Illustration artist talk

The Illustration Department is very pleased to announce a joint talk by award-winning artists Bryan Konietzko and Phil Rynda. The lecture is free and open to the general public, though seating is limited, so please arrive early!***

Bryan Konietzko will give a slide lecture at RISD’s Main Auditorium on Wednesday, February 4th, at 7:30pm. He will discuss the artwork and development that went into the 5-year production of Korra, as well as provide advice for getting into and thriving within the animation industry.


Phil Rynda will talk about his career in animation as well as his character design process. Specifically Phil will talk about how and why he puts “character” and personality before design.  He will show examples from his own work as well as other examples.  All to be followed by an open Q+A.

For more information and artist bios, please visit Bryan‘s and Phil‘s blogs, or

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Bryan Konietzko, Illustration, Phil Rynda

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