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Konietzko at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International
|Born||June 1, 1975|
|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, writer, producer and musician. He is best known, together with Michael Dante DiMartino, as the co-creator and executive producer of the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.
Konietzko has worked as a character designer at Film Roman for Family Guy and as assistant director for the series Mission Hill and King of the Hill. He was a storyboard artist and art director for the Nickelodeon's animated series Invader Zim.
Between 2001 and 2014, Konietzko and DiMartino were mainly occupied with writing and producing the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender and its sequel The Legend of Korra for Nickelodeon. Konietzko's and DiMartino's long-standing creative partnership is collectively referred to as "Bryke" by fans, in reference to "shipping" naming conventions.
Konietzko is also active in photography and has a band, This Is Ginormous, with which he has released several albums, including Our Ancestor's Intense Love Affair and At Night, Under Artificial Light.
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.[additional citation needed]
Konietzko adheres to a vegan diet.
- Hoffman, Mike (8 January 2015). "Four Ways The Legend of Korra Respected Its Younger Viewers". The Escapist. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
- Konietzko, Bryan. "About", bryankonietzko.com. Retrieved 13 July 2012.
- Konietzko, Bryan. "Random End-Of-The-Week Musings", Tumblr, 25 May 2012.
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