Steven Universe , a show that has already been leading the way in LGBTQ representation for cartoons and animation, made history in July when it aired the first same-sex marriage proposal for the medium. When did you realize you wanted to do something like this and when did you realize you actually could do something like this? Basically, what was interesting to me about the arc of this whole experience was that I ended up in many conversations where it was made clear to me that this was not something that should be in G-rated content and that there was a limit on how much we could show these characters, how close these characters could be with each other. And it was a little bit like staring into the sun because I felt the toll it was taking on my personal mental health and I realized that that is what is happening to millions of children because when this is not in this content, that is what is being said to them. And this has changed. We have been able to break this down and I think the only way to do it was to just really show how wholesome these characters are, how adorable their love is. There could only be one reason you could not show this to kids, and that reason is not fair, so that reason has to disappear. Every time we would cover this ground, it would be a conversation. I think part of the challenge is that this show was an international show. Are you allowed to say at this point whether Steven Universe is going to continue beyond the movie that was announced at Comic-Con?
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She is the creator of the Cartoon Network series Steven Universe , making her the first woman to independently create a series for the network. Her work on the two series has earned her six Primetime Emmy Award nominations. Haimovicz Visual Arts Award ,  both of which are located in Maryland. While at Blair, she drew several comics called "The Strip" for the school's newspaper, Silver Chips which won first place for comics in the Newspaper Individual Writing and Editing Contest. According to Sugar's father Rob, Rebecca Sugar and her younger brother Steven were raised with what he called " Jewish sensibilities", and both siblings observe the lighting of Hanukkah candles with their parents via Skype. In February , Ian Jones-Quartey confirmed via Twitter that he and Sugar were in a romantic relationship; at the time of the tweet, the two had been together for eight years. They were married on December 4, In particular, she contributed to the cartoon's backgrounds and characters. In , Sugar published her first graphic novel, Pug Davis , featuring an astronaut dog and his gay sidekick Blouse. She is also known for her comic "Don't Cry for Me, I'm Already Dead", a story about two brothers whose shared love of The Simpsons takes a tragic turn.
By Daniel Holloway. Executive Editor, TV. It arrives a beat later when the titular Steven and his adversary, Spinel, form a delicate friendship while standing in a smoldering crater of their own making. And creator Rebecca Sugar had to fight like hell for it. I just think there should be some alternative. And it has been hailed for its inclusiveness, its breakdown of gender norms and for the singularity of Steven — a protagonist defined not by his powers which are awesome but by his emotional intelligence. It is clearly also exploring other themes that are resonating with people. Steven, with his three surrogate moms and his defensive superpowers emanating from a large pink jewel on his stomach, was an unconventional protagonist for a boys channel. But Sorcher gave it a series order anyway. Sugar knew she would face barriers.