sifu rodriguez

Since Toph was written to be the best Earthbender in the world, we wanted her fighting style to be unique. Sifu Kisu called on his friends, Sifu Manuel Rodrguez, who is a master of the rare Southern Praying Mantis style. During a consultation, Sifu Manny told us the origins of the style. To our surprise, legend has it that the style was started by a blind woman! Key animation by Myeong Ga Young. 

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Blue Spirit Mask

I was commissioned to make this mask by Momocon, which will be auctioned off for the Desert Bus for Hope charity later this year !

Since I carved it out of wood, it would be a shame to go and cover that all up with paint, so I’m going with a relic type of feel, as though it had washed up on a beach, and someone decided to take up the mantle.

We also got it signed by Dante Brasco (Zuko’s voice actor), Sifu Rodriguez, and Sifu Kisu, (who did the fight choreography for Avatar ) :D 

Say Cheese :D

For more info about Momocon, check them out here, https://www.facebook.com/MomoCon

and the Desert bus for hope charity here: https://www.facebook.com/DesertBus

and my page thing at https://www.facebook.com/fevstudios

We’re heading to New York Comic Con this week and there are a ton of LoK activities going on!!! Here’s the schedule:

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9TH

12pm - 4pm / 4:30pm - 7pm: “Your Own Nickelodeon Recording Session." Be the voice of Bolin in a scene with Eska, or the voice of Aang in a scene with Katara! Stop by the Nickelodeon booth to voiceover classic and current Nick cartoons.

5:15pm - 6:15pm: The Legend of Korra: Book 4 panel in Empire Stage 1-E. Co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino will be joined by voice stars Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako), and PJ Byrne (Bolin) for a look at the making of Book 4 and the premiere of an upcoming episode!

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 10TH

10am - 1pm / 1:30pm - 4pm / 4:30pm - 7pm: "Your Own Nickelodeon Recording Session." Be the voice of Bolin in a scene with Eska, or the voice of Aang in a scene with Katara! Stop by the Nickelodeon booth to voiceover classic and current Nick cartoons.

11am - 12:50pm: The Legend of Korra signing at the Dark Horse booth with co-creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino. 
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED. Wristbands will be distributed by drawing in the Dark Horse booth on Thursday and Friday at show opening.)

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11TH

10am - 1pm / 1:30pm - 4pm / 4:30pm - 7pm: "Your Own Nickelodeon Recording Session." Be the voice of Bolin in a scene with Eska, or the voice of Aang in a scene with Katara! Stop by the Nickelodeon booth to voiceover classic and current Nick cartoons.

5pm - 8pm: IGN’s NYCC Legend of Korra Video Game party at the Sky Room. For event entry please RVSP here, tickets are limited.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12TH

10am - 1pm / 1:30pm - 5pm: "Your Own Nickelodeon Recording Session." Be the voice of Bolin in a scene with Eska, or the voice of Aang in a scene with Katara! Stop by the Nickelodeon booth to voiceover classic and current Nick cartoons.

2:15pm - 3pm: Avatar Legacy Fan Panel moderated by Avatar Mom in room 1A06 with panelists Monica McClain (Illustrator/Art Instructor), Alison Wilgus (Artist/Writer), Kevin Coppa (Puppetbender Creator), Sifu Manuel Rodriguez (Martial Arts Choreographer for Toph Beifong), and Jessie Flower (Voice of Toph Beifong). The panel will be all about Avatar: The Last Airbender art, history, demonstrations, and stories- plus a live comic reading from Dark Horse Comics’ The Rift. Attending cosplayers may win books and signed original Legend of Korra animation drawings donated by Studio Mir!

3:30pm - 4:30pm: Jessie Flower (Toph Beifong, Melon Lord) will be signing autographs at the Dark Horse booth.
(WRISTBAND REQUIRED. Wristbands will be distributed by drawing in the Dark Horse booth on Saturday and Sunday at show opening.)