Comics Are Great! 21 – Puppetbending
It’s a jam-packed episode where we tackle the topics of fandom in the 21st century, the role of “shipping” in storytelling, what it’s like to win an Eisner award, and perhaps most importantly, the new Avatar: The Legend of Korra series!
Then Dave Roman and Kevin Coppa hang out with me to talk about Kevin’s Avatar: The Last Puppetbender series of videos. We talk about the importance of fan-created works and how they can contribute to the overall success of a creative project, how one gets into being a puppeteer and creating their own fan films, and then move on to a discussion on the new Avatar series, The Legend of Korra.
We’re joined at the end by Sharon Iverson of the Ann Arbor District Library, who shares a few book recommendations for this week’s episode as well as some upcoming comics events in Ann Arbor.
Lots of links mentioned in this episode:
- Kevin Coppa’s DeviantArt page (check out the amazing Doctor Who cosplay pics!)
- Avatar: The Last Puppetbender series on YouTube
- The Puppetbender backdrop Kevin mentioned
- Final Cut Pro
- Adobe After Effects
- The Avatar Legacy Panel
- Raina Telgemeier’s Smile
- Give Dave’s Astronaut Academy a review on Goodreads!
- The Astronaut Academy video trailer
- The Eisner Awards
- Comics Express for the kids of Joplin
- The name change surrounding The Legend of Korra
- The Last Airbender motion picture
- Art Institute of Pittsburgh
- The Muppets on The Tonight Show
- Nickelodeon Slime
- Avatar: The Lost Adventures from Dark Horse Comics
- John Green
- Ki-Hyun Ryu
- The Micro-Machines Man, John Moschitta
- Astronaut Academy: Zero Gravity
- Jax Epoch And The Quicken Forbidden Volume 1
- Jax Epoch And The Quicken Forbidden Volume 2: Separation Anxiety
- Delilah Dirk and the Turkish Lieutenant
Here’s the video from this episode’s live stream (audio player at the bottom of this post):
Tune in next Wednesday live at 12:30 pm Eastern Time on Comicsaregreat.tv!