This Week's Read: Avatar: The Last Airbender, The Art of The Animated Series / by Jaz Malone


This week's read isn't a comic or a graphic novel (gasp!), but I think it's necessary.

If for some insane reason you haven't watched the show Avatar: The Last Airbender, GO WATCH IT. The massive cult following exists for good reason. For the rest of you, this book is a fantastic companion. The book takes the reader through Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko's entire process (as much as they can fit into 183 pages, anyway). With early to late stage character designs, background sketches, storyboards, fight sequence layouts from the martial arts masters who choreographed them, and a plethora of other goodies, this book kept my nose stuck in the pages for a full day and a half.

It's beautiful! Beautiful, and inspiring.

Go read.