Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Art of the Animated Series

Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Art of the Animated Series

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Since its debut in 2005, Avatar: The Last Airbender has remained one of Nickelodeon's most talked about and highest-rated animated series to date, and it's not too hard to see why... Not only does it offer an epic storyline, engaging characters, action, adventure, and a powerful message about the importance of hope in a world long-besieged by war, all the while serving up top-notch entertainment. It's also beautifully executed, a stunning masterpiece of animated storytelling that harmonizes Western influences with aesthetic inspiration drawn from a diverse array of cultures, including those of China, Japan, India, and the Inuit.

An unprecedented look at the concept, design, and production art behind this smash-hit series, Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Art of the Animated Series chronicles the show's development — from the very first sketch through to the series finale and beyond! — along with behind-the-scenes commentary from series creators Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino.

* Featuring hundreds of images, most of which Nickelodeon has never released to the public!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621157984
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Publication date: 07/02/2013
Series: Avatar: The Last Airbender
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 184
Sales rank: 744,274
File size: 54 MB
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About the Author

Bryan Konietzko is a director, writer, and producer. Konietzko is a cocreator of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. He was educated at the Rhode Island School of Design.

Michael Dante DiMartino is an American animation director best known as the cocreator, executive producer, and story editor of the animated TV series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra, both on Nickelodeon. He was born in Shelburne, Vermont. He studied at the Rhode Island School of Design with Bryan Konietzko, with whom he created Avatar. Before Avatar, Mike worked for twelve years at Film Roman, helping to direct King of the Hill, Family Guy, and Mission Hill in addition to his own animated short, Atomic Love. The author lives in Santa Monica, California.

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Avatar- The Last Airbender: The Art of the Animated Series 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
DreBird More than 1 year ago
If there was any doubt at all that Avatar: The Last Airbender is a genuine work of art, this book is the winning argument. Each page is filled to the brim with artwork, including breathtaking backgrounds, amazing portraits, and talented sketches. The passages - written firsthand by the creators themselves - exude honesty and creativity, starting at the very beginning, traveling from the very first stages of development and initial concepts that would ultimately become the Avatar universe. The production staff's hard work, effort, and devotion to their craft truly shines within these pages. This is a necessity for any diehard fan, and even still a wonderful artbook for anyone else. Can't wait for Legend of Korra!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
And I've owned a lot of these kind of art books. The pictures are both beautiful and helpful. But I think the best part is the step by step cometary by the creators of the show.
Ashes524 More than 1 year ago
An excellent book to get lost into the avatar universe again, and to open your mind to how this wonderful series was created. To see the art and design of the characters and the overall avatar world as truly amazing. There are pages and pages of wonderful illustations and information that deepens the meaning behind the story and whatnot. A great book for Avatar fans and a must buy!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is great, It is big and full of pictures and information that has never been seen before. If you are a fan of the show, this book is for you.
MelissaPaisley More than 1 year ago
Wow. This book is going to be amazing! I saw the 15 page preview on the Dark Horse website, and it was awesome. Seriously. As an Avatard as well as a comic artist, I was very pleased. I can't wait until June 15th! -xo.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great look into the making of the series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a must have for any hardcore fan of the series. It has detailed illustrations and background information. A very good art reference if like me you want to improve your skills as an artist.
Firebending More than 1 year ago
Simply amazing!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book is AMAZING! It has beautiful first sketches of the characters and story concepts and a little documentary of how the creators first met and came up with this brilliant idea of a story! A MUST HAVE FOR ANY AVATAR THE LAST AIRBENDER FAN!!! Plus being an artist myself it's a great reference book for drawing fight scenes and the human anatomy! It will always be a treasured item in my book collection!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is awesome. If you love the show, you'll love all the behind the scenes artwork and commentary that is packed into this book. There's tons of concept art, sketches, key animation breakdowns, and storyboards. This book is perfect for any fan and even better for an artist. The book itself is put together very nicely as well. I could not recommend this enough!
theDoctor100 More than 1 year ago
i really like this book and i would have given it 5 stars except it could have had more in it. i am planing on getting the legend of korra ones also and i would recommend this to all fans of the series 
FOXCANDY More than 1 year ago
AWESOME BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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