Bryan Konietzko

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Bryan Konietzko
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Konietzko at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International
Born (1975-06-01) June 1, 1975 (age 39)
Nationality American
Occupation Animation director, executive producer, writer, art director, musician
Known for Co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra

Bryan Konietzko (born June 1, 1975) is an American animation director, best known as the co-creator and executive producer of the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra. He has also worked as a character designer at Film Roman for Family Guy and as Assistant Director for Mission Hill and King of the Hill. He was a Storyboard Artist and Art Director for the Nickelodeon animated series Invader Zim. He keeps an online photo journal, which he updates regularly.[1] Konietzko also has a band[2] for which he has released several albums, including Our Ancestor's Intense Love Affair and At Night, Under Artificial Light. In a 2010 interview the president of Nickelodeon, Cyma Zarghami, confirmed that Bryan Konietzko and Avatar: The Last Airbender co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino were developing a new series for the network, called The Legend of Korra.[3] The series premiered on April 14, 2012, running 12 episodes for the first season. The second season was later announced and premiered on September 13, 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Konietzko graduated from Roswell High School in Roswell, Georgia, north of Atlanta, and then went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998.[4][additional citation needed]

He currently resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife Lisa[5] and dog, Gunther.

Konietzko adheres to a vegan diet.[6]


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