Irene Koh is a comic book artist who worked on penciling and inking Turf Wars, the first graphic novel trilogy set following the events of The Legend of Korra.[1]

Selected other credits

  • Embed with Games: A Year on the Couch with Game Developers (cover artist)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Casey & April #1-4 (line artist)
  • Secret Origins #10: Batgirl (line artist)
  • 1602: Witch Hunter Angela #2 (cover artist; variant)
  • Sensation Comics Featuring Wonder Woman #13 (line artist)

Biographical information

Koh was born in Seoul and has lived in Tokyo, New England, Los Angeles, and presently the San Francisco Bay Area. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012.[2]


  • Prior to her job as the illustrator for Turf Wars, Koh has been drawing fanart of the show, having stated to be a fan of Avatar.
  • Her favorite The Legend of Korra characters are Tenzin and Asami Sato.[3]
  • When a replacement for Brittney Williams as the artist for the Korra comics needed to be found, Koh was not the second choice; a friend of hers was contacted first, but due to their knowledge of Koh being a fan of the show, they referred to Koh for the job, resulting in her getting the job instead.
  • Being the artist for the comics, Koh was given creative freedom in her art, thus using her own style as opposed to the usual style of the series. Furthermore, she includes multi-ethnical people in crowd scenes, such as South Asians, Indians, Malaysians and Indonesian hijabi, Filipinos, and Bangladeshis.[3]
    • Koh also has put Michael DiMartino, Bryan Konietzko, Dave Marshall (Dark Horse editor), and Joan Hilty (Nickelodeon editor) in Turf Wars Part Three.[4]
    • Koh included her boyfriend in a fight scene, as well as characters from Naruto and Sailor Moon in a crowd scene for fun in Turf Wars Part One.[3]
  • While Asami is Koh's favorite character from the The Legend of Korra,[5] her favorite character to draw in Turf Wars is Jargala.[6]
  • Koh's favorite villains from Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra are Wan Shi Tong and the Red Lotus, respectively.[5]


  1. Holub, Christian (October 4, 2016). First The Legend of Korra graphic novel coming in June 2017. Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on October 13, 2016.
  2. Koh's info. Her official website. Retrieved on October 15, 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Koh, Irene (December 28, 2016). Favorite TLOK characters. Koh on her official profile on Retrieved on January 6, 2017.
  4. Koh, Irene (August 25, 2017). Featured persons in TW 3. Koh on her twitter account. Retrieved on October 1, 2017.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Lee, Otter (October 8, 2017). NYCC Interview with Irene Koh, Artist Of THE LEGEND OF KORRA Comic. AsianCrush. Retrieved on October 9, 2017.
  6. Koh, Irene (August 10, 2017). Sneak peek. Koh on her twitter account. Retrieved on October 1, 2017.