I finally got to meet Jed Henry and pick up a copy of his exquisite reinterpretation of Avatar: The Last Airbender as a traditional Japanese wood block print. Jed is the coolest! If you’re at SDCC stop by and check out his incredible work. jedhenry
I stopped by the Avatar Legacy Fan Panel to drop off some amazing original, signed Korra animation drawings that Studio Mir graciously donated for prizes. Looked like an awesome crowd!
Voice Actors and Actresses from Avatar The Last Airbender who came back with new characters in The Legend of Korra.
What a cool post! Once again, the hardest working fans in the business. Also, as illustrated by these graphics, if you hear a voice on ATLA/LOK there is a strong chance it was performed by Grey DeLisle. Although Dee Bradley Baker might have more screen time due to all the animal chirps and grumbles. Either way, Grey and Dee could easily voice an entire series together—just the two of them covering all the characters—and the audience would be none the wiser without checking the credits.
i wanted to draw the old gaang but i didn’t know which outfits from which books to draw them in then i was like oh hang on
Stellar fan art based on Joaquim Dos Santos’ “Old Friends” poster.
Mike and I and our stretchy heads met some really cool fans of ATLA/LOK tonight at the second Echo Society concert featuring incredible (separate) compositions by Jeremy Zuckerman and Benjamin Wynn, the composer and the sound designer for ATLA/LOK, respectively. Enriching conversation ensued!
I came into the office today to find another one of those back-lit movie poster things mounted in the garage, this time featuring Lauren Montgomery’s classic A:TLA press art for “The Day of Black Sun.”
Beautiful vocal version of Jeremy Zuckerman’s Legend of Korra score! Check it out!
Incredible! Such a sublime rendition by the Audire Soundtrack Choir at the Berklee College of Music (Jeremy Zuckerman’s alma mater) featuring spoken word by Dante Basco.
I totally forgot Free Comic Book Day was this weekend! Yes, it is! I drew Dark Horse’s Avatar: The Last Airbender FCBD offering, written by Gene Yang. Avatar is my favourite animated show and Gene is one of my favourite people in comics, so getting to do this project was such an honor. *_* Here are some preview pages, coloured by Cris Peter, who also coloured The Adventures of Superhero Girl.
I hope you enjoy our comic! Please let me know what you think if you manage to grab a copy. :D
PS. I think these are pages 2 & 3, so this is not the very beginning of the comic.
I would add to that fine list that Faith is one of my favorite people in comics!
One last trip down memory lane for tonight (can you tell I am digging through old files?), this time from January of 2007. This is a personal favorite and it came about in a funny way. They told us we could make some “creator t-shirts” with whatever art we wanted on them and they would sell a limited run on the network website. So I made this. And they said, “Yeah, not that one.” The calligraphy, by S.L. Lee, PhD., is from the Blue Spirit’s wanted poster.
While I’m at it, here is the “Have You Seen My Flying Bison?” poster I made for the ATLA Book 2 episode “Lake Laogai,” with calligraphy by S.L. Lee, PhD, slightly-less way back in May of 2006. Aang looks like an egg with Aang’s face drawn on it.
The Fire Day Festival poster I made, with calligraphy by S.L. Lee, PhD, for the ATLA Book 1 episode “The Deserter,” way back in August of 2005.
Finally found the time to finish these pieces!
Follow this link to see more print designs.
Image 1: The bottom-left cartouche features the kanji 鳴戸, which is read naruto, meaning ‘whirlpool’. (Note: uzumaki has a similar meaning, translated as ‘maelstrom’.)
The top-right cartouche contains the kanji 古祟翻恵, loosely meaning “An ancient curse becomes a blessing”.
Image 2: The top-left cartouche contains the symbols 龍毬, literally meaning ‘dragon’ and ‘orb’.
The bottom-right cartouche features the kanji 不憩奮励, meaning ‘Never resting, striving higher’.
Image 3: The left cartouche features the kanji 末撓気師, literally meaning “the last bending air master”.
The right cartouche contains the characters 土火気水, which mean ‘earth, fire, air, water’.
I am a big admirer of Jed Henry’s art and all that he has done to sustain and spread the craft of traditional Japanese woodblock printing. I have been meaning to contact him about doing a print for our show for a while now, and also just to tell him how much I love his work. So I am overjoyed that he chose Avatar as the subject for one of his wonderful reinterpretations, the third beautiful image here. So cool! Thanks, Jed! I hope we connect soon.
HAHA! They announced it, finally! I was incredibly fortunate to be asked to draw a short Avatar: The Last Airbender comic (10 pages) for Dark Horse’s Free Comic Book Day offerings! Being a giant ATLA nerd, I was BEYOND thrilled to contribute to that world in a small way. The story is written by one of my favourite comic people, Gene Yang, and will be available in May on Free Comic Book Day.
Above is the final cover, coloured by Cris Peter, who also coloured The Adventures of Superhero Girl, along with pencils, inks and thumbnails for the process junkies. I was drawing the cover before the story was nailed down, so I was told to draw “something exciting with Sokka & Suki, something action-y.” haha, okay.
So happy I go to do this! *_*
We’re all big fans of Faith’s work and very excited to work her for a short spell before she vanishes into the Nameless City.
DONE! I love him so much :3
"We have a winner!"
I CAN NOT HANDLE THE CUTE.
NOPE, STILL CAN’T HANDLE IT.
These are the children of a friend of a friend’s friend, an obviously stupendous parent named Ana, who made the Korra costume. I’m not sure where she got the Momo costume, but it is equally and ridiculously fantastic. I love Halloween. Thanks Awesome Family for sharing.