Sesame Street #1 and the Croods Prequel Digest

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Scott’s contribution is a one-page Elmo story about learning to read in the comic book format. It was an honor to get the chance to work with this iconic character the first time out, and there will be more work coming from Scott in future issues.

Georgia’s story in Croods focuses on the two youngest members of the family, Sandy and Thunk. When Thunk is left in charge of the cave, he tries to teach his little sister how to think like the enemy, with disastrous results.

Get out to the comic book store and pick up a copy of each! Both are from Ape Entertainment.

Upcoming Croods Comic

I was waiting until I saw a Facebook announcement from Ape, but as it turns out the word has been in other places, there will be a Croods prequel comic book coming soon and one of my stories is in it.


See this quote from a Croods blog (wow there’s a Croods blog):

I don’t know which part of that press release I’m more excited about. A Croods prequel comic book, or the fact that some marketing firm got a green light on the term ‘prehysterical.’ No matter. I’ll take ’em both.

I really liked seeing this question:

A couple of quick questions, though. If the plot of The Croods hinges on the fact that the family has never left their cave, does that mean that the prequel will take place entirely within its stony confines? Are kids really going want to read 125 pages of My Campfire With Andre? Or will the prequel be the story of how the Croods’ first found their cave, and why Grug decided to lock them all inside? A “prehysterical” re-telling of  The Shining, perhaps?

Yes we really did have to deal with that question. It was the first question I asked when I read the script. But the Croods do have to leave their caves sometimes to hunt, so it’s not spoiling too much to say we did get to take them out of the cave. A little.

The confusing part of the solicitation is that my name is in it, because my story is not very long and definitely not the lead… Nathan Watson is my artist though:

Ape Entertainment proudly presents the official prequel to Dreamworks’ upcoming blockbuster family film, The Croods! Join Grug, Ugga, Eep, Thunk, Gran and a host of forgotten prehistoric creatures in one family’s adventures before their adventure of a lifetime! Featuring stories by Georgia Ball (Strawberry Shortcake) and art by Nathan Watson (Toy Story), this is one prehysterical tale you won’t want to miss!

But it is included and I’m looking forward to the release!

Bleeding Cool Reminder about Sesame Street

In case anyone’s forgotten, Sesame Street comics are on their way from Ape Entertainment!

Sesame Street: I Is For Imagination launches as a comic book from Ape Entertainment in April. As well as five regular covers at $3.99, there’s a chase cover for every retailer who orders all 5 other covers, a 1 in 300 cover for retailers who decide to go nuts deep on this thing, and a hardcover version, featuring the comic and an extra story, for people who, well, like kids comics to look like kids books, for $7.99.