Cartoon Network And Dark Horse Books Announces The Art Of Steven Universe: The Movie Art Book Coming This Autumn

Cartoon Network And Dark Horse Books Announces The Art Of Steven Universe: The Movie Art Book Coming This Autumn

Cartoon Network And Dark Horse Books Announces The Art Of Steven Universe: The Movie Art Book Coming This Autumn

Today (12th April), Dark Horse Books and Cartoon Network has announced that they will be releasing a new Steven Universe art book, but this time it’s for the upcoming movie. Steven Universe is Cartoon Network’s GLAAD Media Award-winning and Emmy-nominated animated series, the series focuses on the adventures of a young boy named Steven and his team of magical aliens – The Crystal Gems who defend Earth from the destructive force of their homeworld. The first art book – Steven Universe: Art & Origins was released in July 2017.

The Art of Steven Universe: The Movie art book is designed by Ryan Sands (Youth in Decline’s Frontier quarterly art and comics magazine) and is produced in conjunction with Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar. The art book will feature preliminary character designs, storyboard development and various artwork from the anticipated movie.

The Art of Steven Universe: The Movie art book will be released around the same time when the movie premieres on Cartoon Network USA this autumn. Fans can now pre-order a copy through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at local comic shops. The book will consist of 96-pages of artwork and will have a recommended retail price of $19.99 USD.

From The Dark Horse Books Press Release: Dark Horse and Cartoon Network Announce “The Art of Steven Universe The Movie” Art Book

Dark Horse and Cartoon Network are excited to announce the newest installment of their partnership with The Art of Steven Universe The Movie art book. Steven Universe, Cartoon Network’s GLAAD Media Award-winning and Emmy-nominated animated series, revolves around Steven, the “little brother” to a team of magical aliens—the Crystal Gems—who defend the planet Earth. Created by Emmy and Annie Award-nominated writer and New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Sugar, Steven Universe is produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

Go behind the scenes of Cartoon Network’s highly anticipated movie with this unique art book! This magical deep-dive into the Steven Universe movie is designed by Ryan Sands (Frontier) in conjunction with Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar. See preliminary character designs, witness the formation of settings and storyboards, and discover the art that shaped the full-length movie! It’s a new kind of artistic adventure with Garnet, Amethyst, Pearl, and—of course—Steven. In the meantime, eager fans can purchase the Steven Universe Coloring Book to occupy their time and prepare for the upcoming movie release.

The Art of Steven Universe The Movie art book will be timed to the release of the movie, coming this fall. Fans can pre-order a copy through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at their local comic shop. This unique, 96-page zine-like softcover retails for $19.99.

https://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/2923/dark-horse-and-cartoon-network-announce-art-steven

Abandoned “MallNation” Cartoon Network Project Revealed

MallNation
MallNation Characters

Yesterday, news of an abandoned Cartoon Network project was released to public by its creators Michael DeForge and Ryan Sands, the proposed show was called “MallNation” it stalled at the storyboard phase and a pilot episode was never made. Cartoon Network decided not to go ahead producing the show.

Description of MallNation from Michael DeForge’s blog:

“MallNation is about the entire student body of an elementary school getting locked inside of an abandoned shopping mall as punishment for scoring lowest on standardized testing in the country. All the cliques of the school branch off into their different storefronts – the goths take over the arcade, the popular mean girls build a tent city out of expensive textiles in the department store, etc. Episodes would feature the children squabbling over territory, exploring weird, uncharted parts of the mall, and working together to build something new and cool out of their situation.”

http://michaeldeforge.wordpress.com/2014/08/04/mallnation/

Ryan Sands also provided a description of some of the characters:

http://blog.youthindecline.com/post/93728090315/so-now-it-can-be-told-mallnation-is