Late night korrasami sketching
Guess what, party people? MICHAEL DANTE DIMARTINO IS ON TUMBLR! Go follow him!
Welcome to the party, Mike! It’s pretty freaky in here.
My savage love for Avatar: The Last Airbender and its follow up, The Legend of Korra, takes comic form. Tumbl’d here on request! This was originally drawn for Tor.com, so give ‘em a visit. I’ve done a lot of other comics for Tor, including one on Alien, A Wrinkle in Time and The Hunger Games (and the Hunger Games movie).
I mean it when I say Avatar:TLA is the best animated show of the past 30 years. It is truly spectacular, and as a former animator turned comic maker, I’m really happy certain creators were able to make it happen. Go you guys!
Edited to add: please view the comic full size! Can’t read it otherwise. Tumblr is mysterious…
Our exec Megan Casey shared Faith Erin Hicks’s hilarious and beautifully drawn comic about Avatar and Korra with Mike and me, and we love it. So I asked Faith if she could post it so I could reblog the heck out of it. Make sure you see it full-sized, either on her Tumblr or on Tor.com, where the comic was originally posted. Follow her blog and check out her great work on her website!
And yes, I agree, Tumblr is mysterious…
OK, now we’re twinsies, Joaquim! Naga is ready to party with Bolin in style.
Happy Premiere Day, everyone!
P.S. Ha! I knew there would be people responding, “Why isn’t she wearing a dress?” What is this, 1950? Because she wanted to be twinsies with Bolin, because a black & white tuxedo looks great on a black & white polar bear-dog, and because she isn’t bound by social constructs. And I don’t share her taste for musicals, but she is a fan of Cabaret.
Mike and I will be on the NPR program All Things Considered tomorrow, Friday April 13th, talking about Korra and Avatar. We did a really cool interview with Neda Ulaby, meaning she asked cool questions (I don’t know if we were cool). We’re really excited and honored to be on that show! Our segment will most likely play in the second hour.
The show is at different times around the country, so you can check the programming schedule here if you are interested. I’m sure it will be online afterward, so I will be posting a link when I have one. I also just discovered that NPR is on Tumblr, and I hear they have a snazzy free app.
We had a great, fun ADR session with Daniel Dae Kim today. He is voicing the character Hiroshi Sato, Asami’s father. Even though we have worked with him a handful of times before (he also voiced General Fong in “The Avatar State”), all of those sessions were recorded remotely via ISDN. Mike and I have always offered to travel to Hawaii to record him, but somehow it never fit into the schedule and budget, ha ha… But luckily it finally worked out that we got to meet and record Daniel in person. Nicest guy ever!
EDIT: Sadly, we’re in LA. Daniel is on Hawaii Five-O, so he’s still based in Hawaii.
Handsome fella… At color correction with Joaquim and Randy.
Ahhh… Yeah, that’s more like it. Much better.
The next in my series of “Avatar” themed travel posters. This one is for “Republic City”, the new metropolis that “The Legend of Korra” will take place in. There’s a statue of Aang in the bay which reminds me of the Statue of Liberty.
Can’t wait for the new series to premiere.
My first one is here: Ba Sing Se