Bryan Konietzko

Bryan Konietzko

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Bryan Konietzko


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Bryan Konietzko attended the Rhode Island School of Design and graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration. After moving to Los Angeles, Konietzko worked as a character designer at Film Roman for FOX's prime-time series, Family Guy. He moved on to assistant direct…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • He worked as a character designer at Film Roman.

    • Bryan has admitted that Toph is his favorite character on the show, as he has an affinity for visually impaired fighter characters in Asian entertainment, one of his favorites being Zatoichi, the Blind Swordsman.

    • Bryan along with Martial Arts Consultant Sifu Kisu share a personal disdain for the use of belt systems in teaching.

    • He was a judge at the 2nd Annual Nextoons: The Nicktoons Film Festival.

    • Bryan describes himself to be very involved in his work. For example he studies styles of Martial Arts with the Martial Arts Consultant for his show, Sifu Kisu. To further his education in Martial Arts for inspiration for his show Avatar the Last Airbender.

    • Bryan has been described by Animation Insider as one of the most talented men of his age.

    • Bryan has said that he would want to be a firebender since it is based on the type of Martial Arts he studies.

    • He was a character designer for Family Guy, and an assistant director for Mission Hill and King of the Hill. Bryan Konietzko has helped coordinate the inner workings of programs that greatly vary in style. He also was a storyboard artist and art director for Invader Zim.

    • Bryan, as well as the other co-creator of Avatar Mike Dante DiMartino, traveled to China for inspiration on their show Avatar the Last Airbender.

    • He served as a character designer at the distinguished Film Roman organization.

    • He was featured as a guest of honor at the PMX convention in 2006.

    • Bryan Konietzko has earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of design in 1998.

    • Bryan has appeared in several special media events in promotion of his show Avatar: The Last Airbender. Among those events are San Diego Comic-Con (2004 and 2005), New York Comic Con 2008, and the 2006 Pacific Media Expo.

    • Has admitted in the Avatar Nick Mag Presents: First Edition issue that Momo is his favorite character on the show to draw, and that a lot of his poses and body language stem from the memories of his childhood cat, Buddy.

    • Bryan took electric guitar lessons for many years.

    • Bryan is in a band called "Ginormous."

    • Bryan practices the martial art Northern Shaolin Kung Fu, which is also the form the Firebenders use in his show Avatar.

    • Bryan is the co-creator of the television show Avatar: The Last Airbender along with Mike Dante DiMartino.

  • Quotes

    • Bryan Konietzko: Avatar the Last Airbender is a very demanding show, there's a lot of scenes, there's a lot of artwork, there's a lot of detailed action you know, we do a lot to try and hold the standard up really high.

    • Bryan Konietzko: For Mike and I, our favorite episodes are just the really simple ones. You know, that just deal with the interactions between the characters and their smaller stories. We love those just as much.

    • Bryan Konietzko: I'm sorry to say it, but I would want to be with the Fire Nation.

    • Bryan Konietzko: We are just doing what we can do to raise the standards from what you might expect out of a television series.

    • Bryan Konietzko: Basically we want to make a show that we love absolutely, and we're not just trying to make a show that other people will like, or just to go with some trend.

    • Bryan Konietzko: I'm proud of everything, we have so many great people who lend their talents and hard work to the show.

    • Bryan Kobietzko: I was a landscape painter in school, so I just take a lot of that training and a lot of my love for landscape paintings.

    • Bryan Konietzko: (referring to Avatar the Last Airbender) I'll just say that we didn't take just one myth or legend and just alter it. You know, there was just a story that we wanted to tell, and using the four elements of the concept to surround that.

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    He is a great person as I think of him and has made so much for television and also he's one of the creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender in which is a highly successful show in TV. Also he has been a productor of many shows like in Invader Zim that I think it was a great show also and various others.

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