Ape Comics CEO David Hedgecock interview – Poison Elves and Strawberry Shortcake!

The halfway point includes some numbers – They can’t keep Strawberry on the shelves, but they can’t get the retailers to increase their orders either. They sell out but the retailers won’t take the chance, is it any wonder the digital sales are outdoing the print sales?

There’s also some mentions of other titles I’ve been working on. Great interview!

Strawberry Shortcake Vol. 2 Issue #2 is in stores!


By the way, this came out while no one was looking – SS Issue #2!

When Cherry Jam’s opening act can’t perform, she asks Strawberry Shortcake to fill in. But Strawberry suggests open tryouts in the café. All the girls work hard to come up with new acts, but the auditions don’t go well for anyone! What will Cherry do now? This issue also includes 2 more exciting short stories and a real recipe you can make! It’s a delicious combination!

This was the first issue I incorporated Cherry Jam into. My Cherry is a little more offbeat than the version in the show, I like to think of her more as an artist than a Hannah Montana.

From Sesame Street to Pocket God: A look at Ape Entertainment

At San Diego Comic Con, I had the opportunity to chat with Brett Erwin and David Hedgecock, the founders of Ape Entertainment.

Ape has a varied line that includes comics for both children and adults and a wide array of licensed properties. They have produced licensed comics based on popular films such as Shrek, Penguins of Madagascar, and Megamind, and they recently started publishing Dreamworks Magazine, which contains comics and other activities. They also publish Richie Rich, Strawberry Shortcake, and Casper comics and graphic novels, and they will soon add Sesame Street comics to their lineup as well.

Just this week, Ape announced a new series, Dragons: Riders of Berk, based on the characters in the DreamWorks film How to Train Your Dragon. (Creators James Silvani and Aaron Sparrow discussed their work on the comic in a recent interview at Animation World Network.)

Also in the works: Rise of the Guardians, a 40-page prequel to the DreamWorks film that will be released later this year; the movie is based on William Joyce’s The Guardians of Childhood books.

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I got to meet the author when she stopped by the booth. Ape needs more of this kind of attention.

Strawberry Shortcake “Good Times & Best Friends” #1

It’s in Previews!

Strawberry Shortcake “Good Times & Best Friends” #1
28 PG | Full Color | $3.99
ISBN #: 978-1-937676-26-1

I’ve seen this issue and its amazing. It’s really the best Ape has put out yet and I’m thrilled about “Field Day,” my best story to date.  Amy Mebberson’s art is gorgeous, although you’re probably already following her!