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Creator / Rebecca Sugar

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Not to be confused with Samantha Pepper.

These things have so much to do with who you are, and there’s this idea that these are themes that should not be shared with kids, but everyone shares stories about love and attraction with kids. So many stories for kids are about love, and it really makes a difference to hear stories about how someone like you can be loved and if you don’t hear those stories it will change who you are. It’s very important to me that we speak to kids about consent and we speak to kids about identity and that we speak to kids about so much. I want to feel like I exist and I want everyone else who wants to feel that way to feel that way too.
Rebecca Sugar summing up the mission statement of her entire career.

Rebecca Sugar (born July 9, 1987) is an animator, writer, composer, comic book artist, and director, best known for creating the Cartoon Network series Steven Universe, for which she has earned a Primetime Emmy Award. She previously worked as a storyboard artist, writer, and composer for Adventure Time, for which she earned two Primetime Emmy Awards. She created, wrote and illustrated the Sci-Fi dramedy, Pug Davis. She has her own Reddit account which serves as a thorough breakdown of her thoughts and anecdotes regarding her various works.

Sugar is a proud alumnus of The School of Visual Arts, her thesis film for which, Singles, can be viewed here.

She also worked with Genndy Tartakovsky as a storyboard artist on Hotel Transylvania. Tartakovsky directed the animation for the Steven Universe pilot, which was used to pitch the show to Cartoon Network.


In 2018, she came out as non-binary.

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