Steven Universe’s global takeover is progressing nicely, as the hit Cartoon Network show has already expanded to comics, toys, and video games. Later this year, Steven Universe prepares to dominate yet another medium as series creator Rebecca Sugar adapts one of the show’s most popular episodes in the form of a children’s book.

Illustrated by Elle Michalka and Tiffany Ford, who are both original Steven Universe crew members, The Answer tells the story of how aristocratic gem Sapphire and lowly soldier Ruby met and fell in love, and fused to become Garnet. A classic love story for a new generation, the episode is groundbreaking in its portrayal of a relationship between two female characters in a children's cartoon, and The Answer promises to be one of the most mainstream children's picture books to feature LGBT leads.

Rebecca Sugar’s involvement suggests that the book will be presented with the same care that goes into every episode of the TV show, and judging by the cover art by Elle Michalka, it’s going to look gorgeous. Here’s the official description from Amazon:

 

Thousands of years ago, there were two Gems called Ruby and Sapphire who lived on the faraway Gem Homeworld planet. Even though one Gem could see into the future, neither could predict that their paths would come together in such an incredible way! This is the story of Garnet, the leader of the Crystal Gems, and how she came to live on planet Earth. Rebecca Sugar, creator of Steven Universe, tells this love story with plenty of warmth and humor.

 

The Answer will be released on September 6th

 

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