SESAME STREET will be doing a comic book in collaboration between Oni Press and Sesame Workshop. Originally announced by Romper, Sesame Street is debuting the first in a four-issue run this August kicking off with SESAME STREET #1: GROVER LENDS A HAND. Written by Joey Esposito (Batman: Urban Legends) with art by Austin Baechle (Rick and Morty: The Coloring Book), this comic debut of the longstanding beloved children’s series will be available in shops everywhere starting on August 28th.

Oni Press, a premier publisher of comic books, blends imaginative narratives with vivid graphic artistry,” said Gabriela Arenas, SVP of Global Licensing, Sesame Workshop. “We’re so pleased to team up to introduce kids and fans to visually innovative and fun stories featuring everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends.” 

“We are incredibly excited and grateful to be able to partner with the incomparable Sesame Street, who has been at the forefront of children’s education since its inception in 1969,” said series Editor Megan Brown. “As someone who grew up with the likes of Big Bird, Elmo, and more, it’s been a joy to be able to enter this world and add to its comics legacy. We hope that readers of all ages will enjoy the wonderful and heartwarming antics of Grover, Bert & Ernie, The Count, Cookie Monster, and all the other residents as they take a trip down Sesame Street!”

(Correction: Sesame Street has released comics in the past. This is their first-ever comic book released through one of the big comic book publishers)

You can read about it and more in the official press release below:

A blue-haired and red-nosed Grover holds wood and a jar for his friends listed from left to right: The Count, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Elmo.

PORTLAND, OR (May 15, 2024)– Oni Press, in collaboration with Sesame Workshop, the global impact nonprofit behind Sesame Street, is proud to present a whole new way to visit your friends Big Bird, Grover, and more in SESAME STREET #1 (of 4)– a brand-new comic book series made for the young and young-at-heart! The series features a rotating cast of fan-favorite comic talents across all four issues – beginning with writer Joey Esposito (Batman: Urban Legends) and artist Austin Baechle (Rick and Morty: The Coloring Book). See the iconic characters from one of the most famous streets in the world as they explore, learn, and play in the first of many new monthly adventures to come, available in comic shops everywhere August 28th! 

Oni Press, a premier publisher of comic books, blends imaginative narratives with vivid graphic artistry,” said Gabriela Arenas, SVP of Global Licensing, Sesame Workshop. “We’re so pleased to team up to introduce kids and fans to visually innovative and fun stories featuring everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends.” 

“We are incredibly excited and grateful to be able to partner with the incomparable Sesame Street, who has been at the forefront of children’s education since its inception in 1969,” said series Editor Megan Brown. “As someone who grew up with the likes of Big Bird, Elmo, and more, it’s been a joy to be able to enter this world and add to its comics legacy. We hope that readers of all ages will enjoy the wonderful and heartwarming antics of Grover, Bert & Ernie, The Count, Cookie Monster, and all the other residents as they take a trip down Sesame Street!”

Grover wakes up to another beautiful day on Sesame Street! But he soon discovers that his friends each have a problem to solve before they can enjoy it. Read along in this brand-new comic book as Grover does what he does best: lends a helping hand. After all, the most fun on Sesame Street comes from working together! Featuring covers from colorful creators Austin Baechle (Rick and Morty: The Coloring Book), Erin Hunting (The Loud House, Catkwondo), and JustaSuta (My Little Pony), revisit the most celebrated neighborhood in the world when SESAME STREET: GROVER LENDS A HAND, the comic book, arrives August 28th! 

Talented writers Stephanie Williams (Wonder Woman: Black and Gold) and Mary Kenney (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic) join the fun with self-contained stories in the series’ four-issue run, with magical artists Beth Hughes (Nat and Cat), Michela Cacciatore (Hades: I Am The End), Sean Dove (BroBots), and Alison Acton (The Books of Clash) bringing all your friends on Sesame Street to life!

SESAME STREET #1

WRITTEN BY JOEY ESPOSITO

ART BY AUSTIN BAECHLE

COVER A BY AUSTIN BAECHLE

COVER B BY ERIN HUNTING

COLORING BOOK VARIANT BY AUSTIN BAECHLE

VARIANT COVER (1:10) BY JUSTASUTA

IN STORES AUGUST 28th, 2024 | $3.99 | 24 pgs. | FC

IOD: 06/27/2024

FOC: 08/05/2024

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