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Strangers In Paradise XXV TPB #2 and Series Omnibus

With the XXV series complete, you know two things are going to happen. 1) We’re going to put out a trade paperback of the last half of the series. 2) And we’re going to collect the entire series in an omnibus.

So issues 6-10 have been collected into a second TPB titled Hide And Seek. It’s 120 pages with an art gallery in the back. Hide And Seek will be in stores early March. Price is $15.99. And dare I say… HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. 🙂

If you’ve been Omnibus-Waiting, the time is nigh! The entire series has been collected into a 232 page book with an art gallery in the back. There are two versions coming to stores in April, a softcover and a hardcover. The covers are different so you can tell them apart.

$29.99 softcover (above)

$39.99 hardcover (above)

We also made an Abstract Studio Limited Edition Omnibus. This is not for retail, no ISBN was assigned, no price on the cover. They come with a signed and numbered bookplate and an exclusive print of Francine and Katchoo. We’ve done this for all our series so now there are folks who are collecting these special editions. Man I love that. This edition was limited to 600. Price $45. It went up for sale on our website store and sold out in 3 days. If you follow me on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook, you probably saw the commotion. I don’t know how else to reach readers, so I hope you saw it and got one if you wanted it. I’m very grateful for the support of readers who buy any of my books. If you haven’t been following me on one of those social media sites, please consider it so I can keep you up to date on things like this. Sometimes things happen so fast they come and go in one day, like sketches for sale or special offers.

$45 Limited Edition (above)

With the Omnibus wrapped up and headed to customers and stores, I’m now looking forward. Tuesday I will announce the next series, and it’s the biggest project I’ve ever taken on.

SIP XXV Series End… And A New Beginning!

Strangers In Paradise XXV issue 10 comes out tomorrow (Valentine’s Day Eve) and brings this one-year story to a frightening conclusion. I can’t say much more than that until it’s been out long enough for you to read it, but let’s just say if I fall off a cliff and don’t write the next series, you’re going to be very upset with me. Why? Because the end of SIP XXV has a terrible revelation that affects not only the SIP characters, but all my characters in all my books, aka The Terryverse! The ending begs for the story to continue, one way or another. And I’m happy to tell you—Spoiler Free—that it does. I will announce the new series next week, after everybody’s had a chance to read XXV 10 and digest the story.

So grab issue 10 this week. You have to read it to know why the next series is a mega bombshell!

When I finished issue 10 a few weeks ago, I left the next day for France. In Paris, I did some interviews at the offices of my publisher Delcourt and a wonderful public interview alongside Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead) at one of those beautiful old buildings on the Seine. Then we took a train to Angouleme and I got to meet the French fans and creators face to face for three days. It was a great week, punctuated by delicious food and good times. Everybody was so kind to me and when I thought about it and looked around me I noticed it was just that way at the show… and on the streets of this little town. They allow the show to completely take over the town and I never saw a local who seemed to mind one bit.

I found some great books and decided they were so good they were worth lugging home in my backpack. Also, I was fortunate to sit for a major photographer for a portrait, my first ever by a serious pro. That’s me below, in such rare focus that I can’t hide a single flaw.

I came home from France a happy camper and immediately assembled the 2nd TPB for SIP XXV, collecting issues 6-10. Sent that to the printer. Then I made the SIP XXV Omnibus collecting the entire series with a lot of miscellaneous art. Sent that to the printer. I’ll give you the details on those books in the next blog post.

Glad to be home. Happy I was able to complete the SIP XXV series. Looking forward to starting the next series immediately. Details on that next week!

 

2018 Holiday Sale!

It’s that time of year when you might be thinking of doing some shopping for yourself or someone special. So we’ve decided to have a Holiday Sale!

20% off all books and merchandise!

Every order will be entered to win the page of original Strangers In Paradise art below!

I will happily sign and personalize the books you order by request!

The sale runs from Saturday Dec. 1 through Monday Dec 10!

Thank you all for a great year!

To get your discount, use coupon code HOLIDAY. The art winner will be announced Tuesday Dec. 11.

Now here is that legal line again in the smallest mice-type I can find!

 

 

 

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