ABSTRACT STUDIO COMICS – JOURNAL
Five Years issue 2 is out now and available at your local comic shop and on Comixology. This one finds us in freezing cold Russia with Rachel and Zoe and things go swimmingly. The first issue was Katchoo and Francine in Hawaii, second is Rachel and Zoe in Russia… the third issue opens on Tambi, Julie and Ivy (Echo) in Washington DC. This thing is global!
If you’ve read Five Years and like it, please help spread the word about the series. Online support is a powerful thing. The more people that read the books, the longer I can keep doing what I love most, making comics!
At the moment I am working on issue 3 and getting ready for SDCC, which means drawing sketches. We always take original art to sell at SDCC, and I also like to take pencil sketches that are more affordable than the inked story pages. Plus, they give me a chance to draw different ideas and that’s fun for me. 90% of the sketches are my characters, but there might be a few different things in there too, like this sketch of Red Riding Hood, rancher Katchoo and… something you probably shouldn’t be looking at.
Okay, so back to the drawing board. Follow me on @TerryMooreArt on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook for daily news and new sketches.
Something new up top: we’ve added a video tab on the top of this home page. Click it to see new videos and timelapse captures of drawing and inking. Only four up at the moment but I’m looking forward to making more now that I have somewhere to put them.
The Strangers in Paradise Omnibus began life as three hardcover books in a slipcase in 2009. The entire story was collected in two 1,024 page books while all the covers and assorted pinups were collected in a third book, the Cover Gallery. The print run was limited to 1250 copies and they all sold before most people even knew it existed. Before the year was over copies of this mythical unicorn were selling on eBay for way too much money. Ever since then the number one request we hear is from readers is to bring that hardcover back into print. So we have!
This is a new printing of the exact same book we issued in 2009. The only way to tell them apart will be the legal indicia inside, and the color of the book numbers on the spine was changed from red to blue. That’s it. Every page and image is identical to the original because it was just perfect. We’re very proud of this definitive edition and this is the book I recommend to read the series.
The SIP HC Omnibus ships in November, but I recommend you preorder your copy now to insure you get one. Ordering from us directly gets you some nice perks like signatures and an exclusive print, personal attention to your order, and those always priceless bragging rights as first on your block to have it. This book will be offered to retail stores after the preorders ship, but a wait-and-see approach isn’t advised for this 12 pound beast, it has a reputation. 😉
I’ll post more behind the scenes details soon. Meanwhile, to preorder your copy now, click this link.
Just a reminder the story of Strangers in Paradise XXV is complete and collected into two trade paperbacks that are now available on our store. Dare I say it… Highly Recommended! 🙂
Click HERE to order.