Strangers in Paradise Vol 3 TP It’s a Good Life 4th print Terry Moore Abstract Studio


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Strangers in Paradise Volume 3 It’s a Good Life TPB
Published Jan 1998 by Abstract
Volume 3 – 4th print
Collects Strangers in Paradise (1994 Abstract) #10-13.

Story and art by Terry Moore

Strangers in Paradise (SIP) is the story of three friends, Francine, Katchoo, and David, and the people they fall in and out of love with. It’s a tale of dark pasts and hopeful futures, double-crosses and true friendship, love, and hate. In other words, it’s a story of real life, kicked up a notch.

With the individual issues out of print, this is a must-have for collectors looking to complete the story.

Also includes pin-ups and behind-the-scenes illustrations of Katchoo, Francine, and David!

Softcover, 88 pages, B&W. Mature Readers

Most of this volume is dedicated to picking up all the broken pieces of the previous volumes. It is close and intimate and there was one-afternoon where I was reading a bit of it in a coffee shop that I almost started balling my eyes out.

I’m so glad that I finally decided to give these a shot. Only three volumes in and I am already listing it as one of my all time favs.

The art is FANTASTIC and the characters are complex and emotional and…well…a basket of crazy. They are real people and so easy to identify and fall in love with. I’m trying to pace myself and read this a bit slower so I can have it last a bit…but it’s pretty damn hard to stop myself from just sitting down and gorging on it all as fast as I can.

I still cannot recommend this series enough. Anyone and everyone should give it a try. If you avoid comics/graphic novels because you are not into superheroes, this is not that! This is more raw, emotional, and real. The artwork and poetry are fantastic. If you can read this series and not fall in love with Francine and Katchoo, you may not have a heart!

Terry Moore’s Graphic Novel ‘Strangers In Paradise’ On Way To Big Screen

Terry Moore and filmmaker Angela Robinson are partnering to adapt Moore’s long-running graphic novel Strangers In Paradise for film. The comic follows Katchoo, a beautiful young woman living a quiet life with everything going for her. She’s smart, independent and very much in love with her best friend, Francine. Then Katchoo meets David, a gentle but persistent young man determined to win Katchoo’s heart. The resulting love triangle is a touching comedy of romantic errors until Katchoo’s former employer comes looking for her and $850,000 in missing mob money. As her idyllic life begins to fall apart, Katchoo discovers no one can be trusted and that the past she thought she left behind now threatens to destroy her and everything she loves, including Francine.

“Angela and I have known each other for years and I greatly admire her creative vision.” said Moore. “From day one our common goal was to bring Strangers In Paradise to the screen. It’s a complex story that took years to write and Angela gets it on every level. I can’t wait to get started.”

Robinson’s Professor Marston And The Wonder Woman, an origin story of the man who created Wonder Woman and the women who inspired the character, stars Luke Evans, Rebecca Hall and Bella Heathcote and is premiering at the Toronto Film Festival. The film, which Robinson wrote and directed, will be released by Annapurna on October 13.

“I’ve been wanting to adapt Strangers In Paradise for over a decade, since the first time I read it and couldn’t put it down. Terry Moore writes real female characters with such breathtaking sensitivity,” said Robinson. “With Strangers In Paradise he pulls off the nearly impossible — a sexy, stylish crime story with tons of heart. I look forward to our collaboration.”

Moore is the Eisner Award-winning creator of the Strangers in Paradise series. His horror series Rachel Rising was nominated for a 2012 Bram Stoker Award in the Superior Achievement in a Graphic Novel category by the Horror Writers Association.

Collects Strangers in Paradise (1994 Abstract) #10-13. Near mint condition, 4th print.