• Hey, It's That Voice! #10: Lamar Abrams

    Hello all and welcome back to "Hey, It's That Voice!" Today, we are looking at the coolest kid in Beach City and the mayor's son, Buck Dewey!

    Buck is a chill kind of guy. He just hangs with his friends and rolls with whatever comes his way. Maybe that's what makes him so likable. Sure, he's a bit of a cynic and yes, he has some issues with his dad, but perhaps that makes him more relatable to us, the viewer. So how would voice the coolest kid around? Why, Steven Universe storyboard artist Lamar Abrams!

    So emotional.

    Lamar Abrams, born August 20th, has been working as a storyboard artist at Cartoon Network since at least 2013. While he started working on Steven Universe since 2014, he did work on another Cartoon Network project. He was the character designer on Ian Jones-Quartey's Lakewood Plaza Turbo. The pilot, shorts, and game for this series has been out for a while from Cartoon Network in the CN App.

    If Double Dragon was a kid's cartoon.

    As for his work on Steven Universe, Lamar has storyboarded for 28 episodes, starting with "Steven's Lion". When he's not helping make amazing cartoons, Abrams does make comics. He wrote his comic Remake and does a number of other comics throughout. He can be found doodling at his Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, and his website.

    How many anime references can you spot in this image alone?

    While it's great to see what other artwork Lamar does, what about voice acting? I mean, this article is called "Hey, It's That Voice", after all. While, that's just it; Buck Dewey is Lamar's first voice role. His work as Buck was the first real acting role, but that is not his only role. In fact, Lamar voices two other characters in Steven Universe. The first is Suitcase Sam and the other is....

    Avenge me....

    Garbanzo. Lamar also voiced Garbanzo.

    And that will do it for this edition of "Hey, It's That Voice!" Join me next week as we look at the next member of the Cool Kids!