I’m excited to share with you the final cover art (Korra drawn by Joaquim Dos Santos and painted by me, with a background painting by Fred Stewart) for the upcoming Korra Book One: Air art book, published by our good friends at Dark Horse Books. This was a real labor of love (heavy on the labor) for Mike, Joaquim, and me and all those who helped as we put this book together, and we are so proud of all the great artists’ work inside and can’t wait to share it with all of you. The plan is to do one of these art books per “book” of Korra (so four total), which is daunting yet fantastic.
Direct market on sale date: July 24, 2013.
Book market on sale date: August 6, 2013.
9” x 12” hardcover, 144 pages
They met on top of the mountain that divided their two villages. The villages were enemies so they could not be together, but their love was strong, and they found a way. The two lovers learned Earthbending from the badger moles. They became the first Earthbenders. They built elaborate tunnels so that they could meet secretly, anyone who tried to follow them would be lost forever in the labyrinthine.
But one day, the man didn’t come. He died in the war between theuir two villages. Devastated, the woman unleashed a terrible display of her Earthbending power. She could’ve destroyed them all, but instead declared the war over. Both villages helped her build a new city, where they would live together in peace. The woman’s name was Oma, and the man’s name was Shu.
The great city was named Omashu as a monument to their love.