ModeratorNovember 19, 2021 at 7:57 pm
In case you need any more proof that comics have gone mainstream, Jim Lee will be appearing on Sesame Street over Thanksgiving Weekend.
The announcement, via his Facebook page:
MemberNovember 22, 2021 at 7:07 pm20 Forum Points
This is super exciting news! I hope to see more of this in the future. Do you think other programs will embrace the growing popularity of Comics? It would be interesting for sure 🙂
ModeratorNovember 24, 2021 at 6:50 am
I’m not sure. Sesame Street, in recent years, has been very comics-positive. Elmo is an avid reader of Galactic Gail, a superhero comic which appears only in the Sesame Street universe.
The Jim Lee appearance is in the show where they’re introducing the first Asian-American muppet, and I think the guests were picked based partly on their Asian descent. If you read his post, he’s playing up his Korean culture, and it seems the show is going to focus on combating anti-Asian stereotypes, bullying, and biases.
That said, it’s cool that Jim Lee is one of the people they selected to represent Korean-Americans and it does show how far comics have come that a comics artist would be considered a big enough guest star to have a highlighted guest spot on Sesame Street. Traditionally, those spots go to actors and musicians most often.