in sunny Arizona. Tempe features parks, galleries, shops, restaurants, and night life all within walking distance of The Graduate. There is also light rail to transport you from Phoenix Sky Harbor airport to Tempe avoiding the need for a taxi or uber ride. The hotel features a swimming pool and two on site dining options.

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The Graduate is the host hotel for Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp. While we hope you choose to stay with us at The Graduate your hotel stay is NOT included in your registration fee and you are welcome to stay anywhere you like. Just be sure to be at The Graduate each day for the workshops.

A stay at The Graduate features:

  • HD TV

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

  • Docking Stations

  • Refrigerator & Coffee Maker

  • Safe, Iron/Ironing Board

  • 24 hour fitness center and outdoor pool

  • Complimentary shuttle service (contact hotel for details)

  • Self parking $6 per night

  • Pet friendly

Transportation Options:

  • Light Rail ($4 for a day pass) — http://www.valleymetro.org/metrolightrail

  • Taxi/Uber

  • Shuttle Services

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You will also want to bring the following to get the most out of this workshop

  • Portable computer (laptop, mod-book, tablet computer, etc.) running Adobe Photoshop CS2 or newer (class demos will be taught using the latest version of Photoshop CC)

  • A Wacom graphics tablet or Cintiq

Are you ready? REGISTER NOW below | Boot Camp Overview | More Workshop Info | Questions? Contact Kristy Miller


Registration Form – Payment options via PayPal will appear after you fill out and submit the registration form.
All registration fees must be received before October 21st to reserve your seat at this workshop. No payments will be accepted after that date.

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Uncover The X-Files at Phoenix Comicon

Uncover the startling secrets of The X-Files at Phoenix Comicon 2016.

Fans of special agents Mulder & Scully will find several artists for The X-Files at the pop culture convention this year.

Joe Corroney: Artist for The X-Files — Find him in Artist Alley: AA1610

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Covers for The X-Files by artist Joe Corroney — © Fox & IDW

Joe Corroney is a long time X-Files fan from the very beginning (it’s his favorite television show of all time!). He finally had the opportunity to contribute to the license in 2013 when IDW Publishing acquired the rights to produce “X Files: Season 10” for the official comic book series on the eve of the twentieth anniversary of the franchise. From comic book covers to official sketch cards, Joe’s love and art for the X-Files has forever become part of the continuing conspiracy.

Brian Miller: Artist for The X-Files — Find him in Artist Alley: AA1608

As long time fan of The X-Files Brian Miller was thrilled when IDW Publishing invited him to illustrate a series of haunting covers for the comic book series. Brian will be signing and sketching in Artist Alley Thursday thru Sunday.

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Covers for The X-Files by artist Brian Miller — © Fox & IDW  

With the resurgence of The X-Files, and the recent relaunch of the television series, Brian has also been asked to illustrate s series of all new official The X-Files posters for Dark Ink Art.  Brian’s approach with these posters showcases the modern versions of Mulder and Scully juxtaposed with vintage design elements. The posters are inspired by classic 1950’s science fiction movie posters with one being an homage to War of the Worlds.

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Two posters for The X-Files by artist Brian Miller — © Fox & Dark Ink Art  

Each of these posters are limited edition silk screen prints on french art paper. Brian will have these prints available at Phoenix Comicon June 2-5, 2016.

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