Mike and I are excited, elated, proud, relieved, and a bunch of other emotions to *FINALLY* announce the release of a soundtrack of Jeremy Zuckerman’s score from Book 1 of The Legend of Korra. I can’t begin to summarize the 9-year struggle we have endured to get any sort of a soundtrack released. We love Jeremy’s music deeply, and we know the fans do too, so it has been an incredibly frustrating wait and battle to make this a reality. All of the online petitions for an Avatar: The Last Airbender soundtrack were an amazing show of support from thousands of people and greatly appreciated, but for so long it seemed to be in vain as the idea of a soundtrack was blocked at a bureaucratic impasse.
Gratefully, thanks to the tireless efforts of some key people inside and outside of Nickelodeon who championed this project for many years, it is finally happening. Now, we are very aware that those petitions were for an Avatar soundtrack, which has yet to see the light of day. Firstly, we are lucky to get any sort of music release to happen, and secondly, our hope is that the Korra Book 1 soundtrack will be a success and show the company that there is a real demand for other music releases, Avatar included.
And a *HUGE* thank to Jeremy for his incredible scores. We are honored and lucky to get to work with a composer so immensely talented and dedicated. Congratulations on the release!
Above is the art I painted for the cover. Below is some info about the release:
–The first-ever The Legend of Korra soundtrack - The Legend of Korra: Original Music From Book One – will be available digitally and in stores everywhere on Tuesday, July 16.
–The album showcases 26 original instrumental tracks composed by Jeremy Zuckerman.
–The album is currently available for pre-order.
–The Legend of Korra: Original Music From Book One is being released by Nickelodeon and Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment.
And here is an article on the Wall St. Journal blog that features a 4-minute cue in its entirety.
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Mike and I received an advance copy of the first Korra art book from Dark Horse today! Looks great. There’s Ryu flipping through the pages, walking down memory lane. It is breaking my heart that this won’t be available until something like *one week* after this year’s San Diego Comic Con. ARGH!
I got a chance to flip through Bryan’s copy yesterday…
YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED! @_@
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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
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So when are Aya and Razer getting their spinoff shoujo series??
Revolutionary Girl Razaya
What the deuce?! I’ll do it if you animate it Olga!
And if someone funds it.
Olga! How did this amazing mash-up not come up in discussion at lunch?!
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“I’m The Art Show, Deal With It!” - the Legend of Korra Gallery!
Hey Los Angeles!
PixelDrip is putting together what promises to be a fantastic Korra fanart gallery show next week, chock-full of art that people sent in physically and digitally. In addition to all the great art, there will be lots of fun activities and prizes packed into the two-day event. Mike, Bryan and other Korra crew members, will likely be dropping by throughout the show. If you’re going to be in Los Angeles on March 23-24, and you’re a fan of Korra and you want to see some cool fanart and hang out with other fans, get your tickets and come on down!
When: Saturday, March 23rd & Sunday, March 24th, 2013
Location: Monk Space, 4414 West 2nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90004
Saturday, March 23rd – 10:00am: Opening, 11:00am: 1st Raffle (Small), 1:00pm: 2nd Raffle (Medium), 3:00pm: 3rd Raffle (Large), 4:00pm: Cosplay Contest, 5:00pm: 4th Raffle (Grand), 6:00pm: Closing for VIP Night Setup,VIP Night 7:00pm–2:00am
Sunday, March 24th – 10:00am: Opening, 11:00am: 1st Raffle (Small), 1:00pm: 2nd Raffle (Medium), 3:00pm: 3rd Raffle (Large), 4:00pm: Trivia Contest, 5:00pm: Closing
RYU CARICATURES OF KORRA BOOK 3 CREW
KORRA BOOK 3 CREW CARICATURES OF RYU
We have a much bigger in-house crew these days, with full design and storyboard departments like we used to have on Avatar. Ryu couldn’t help himself with all of these new faces to parody and skewer, so he surprised us a few weeks back with a motherload crew caricature (top). Bill Rinaldi and a few folks had the idea to band together and get Ryu back with our own compilation of caricatures (bottom).
Well if Bryan posted this, I guess it’s okay to reblog!
Think we were all a little nervous to see ourselves through Ryu’s eyes…
But then again, payback’s a bitch! >_<
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