I’ve loved Avatar: The Last Airbender since I was a child as I watched the last season, or book, every single day for much of my years through my early tweens. And then I eventually watched the series as a whole, enjoying the first two books and being amazed by how great the story was overall.
A few years ago, I returned to the hit Nickelodeon series again and was once again blown away by how exceptional the story was. And now, starting just last week, I’ve started the series over again for a third time and I still cannot get over how great and groundbreaking this series is.
In the same vein as great franchises like Star Wars or Marvel, the story of the Avatar in The Last Airbender is told so perfectly because it is surrounded by a comprehensive world and written by storytellers who knew exactly what story they wanted to tell. Each episode, even the earliest ones, seemed rooted in foreshadowing hints that lead to other more important moments in the series. No episode fills like a wasted filler episode because each episode tells a story and builds the characters in a way that will impact them down the road.
I’ve seen some great animated series in my time but none shine quite like Avatar: The Last Airbender. I don’t know what Netflix has in store for their live-action version take on the iconic series but considering that the creators of The Last Airbender relinquished their partnership with Netflix is already a bad sign. We’ll see what happens…
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Growing up, Avatar: The Last Airbender was my favorite thing to watch. Even now, it’s one of the greatest shows I have ever laid eyes on. But it was only recently that I realized how many awesome female characters are in this story and how much we’ve taken it for granted.
I’m talking Katara and Toph, Azula, Mai, and Ty Lee. Or if we’re thinking about The Legend of Korra; Korra, Asami, Lin Beifong, Opal, Kuvira, Suyin, and the list for both shows only goes on and on.
Often times, it’s such a big deal when female characters get to shine or have their own stories told but these two shows never shrug from the responsibility of giving girls plenty of empowering ladies, good or bad, to cheer for.
I just wanted to point that out.
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What a fun week to share some really fantastic art. Enjoy!
These portraits each have mesmerizing qualities and cover three of my favorite franchises: Marvel, Star Wars, and the Avatar: The Last Airbender series. I love, love, love these pictures and the one featuring The Child is so sublime. I cannot wait to see what this week’s new episode of The Mandalorian will produce art-wise among the art community. It’s going to be fun.
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This week there won’t be two Avatar: The Last Airbender pieces but I’m featuring a couple of other pieces next to the newest ATLA piece that I really, really am excited for you to see. Enjoy!
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Strange have similarities, namely their affinity for high collars, and because they are two of my favorite fictional characters (portrayed by who I believe is now my favorite actor, Benedict Cumberbatch) I saw this piece and just knew I was going to share it today.