The co-creator of Avatar: The Last Airbender, one of the most entertaining — and enlightening — animated shows on television, shares the story behind Avatar and why working on Family Guy just wasn't enough.
Bryan Konietzko is the co-creator, executive producer, and art director of the animated series Avatar: The Last Airbender. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design, graduating in 1998 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration. After moving to Los Angeles, Konietzko worked as a character designer at Film Roman for FOX's prime-time series Family Guy. He moved on to become assistant director of two more Film Roman shows, Mission Hill and King of the Hill, working beside animation director Michael DiMartino,Avatar's other co-creator. Soon after, Konietzko became a storyboard artist, and later the art director, for the Nickelodeon animated seriesInvader Zim. Konietzko currently lives in Los Angeles, California.