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Private Fire 02 by rufftoon Private Fire 02 by rufftoon
A page from the "Private Fire" comic done for Nickelodeon. These appeared as mini comics included with the season 3 individual DVDs.
Sokka, disguised as Wang Fire, infiltrates the fire nation army hoping to learn some fire nation secrets. Things turn sour when he learns his division is to be sent to the front.

Though none of the main Avatar cast is on this page, it was a fun one to do. I have grown up with the Asterix books and I found plenty of inspiration from the roman centurions.

Story: Josh Hamilton
Line art: me
Color: Wes Dzioba
Copyright Nick Magazine, Nickelodeon, Viacom.
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:iconbandling45:
Bandling45 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is such a great comic. I was reading it in the book the other day and couldn't help but think of that roman general from Asterix the Gladiator... can't remember his name. 
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karasukagami Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Im guessing something along the lines of:
'where the %$^ is cadet wang fire?!'
'um...not here?'
'%$^&^$%^###&^!!!!'

or something to that nature. ^w^
run sokka. run fast.

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." -Einstein
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fuzzybutts108 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2011
YOU. ARE. AMAZING.
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:iconalamus:
Alamus Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Just got The Lost Stories book and I totally knew jus by flipping though that this was you. :)
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:iconlemniskate:
Lemniskate Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Definitely seeing the Asterix in there.
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:iconnicklepops:
nicklepops Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
seriously!! it's included in the season 3 DVDs!!!???
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Originally, yes. But I think some of the season 3 DVDs didn't have copies- something rare but it did happen.
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nicklepops Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
that's sooo kool!!! :icondragonlick:
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:iconbenrg:
BenRG Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Man...! Why does that Fire Nation NCO remind me of Mr. Barkin from Kim Possible? ;)
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Maybe channeled him by mistake?
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Asuma17 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this comic.
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Tomecko Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
haha, omigosh! I didn't know you did these! I have some of the Season 3 DVDs and found the little comics quite entertaining. Oh, Sokka. Cool to see a deviant making it in the business!
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jennymstead Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
just a small ?, do you ink through a computer program, or do you use ink pens?
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
For comic work, I still prefer good old bristol and ink pens than going full digital. I use digital to help with fixes.
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jennymstead Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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Luce8600 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my gawd...rufftoon...you NEVER cease to amaze me with your awesome skills, seriously, WHEN YOU GOT SKILLS LIKE THIS!!!! KEEP IT UP! lol x MORE MORE!!!! x
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ObloquyCondemed Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2009
I'm pretty sure I see some Asterix inspiration in that last panel XD I love the scattering soldiers.

Nice work on these pages!
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Kaos111 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
silly Romans :D (Asterix just shows that old school is still best)
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novumpersona Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
:D I was wondering, were there any mini comics made for the first season dvd's?

Amazing as always! Keep up the awesome work, Johane!
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
I can't remember if they did do mini comics for the first season. Only for the second one, I think (drawn by Justin Ridge).
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shelim Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
Loving this :D Are these side stories for the nick magazine?

Cheers!
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Though contracted through Nick Magazine, those were available with the season 3 DVDs (individuals, not the box set)
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:iconshelim:
shelim Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
:) Wow! Thanks for that info :D To be honest, I've not seen season 2 and season 3 box sets here in my country yet :) I do hope I get to see your work when they do get here :D
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Gooderikilla Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
so nice!
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MeultimaSama Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Hmm, are those yellow things on Old Yeller's tunic thing badges? They're only in the second-to-last panel though, so I can't really see. :3
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Froden Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Mmm...Asterix and Avatar,

Does that mean that when a fire nation soldier is hit, he flies into the sky and his sandals stay on the ground.

;)
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Only when Aang does a certain kind of firebending move.
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:iconfroden:
Froden Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
Or after drinking a secret magic potion used by a foreign tribe to fight against invaders :).

On a different note, Toph and Obelix would probably be good friends...
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CaptainLupin90 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I literally just got out of boot camp today. *snickers* This just makes me giggle like a freakin' retard looking at this. :XD:
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
I hope we managed to capture a little bit of army life (even if it is more cartoony than the real deal).
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CaptainLupin90 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, I got out of Marines. But, the whole "Scared Recruits!" look is perfect. That's certainly how we looked in the beginning! :XD:
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:iconming85:
ming85 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
What an awesome crossover idea: asterix and the fire nation army! Love these pages, still keeping my fingers crossed they will appear on the nick website somewhere to read.
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
I just had a mental image of Sokka-Wang Fire using magic potion.
Wow.
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:iconzfiledh:
zfiledh Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
"FIND HIM!!! WE NEED MORE AWESOME BEARDED SOLDIERS!"

Or something along those lines in the last panel. How close am I?
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:iconsnapesangel:
SnapesAngel Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
Hehe. It looks like you sneaked Zhao in, in the second panel. :thumbsup:
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
It's those sideburns- what can I say, it's the fashion in the Fire Nation.
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:iconsnapesangel:
SnapesAngel Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Yea, but we all know, Zhao had to learn it somewhere, right?
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Quixoticxx Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Student Writer
Awesome! I love the last panel :D
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:iconlost14:
LOST14 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Poor guy. XD
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EATSFALCONPUNCH Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Wait, as in Asterix and Obilix? Hahahaha I used to have a couple of episodes on VHS :) nostalgia hahahahaha
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Ozkumeti Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
I feel sorry for that poor dude getting yelled at. XD
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
omg you read Asterix? :eager: :la: Awesome :highfive:
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Mostly the old ones. I haven't seen yet the 50 anniversary one, and I didn't quiet like the one with the Alien. Ugh. But the old ones are gems.
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phoenixleo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
I didn't know about the Alien one :? But yes, the old ones are gems indeed! And didn't read the 50th yet!
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Nakhemda Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
The last panel made me giggle =D I wouldn't have noticed, but now you mention it, I can see a bit of Asterix in these panels.
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AlanES Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
HoooooWEE! It's been a long time! Funny enough, I wondered what you've been up to only yesterday!
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chromegoddess Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
LOVE the last panel. :love: Thanks for sharng these with us! I've been missing your work. :nod:
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Peeeetah Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Asterix is awesome.
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:iconblaze-typhoon:
Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
I think they know he is gone.
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:iconrufftoon:
rufftoon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
They're pretty sharp, they figured it out.
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