The Legend of Korra Book 2 premieres on the East Coast in just a few minutes! Here is a piece of press art that Ryu Ki Hyun drew and I colored, with a BG painting by Frederic Stewart, an exclusive for Entertainment Weekly/EW.com. Thanks for your patience in waiting F O R E V E R for new episodes!
Ryu Ki-Hyun, supervising producer, will be joining us for the Nick booth signing tomorrow after the panel (along with his fellow supervising producer Lauren Montgomery), as well as for the Dark Horse booth signing on Saturday at 1:00, to sign the art book chock-full of his mind-melting artwork.
I am excited to share with you the art for our official San Diego Comic-Con 2013 Korra Book 2: Spirits poster, which will be a free giveaway at the Nickelodeon booth. Thanks to Ryu Ki-Hyun for the beautiful drawing, which I colored, and also to Frederic Stewart, whose luscious production background painting we used for the piece.
After our panel on Friday, July 19th (one week from today!), running 11:15am-12:15pm in Ballroom 20, we will be doing a signing of this poster at the Nick booth from 12:45-2:15pm. Looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible, and even if you can’t make it to the signing, try to swing by the Nick booth during the Con to grab a poster.
More cool announcements to come!
As I mentioned in a previous post, every time a full episode of newly animated “Take 1” footage comes back from the overseas studio Mike, Joaquim, Lauren, Ryu, and I gather to watch it together. Yesterday’s was an ESPECIALLY GOOD one…
I know it does nothing to abate your frustrations over the delay to hear this, but we are very eager to share Book 2 with you. It is coming. Like winter. Except it won’t last as long as a Westeros winter.
Mike and I received an advance copy of the first Korra art book from Dark Horse today! Looks great. There’s Ryu flipping through the pages, walking down memory lane. It is breaking my heart that this won’t be available until something like *one week* after this year’s San Diego Comic Con. ARGH!
Here is the back cover art for the Book 1 DVD/Blu-ray coming out July 16th, 2013, or at least, this was how I intended it to look. Tenzin and Lin had to be moved elsewhere to make room for type and graphics. Drawn by Ryu Ki Hyun, colored be me.
Here is the cover art for the Legend of Korra Book 1 DVD/Blu-Ray that Ryu Ki Hyun drew and I colored. It will be released on July 16th, 2013. Here’s a link to an IGN article with more info.
Ryu Ki Hyun drew this “Team Avatar” (alternate title: “Brykekiquim”) caricature of himself, Joaquim, Mike, and me sometime back during Book 1. I look evil, as usual.
Maybe he’ll do a Book 2-era version with Lauren in it too… “Brykekiquimren”?
Today, in a storyboard meeting, the ever-caricaturing Ryu Ki Hyun drew Mike/Bolin, Me/Mako, and Joaquim/Meelo.
Elizabeth Chun is a current RISD student who recently interned at Nick. She is a big fan of the character Jet, so she made Ryu (the original designer of Jet) this giant Jet head. That’s Ryu holding it there. He did not attend Ohio State.
RYU KI HYUN STRIKES AGAIN, GANGNAM STYLE, WITH “MEELO STYLE”!
I stopped by Ryu Ki Hyun's office to say hi and saw these cool head studies that he had done on a drawing pad. He told me these were from last year's Comic Con, before the signing. His wife told him he better practice. HA! In the end they told us to stop including drawings at the signing because it was taking too long, which always makes us sad. Anyway, these drawings make me happy.
One never knows what one will find digging through the folders on the Korra server. Today, it was this picture of Ryu Ki Hyun (supervising producer, on the left) and Tim Yoon (line producer, on the right) from an event at Nickelodeon I missed. One of these men is wearing a wig, and one is not.