Bryan Konietzko: “In the episode ‘Reunion,’ Asami is seen reading a magazine while waiting for Korra. Originally we made it a fashion magazine, with an ad featuring Ginger wearing a feather boa. We all know Asami likes fashion, and I think we thought the ad would be funny, but when it came time to approve the artwork, I found it vapid. Asami is an industrial magnate–she would have her own ad in the magazine! So I came up with this recruitment ad, using a prop designed by Joseph Aguilar. Angela Song Mueller fleshed out the characters from a sketch I did, and S.L. Lee, PhD, translated the following copy for the ad: ‘Ladies, Future Industries wants you! Are you interested in an exciting and rewarding career? Come on down to one of our recruitment offices and schedule an interview. We offer expert and entry-level positions. Don’t wait; come and seize your future!’”
[This ad is also visible on a billboard in the corner of a Republic City background painting on p. 137.]
Future Industries ad from “Reunion” and “Day of the Colossus” (The Legend of Korra: The Art of the Animated Series, Book 4: Balance, pp. 180-181).