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Nina Matsumoto, illustrator
Zuko’s Story (The Last Airbender: Prequel)

The Last Airbender: Prequel: Zuko's Story, illustrated by Nina MatsumotoThe son will rise...

Prince Zuko is banished from the Fire Nation by his own father, Fire Lord Ozai. Horribly scarred and stripped of everything he holds dear, Zuko wanders the earth for almost three years in search of his only chance at redemption: the Avatar, a mystical being who once kept the four nations in balance. All around him, people whisper that this is an impossible task—the Avatar, after all, disappeared a century ago—but Zuko defiantly continues the search. His quest is all he has left.

Praise for Nina Matsumoto's work in Zuko’s Story (The Last Airbender: Prequel):

“Nina Matsumoto’s artwork is also in complimentary top-form—it suits the subject matter so well that it’d be fantastic to see more Airbender work from her in the future.” —Kuriousity

“Matsumoto is very good... I’ll be on the lookout for more work by this artist.” —Manga Worth Reading


Length: 144 pp
Genre: Manga—Fantasy

World rights, Del Rey Manga


Nina Matsumoto (better known online by the alias of “space coyote”) is an Eisner Award-winning comic book artist and writer from the western coast of Canada. She writes and draws the OEL manga series Yokaiden published through Del Rey Manga, a division of Random House. Occasionally she pencils for Bongo Comics (Simpson Comics, Bart Simpson Comics).

Nina’s website can be found at