Tomorrow night is a one-hour Korra special, and the first episode of the pair is Chapter 11, “Night of a Thousand Stars,” a hilarious and dynamic script written by Josh Hamilton. Colin Heck did an amazing job directing this one, which feels like two episodes jammed into three acts every time I watch it. The image above is the movie poster featured in the episode, drawn by Christie Tseng, characters colored by Sylvia Filcak-Blackwolf, background painted by Emily Tetri, and art directed by me. It was based on a retro movie poster Nuktuk illustration Colin drew for fun early in Book 2. Studio Mir (back in the saddle for the remainder of Korra’s run) did incredible work on a tall order for this episode, once again. 8:00pm/7c Friday!
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AMAZING! I wish I could have this on an animating t-shirt.
Major milestone for us today as we mixed the final episode of Book 2. FINALLY! You guys will see this in under two weeks, hot off the presses. This episode, and the remaining ones leading up to it, are sonic smorgasbords, thanks to Jeremy Zuckerman (music), Ben Wynn (sound design), Aran Tanchum (foley), and everyone working with them. Mike and I would especially like to thank our outstanding mixer, Adrian Ordonez (pictured above), at Levels Audio. OK, back to work on Books 3 & 4…
I am overwhelmingly pleased with tomorrow night’s episode, the story of Korra and Jinora’s venture into the Spirit World, “Chapter Ten: A New Spiritual Age,” exquisitely written by Tim Hedrick, skillfully directed by Ian Graham, and mind-bogglingly animated by Studio Mir. Lots of superlatives to throw around to everyone involved.
I did this illustration to celebrate my warm fuzzies for the episode, featuring calligraphy by S.L. Lee, PhD. Same time as previously-not-always, Friday at 8:00pm/7c.
A few human Raava concept sketches for the Beginnings AU with Kyonz!
Shortly after Raava begins traveling with Wan, she adopts a human form to better understand the way of the humans. Her initial appearance is older, but she de-ages as she grows weaker from Vaatu’s increasing power.
I designed Raava, but in all the time we worked on those episodes I never once thought of how she might look as a human. So it was a delight to see the flood of anthropomorphized fanart once the “Beginnings” episodes aired. In hindsight, it makes sense that people would imagine that, especially hearing her very-human voice, but for me she was always a kite-squid-spirit thing.
Of all the cool and amusing human interpretations of her and Vaatu, this is one of my favorites so far. Exquisite drawings. And I love the idea that she grows younger as her power wanes!
Awesome job! It all came together wonderfully.
DONE! I love him so much :3
"We have a winner!"
Korra is back on this week, kicking off the month-long homestretch of Book 2. And what would Book 2 be without another new time? All of the remaining airings of Korra will start at 8pm/7c until Book 2 is over. Here’s the breakdown:
Friday, Nov. 1, 8:00pm – Episode 9
Friday, Nov. 8, 8:00pm – Episode 10
Friday, Nov. 15, 8:00pm – Episodes 11 & 12 (one hour!)
Friday, Nov. 22, 8:00pm – Episodes 13 & 14 (one hour finale!)
So you can see with those two one-hours it made more sense to start at 8:00, and to just air the rest all at the same start time.
Hard to believe it is almost over. These episodes, especially the last four, pack a serious wallop, so those are going to be two incredibly dense, juicy one-hours. It has been a long, hard road to get these episodes finished. In fact, we’re still finishing the last one! It’s always down to the wire with us. Have a fun, safe Halloween and I hope you enjoy the back end of Book 2!
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.
The carrot spirit and his little tea-serving radish spirit buddy, both designed by Kim Il Kwang* and colored by Sylvia Filcak-Blackwolf, are two of my favorites from Korra “Beginnings Part 1.” I didn’t have a ton of time to pull together a costume this year, so I got a store-bought one and painted the eyes and root-stache on in acrylic, and then made the little guy out of craft supplies and a pumpkin stem. I had a great time as usual at the Nickelodeon Halloween party, but I still had some work emails to answer in the middle of it. Photos by my wife Lisa and me.
*EDIT: My apologies. These guys were designed by Kim Il Kwang.
Legend of Korra @ Nickelodeon Halloween 2013!
Go Team Korra!
Thanks to the Korra Crew for doing such an awesome job on the Avatar Wan-themed Halloween decorations!
I’m assuming this is in response to the author q&a I posted the other day—though I’m not sure what I said to put you in FULL CAPS LOCK MODE. Then...