I’m very pleased to announce a new book coming your way very soon, The Strangers In Paradise Gallery Edition from Abstract Studio and our friends at Graphitti Designs. This is an oversized 12″ x 17″ book featuring the art of SIP—in its original size—over the life of the series. You may have seen these large art books before. They are stunning in their realistic imagery using very high color scans of the original works. The paper texture, the density of the ink on the paper, all the scratches and mistakes and personal touches that go into the process of comic book art are shown in these books.
There will be two versions of this book and I’ll explain more on that soon. For now, here is the description in the latest Diamond solicitation listing:
Terry Moore’s work as a writer and artist (and letterer) are on display for all to see in the new Terry Moore: Strangers In Paradise Gallery Edition. Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of SIP with this presentation of Moore’s art spanning the entire Eisner Award-winning series. The evolution of Terry together with Francine, Katchoo, David and all of the other characters that inhabit the SIP world is captured in this 248-page, large-format, hardcover edition. The artwork contained in this Smythe-sewn deluxe edition is framed by the original 20-page version of the very first SIPstory and SIP #90, the series’ 2007 finale. Included between these “bookends” is a representational page from each of the 105 issues published between issues #1 and #90. Also included is an extensive Gallery section containing covers and miscellaneous SIP art from the last 25 years. Sourced from high-resolution scans from the original art and reproduced at the actual size, this 12″ x 17″ deluxe volume is printed at 200 line-screen on heavy paper stock to approximate the look and feel of the original art itself.