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Ah, where to begin.
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.
I'm making this in my spare time, not set to any schedule. I will not be releasing it at a regular time each week - pages will go up as I finish them, whenever that is. Don't bother pestering me for more.
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.