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Hi! Welcome. This comic is about the origin of Kyoshi from Avatar the last airbender. They never delved much into her life, so I'm doing it for them. If you want to get a good idea of what the comic will be like in general, read at least until about page 41. Things start to heat up about halfway to that point.

A new page is posted every other Monday. I'd like to update faster, but I have problems with my hands that prevents me from doing so.

As for the inspirations, a while ago, somewhere when the early episodes of season three of A:TLA were airing, I saw a picture that someone made 'gender bending' Aang, Katara and Sokka (tried finding the picture - was unsuccessful). After going D'AWWWWW at the picture of Aang, I thought "They should make another avatar series, with a girl avatar this time. It could be about Kyoshi!"

...Which of course, resulted in a fan comic. While they did eventually make a series about a female avatar, it's not about Kyoshi, so I'm making a comic about her instead. I've had the idea in my head for awhile now, so of course it turned into some crazy semi epic.

I didn't actually make the thing though until now because I had two major problems blocking me - first, no matter what I tried, I couldn't get clean line work that I was happy with. That problem was solved when I found a program called vector magic that works brilliantly. Second, I realized that I needed to let myself suck a bit. By not ever letting myself complete any pages because the drawings weren't good enough, I've actually been hindering my progress improving on the other aspects of comic making as well, because I didn't even get to them. I wasn't willing to show practically anything, instead trying to get to the point were I actually thought I was good at drawing first, but then I heard my sister talking about how she met an incredible artist who told her how much he, well, to paraphrase it, still sucked. Then I realized that no matter how good I ever get, I'll probably still be frusterated by how much better I think I should be. So some parts of this comic might suck, but I'm trying to improve - and a lot of that is in the process of making this comic.

A couple things I should mention: this is actually only the second comic past a very small number of pages that I've ever made. While I'm not new to coming up with ideas for comics, I am still pretty new to actually making them. I need a place were I can simply experiment, have fun, and learn. That is this comic. Therefore, the style is probably going to be inconsistent. Especially for the first sections of the comic, as I actually drew some of the panels awhile ago and have improved since then.

Also, Kyoshi might seem a little different than you would expect at the beginning of the story. That's on purpose. We know her as a powerful warrior, but I think that's probably not what she started out as, but rather what she became. This is the story of how that happens.

Enjoy! :)
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ChaircarMao Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015
Nice work,and I hope there will be an official prequels about Kyoshi or Roku.
avatarreiko Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2015  Student Writer
This is awesome! You have a gift.
Amirai Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015
Thanks! ^^
TenoreRobusto Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I found this on Facebook and thought it was an official comic. The writing is terrific, it flows realistically, the humor is cute, and I LOVE the artwork. I cannot overstate how much I'm enjoying it, and I'm going to follow you very closely. Excellent, excellent work.
Amirai Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Thanks so much! :)
Zoogor Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
thegreek02 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014
Of course you need her help.You're in the midle of a war and a comet is ready to destroy the whole world.How else do you expect
yourself to stop this?!Men this was so Varrick,wasn't it??!!
fishtx Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
ah ma gad, ah ma gad, ah ma gad. Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!
SimpleChica Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
This is an awesome idea! Now I'm just gonna have to sit here and read everything you've done thus far... :D
shadekiller0 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
swazini Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I just read what 22 pages? of this and I LOVE it! Kyoshi is my fav avatar
ZhaneAugustine Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Looks interesting
AdrenalineRush1996 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
After Korra, I think Nickelodeon could do ATLA prequel miniseries which would focus on Avatars Roku, Kyoshi, Kuruk and Yangchen.
Amirai Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
While I would love to see more about the previous avatars, I'm also kinda dreading them showing anything about avatar Kyoshi, because it could potentially wreck the continuity of my comic! XD

Though I suppose I could just say whatever they show happened in a different part of her life. She did live to be hundreds of years old, after all.
AdrenalineRush1996 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Yeah I know.
RavenRoth19 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Very good idea and very good comic.
FlameSwordedLink Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I was scrolling through DA when I found this, and I thought that it looked promising, now I'm watching you. And this is now on my favorites.
Amirai Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Thanks! Hope you enjoy it!
Red-Queen666 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Cool, I love Kyoshi :)
RooseveltRedfear Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sounds like you got a good idea I'm going to start watching you for this.
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