I’ve been chipping away at this one, bit by bit, for a few weeks. Living with the official Naga model, my dog, was certainly a big help. He often strikes a majestic, epic pose on the porch, staring into his vast domain. This is a tribute to him, the quiet observer.
I stopped by Ryu Ki Hyun’s office to say hi and saw these cool head studies that he had done on a drawing pad. He told me these were from last year’s Comic Con, before the signing. His wife told him he better practice. HA! In the end they told us to stop including drawings at the signing because it was taking too long, which always makes us sad. Anyway, these drawings make me happy.
I’ve been burning the candle at both ends, so no new cool art to show, not even a 10-minute Korra (which was actually planned as a 5-minute Korra, but took me 10 minutes, and looking at it now, I should’ve spent an extra 0.5 to lower her left pigtail thingy into the correct perspective, and maybe I will sometime). But there are plenty of these nifty, giant decals around the studio to share with you! This one is based on a cool piece of Pro-bending concept art Joaquim drew in the early development days on Korra. The SpongeBob crew gets to pass this one on their way to and from the bathroom.
I’ve been officially SDCC’d. Photo by Brandon Hoang at the Nick booth yesterday.
It was great to meet tons of fans all day and spot *SO MANY* Korra/Avatar costumes. (I’ll post a bunch later.) The panel was really cool but it was a huge bummer that so many people were turned away at the doors because people just camp out in the seats all day for subsequent panels. That’s just the way it goes, especially in those bigger rooms with the more popular panels. I don’t know what Comic Con could do to improve that situation, but it seems like there has to be a better way.
One more signing left! We’ll be at the Dark Horse booth today at 2:00. I’m not sure if they did that ticket system again for the spots in line, but I’d say if they did and you didn’t get a ticket, come anyway. Last year they didn’t give out enough tickets and the line was pretty thin halfway through the signing. See you there!