on May 27, 2010
I love this book! It's great for anyone with passion for the series or anyone with artistic interests. There are many stories from the creators depicting the long process of creation starting from the very beginning. There are some stunning finished pieces of art, as well as a lots of pre-production sketches, series bible bits, and even animation tests and studies. The text isn't boring at all either, to me, it seems as if the creators are telling the story of their adventure instead of just writing an article about it. They also point out their inspiration which, in return, gives great inspiration and ideas.
Another thing I really liked is that they didn't put anything about the upcoming live action movie in it. I love the series, but I have doubts on the movie, so I wanted something from the SERIES, and I got what I wanted. There's not even a promotional page!
As a graduated animation student and as a big fan of the series, I definitely recommend it!!!!
on September 2, 2010
This art-book is an excellent collectible for any fan of the Avatar series. It's full of gorgeous colour artwork on every page and the behind the scenes tidbits, especially from before the show hit the air, make for a very interesting read. The one strike against this book however, is if you are already very knowledgeable about the show, then the chapters about the actual aired Seasons 1-3 will be very same old same old without much new information or never before seen images. Despite that, this book is a detailed account of the Avatar world as a whole and is a great way to support the creators of the original series.
on August 16, 2010
This book is an amazing book. It is one of the most epic, and best art books i have read partly because it has huge scope on backgrounds. The backgrounds are amazing, and the book is chock full of them. It has alot of stuff in the book based on how they came up with the ideas and drawings, and not so much on the story that everyone knows anyway. So, Mike and Brian, awesome book!
on May 3, 2012
I don't usually write reviews but I felt compelled to in this case. The artwork is beautiful, the written entries give you an intimate peek into the creative process behind this inspired work, and the whole book has an elegant, poetic feel. If you like Avatar at all, you must look at this book. Worth every penny.
on March 27, 2014
I have been waiting for some kind of continuation as to what happened after Ozai was defeatede in the series, and this is a great way to tell the rest of the story afterward. If you're a fan of the animated series, and you have $30, buy this, and the search. They are excellent!
on October 8, 2010
Beautiful illustrations, and a neat glimpse into the creative process behind this thoughtful series. The book is packed full of colour illustrations and sketches, and insightful comments about the series creation. I am blown away and recommend this book to any Avatar fan.