I finished issue 7 of Five Years last night and sent it off to the printer. (We use Brenner Printing in San Antonio, TX for all our single issues and they have been fantastic to work with over the years, always prompt and accomodating, AND they get the books to Diamond for me. That alone is a huge contribution. So I highly recommend them to you if you’re an indy cartoonist looking for a printer.) So this issue is real now and scheduled to hit the stands January 8, 2020. Here’s your TV Listing teaser:
“Katchoo arrives in freezing Moscow to find the welcome mat is six floors down. But the falling snow reveals an old friend who helps Katchoo back to her feet.”
Three guesses who the old friend is. 🙂
YOUTube TerryMooreArt Channel
Have you been following our YouTube channel? We’ve posted drawing timelapse vids and a thing we call Studio Sunday where Robyn asks me questions sent in by people and I answer them on the spot. Some of the questions are tough! Visit the channel and hit SUBSCRIBE to get a notice when new videos are up. Hitting LIKE also helps us build the program. Check out the YouTube TerryMooreArt channel at: www.youtube.com/TerryMooreArt
2020 Convention Schedule:
Robyn has a list of confirmed conventions dates for next year. This list is likely to expand as some shows are still being discussed but here’s what we have so far… uhmm, look to the right. And there they are. I just wanted to point that out in case you missed it. Watch Upcoming Appearances for updates.
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. 2019 has been an incredible year in many ways and I am extremely grateful for the privilege to continue doing what I love. You make that possible. Thank you.
The Strangers in Paradise Omnibus arrived safely and we’ve shipped out all the pre-orders. How’s THAT for a good news update?! Robyn and I are thrilled it worked out and the books are gorgeous and all the hard work to make it happen was worth it. Thank you to everyone who faithfully invested in this with your preorders. You were very important to the process and we could not have done it without you. We take your trust and support very seriously. Now we’re holding the books in our hand, I feel it is the result of many people coming together to make it happen. So cool.
Today being Dec. 11, the new issue of Five Years hits the stands today. Issue 6 has a deceptively simple cover; the story inside is deep—reaching all the way back to Echo—and it marks the return of SIP fan favorite, Casey! Fearless, affectionate… the only person we know who isn’t afraid of Tambi Baker. Good grief!
Sunday Nov 17 is the last day you can preorder your SiP Omnibus boxset with 3 hardcover books and still get the exclusive print. As of Monday the 18th, nobody but the omni-owners will have the print which means they’re set for life. CLICK HERE TO ORDER.
We’re home at last after an end of the year quick tour of 1. CXC in Columbus, 2. New York Comic Con and 3. FACTS in Belgium. Whew! While that was going on we started our own YouTube channel; easy to find at Terry MooreArt, naturally, like all my social media accounts at Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. There I’m posting timelapse videos of drawing and inking and something Robyn and I do together called Studio Sunday. That is where Robyn asks me questions people send in while I’m drawing. These action-packed videos are informative and honest, offering a behind the scenes look at our world and my work. If you have a question you’d like addressed in an upcoming video, send it to Mail@AbstractStudioComics.com.
Today’s Studio Sunday vidanswers the question: What is your work process with writing and drawing? Do you do one then the other or both or what?
It also offers a FIRST LOOK, SNEAK PEEK at the Exclusive Print for the Strangers In Paradise Omnibus! This is of course the print that comes with all preorders of the Omnibus before we begin shipping it next month. There’s still time for you to preorder your copy and get the print that looks like it’s going to be beautiful.
Time to remind you the infamous Strangers In Paradise Omnibus is being reprinted and shipping in early November—wow, that’s not that far off—and you can preorder yours now to get the exclusive print. This is the deluxe hardcover box set that includes two 1100 page books containing every page I made for SiP from 1993 to the series conclusion in 2007. This includes the off-shoot stories like the Xena parody, Molly & Poo, Freddie’s super-hero dream issue, Francine & Katchoo shopping at the mall… just lots of fun outtake stuff that was made over the years. It’s all in there. Some of it is in color because I decided black and white characters dream in color. You get to do things like that when you’re an indy cartoonist and don’t have to talk your editor into it. 😉
I have to tell you, for sure this is the only reprint we’ll ever make. The cost is too scary big for an indy pub. But the first printing sold out within a month in 2009 and people have been asking for it ever since so this reprint was important to us. The new edition is identical to the original except for one identifying tell: the red ONE and TWO and COVER GALLERY on the covers has been changed to blue. That’s it. The rest is the same. If you missed out on the first printing, this is your chance. Don’t miss it twice!