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.

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.

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.