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 42)
Residence Los Angeles, California
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
Spouse(s) Lisa Konietzko

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, together with Michael Dante DiMartino, was 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.[1]

As of 2015, Konietzko is working on writing and illustrating a sci-fi graphic novel series, Threadworlds, to be published in 2017 by First Second Books.[2]

Konietzko is also active in photography and has a band, Ginormous,[3] with which he has released several albums, including Our Ancestors' Intense Love Affair and At Night, Under Artificial Light.

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 resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife Lisa.[5]


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