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

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Dark Horse Comics, 2010 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 184 pages
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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!

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User Review  - Kewpie83 - LibraryThing

This book is a fantastic addition to the 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' universe. Hardbound and sitting at around 185 pages, it is packed with commentary on the series beginning to end, sketches of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Derico - Borders

A truly amazing book, The Art of Nickelodeon's Avatar: The Last Airbender is worth its weight in gold. If you're even a casual fan of the series, this book will blow you away with its behind the ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Michael Dante DiMartino is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and the co-creator of the award-winning animated Nickelodeon series" Avatar: The Last Airbender" and its sequel, "The Legend of Korra". He lives in Los Angeles with his wife. The Rebel Genius series is his debut prose work. mikedimartinostory.com

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