YEAAAAA OUR PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED! HOW YA'LL BEEN ENJOYIN' YO ARTBOOKS?
Got my Avatar:The Last Airbender artbook near the beginning of this month and spent some time poring over it like the huge nerd I am. However, I have a misprint on two of the pages (like words and pictures CUT OFF) plus a huge ding from my book getting manhandled by delivery folk, so I think I'm going to return it because BOOTER DEMANDS PERFECTION. Which means I'll have to do the returns tango with Amazon over already opened goods ahhhhhhhh not looking forward to that...
But enough about me, let talk about this book!
~ I loved the pre-show stuff. It is so funny to see how the characters evolved! Especially BOYTOPH. I really wanted to see what BOYAZULA would have looked like, tho... Iroh and Zhao looked super scary before they got toned down and streamlined for the show! Zhao's badassity still shines through--thank GOD they kept the sideburns!
~ Ohhhhhhh my god I am so glad we got interior shots of the Fire and Earth palaces. And we got all the Fire Royalty portraits YESSSSSSSSSSS SO AWESOME
~ Bumi was based on an Evangelion WAT
~ The Wheel of Punishment icons make me laugh every time I see them. Especially the Community Service punishment. So cruel!
~ The reference to boards to finish pages were neat to look at. I think Bryan was having too much fun, tho...
~ I LOVE ALL THE COSTUMES AND POSTERS AND BACKGROUNDS AND DESIGNS. ;_;
~ Sandbenders look like Mummymon. O_O
~ WTF the outrageous armor on page 141. Ribbons flying for no reason!
~How come Zhao gets a whole page, Azula, Long Feng, and Combustion Man almost get a whole page, but Big Bad Ozai gets a quarter? Prbably because he was under-developed, which is a shame, because he had a lot of potential.
~ Piandao got a ton of good face studies! Great for future Piandao fanart!
~ The guy at the bottom right hand corner the Ember Island Players' poster has the creepiest expression ever. It begs inappropriate Photoshooping...
~ Chibis are the best thing ever, Y/Y?
~ The birthday card to the little girl Marissa who asked the creators to "make Aang alive" so she could play with him was SO CUTE! I wonder if 42 year old Martin would have gotten a nice card if he had made the same request...?
~ My favorite thing in the entire book is on page 110. If you REALLY KNOW ME it should take you all of two seconds to pick out what that is.
This book is badass, and I wanna give a BIG THANK YOU to the people who made this a reality! Years of wanting and now it's in my hot little hands! Which begs the question...
When are we gonna get an artbook for the movie? And Legend of Korra? ^_^