The Art of Steven Universe is the first book to take fans behind the scenes of the groundbreaking and boundlessly creative 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 oral and visual history of the show, as well as an all-access tour of the creative team's process. Beginning with creator Rebecca Sugar's early influences and work, then delving into the making of the series, The Art of Steven Universe reveals how Sugar, the writers, the animators and the voice actors work in tandem to bring this adventure-packed television series to life.
Chris McDonnell has designed books on Ralph Bakshi, Bill Plympton, the Joker, Wonder Woman and many more. He is a contributor to the Cartoon Brew animation blog. He creates animation for television programs that have included Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (Adult Swim), Portlandia (IFC), Comedy Bang! Bang! (IFC), and Yo Gabba Gabba! (Nickelodeon). McDonnell is also the author and designer of Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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