Here are my interviews with people from Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra!
The Legend of Korra is back! We spoke to Irene Koh, the artist behind Turf Wars, the upcoming graphic novel trilogy. The first graphic novel trilogy continuing the series, written by co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino, is coming out this month.
Irene Koh is an illustrator from Seoul, now living in Los angeles. She received her BFA in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and has worked for Dark Horse, DC, Marvel, IDW, Oni Press, and Stela.
But we are here to talk about Korra! So let’s get started! Spirits, elements, martial arts, and maybe a bit of Korrasami?
Janet Varney: The Legacy of Avatar Korra (January 2017)
It was my tremendous pleasure to interview Janet Varney! She is an Emmy-nominated actor, voice artist, musician, writer, producer and dog-owner. You may know her from The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Stan Against Evil, and as the voice of Avatar Korra in The Legend of Korra!
We talked about the impact of playing a character like Korra, who has such a huge impact on so many people. How that changed her as a person and as an actor. The wider legacy of the show in the upcoming comics, how Korrasami affected animation at large. Also, we delved into how women are treated in the industry and what sorts of roles are becoming available.
Jeremy Zuckerman Interview – The Music of Avatar (January 2016)
I had the chance to interview Jeremy Zuckerman, the man responsible for the groundbreaking and heartstring-pulling music of Avatar the Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. We talked about Jeremy’s background in music, how he went from a heavy metal artist, to a composer known for his eastern sounds and Chinese instrumentals. We also discussed the ever elusive official soundtrack releases, which many fans have been eagerly awaiting.
Nickelodeon’s epic fantasy series Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel The Legend of Korra recently came to a close after ten years. The show broke new ground, challenged stereotypes and inspired new generations of artists, writers, and musicians.
Janet Varney is the voice artist who portrayed Avatar in The Legend of Korra. She is an actress, comedian and host of the JV Club Podcast, wherein she interviews women in show business about growing up, adolescence, and life in general.