STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING SERIES

The STEVEN UNIVERSE ongoing series spanned 36 issues, of which Michael was part of the editorial team for the following:

SINGLE ISSUES:

Steven Universe Ongoing #10-12, #14-24

Written by Grace Kraft

Illustrated by Rii Abrego

Colors by Whitney Cogar

Letters by Mike Fiorentino

Steven Universe Ongoing #13

Written by Grace Kraft

Illustrated by Kat Hayashida

Colors by Whitney Cogar

Letters by Mike Fiorentino

Steven Universe Ongoing #25-28

Written by Terry Blas

Illustrated by Gabriele Bagnoli

Colors by Joana Lafuente

Letters by Mike Fiorentino

Steven Universe Ongoing #29-32

Written by Sarah Gailey

Illustrated by Rii Abrego

Colors by Whitney Cogar

Letters by Mike Fiorentino

Steven Universe Ongoing #33-36

Written by Taylor Robin

Illustrated by S.M. Mara

Colors by Ziyed Y. Ayoub (#33-34) and Whitney Cogar (#35-36)

Letters by Mike Fiorentino

Main Covers by Missy Peña (#10-14, 17-30, 32-36), Joey Granger (#15), Grace Kraft (#16), and Jamie Loughran (#31)

Responsibilities:

  • Hired Taylor Robin, S.M. Mara, and various preorder cover artists.

  • Art direction for interior and cover from thumbnails to line art to colors.

  • Oversee lettering.

  • Manage approvals with Cartoon Network from pitch to full build.

  • Copy-Editing.

  • Proofreading.

Available from your local comic shop!

"Working with Michael on Steven Universe at BOOM! Studios was a pleasure and a delight. He made my work so much stronger with his consistently kind, thoughtful feedback--I would be thrilled at any opportunity to work with him again in the future."

--Sarah Gailey (Hugo Award-winner, River of Teeth, Steven Universe)

STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #25-28 PREORDER COVERS

The Preorder Cover program for the "Lars of the Stars"-inspired arc of the Steven Universe Ongoing series paid homage to the classic Star Wars film posters. Michael ideated the program, hired Francesca Perrone, and art directed her through the process.

STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING #25-28 CON EXCLUSIVE COVERS

To celebrate the "Lars of the Stars"-inspired arc of the Steven Universe Ongoing series, BOOM! Studios had the editorial team devise a convention exclusive cover program. Michael ideated the program, hired Xiao Tong Kong, and art directed her through the process.

STEVEN UNIVERSE ONGOING PREORDER COVERS

Michael hired creators and art directed them for various preorder covers throughout the series. These inclued: Casey Dimoff (#16), Janie Lee (#19), Alex Chiu (#23), Ayme Sotuyo (#24), Jamie Loughran (#29), Cy Vendivil (#33), Chan Chau (#34), Borg Sinaban (#35), and Killian Ng (#36).

COLLECTIONS:

Steven Universe TPB Vol. 3

Collects Issues #9-12

Steven Universe TPB Vol. 4

Collects Issues #13-16

Steven Universe TPB Vol. 5

Collects Issues #17-20

Steven Universe TPB Vol. 6

Collects Issues #21-24

Steven Universe TPB Vol. 7

Collects Issues #25-28

Steven Universe TPB Vol. 8

Collects Issues #29-32

Steven Universe TPB Vol. 9

Collects Issues #33-36

Responsibilities:

  • Create book map for each collection, including collecting covers, writing copy for fact sheets and the back cover, and collaborating with design on spine, back cover, and design pages in interior.

  • Manage approvals with Cartoon Network from pitch to full build.

  • Copy-Editing.

  • Proofreading.

Available from Simon & Schuster: TPB Vol 3, Vol 4, Vol 5, Vol 6, Vol 7, Vol 8, and Vol 9.

© 2023 by Michael Moccio

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