- Terry Moore (comics)
Terry Moore is a
comic bookauthor, graphic novelistand illustrator.
He created the popular series "
Strangers in Paradise", and was involved in the founding of Homage Comics.
Following the examples of independent comic creators such as
Dave Simand Jeff Smith, he decided to publish "Strangers in Paradise" himself through his own Houston-based "Abstract Studios" imprint, and has frequently mentioned a desire to do a syndicated cartoon strip in the authors notes at the back of the "Strangers in Paradise" collection books. He has also mentioned his greatest career influence is " Peanuts"' Charles Schulz. [ [http://comics.ign.com/articles/599/599089p1.html IGN: Dirty Dozen Starring Terry Moore ] ] Some of Moore's strip work can additionally be found in his " Paradise, Too!" publications.
His work has won him recognition in the comics industry, including receiving the
Eisner Awardfor Best Serialized Story in 1996for "Strangers in Paradise" #1-8, which was collected in the trade paperback "I Dream of You".
It was announced on June 15th, 2007 that Moore would be taking over for Sean McKeever as writer of
Marvel Comics's " Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane" series starting with a new issue #1. On July 27th, Marvel announced that Moore would also take over for Joss Whedonas writer of Marvel's "Runaways". [cite web | url = http://forum.newsarama.com/showthread.php?t=122838 | title = SDCC '07: TERRY MOORE/HUMBERTO RAMOS NEXT RUNAWAYS TEAM | author = Rogers, Vaneta | publisher = Newsarama| date = 2007-07-27| accessdate = 2007-07-27]
On November 19th, 2007 Terry Moore announced in his blog that his new self-published series would be named Echo and its first issue would appear on March 5th, 2008. [ [http://www.terrymooreart.com/blog/?p=179 Terry Moore » Blog Archive » First look at new series! ] ]
Themes in Moore's Work
Moore's work is known for its sensitive and realistic portrayals of women in particular. At a time when the comics industry was portraying women in highly exaggerated and sexualized images, Moore created female (and male) characters with natural body fat and who had body image problems. Fact|date=August 2007 Moore continually emphasized in his editorial pages how he wanted to portray real women in real relationships, rather than the busty, unrealistic images that were common in most comic books in the early nineteen-nineties. Fact|date=August 2007
Moore also took on the subject of sexuality in his work. His female protagonists, while never explicitly adopting a sexual identity, struggle throughout the stories with their relationships with one another, with their male counterpart, and whether friendship can be or should be discrete from romantic love. Fact|date=August 2007
Strangers in Paradise"
Lady Supreme" #1-2
* "Birds of Prey" #47-49
Ultimate Marvel Team-Up" #14
* "DC First:
Batgirl/ Joker" #1
Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane
* [http://www.strangersinparadise.com/ The Strangers in Paradise Website]
* [http://www.tcj.com/2_archives/i_moore.html Interview with The Comics Journal]
* [http://www.revolutionsf.com/article.php?id=4022 Baker's Dozen with Terry Moore]
* [http://terrymooreart.com/blog/ Terry Moore's Blog]
* [http://media.libsyn.com/media/comicbookoutsiders/Comic_Book_Outsiders_Episode13.mp3] - In depth interview with Terry Moore on SiP and Echo]
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