Ian Jones-Quartey was the supervising director of Steven Universe from the Pilot up until June 2015, and Rebecca Sugar's boyfriend. After some time, he stepped aside to focus on another project, later revealed to be the OK K.O! / Lakewood Plaza Turbo game and franchise. He is best known for being the co-creator of the online series nockFORCE and currently being the voice of Wallow for Pendleton Ward's online series Bravest Warriors.
Previously, he was a storyboard revisionist/supervisor of Adventure Time, a storyboard artist on Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, and an art director for The Venture Bros. and SuperNormal. His last day working on Steven Universe was May 29, 2015, with his last credited work as co-executive producer being "Barn Mates", which aired on May 26, 2016.
Jones-Quartey attended the School of Visual Arts, in New York City, alongside Rebecca Sugar.
Episodes written and storyboarded
- Ian stated on his Twitter that he and the Steven Universe staff have nothing against "risqué" fanart, and that he actually likes it.
- He voices some characters in Steven Universe, like Mr. Queasy.
- He animated the Cartoon Network Studios animated outro logo that shows at the end of episodes.
- He has appeared as a background character multiple times throughout the show.
- The late Theodosia Okoh, Ian Jones-Quartey's grandmother, designed the flag of Ghana.
- Nanefua Pizza is also based on her.
- Ian asked Rebecca to write the ending credits theme for his own show, OK K.O.! Let's be Heroes. The result was It's Only Magic, which Rebecca herself performed.
- According to Ian, he believed the episode "Ocean Gem" would've been the final episode for the entire series.
- Ian Jones' Spring
- Ian Jones' Tumblr
- Ian Jones' Blogspot (inactive, he suggests to use his Tumblr instead)
- Ian Jones' Twitter
- RPG World, By IanJ (canceled)
- Ian Jones' YouTube
- Ian Jones' Instagram
- Ian Jones' IMDb
- Ian Jones' Wikipedia
- ↑ https://twitter.com/ianjq/status/611970316953194496
- ↑ https://twitter.com/ianjq/status/698723352819576832
- ↑ https://twitter.com/ianjq/status/695251500914716673
- ↑ http://www.wired.com/2016/02/cartoon-network-game-cartooniverse/
- ↑ https://twitter.com/ianjq/status/736019136405348352
- ↑ https://twitter.com/ianjq/status/578355322793828352
- ↑ https://twitter.com/mcburnett/status/706993368983711744
- ↑ "The Steven Universe Podcast" - Ian Jones-Quartey - "When we were writing that first season, we thought that Ocean Gem was going to be the last episode ever made because we didn't know there was gonna be more, we only has 26 episodes, so we were just gonna cram everything we can into these episodes, the reveal that the Corrupted Gems used to be Gems just like everybody else and that Gems were actually aliens, that was gonna be the end of the show."