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Kubert School partners with Hi-Fi colour design

The Kubert School partners with Hi-Fi for Digital Coloring online studies program

UPDATE: New Summer Session added. Classes start June 3rd!

The Kubert School has teamed up with comic coloring studio Hi-Fi colour design to offer a new six-week online course aimed at those wanting to hone their comic book coloring skills.

“We are so proud and appreciate the incredible response to our Online Studies Program. These courses are being taught by some of the finest working professionals in the industry today,” says Anthony Marques, President of The Kubert School. “These are live and interactive, so the student gets the most of their time learning under our instructor’s guidance. The Kubert School, well known for its premiere curriculum in cartooning and graphic art, works tirelessly to ensure we bring the best education to everyone who enrolls in one of our courses.”

Founded 45 years ago by the legendary artist and creator, Joe Kubert, The Kubert School is committed to providing a personalized education that will stretch the limits of each student’s talents and potential.

This class takes place over six weeks, once a week, for a total of 6 sessions.

– SPRING SESSION: Mondays, April 20th – May 25th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm ET.

– SUMMER SESSION: Mondays, June 8th – July 13th, 6:00pm – 7:30pm ET.

To register for this classes, please visit Kubert Online Studies page and select DIGITAL COLORING
http://kubertschool.edu/art-programs/online-studies.html  
Space is limited.

Digital Coloring – Students develop their use of color, tools, and techniques geared towards the illustration and comic book markets. Utilizing Photoshop students will produce quality samples that will include a variety of covers and narrative art pages.
Software Required: Adobe Photoshop

Instructors: BRIAN & KRISTY MILLER

Brian & Kristy Miller are founders of the digital color studio Hi-Fi Colour Design. The team at Hi-Fi colors comics like The Flash, Aquaman, Doctor Who, Superman, Teen Titans, Harley Quinn, Scooby Apocalypse, and more. As the authors of several art-instruction books including; Hi-Fi Color for Comics, the creative duo is also focused on art education. They created Hi-Fi Academy as an outreach program where they visit schools and art galleries to share comic art education with the public. In addition to his work coloring comics, Brian is also a respected illustrator known for his work for Star Wars, The X-Files, Doctor Who, Rick & Morty, and Archer as well as his pop culture and gallery artwork. In addition to running Hi-Fi, Kristy is an anthropology/archaeology professor and will finish her PhD in education next month.

 

 

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Learn how comic books are colored at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

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 (The Flash) 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 2018.

San Diego Comic-Con International
Thursday July 19, 2018 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 11

NOTE: This panel is FREE to all SDCC attendees.

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Learn how the iPad is used to create comic books at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

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.

San Diego Comic-Con International
Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 11

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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Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2018 – ENROLLMENT OPEN!

Hi-Fi Boot Camp 2018 Registration is now OPEN.

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! The previous editions of Boot Camp sold-out in record time. Don’t delay, register today to secure your seat at Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2018!

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

Included in your registration fee:

  • Entrance to all workshops Nov. 9-11
  • Includes group projects + one-on-one learning time with Hi-Fi founders Brian & Kristy Miller
  • Breakfast Saturday & Sunday
  • Lunch Saturday & Sunday
  • Networking and educational activities

Optional Extras:

  • Friday Night Group Dinner
  • Saturday Night Group Dinner
  • Hotel: The Graduate hotel has a room block set aside for Hi-Fi Boot Camp 2018 HERE. Your hotel stay is NOT included in the registration fee.  The Graduate is the official host hotel of Hi-Fi Boot Camp, 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 27th to reserve your seat at this workshop. No payments will be accepted after that date.

Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2018 Workshop Info

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 9th – 11th, 2018.

Workshop location:

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

Friday, Nov 9th

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: Welcome dinner (not included in registration fee). 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 10th

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 in registration fee) for those who want to attend

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Sunday, Nov 11th

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 (class demos will be taught using the latest version of Photoshop CC)

  • 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.

SOLD OUT! Pursue your passion at Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2017

SOLD OUT! Hi-Fi Boot Camp 2017 is SOLD OUT! Registration is now CLOSED.

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! The 2016 edition of Boot Camp sold-out in record time. Don’t delay, register today to secure your seat at Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2017!

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

Included in your registration fee:

  • Entrance to all workshops Nov. 10-12
  • 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 27th to reserve your seat at this workshop. No payments will be accepted after that date.

Learn how comic books are colored at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

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 (Action Comics) 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: 11

PLUS! A special sneak peek at Hi-Fi Academy Boot Camp 2017.

San Diego Comic-Con International
Thursday, July 20th from 2 – 3 PM
Panel Room: 11

NOTE: This panel is FREE to all SDCC attendees.

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Learn how the iPad is used to create comic books at San Diego Comic-Con 2017

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: 11

San Diego Comic-Con International
Friday, July 21nd from 4 – 5 PM
Panel Room: 11

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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FEMME MAGNIFIQUE Panel Announced for SDCC 2017

Learn about the groundbreaking women featured in the new anthology FEMME MAGNIFIQUE and the creative teams who turned the real life adventures of these women into comic book stories. Women from politics, art, science, and pop will be featured as co-curators Shelly Bond (Black Crown), and Kristy Miller (Femme Magnifique) provide sneak peeks at the art and stories. FEMME MAGNIFIQUE creative team members, Paige Braddock (Jane’s World), Megan Hutchison (Rockstars), Tess Fowler (Rat Queens), and Gail Simone (Red Sonja) share their experiences creating comic stories based on real life female heroes. Other FEMME MAGNIFIQUE creators may drop by to surprise you too! Q&A session if time permits.

FEMME MAGNIFIQUE: THURSDAY 7-8PM — PANEL ROOM 2

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COMIC BOOK PROS SALUTE AND INSPIRE WITH FEMME MAGNIFIQUE!

FEMME MAGNIFIQUE live on kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hificolourdesign/femme-magnifique

“Who inspires you? That’s the question we asked the creators involved with FEMME MAGNIFIQUE,” explains Brian Miller, co-owner of Hi-Fi Colour Design and a co-curator of the Kickstarter graphic novel anthology that launches today. “Their answers may surprise and even shock you,” Miller continues, “but I guarantee when you read these stories, you will be inspired, too.”

FEMME MAGNIFIQUE is a graphic novel anthology that celebrates thirty female trailblazers. From astronauts and abolitionists to computer coders and gender activists, these fearless women from our history have paved the way for equal rights in science, politics and the arts.

A star-studded team of New York Times best-selling writers and artists, Eisner Award winners, and TED speakers deliver powerful, personal stories that are rich and relevant. “These are the stories you haven’t heard,” editor and co-curator Shelly Bond explains. “We couldn’t think of a better way to honor both this group of triumphant women and the forward-thinking, inclusive creators from the comic book industry.

Anthropologist Kristy Miller, co-owner of HiFi Colour Design and co-curator of FEMME MAGNIFIQUE, adds, “Women have been ruling the world for centuries but are often overlooked or forgotten. FEMME MAGNIFIQUE delivers an important message, one we hope will be discovered by like-minded men and women. Help us to recognize the contributions made by women in all walks of life so they are not overlooked by future generations.”

The 30-day Kickstarter Campaign begins today.
Let’s promote activism, education and global positivity. Please spread the word and help us create this ambitious graphic novel anthology, FEMME MAGNIFIQUE live on Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hificolourdesign/femme-magnifique

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

• Jason Shawn Alexander (Frostbite, Empty Zone),

• Michael and Laura Allred (iZombie, Madman),

• David Barnett (Calling Major Tom, The Guardian)

• Jen Bartel (Jem and the Holograms),

• Corinna Bechko (Star Wars, Invisible Republic),

• Marguerite Bennett (Animosity, InSEXts)

• Aditya Bidikar (The Skeptics),

• Philip Bond (Kill Your Boyfriend, The Invisibles),

• Tamra Bonvillain (Doom Patrol, Moon Girl, Devil Dinosaur),

• Chuck Brown (Rotten Apple. Punisher: Choosing Sides),

• 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, The Unstoppable Wasp),

• 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),

• Kelly Fitzpatrick (Shade, the Changing Girl, Bitch Planet,Scooter Girl),

• 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),

• Robin Furth (Dark Tower),

• Paulina Ganucheau (Zodiac Starforce),

• Kieron Gillen (Star Wars: Darth Vader, The Wicked + The Divine),

• Casey Gilly (The Skeptics),

• Gillian Goercz (The Boss, Chicken Game),

• Che Grayson (Rigamo)

• Sanford Greene (Power Man Iron Fist),

• Peter Gross (Lucifer, The Unwritten),

• Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets),

• Dustin Harbin (Diary Comics),

• Hi-Fi (Boom, DC, Dark Horse, IDW, Marvel, Vertigo)

• Jen Hickman (The Dead, Regular Show),

• Betsy Houlton (New York Daily News),

• Jon Davis Hunt (The Wildstorm, Clean Riom),

• 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),

• Alain Mauricet (Harley Quinn, Dadterdly and Mutley),

• Shawn McManus (Fables, The Sandman)

• Leah Moore (Albion),

• Kristy Miller (Birds of Prey),

• Brian Miller (Harley Quinn, Star Wars, Ziggy Stardust),

• Lauren Moyer (This Thing Called Love, Exhalations Dance Theatre, Berks Ballet)

• Devoki Neogi (The Skeptics),

• Hope Nicholson (The Secret Loves of Geek Girls),

• Christine Norrie (Hopeless Savages),

• Brett Parson (New Romancer, Tank Girl Gold)

• Dan Parent (Archie),

• Laurie Penny (The Guardian),

• Liz Prince (Regular Show, Steven Universe),

• Christina Rice (My Little Pony, Colonial Comics),

• 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),

• Marguerite Sauvage (Faith, DC Bombshells),

• Bill Sienkiewicz (Elektra: Assassin),

• Gail Simone (Batgirl, Clean Room),

• Brian Stelfreeze (Black Panther),

• Rachael Stott (Star Trek, Doctor Who),

• Jill Thompson (Wonder Woman: The True Amazon, Scary Godmother),

• Emma Vieceli (Adventures of Super Girl),

• 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)

ABOUT FEMME MAGNIFIQUE

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

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. All Rights Reserved.

Press Contact: femmemagnifique@hifidesign.com