In the days leading up to the launch of his new book Steven: The Naked Universe, Steven Universe star Steven Universe creator Steven “Guitar Man” Englebrecht has announced that his book will feature a naked girl on the cover.
In a statement, Englebrocht said that the cover would be “a real milestone” for Steven, the first “nude” book he has written.
Englebracht explained that his decision to make the cover was partly because he felt the cover of his book had been too commercial, while also reflecting the desire to celebrate “the many ways we all can be naked.”
The cover image is also meant to celebrate the fact that Steven and his wife, “Lizzie” have been nude since their marriage in the first episode of Steven Universe, a fact that is reflected in the cover image.
Steven also told Engleblanc he is “really proud” of the cover and hopes to inspire others to be more open to the nudity in their lives.
Engles book is due to be published on July 25, 2019.
Engletbrecht, who has been a Steven fan since the show first aired on Cartoon Network in 2011, has described his book as “about what it means to be naked and the many ways that it’s possible for a person to be,” and has said that he will be “taking the book on tour” around the world, starting in Ireland on July 12.