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Ian Jones-Quartey
Ian Jones-Quartey
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OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes

Voices: Radicles
Darrell
Additional Voices

Ian Jones-Quartey (born June 18, 1984) is an American writer, storyboard artist, animator and voice actor. He is best known for his webcomic RPG World and his work on Steven Universe, Adventure Time, and Bravest Warriors. He is the creator of the animated series-video game hybrid OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes, based on his Cartoon Network pilot Lakewood Plaza Turbo which premiered on the network in 2017. He is also the co-creator of the webtoon nockFORCE, along with Jim Gisriel.

Besides animating and cartoonist, Kyle is also an accordionist and singer in which he performs songs such as "I Like Pie" under the name "TV's Kyle" in The FuMP.

Early Life

Jones-Quartey was born on June 18, 1984, in Hatfield, Pennsylvania, but was raised in Columbia, Maryland. He attended Long Reach High School and the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Career

Jones-Quartey has served as a storyboard supervisor and revisionist for Adventure Time and storyboard artist for Secret Mountain Fort Awesome. His first job in the business was on The Venture Bros.. He supplies the voice of Wallow in Bravest Warriors and was the supervising director and co-developer of the Cartoon Network series Steven Universe. He also is the creator of Lakewood Plaza Turbo, the pilot of which has been pitched to Cartoon Network Studios for its shorts development program. The short has been retooled as a mobile game entitled OK K.O.!, which was released on Cartoon Network's Anything app in February 2016.

He is the creator of multiple Web Cartoonists' Choice Award-winning webcomic RPG World. He was also a founding member of the now-defunct "bagofchips" group, a collective of web cartoonists including Aaron Farber, Meredith Gran, Josh Mirman, and David McGuire.

Personal life

Jones-Quartey is a grandson of Theodosia Okoh, the designer of the flag of Ghana; he based the Steven Universe character Nanefua Pizza on her.

As of 2020, he and Steven Universe creator Rebecca Sugar have been in a relationship for 12 years and got married in December 2019.

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