The Legend of Korra gave us not only a compelling series, but also one of the most beautiful endings that celebrated the love between female heroes Korra and Asami. It was a move that exploded with outpourings of support and stunning fan art that proved audiences are not only okay with, but are demanding more versatility in characters portrayed on screen. Gorgeous illustrations of “Korrasami” taking selfies, going on dates in spiritual dimensions, and being proud their great joy adorn the internet in numbers that are beyond inspiring.
Now even the show’s creators are joining the legions of fans, with Bryan Konietzko, one of the co-creators of Legend of Korra and its predecessor Avatar: The Last Airbender, sharing his own Korrasami fan art on his popular Tumblr.
The artwork will be revealed live next week at an exhibition of Korra-related artwork at Nucleus Gallery in Alhambra, Calif. A number of Korra’s creative team, including Konietzko, will attend the event to meet fans and offer signings, and if this piece is any indication of the work on show, it is an event you will very much not want to miss:
This stunning artwork depicts Korra and Asami on a date at the pond at Harmony Tower, one of the most beauitful and iconic landmarks in Republic City, the main setting of the Korra story. The Avatar/Korra universe is notable for its fantastic combinations of animals, of which "turtleducks" are easily the most adorable. But even cuter than this giant turtleduck ride is the couple inside it:
Visitors to the Nucleus Gallery can purchase one of 100 limited-edition prints of the artwork, most likely autographed by Konietzko, who said he'll be donating the proceeds to a much-needed LGBTQ suicide hotline.