Dee Bradley Baker took this photo. With his toe. @deebradleybaker
Hoarding water bottles “backstage” in the Nick Booth with the Korra panel guests.
Janet Varney learning the lyrics and melody to “Secret Tunnel” in the Nick Lounge with Mike as her vocal coach.
"The Legend of Korra" may be a cartoon, but its female protagonist is one of the toughest, most complex on TV
Nice write up by Scott Thill — he asked us some of the best questions we’ve ever been asked by an interviewer. Check out the link for the interview.
Indeed, this was a really fun and stimulating interview. I encourage you to check it out!
Happy dance! We’re heading to San Diego Comic Con for a Book Three panel on Friday, July 25 and it’s going to be AMAZING!
Hey, guys! The Korra SDCC panel is on Friday, July 25 at 11:15 am -12:15 pm, Ballroom 20. Mike and I are super excited to be joined by Korra panel veterans Janet Varney (Korra), Seychelle Gabriel (Asami), and David Faustino (Mako), and first-time Korra panelists Mindy Sterling (Lin Beifong) and John Michael Higgins (Varrick). We’ll be showing a new, never-been-leaked Book 3 episode, and some other cool sneak peeks. Mike and I, along with various special guests, will be doing three signings (that I know of) during the convention. More info on all of that soon. Looking forward to seeing you in San Diego!
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!
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…
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!
One last photo to wrap up my SDCC 2013 experience, with Mike DiMartino (left) and Jeremy Zuckerman (right). A moment of brotherly satisfaction backstage in the Nick booth after the signing for Jeremy’s first Korra soundtrack release.
Michael Dante DiMartino (The Legend of Korra co-creator, executive producer, head writer, and the “-ke” in Bryke) backstage at some hotel before some interview we did in a whirlwind at SDCC. We’re still recovering from all the madness.
On behalf of Bryke, I’d like to thank ALL the LOK/ATLA fans who came out to San Diego Comic-Con, fought the crowds, waited in line, dressed up, did fanart, shared with us your passion and enthusiasm, and everything else. It was really special for us to watch the Book 2 trailer and premiere episode with such a large group of awesome fans. We both got a bit misty. This was by far the best convention for me. I hope you all had a great time as well. Get home safely. Love, Bryan
Mike and I did a LOOOOOONG overdue interview with Avatarspirit.net, a loooooong-running premiere fansite for the stuff he and I have created together. These are fan-driven questions about Korra Books 1 & 2, and more. I hope you enjoy it!
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.
I’m excited to share with you the final cover art (Korra drawn by Joaquim Dos Santos and painted by me, with a background painting by Fred Stewart) for the upcoming Korra Book One: Air art book, published by our good friends at Dark Horse Books. This was a real labor of love (heavy on the labor) for Mike, Joaquim, and me and all those who helped as we put this book together, and we are so proud of all the great artists’ work inside and can’t wait to share it with all of you. The plan is to do one of these art books per “book” of Korra (so four total), which is daunting yet fantastic.
Direct market on sale date: July 24, 2013.
Book market on sale date: August 6, 2013.
9” x 12” hardcover, 144 pages
I’m excited to announce my new blog, which is mainly focused on story — why we need it and why it matters. I invite you to check out my first ever “real” blog post. If you enjoy what you read, I hope you share with others. I’d love to create a community of readers who love stories and want to explore with me as I try to figure out why some work and some don’t, and how story can be a way to see ourselves and our world in a different way.
I am incredibly lucky to work with Mike for a multitude of reasons, not only because he is one of my best friends, but also because he is one of my favorite writers. I am also excited that he is excited to announce his new blog about story. I’ve already learned something from his first two posts! I hope you will check it out too.