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 43)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
OccupationAnimation director, executive producer, writer, art director, musician
Known forCo-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra
Lisa Konietzko (m. 2004)

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 was working on writing and illustrating a sci-fi graphic novel series, Threadworlds, that is to be published by First Second Books, but there is no release date.[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.

In September 2018, it was announced that Konietzko and DiMartino would serve as executive producers and showrunners for Netflix's upcoming live-action series based on Avatar: The Last Airbender.[4]

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.[5][additional citation(s) needed]

He resides in Los Angeles, California with his wife Lisa.[6]


  1. ^ Hoffman, Mike (8 January 2015). "Four Ways The Legend of Korra Respected Its Younger Viewers". The Escapist. Retrieved 8 January 2015.
  2. ^ Towers, Andrea (6 July 2015). "Avatar: The Last Airbender and Korra creator previews new graphic novel Threadworlds -- exclusive". Retrieved 6 July 2015.
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  5. ^ Konietzko, Bryan. "About", Retrieved 13 July 2012.
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