Steven Universe Fans (Young And Old) Need To Watch This Rebecca Sugar Interview


Rebecca Sugar, creator of the brilliant Steven Universe series, drops some truth about creating the series, queer characters, and her independent comic book work…

If you’ve talked to me for more than an hour at a time, you may realize I REALLY enjoy Steven Universe. The series premiered three years ago on Cartoon Network and is hilarious/emotional series about a magical boy who is raised by the equivalent of the Sailor Moon team, only all the Sailor Scouts are lesbians who live in New Jersey. The show has the feel of a kids show made by LGBT-friendly animation nerds who were raised on ’90s anime and classic episodes of The Simpsons. As this new, essential interview with Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar attests, it is indeed a show created by lovers of old anime and The Simpsons. Here’s the full hour Q&A from Society of Illustrators…

That interview is with Youth In Decline publisher Ryan Sands, and though it’s sort of about a collection Sugar’s art his company will be publishing, Steven Universe obviously dominates the hour long talk. They talk musical influence, the importance of having queer characters in cartoons like SU, and Sugar even plays one of her favorite songs from Disney. Not to mention she tells a story about her brother that made me cry AND shared the tale of creating her ultimate Simpsons tribute comics, Don’t Cry For Me I’m Already Dead.

This newly released interview is the cherry on top of the Steven Universe sundae, because this week marks the return of the series to TV. After a too long hiatus of four months, May will feature new episodes all month long, starting with Super Watermelon Island, which we have a very informative new clip for.

I can’t wait for more Steven to return, and I doubt you can as well, and yet we must. Hopefully that interview will tide you over, but if you need more Rebecca Sugar/Steven Universe, here’s some stuff on Amazon…









2 thoughts on “Steven Universe Fans (Young And Old) Need To Watch This Rebecca Sugar Interview

  1. oh my gosh! thank you for posting this! this is what I love about SU it has all this genuine heart in it and it shows 100%. The story about Steven when they were younger made me tear up a bit, so did the girl at the end who was so nervous. it was sweet. there’s something really powerful and beautiful about people, strangers, connecting, emotionally, psychologically, deeply and humanly through series like SU. so great.

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