Rebecca Sugar is the creator of Steven Universe. She is an artist, composer, and director who is known mostly for her work with Adventure Time, another Cartoon Network original series, as well as her award winning animated short "Singles" and her graphic novel "Pug Davis", as well as previously animating some sequences in Ian Jones-Quartey's web series "nockFORCE" prior to her career.
In 2012, Cartoon Network greenlit Steven Universe, making her the first solo female cartoon creator in the network's twenty-one year history. Rebecca was one of the main storyboard artists on Adventure Time, before leaving production during the fifth season to work on Steven Universe.
Rebecca was born in Silver Spring, Maryland and attended the Visual Arts Center at Einstein High School and Montgomery Blair High School simultaneously in Maryland. Later, she would attend the School of Visual Arts in New York. She was eventually hired as a storyboard revisionist during season one of Adventure Time, and later promoted to storyboard artist in the second season.
Rebecca would eventually leave Adventure Time in early 2013 to launch her new cartoon, Steven Universe. Her final episode she worked on for Adventure Time, titled "Simon and Marcy", was difficult because she was working on that episode alongside with launching her new show.
She has achieved numerous awards in her career in television, such as earning nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards and Annie Awards while working for Adventure Time, and being featured in Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30 in Entertainment" list in 2012, noting that she was responsible for some of the best episodes of Adventure Time.
Episodes Written and Storyboarded
- "Laser Light Cannon"
- "Cheeseburger Backpack"
- "Together Breakfast"
- "Cat Fingers"
- "Lion 3: Straight to Video"
- "Alone Together"
- "Maximum Capacity"
- "Rose's Scabbard"
- "Jail Break"
- "We Need to Talk"
- "Keystone Motel"
- Rebecca Sugar plays the ukelele, which she often uses for song demos.
- Rebecca Sugar is the first female Cartoon Network creator.
- Rebecca Sugar illustrated the cover of Estelle's music album, True Romance.
- She wrote the song "Everything Stays" for the Adventure Time miniseries Stakes which is to premiere around Halloween 2015. This marks Rebecca's first contribution to Adventure Time since leaving it to work on her show.
- Rebecca Sugar's Twitter
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- Rebecca Sugar's YouTube
- Rebecca Sugar's Instagram
- Rebecca Sugar's IMDb
- Rebecca Sugar's DeviantART
- ↑ http://www.cartoonbrew.com/ideas-commentary/rebecca-sugar-is-cartoon-networks-first-solo-woman-show-creator-71157.html
- ↑ http://www.indiewire.com/article/television/adventure-time-writer-rebecca-sugar-on-steven-universe
- ↑ http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mfl45edfge/rebecca-sugar/
- ↑ https://instagram.com/p/4-ChaHhw-D/