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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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!

June 11, 2014 at 5:44pm
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friednonsense said: Being that you're an industry expert, I was hoping if there were any tips or advice you can give to an aspiring Animation Series creator. Any lessons you've learned from working in the industry from so many years. What advice would you give yourself if you were starting out trying to get you're animation picked up by a major network?

Yeah I have a big piece of advice! Stop “aspiring”!!!!! Your aspirations end now!!!!

YES YOU! DON’T WAIT! START NOW! (passionate rambling incoming…)

The freaking coolest thing about living in the year 20XX is that you don’t have to have anyone’s permission to be an Animated Series creator. Grab a trial copy of Flash, or make flipbooks, or your own GIFs, or make some stop motion with your phone. Just start making whatever you want! Don’t save your good ideas for some big-wig executives or networks. Just do them right now! Don’t be precious with your ideas, just put them out there. 

Content that’s on TV or in movies is not “more official” than stuff you make in your home on your spare time to share with friends on the internet. It’s all the same!!!!! As long as you enjoy it, who cares!! And if other people happen to like it also, then BONUS!! 

The experience you get from trying to make something good on your own is so much more important than any future dream of being a big shot. Upload what you do to the internet and get feedback, show it to as many people as you can and listen to critiques. Learn to do stuff all by yourself, and only for your own pleasure.

From what I’ve seen, the people who end up creating a good animated series are the same people who have been creating their own stories, cartoons, comics and music on their own just for fun long before they ever got the shot at the big-time. Read about how your favorite cartoons are made, and try to do the process on your own. You’ll learn what your strengths are and what you’re interested in exploring.

(If you don’t have the facilities to create animation on your own, make something smaller scale- like a script, a comic, or a storyboard!)

OK THEN HERE’S STEP TWO: once you’ve learned to love your work on your own and figured out what you like to draw and what you’re passionate about, you may get a chance to pitch an idea. And thanks to the work you’ve done, you’ll be READY! Instead of some half-finished ideas, you’ll be able to point to all the amazing stuff you’ve created on your own and say “look, I already know what I like, AND I already know how to do it!” —-that’s WAY more impressive than an undeveloped idea with nothing to show for it. PLUS, the bonus of doing good work on your own is that you’ll attract attention and opportunity! I know so many people working in this industry who were discovered from their own silly personal work that was just randomly found online. 

GET TO IT! DON’T WAIT FOR ANYONE’S PERMISSION TO BE THE CREATOR YOU WANT TO BE! START NOW! YOU HAVE TO START NOW! DON’T YOU MAKE ME COME OVER THERE AND FORCE YOU TO DO IT! YOUR “ASPIRATION DAYS” ARE OVER!

May 22, 2014 at 10:54pm
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Reblogged from oweeeeendennis
oweeeeendennis:

Sometimes I make fan art. Look at this fan art gif I made!

Owen!!!!!

oweeeeendennis:

Sometimes I make fan art. Look at this fan art gif I made!

Owen!!!!!

5:53pm
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Reblogged from troffie

troffie:

I wanted to draw a cool girl kicking stuff, and I immediately knew I had to try drawing Ian’s character Enid from his really cool short Lakewood Plaza Turbo! I love this character and the short a lot. Check it out if you haven’t, it’s the best.

SO GOOD KATIE I LOVE IT!!!!!

May 15, 2014 at 11:12pm
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tobyjones:

Hey whoa wow! 
I made a short for Cartoon Network! It’s called AJ’s Infinite Summer and you can watch it here!!
So go watch it! This is a really big day for me! Please enjoy and share it. 
More posts and info on the way?!

Everyone, you gotta watch Toby’s amazing short! Its great and charming and it’s got JOKES out the wazoo!

tobyjones:

Hey whoa wow! 

I made a short for Cartoon Network! It’s called AJ’s Infinite Summer and you can watch it here!!

So go watch it! This is a really big day for me! Please enjoy and share it. 

More posts and info on the way?!

Everyone, you gotta watch Toby’s amazing short! Its great and charming and it’s got JOKES out the wazoo!

April 30, 2014 at 8:15pm
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Anonymous said: is jenny older than kiki or are they're twins? because they almost alike!

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(this sign used to be hung up in a pizzeria near CN’s offices. it’s also how we refer to Kiki and Jenny.)

5:07pm
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Anonymous said: I love all the diversity in Steven Universe its really refreshing compared to a lot of cartoons I saw when I was a little kids!

Thanks! 

Honestly though, it’s less about “diversity” and more about character. Ages ago when we were developing SU we had the idea for a pizza shop run by a non-italian family and we wanted them to be funny.

My family is Ghanaian and a lot of my cousins are first-generation Americans and Brits and that culture-clash can be really hilarious. Talking amongst the writers about them became the idea of the Pizzas. It was easy to come up with their chemistry once we knew who they were.

Kiki, Jenny, Nanefua and Kofi are named after my cousins and uncle. Nanefua’s attitude is inspired by my maternal grandmother Theodosia Okoh, a stateswoman and philanthropist who designed the flag of Ghana. She’s a firecracker for real.

4:41pm
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starheartshooter:

there no doubt in my mind that the pizza family isn’t Ghanaian 

and that makes me so happy

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Yeah!!!! You got it!

The Pizza family are from Ghana. (It’s personally fulfilling to me cuz thats where my family is from, hehe.)

Kiki and Jenny grew up in Beach City though!

April 25, 2014 at 12:17pm
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Reblogged from waltzforluma

stevencrewniverse:

From crewniverse composers Aivi and Surasshu:

"Lion’s Ocean" from Lion 2 The Movie.

Music: Aivi & Surasshu
Art: Jeff Liu

absolutely one of my favorite score pieces in the show so far. my eyes started to water when i first heard it!

(Source: waltzforluma / aivi & surasshu)

April 17, 2014 at 7:17pm
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STEVEN UNIVERSE PANEL AT WONDERCON ANAHEIM

Join us @ 12:30 TOMORROW in Anaheim, CA for Wondercon! See Rebecca Sugar! Meet The Crewniverse! And get a glimpse of things to come!