Comics Are Great! 61 – Talking Korra, Pt 2 with Gene Yang and Kevin Coppa
Topics: The Legend of Korra, cartoons, writing, storytelling
Spoiler alert! If you haven’t finished watching the first season of The Legend of Korra, you might want to do so before enjoying this episode. But even if you’re not a Korra fan, there’s some fun storytelling talk and analysis on this edition of CAG, as I’m joined by Gene Yang (Prime Baby, The Eternal Smile, Level Up, American Born Chinese and more) and Kevin Coppa of the Puppetbenders YouTube series. Together we evaluate how the first season of Korra turned out, focusing on the great character writing, terrific world development, and some of the problems that can arise when you try to fit too much into too little a package.
We’re joined at the end by Sharon Iverson of the Ann Arbor District Library for another round of book recommendations.
And if you haven’t yet, check out our first discussion on this series held right after the launch of the season.
Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Tom Smith and Kevin Coppa for collecting them!):
- Flickr Group of Avatar/Korra Panel Meetup
- Avatar Fan Panel YouTube video series
- Public reading of Avatar: The Last Airbender – The Promise (written by Gene Yang)
- Legend of Korra official Panel at SDCC
- Bryan Konietzko Tumblr mentions – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
- Puppetbenders in Entertainment Weekly
- Doctor Who Costumes on MTV
- Kevin Coppa on DeviantArt
- Gamespot 360 Costume Cam
- The X-Men Family Tree
- Thien Pham on Twitter
- Mythomania, a web series about cartoonists by Derek Kirk Kim
Comics and book recommendations (affiliate links):
Upcoming Comics Events at AADL:
- Comics Digital Coloring 101 – August 21 and August 22
- Creating Noir Comics with Shawn Martinbrough – August 29
- The Ann Arbor Comics Artist Forum with guest speaker Jim Anderson – September 9