IAN JQ

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IAN JONES-QUARTEY animator/cartoonist/supervising director for Steven Universe/Bravest Warriors voice of Wallow

i also used to work on Cartoon Network's Adventure Time and Venture Brothers... and i drew webcomics like a million years ago

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August 22, 2014 at 2:08pm
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This is the rough animatic of Garnet and Amethyst’s fusion dance from Coach Steven! It’s got the scratch music track that we animated to: “Freak” by Estelle.

This was a super fun collaboration. I animated Garnet’s dancing and Rebecca Sugar animated Amethyst dancing. We had to synchronize!

Pearl covering Steven’s eyes was done by Raven Molisee and Sugilite appearing was drawn by Paul Villeco.

Animatic editing by Lauren Hecht

Voices by Estelle and Nicki Minaj

August 16, 2014 at 5:36pm
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leseanthomas:

Me this weekend working on storyboards.

same

leseanthomas:

Me this weekend working on storyboards.

same

August 10, 2014 at 4:21pm
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based on a conversation i had with coleman and rebecca last night at the gallery nucleus Steven Universe/Adventure Time tribute art show. think of pearl like jack from jack in the box
thanks for coming out, everyone! sorry we couldnt stay and sign every single thing! we will meet again!

based on a conversation i had with coleman and rebecca last night at the gallery nucleus Steven Universe/Adventure Time tribute art show. think of pearl like jack from jack in the box

thanks for coming out, everyone! sorry we couldnt stay and sign every single thing! we will meet again!

August 5, 2014 at 5:17pm
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From the long-ago age of 2008- the nockFORCE pitchbook written by Jim Gisriel and Ian Jones-Quartey

In my last post, I explained that nockFORCE was a cartoon and music project by Jim Gisriel and yours truly, but what has never been known publicly is that we were also pitching nockFORCE to networks as a TV series. (WHAT!!!!!! ITS TRUE!!!!)

I can finally reveal—- That was the secret meaning behind this cartoon:

I was working at [the now defunct] World Leaders Entertainment in NYC as an animation director for Venture Bros at the time, and we signed a deal with them to develop nockFORCE as a TV series. If it was picked up, WLE would have produced new TV-quality full episodes. We shaped the existing material into a show format and pounded the pavement to several networks to see what they thought! The pitchbook was the end result of the development process and we were pretty proud of it. I still am actually. We even included a peel-off vinyl sticker on the inside cover!

How did it go? Not that well, I think… apparently adult swim enjoyed our video content, but then said something like “what the hell is this even supposed to be? we have no idea who these guys are. stay out of georgia!!!”. Comedy Central, FOX and others pretty much went the same way. 

Looking back, we were maybe a little naive about getting it made, and we worked so hard on it that we never considered that we would need additional talent, practice & exposure to become the kind of people who networks would want to buy a show from. BUUUUT we learned a whole lot from it, and I remember that the day we got our final rejection and terminated the contract, we just kept on making cartoons and music like it didn’t matter. 

And maybe it didn’t! I know if we were doing this today, we probably would have just had our audience support it using tools like patreon or kickstarter. And we never would have had to suck up to any networks! 

Thanks to everyone involved from back then- our producer Ben Stein; our moral support from Natasha Kaser; our champions at WLE Miguel Martinez-Joffre, Nick DeMayo, Rachel Simon & many more; and also Rebecca Sugar who conceptualized the pitchbook layout & contributed animation and designs to several shorts.

4:20pm
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All the nockFORCE music EVER →

jimforce:

hey so early this summer i posted all the nockFORCE ep’s on tumblr. i wanted to make a master post of all the links for anyone who missed them or might be interested. also so it can all just be in one place

The First EP

The Junior Novelization

The Siege at Death Mountain Mixtape

nockFORCE 3 Battlefight: the official videogame

Here is the music of two dudes who liked to chill, make music, and make cartoons. hope you enjoy it and enjoy having these tracks all over again if you hadn’t gotten them all ready.

From my collaborator Jim Gisriel, a masterpost of all the music we made for nockFORCE.

nockFORCE was this flash cartoon we made back in the day… we created alteregos who were wannabe superstar rappers. So we actually made some music. The music and the cartoon are definitely amateurish but we were just learning how to be productive and make stuff and I think a lot of our collaborations actually worked. I learned a lot about making stuff. We forced eachother to have good work ethic and it was pretty much one of the funnest and most creative stretches of my life. 

I’m particularly fond of "Mazinga 7" off of “The Junior Novelization”- our ode to Joseph Lai’s bootleg anime

Hoo boy it’s been a while! Maybe I’ll post some more ancient nockFORCE stuff.

July 26, 2014 at 11:02am
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The view from the Steven Universe panel!

The view from the Steven Universe panel!

July 24, 2014 at 6:41pm
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i love this! one of the cutest fanarts ive seen 
(edit: translation here)

i love this! one of the cutest fanarts ive seen 

(edit: translation here)

4:52pm
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Anonymous said: So Steven Universe will be with us for the next two years or more?

Yeah I mean… if I wasn’t clear enough, there is a LOT more Steven Universe that the public hasn’t seen yet. It’s been announced a while back that there’s going to be 52 episodes in our initial order, and that’s a BIG BIG amount. That’s a lot of room for our character and story arcs to stretch out and get comfortable.

Shows on every network go on hiatus from time to time and it’s a bummer but we’re still here hard at work making lots of episodes. If you think you’re frustrated that more hasn’t aired, just imagine how we feel! 

We’ll probably talk more about the episodes to come at our SDCC panel!

1:03pm
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Anonymous said: how many episodes of steven universe have you already finished? like ready for airing

We have up to episode 36 complete and ready to air.

There are several others in different stages of production though, and many are close to final. Though the airing has gone on hiatus, the production schedule is uninterrupted. We’re completing shows for 2015 and in production on shows for 2016.

July 22, 2014 at 1:03am
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Come watch some never-before-seen eps of your favorite shows at San Diego Comic-Con! I haven’t seen the others but I’m really proud of the Steven ep we’re gonna preview here!

CARTOON NETWORK PRESENTS: A LOTT’A FUNNY, featuring CLARENCE, UNCLE GRANDPA, STEVEN UNIVERSE & THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL!
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Room 7AB
After a long and exhausting day at the ‘Con, come chillax with Clarence, Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe, and Gumball as they SQUEEEEZE into an hour of laughs for all to enjoy!  Back-to-back-to-back-to-back episodes of NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN fun-stuffs is what awaits you at this exclusive San Diego Comic-Con screening event!  And don’t forget to massage your mind muscles because if you can answer some ‘toon trivia, you might just win a prize! Aaaaw….new friends!

Come watch some never-before-seen eps of your favorite shows at San Diego Comic-Con! I haven’t seen the others but I’m really proud of the Steven ep we’re gonna preview here!

CARTOON NETWORK PRESENTS: A LOTT’A FUNNY, featuring CLARENCE, UNCLE GRANDPA, STEVEN UNIVERSE THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL!

9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Room 7AB

After a long and exhausting day at the ‘Con, come chillax with Clarence, Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe, and Gumball as they SQUEEEEZE into an hour of laughs for all to enjoy!  Back-to-back-to-back-to-back episodes of NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN fun-stuffs is what awaits you at this exclusive San Diego Comic-Con screening event!  And don’t forget to massage your mind muscles because if you can answer some ‘toon trivia, you might just win a prize! Aaaaw….new friends!