Dark Horse Comics has announced the July 24th publication of The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series—Book One: Air, a lavish art book that celebrates the very popular Nickelodeon animated series that is the sequel to the equally popular Avatar: The Last Airbender cartoon series.
The hardcover Legend of Korra art book contains hundreds of pieces of artwork created during the development of the first season of the Legend of Korra animated series that debuted last April (see "'The Legend of Korra' Debut Set"). Avatar and Legend of Korra creators Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko will provide commentary throughout The Legend of Korra art book furnishing an intimate inside look at the creation of the new blockbuster series.
The announcement of The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series is the latest release in the ongoing partnership between Dark Horse Comics and Nickelodeon. Dark Horse has published three very popular volumes of comics written by Gene Luen Yang that are based on the original Avatar: The Last Airbender series. This trio of graphic novels proved to be so popular that a second series of Avatar: The Last Airbender graphic novels is in the works (see "Dark Horse's 'Avatar' GN Series to Continue").
Dark Horse has also had considerable success, especially in the bookstore market, with its growing line of art books. The publisher’s The Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Historia, an art book based on the popular video game, has sold over 100,000 copies (see "'Zelda's' Bigger Than Sex").