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Steven Universe: Art & Origins is the first book to take fans behind the scenes of the groundbreaking and boundlessly creative Emmy Award-winning Cartoon Network animated series Steven Universe. The eponymous Steven is a boy who—alongside his mentors, the Crystal Gems (Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl)—must learn to use his inherited powers to protect his home, Beach City, from the forces of evil. Bursting with concept art, production samples, early sketches, storyboards, and exclusive commentary, this lavishly illustrated companion book offers a meticulous written and visual history of the show, as well as an all-access tour of the creative team’s process. Steven Universe: Art & Origins reveals how creator Rebecca Sugar, the writers, the animators, and the voice actors work in tandem to bring this adventure-packed television series to life.
Also Available: Steven Universe: End of an Era (978-1-4197-4284-2) and Steven Universe: The Tale of Steven (978-1-4197-4148-7)
About the Author
Chris McDonnell has served as author and designer for Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo, Steven Universe: Art & Origins, and BoJack Horseman: The Art Before the Horse. He lives in Philadelphia.
Rebecca Sugar is a New York Times bestselling author and the creator of the Emmy-nominated show Steven Universe on Cartoon Network. She previously worked as a writer and storyboard artist on Cartoon Network's animated series Adventure Time. She's an artist, songwriter, and director.
"…infused with love for one’s family and inclusiveness and is bolstered by a bevy of musical gems thanks to creator Rebecca Sugar.”
— Michael Burgin
“It’s a gem of a book that will enthrall fans...”
— Advocate Magazine