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A small behind the scene look.

Dug out of my sketchbooks a few thumbnails done for the comic Avatar Special from Nick Magazine.

I first pitched the idea of doing something with Bosco, the Earth King and Sokka. At first, Toph was going to play a bigger role, but she kinda fell to the wayside (sorry Toph!).

We'd sit with the other writers, and everyone threw ideas around. I sketched some of them during those meetings. Some stayed, others were put in the trash.
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Josh would then make sense of our crazy rambling and do an actual script. I'd sometime make suggestions, add or delete stuff (sorry Josh!). He was very much in charge of polishing the dialogue, which explains why the word bubbles in my sketches were mostly blank this time.

Actual size of this page sketch: 3,25" high.
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And that's all from me for now. More Water Tribe soon, got five pages in the works.


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Sep. 17th, 2007 09:55 pm (UTC)
Sep. 17th, 2007 10:11 pm (UTC)
Haha, I bet Bosco would understand picnic baskets too :D
Sep. 17th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
So cute! (I think the Earth King is so adorable. I just wanna hug him and nibble on his ears...)

Also, yay Water Tribe!
Sep. 17th, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
He is adorably naive, that's for sure.
Sep. 17th, 2007 09:56 pm (UTC)
I'm really looking forward to this magazine!
I missed out on the first one, but I noticed Dave had info in his DA account for how to order backissues so I shall be doing that!
Sep. 17th, 2007 10:13 pm (UTC)
Looking forward to getting a copy too :)
I've seen some issue on sale on ebay- some selling for cover price actually. Though I guess bids are going to go up. *sigh*
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Sep. 17th, 2007 10:14 pm (UTC)
Posting my little chicken scratches. These are the ones that made most sense. Plus, I didn't want to post about any pages that were not officialy shown anywhere else.
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Sep. 18th, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting these! I love seeing conceptual work. Even at this early stage, you've already got such strong composition ♥
Sep. 18th, 2007 05:05 pm (UTC)
My pleasure and thank you very much. I try to work things out as early as possible, so less headaches when it comes to work on the finals. Doesn't always work out mind you...
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Sep. 18th, 2007 03:37 pm (UTC)
Now that you mention it...we've seen very little bunny things in the Avatarverse. Except for the Rabbaroo.
Sep. 18th, 2007 03:16 am (UTC)
Wahaha! ^^ I remember these! I lvoe seeing your sketches again! So quick but so cute!
Sep. 18th, 2007 01:59 pm (UTC)
It's all about quick and cute :D
Sep. 18th, 2007 05:09 am (UTC)
woah! I never heard or saw anything about this giant bunny scene!!!
We would have pushed to keep that! ;)
Sep. 18th, 2007 01:58 pm (UTC)
Sorry about that- One of those doodles that never left the sketchbook before. I found it kinda hard to keep it in and still tell the story...hmm...perhaps with an extra page and another gag or two...
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Sep. 18th, 2007 12:34 pm (UTC)
Woot! Love going behind the scenes..your sketches are hilarious! Even without the dialog! Giant bunny ftw!
Sep. 18th, 2007 05:02 pm (UTC)
Too bad the giant bunny didn't stay. Oh well, keeping this one in mind for possible re-use.
Sep. 18th, 2007 01:28 pm (UTC)
Oooh! These look so different from your WT sketches.

You make Bosco look so fluffy and cute. I wanna hug him. :D
Sep. 18th, 2007 03:25 pm (UTC)
The WT sketches are done bigger, with pencils instead of pens, lots of little things to make it different in terms of final look.
Aw, but Bosco IS fluffy and cuddly. Even with those claws.
Sep. 18th, 2007 01:33 pm (UTC)
Hihihi...Bosco's too pampered his natural instincts are all drowned. Sokka may not succeed in 'training' him. >D Knowing him of course. XD

But Bosco fishing with a pole, now that's cute. Beware of the GIANT BUNNEH! >D

ARRRGH! They don't even put commercials for Aeason 3 here!! I'm gonna have to wait like 5 months or so. ~_~;
Sep. 18th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
Bosco doesn't have much natural instincts left. but he knows many many tricks!
Hope the new episodes will be broadcasted soon for you guys
Sep. 19th, 2007 02:57 am (UTC)
I bought four copies of the magazine my first chance this morning! :D Your comic was completely awesome. ^^ I'm giving one copy to my best friend, and I know she'll love it as much as me. ^^ I was fangirling over you all through Japanese class. XD

Too bad I didn't get a receipt, so I can't enter ASN's contest. :(
Sep. 19th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
Aww, thank you very much *blushes*- hope you and your friend have enjoyed the whole magazine. Everyone worked very hard.
Weird that you didn't get a receipt. Hmf!
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Sep. 29th, 2007 01:11 am (UTC)
It's really neat to see your rough sketches! Always interesting to see how different people use visual shorthand.
Sigh, I still haven't gotten a hold of the magazine, but am hoping to soon. By the way, any idea if there will be more Avatar-centric issues like this?
Sep. 29th, 2007 04:13 am (UTC)
I haven't heard of any news about more Avatar magazines. I do hope there will be more though.
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