7/26/11

LEGEND OF KORRA

I'm thrilled to say that I will soon be joining the incredible crew of Nickelodeon's forthcoming THE LAST AIRBENDER: LEGEND OF KORRA animated series. Here is the limited edition poster I drew of Korra astride Naga for San Diego Comic Con.

49 comments:

Scott Forbes said...

I saw this from SDCC and knew immediately it was your work. Fantastic piece and congrats!

Sam Bosma said...

Ah, wow! Two awesome worlds colliding. Congrats on the new job!

Mike Crichlow said...

This is gorgeous!! Wow! Love it! ^__^

Zid said...

I've been a long time fan, collected your Sky Between Branches and NYX to name a few but this, THIS, solidifies both my fandom of your works and the Avatar series.

Case said...

This is really awesome and all, but what's that little box near the bottom right?

Craig Phillips said...

You made my day! What a piece. Very, very cool.

=Ki= said...

Very beautiful work =)
Congratulations and good luck on your new job!

Oskar Iglesias said...

Wow! awesome!

meefoonay said...

Fricken Awesome.

-Estlin

zubby said...

And now I know why that image jumped out as being so wonderful and appealing. Fantastic work, Josh.

Zac Dozier said...

Wow! Great news.

Cameron said...

Hearing that you're joining them makes me SOOOOOOO HAPPY!!!!

Chris Whetzel said...

Wow, congratulations!

dave roman said...

Blown away by this piece. So fantastic!

Petra said...

Wow, that's so totally awesome!

Steve Buccellato said...

That's beautiful.

Zac Dozier said...

F.Y.I. I've made this image my wallpaper on my phone.

Craig Phillips said...

Joshua while I love everything about your work I really love your backgrounds. Do you use Painter for them? Those clouds look so nice. I love the clean crispness of your line and characters with the naturalistic looser (but still somehow clean) finish of your backgrounds. I think my favourite background of yours is that wraparound green book cover piece with the blonde fairy and boy and girl and green misty forest backdrop. It reminds me of all the stuff I love about Edmund Dulac. Are you a fan of that guy?

doodleaday said...

beautiful work, and I can't wait for that show to come out! Just make sure M. Night promises to leave it alone!

Ben Greene said...

Oh snap! Love the illo and am changing my pants as I type from the excitement brought on by this news!

sugendran said...

Awesome!

Joshua Middleton said...

Thanks so much for the really nice comments, everyone!

Craig- I do occasionally mess around in Painter, but 98% of my stuff is done in Photoshop, including this piece. The primary reason I lean on Photoshop is the superior speed and stability, and also that I enjoy the lack of realism in the way that PS applies color- Painter can produce some fairly convincing brushes, but if I really want to paint, I tend to use real paint. The real trouble with Painter is that even after all of these years, its interface is a mess, and it still chugs even on top-end machines. Painter 12 seems to be a step in the right direction, however, so I'll keep playing around with it.
Keep in mind that for my approach to color and digital painting, really almost any program will do the job. They all have the basic tools to do what I do, you just have to spend some time with them to figure out what works.

Joshua Middleton said...

Oh, and yes, I am a big fan of Dulac, as well as Rackham, Nielsen, and others of their ilk. Their work and the folklore it draws on just sings to me.

Laura H said...

Do you have any of these left? Great work!

Joshua Middleton said...

Laura H- I didn't even get one myself! Nickelodeon only had a handful printed, and it sold out right away. Maybe if we're lucky, they will eventually reissue a bigger print run.

Jen said...

So exciting! Ahhh! :D

Michael Buntag said...

Love the pose. She looks very regal.

cALviN said...

oh man!!! THE LAST AIRBENDER: LEGEND OF KORRA is going to be awesome!!!

jedifreac said...

I demand a bigger print run, now! Or at least one for you! This is gorgeous!

johnpotten said...

and just like that, I have a new phone wallpaper! Thanks Josh.

Danny Araya said...

This looks fantastic! Can I ask what exactly you're going to be doing on the show? BGs, promotional illustrations, etc.?

Joshua Middleton said...

Danny Araya- I will be the art director for the second season of the show (14 episodes). We're going to keep pushing the art and design as far as it will go.

Thanks again for all of the great comments, everyone.

RAWLS said...

Mixed emotions of jealousy/envy/and excitement! Fantastic work my friend. Great opportunity to work on a great show!

Maxxipoo! said...

Abso-FREAKIN' beautiful!!!

John Bridges said...

Congratulations on the Korra gig! I don't think there's a show I'm looking forward to watching more. That poster is beautiful, and I hope they decide to issue another print run so I can get one!

john pfannkuchen said...

A:TLA is one of my favorite series and you are my favorite comic artist! My dreams = come true.

john pfannkuchen said...

If any of my novels ever go to market I'm going to hound you + my publisher to make your work appear on/in my work. Seriously.

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RaWIII said...

Jesus Josh, This stuff is really amazing. It resonates with me on a deep level.

-lifelong fan

Joshua Middleton said...

Thanks again, everybody. I'm very pleased by the positive reaction to the Korra news. All of your great comments have me fired up to get to work!

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Caio Túlio said...

Greeting from Brazil man, I´m a big fan of your work, I´m really happy for you. The best part is that finnally your work will be visible for everyone in Brazil! Congrats

Romulo said...

Holy Shiite Cleric. When will this cartoon series be available for my eyes to devour?

daly city steven said...

josh, long time fan as well; i'm also a longtime fan of airbender. blew my mind when they announced YOU were coming on board. in my mind, you and airbender were 2 different worlds. so for the creators to get you... WOW! most awesome! congratulations, much success, and enjoy!

Joshua Middleton said...

Thanks Caio, Romulo, and Steven- everybody's comments here have me really excited to get to work (I start next week!). I really appreciate all of the encouragement, and I'm going to do my best to help the show live up to your expectations.

Thanks again!

Sho said...

Wow , that's an awesome illo, very impressive , love the bg .

Congratulations on Nick job , keep hearing good things about the company :)
Is Korra animated in Jp ?
Looks great , can't wait to check season 2

Superhilbo! said...

Aw wow, just absolutely beautiful.

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ilustraciones.pedrocanto said...

me gusta tu trabajo, es de lo mejor... muchas felicidades y sobre todo MUCHO ÉXITO!