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… am not sure how enthusiastic I am about this?
Like, don’t get me wrong, I ADORE art books. I was passing by Powell’s the other day and noticed they had a copy of Hyrule Historia on display in one of their side windows, and once I saw that I was physically incapable of going on my way until I ducked in to flip through it a little and hold it in my hands. I found a copy of the ATLA artbook back in March when I went to Portland Comicon and spent half an hour at that one booth pawing through it and trying not to cry at how great it was. Artbooks are amazing.
But I’m really reeeally dubious about LOK getting an artbook for every individual season? Like, goddamn, that just feels like a major moneygrab to me. Each book will likely be smaller than your average artbook, so I’m guessing they’ll cost roughly around a half to two-thirds of the 35-45 dollar price range you see with books like HH and the ATLA artbook, which means buying all four would be at least twice as expensive as just one artbook. And then there’s probably going to be a boxed collector’s edition with all four, and the fact that each book is probably going to be smaller than the one before it because they won’t need as much character/environment concept art per season and like????
I mean maybe this is just me getting mad about LOK getting better treatment than ATLA once again even though ATLA was by far the superior show but there’s something about this that just? rubs me the wrong way??? man idk
So my mom’s been asking me to make a list of things I might want for my birthday and/or Christmas that she can choose something from and I’m finally sitting down to type it up, uh, three days before my birthday… hahaha…
Does anybody know of places where you can order ATLA or Pokemon merch online? I’d like an ATLA t-shirt or maybe a stuffed Pokemon of some kind, but I have no idea where I’d go about finding some.
A few of my friends and I are starting a brand-new post-series ATLA roleplay! It takes place about a year after the show in the city of Ba Sing Se (non-Promise compliant, so it can develop however we like). We’re having a trial run tonight for anyone who’s interested, so you can come try us out and see how you like it.
The roleplay is chat-based and uses a script format. You can choose to play a canon character or an original character! I’ve been playing an OC for a long time, we’re more than okay with it. The taken canon characters are Aang, Toph, and Jet; you can play anyone else. And as evidenced by our Jet, you can play a canonically dead character if you can explain how they’re alive.
There will likely be an overarching story at some point, but for tonight we’re simply going to stick everyone in the city and see what happens, since this is a test run.
If you’re interested, our chatroom is here: http://us7.chatzy.com/76108883136995 Type in your name, then hit the “Enter Room” button, then hit “Join Chat” in the lower right. Come on in as soon as you like! We’ll be there until late.
I should note that it has limited space, so if you try to join and are unable to, send me a message! We might be able to switch to another room for you.
Thanks, guys! Hope to see you soon.
So hey, does anyone out there have a decent post-series ATLA roleplay they’d recommend? The one that I’m in has been falling apart despite my best efforts, and I feel as though nobody else gives a damn about it anymore or ever wants to show up, and so a friend of mine and I are looking around for a new place… Ideally it’d be a script-format chat game, because that’s what we’re used to, but so long as it’s willing to take OCs (for my character) and an excuse for a living post-series Jet (for hers) we’d be happy.
Thanks for anything you can tell me, I’ve been really frustrated with how hard this search has been so far. <3
Never, ever, ever listen to this song right after you wake up.
So some of my friends and I are having a minor internet crisis! We have a roleplay group that meets about once a week, and lately we’ve been having issues with our chatroom. Not only does it only let one person have three chat tabs open at a time, which makes it hard to bring in random one-shots like shopkeepers and soldiers, but two of our members are constantly kicked out of the room because it doesn’t like their internet connection and they don’t get to play as often as they like. What I’d like to know is, do any of you know about an alternative room we can use? Our current provider is everywherechat.
Basically, we need a chat provider that:
- Allows at least three tabs per connection and preferably four or more, and at least fifteen total users allowed in the room, ideally twenty or more. (So we could have seven people each with at least two or more tabs. It’s a fairly large group.)
- Lets you copy and paste the contents of the chat, or some other easy method of saving it.
- Lets you change your name (so instead of entering as, say, birdbrainblue and always having to chat under that name, I could enter as my character’s name. It also lets us have names like Character_Streets and Character_Marketplace, so we can immediately see who’s where if it gets chaotic and change them in-chat as the character’s location changes.)
- Allows you to appoint admins who can kick spammers from the room.
- Things we’ve gotten used to but don’t necessarily need include the ability to change your text color so every room member can use a different one, the ability to register and password-protect a certain name, and action tags, where if you start your post with “/me” it becomes “Character does an action” instead of “Character: does an action”.
Thanks for the help, guys!
Oh, and hey, if any of you think you might want to join us, feel free to message me about it! It’s an Avatar: The Last Airbender roleplay with an… unusual approach, and we welcome OCs. :3
It certainly makes weddings and parties more tiresome,” Mr. Konietzko says. “It’s like ‘No, it’s not the blue people. We didn’t have anything do with that.’
Earth. Fire. Air. Water. When I was a boy, my father, Avatar Aang, told me the story of how he and his friends heroically ended the hundred year war. Avatar Aang and Firelord Zuko transformed the Fire Nation colonies into the United Republic of Nations: a society where benders and non-benders from all over the world could live and thrive in peace and harmony. They named the capital of this great land Republic City. Avatar Aang accomplished many remarkable things in his life, but sadly his time in this world came to an end, and, like the cycle of the seasons, the cycle of the Avatar began anew.
Dammit, I miss these guys.
Stupid Kids on the Korra Boards: Part 4
Careful study of this incomprehensible babble leads me to believe that this poster may, in fact, possibly be unhappy with The Legend of Korra because they feel a continuation of Aang’s story would have been favorable. Don’t quote me on that, though - this could mean anything.
Because we all know being blind automatically renders you worthless! He saved a blind girl? God, what next? He didn’t even like her, that’s nothing. Are you also going to save the crickets they feed to reptiles at the pet store? How about the pencil stubs that get thrown away once they’ve been sharpened down to two inches long - are you gonna save them, too?! Learn what actually matters, dumbass.