Our Dark Horse Book 2 “Art of the Animated Series” hardcover is out today! I’m thoroughly pleased with how this book came out and super proud of all the talented artists whose work is inside. It is 40 pages longer than the previous volume, and we finally got the printing dialed in right, so none of the paintings are too dark this time around. I had fun working with Ryu on the beautiful cover art (which was originally our SDCC poster), and with my buddy Stephen who did the book design. You can check out an 8-page preview over on Dark Horse’s website here. I hope you enjoy it! Come and get one signed by us at New York Comic Con if you can!
I saw that the solicitation cover for the third Korra Dark Horse art book is up on Amazon’s pre-order now. That was an earlier work-in-progress version, and this one above is slightly different, and if history is any indicator I will still be tweaking it up until Dark Horse rips it out of my hands at the absolute last second. The background design is an update by Angela Sung of an old ATLA one by Ricardo Delgado. Fred Stewart did an absolutely exquisite job painting it––probably one of my top 5 favorite background paintings of his on Korra. Korra was drawn and colored by me. The Book 2 art book will be released on September 16, 2014, and the Book 3 art book, which we are working on right now, will come out on January 20, 2015.
I’m excited to be going over the final proofs for the second Dark Horse Korra art book. This thing will be on its way to the printers soon. Can’t wait for you guys to see it!
Thanks to everyone who came out to the talk/Q&A/signing last night! Such a nice, generous, and patient group of folks. We signed for 3.5 hours straight, until the store closed! I think that’s a record for us, or tied with our ATLA art book signing at Golden Apple a few years back. Thanks to Dark Horse for helping to organize the event, and for the great staff at the Barnes & Noble at the Grove L.A. for hosting us and managing several floors worth of lines. It was great to meet everyone and see some familiar faces. And a huge thanks for all the cool, thoughtful gifts and fanart! Basically, THANKS!
Here’s a reminder that Mike, Joaquim, Ryu, and I will be doing a signing of the Korra Dark Horse art book at the Barnes & Noble in the Grove L.A. tomorrow night, Thursday 8/15 at 7:00 PM. Here is a Facebook page for the event with more info about “priority wristbands” and such. Hope to see you there!
Michael DiMartino (co-creator), Joaquim Dos Santos (co-executive producer), Ki-Hyun Ryu (supervising producer), and I are going to be at the Barnes & Noble in the Grove L.A. on Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 PM (one week from tomorrow) to do a (short) talk and a (longer) signing of our Dark Horse "The Legend of Korra: Art of the Animated Series" book. This is a great opportunity for anyone in the L.A. area who couldn’t make it down to San Diego Comic-Con. It will be nice and casual, and we’ll sign books until they kick us out! Hope to see you there! If there is enough time Ryu will do a mean drawing of you!
Check out the cover of the new LoK art book - arriving from Dark Horse in July. More from MTV Geek here.
Korra Art Of Book!
I believe the term is “shut and take my money”
Yes, it is true! We are excited to announce that we are currently working on an art book, with Dark Horse again, for Book One of Korra (in fact, I have to work on it tonight). This *is not* the cover, though. We just used the press art from the finale as a temporary cover for solicitation purposes. Joaquim and I are still cooking up the real cover…