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Avatar: Strife and Harmony

Avatar: Strife and Harmony

by Killar&Syd
Six months after the coronation of Fire Lord Zuko, team Avatar is called together to confront Fire Nation unrest. But in this alternate reality, no one will be coming back the same...

Based off the hit Nickelodeon series Avatar: the Last Airbender
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Avatar: Strife and Harmony

Six months after the coronation of Fire Lord Zuko, team Avatar is called together to confront Fire Nation unrest. But in this alternate reality, no one will be coming back the same...

Based off the hit Nickelodeon series Avatar: the Last Airbender

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Killar&Syd
April 8th, 2019
As Sydney and I sat down to review book one, we started off our "meeting" by reading all of your comments. It was a great way to get motivated and to start off our editing process! We can't thank you enough for your time and appreciation!
Killar&Syd
April 8th, 2019
Sydney is very glad to be getting some recognition for this page as it was one of the longest pages to draw! You certainly understanding the trials this page presented. Thank you for gifting us with another beautiful comment!
Rocket Axxonu
April 8th, 2019
Hehe! So exciting to see the end of the first book!! (Or so I read this was the end on your tumblr account. ...No, I'm not a stalker who sneaks around looking at every single site this is posted on. Only weird, obsessive people would do that, and clearly I'm neither weird, nor obsessive.) It's amazing to look back and see how the quality of every single page of this comic is so high. (I just can't get over how beautiful and well executed the art is, and so much story content is packed into the pages while staying perfectly paced and never overcrowded.)

Love the note the final panel leaves off on, just a bit of foreboding on what's to come next. So excited for what happens next, can't wait for more!!
Rocket Axxonu
April 8th, 2019
Lol, I'm not sure why, but I just love that expression of Katara's near the bottom. (Kind of mischievous, but more in a Katara-like way than in a Toph or Sokka way, and maybe just a hint of discomfort as she tries to lighten the mood.)

Anyway, interesting to see things getting to the more critical worries Zuko has been facing--I know it's always been a question in my mind about what would happen to the Fire Nation if Zuko started pouring its resources into helping the other nations rebuild, and/or the people are resistant to following him as leader. Much as the end of the show leaves off on a happy note of peace and harmony, it's always seemed like there was likely to be quite a bit of messiness to try to clean up. (It's easy to imagine that, with the Fire Nation's boom of prosperity being over, even if before a lot of that was at the other nations' expense, a lot of people are going to blame Zuko.)
Rocket Axxonu
April 8th, 2019
Hehe!! So great seeing the gaang all back together again, and Zuko seems happy too.

Oh gosh, that obliviously happy grin from Aang at the end... Yeah, they definitely took that stealthy thing as optional.
Rocket Axxonu
April 8th, 2019
Ah, Zuko, you'd think he would know Aang and Team Avatar by now... They really don't like to be stealthy if they can avoid it. (As proven in Season 1, where they couldn't seem to keep off Zuko's radar for more than half an episode at the most.)

Anyway, it's nice seeing Mai's support here when Zuko's feeling so under pressure.
Rocket Axxonu
April 8th, 2019
(And, the tough throne-room shots continue. I feel your pain.) Love the power and drama of that first panel, with the glowing flames and imposing throne at the back. And Zuko's size--the scale is just so perfectly rendered, and I love how that lends to the atmosphere of what Zuko has to be feeling about now, so small and alone. I also particularly love how the shadows of the pillars in the second frame almost form a kind of prison-bar like effect around Zuko as he makes to leave.

Mai!!! I'm weirdly ridiculously excited to see her show up, and starting out with her usual dry commentary that I love so much besides. (That first time she meets with Azula in the series, and the first thing she says is 'Please tell me you're here to kill me,' I knew I liked her, and I love seeing that side of her personality captured here.)
Rocket Axxonu
April 8th, 2019
LOL

Oh gosh, SO love that fifth panel. (They're slowly figuring out that there's just nothing to be done about Zuko... Zuko had better watch out or they're seriously going to strike.)

Love the serious bit at the end there too, there's definitely some wisdom in that, even though Zuko's willingness to seek advice is also a strong trait in a leader, even if his advisers might not see it that way.
Rocket Axxonu
April 8th, 2019
Such an interesting perspective here, seeing all the arguments from all the old advisers. (I can totally see these types of meetings happening when Zuko takes over. When it comes to making decisions as the leading body of a nation, even if people are able to set their politics aside and try to do what's best, it seems like no one can ever agree what that is. While with Ozai in charge everyone probably knew Ozai was going to make the decision in the end, with Zuko it seems like those working for him wouldn't be intimidated enough for it to work out that way.)

Nice job on the older characters here too, it's so easy to get used to drawing younger characters that drawing anyone else with different facial shapes or body types can be tough. (Being able to draw them I think makes a comic so much richer and more realistic, I love it.)
Rocket Axxonu
April 8th, 2019
Hehe!! I'd been waiting for the scene to be finished so these pages would come over here to SJ, so exciting to see another completed scene. (I'm always amazed by how much happens in just a few pages.)

Anyway, the throne room here looks amazing. Overhead perspectives like this are so hard to pull off, but the effort was well worth it here, I just love how this works as a transition to give us a sense of the environment, and that close pillar right in the foreground just adds such drama to the shot. (And that little house thing the fire lord sits in--blegh, the curvy elements in that thing make it so dang hard to draw, just love how it was pulled off here.)
Rocket Axxonu
December 11th, 2018
@Killar&Syd:
Lol, it's true, I know one of the things the author said in the author's notes was that the story would tease many unusual ships, and with it being a completely different world with the characters in different circumstances, it does make sense.
Killar&Syd
December 11th, 2018
@Rocket Axxonu: We always appreciate your comments! I'm glad the humor came across well and that you've been enjoying it!

Special thanks to the technical note - Sydney (who draws literally everything) would 100% agree with you that crowd scenes are overwhelming. She thanks you especially for appreciating them!
Killar&Syd
December 11th, 2018
@Rocket Axxonu: Yes you're right, we did write ASAH before watching Korra or reading the comics. Now we are fully aware of all the shipping haha! I think your comic could ship some unique couples and still be very believable!
Rocket Axxonu
December 10th, 2018
OH GOSH TOPH

So hilarious, of course in the months since the war she would have an entire town worshipping the ground she walks on. (The Avatar's role in the war is just a minor afterthought.) I love that panel with Toph's statue next to the old Avatar statue, soo awesome, and just so Toph. Particularly love the shot of the dust and carnage, with the bodies of the victims strewn about, after Toph's forcing Appa up the mountain with earthbending on page 27, so perfect.

Katara may not be happy about it, but I guess that was inevitable.

On a technical note, love the detail in the backgrounds as always, the perspective looks so good in Toph's own made town on page 24, and that crowd scene on page 27 is awesome. [Urgh, I hate drawing crowd scenes] Even the simpler, more stick-figury people toward the back are so well done for how they just add to the funny tone of the whole scene.

Anyway, nice job, looking forward to more!!
Rocket Axxonu
December 1st, 2018
It'll be interesting to see what the political situation is in the Fire Nation when they meet up with Zuko again. Can't wait for more!!
Rocket Axxonu
December 1st, 2018
Haha! Of course, any continuation of the show wouldn't be complete without some reaction from Sokka on the Kataang situation... (I think you guys said you'd planned this before reading the comics? Is that right? I guess Sokka's case of oogies was fairly predictable, hehe, love his expression in the first panel.)
Rocket Axxonu
December 1st, 2018
LOL, oh gosh, so hilarious, and just so Sokka. (I can completely hear his voice in my head in that middle section. xD!!!)
Rocket Axxonu
December 1st, 2018
Lol, I love Pakku's expression there at the end, like 'I think I just got fooled into agreeing to do something nice' XD!!
Killar&Syd
November 19th, 2018
@Rocket Axxonu: I LOVE how you are really reading the story! It's wonderful to hear your take on Pakku's and Hakoda's actions and opinions. I wont give my reasons for why I wrote it this way for I am curious to hear how you like it as the story continues. Your comments are so well thought out and exactly what we like to see! Thank you so much!
Rocket Axxonu
November 19th, 2018
I'm enjoying this take on how things are going in the Water Tribe. It kind of makes a weird kind of sense for Pakku to be skeptical about Zuko and the Fire Nation and not all that supportive, while Hakoda's focus on Sokka needing to know his duty is an unexpected but interesting. (I'm not sure if you're going for a kind of underlying unconscious discrimination in that the expectation of a boy versus a girl for the Tribe seems to differ, or if it's simply more that since Sokka is the oldest and we expect to be the next tribe leader after Hakoda, Hakoda wants Sokka to start preparing for leadership now.) Definitely interested to see what happens next, and how Sokka feels about it.