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The Art of Steven Universe™ ■ ■ BY C H R I S M c D O N N E L L

The official behind-the-scenes companion to Cartoon Network’s newest cross-generational hit



he Art of Steven Universe is the first book to take fans behind the scenes

of the groundbreaking and boundlessly creative Cartoon Network

■■ Steven Universe has a cult following among both children

animated series Steven Universe. The eponymous Steven is a boy who—

and adults, averaging two million

alongside his mentors, the Crystal Gems (Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl)—must

viewers per episode

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. The Art of Steven Universe 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. 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.

■■ Series creator Rebecca Sugar will contribute original interviews and artwork to the book and help to promote it ■■ Steven Universe is the first CN original series to be created by a woman and has received critical acclaim for its art design, music, and sci-fi world building ■■ The Steven Universe brand is primed for a major retail rollout in 2017. Companion books, comics, and a video game have already been released and sold well

S PECIFICATIONS 400 color illustrations 240 pages, 10 × 9" Hardcover RIGHTS: US/CAN/ASIA (EX INDIA)/LAT AM ENGLISH PUB MONTH: JULY ART • POP CULTURE • TELEVISION ISBN 978-1-4197-2443-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-2443-5 US $29.95  CAN $35.95 52995 9 781419 724435

ISBN 978-1-68335-083-5


Adventure Time: The Art of Ooo ISBN 978-1-4197-0450-5 ISBN 978-1-4197-0450-5 US $35.00  CAN $40.00 53500 9 781419 704505

™ and ® 2016 Cartoon Network

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Abrams Spring 2017 Catalog  

Founded by Harry N. Abrams in 1949, ABRAMS was the first company in the United States to specialize in publishing art and illustrated books....