Hundreds of artists were considered for the Star Wars Celebration Art Show, in the end Lucasfilm and the panel of judges narrowed down their selection to only a few dozen artists to create exclusive new illustrations for the event. One of the featured artist, Brian Miller, is already known for his space exploration artwork as well as illustrations for Star Wars, Doctor Who, The X-Files, Archer, GI Joe, and more. Brian’s Star Wars artwork has been featured at events like EPCOT International Festival of the Arts, Disney’s D-23 Expo, Comic-Con International, as well as seen in books, magazines, and trading cards. Comic book readers will also recognize Brian Miller as the founder of comic color studio Hi-Fi, where he and the team at Hi-Fi color comics for publishers like DC, IDW, & Dark Horse.
When asked about his artwork for Celebration Miller says, “My inspiration for STAR WARS: A GALAXY FAR. FAR AWAY came from vintage railway and airline luggage tags. I began by dreaming up a few Star Wars themed luggage tags for passengers visiting planets like Endor or Hoth. That’s when I had the idea to illustrate the story of the original trilogy with Star Wars universe luggage tags. Starting with Tatooine and ending with a tag for the Death Star that is ripped in half to symbolize its destruction. Each vintage travel tag is illustrated with details and easter eggs connected to the Star Wars universe. This illustration makes for a unique tribute to the original Star Wars trilogy unlike any you’ve seen before. It is an honor and a privilege to have this illustration featured in the Star Wars Celebration art show”
Brian Miller will once again be appearing at Star Wars Celebration with legendary sci-fi Artist Joe Corroney. Joe’s is well known for his stunning Star Wars paintings as well as his work for sci-fi projects like The X-Files, Star Trek, and Doctor Who. Fans will recognize Joe’s artwork from Star Wars Insider magazine, Topps trading cards, and his many appearances at Disney Parks where his work regularly sells-out. Joe will have many new illustrations available at Star Wars Celebration Chicago as well as paintings on canvas. He will be hand embellishing canvas art during the event and may be available for a limited number of sketch commissions if time permits.
Both artists will be attending Star Wars Celebration Chicago April 11th – 15th where they will have a selection of limited edition, officially licensed Star Wars artwork available for attendees. “Joe and I are thrilled to share our Star Wars art with everyone at Celebration Chicago,” comments Miller, “Seeing longtime Star Wars fans again and spending time with the other illustrators makes it that much more special”. Joe Corroney adds, “There’s definitely a feeling of family among all of us Star Wars artists. It’s like a reunion, we catch up with each other at Celebration”.
Star Wars Celebration Chicago runs April 11th – 15th, 2019. Fans will find Joe Corroney and Brian Miller appearing at at booth no. 3116 during the event. Attendees interested in the limited edition print, STAR WARS: A GALAXY FAR. FAR AWAY may pre-order the art starting February 27th at the links below and pick-up the prints in person at Star Wars Celebration booth no. 3116. The exclusive print will sell-out, pre-ordering is strongly encouraged. Joe Corroney’s Star Wars prints and canvas art will be available only at Star Wars Celebration. No pre-orders. First come, first served.
Detailed information and an image for the Star Wars Celebration Chicago exclusive artwork below.
Star Wars Celebration Chicago exclusive art print pre-orders open Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 at Noon Pacific Time.
illustration by Brian Miller
Limited edition of 250
Hand signed and numbered – includes certificate of authenticity
24″ x 10″
Full color fine-art lithograph on heavy card stock