Terry Moore (comics)

Terry Moore (comics)

Terry Moore is a comic book author, graphic novelist and 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 Sim and 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 Award for Best Serialized Story in 1996 for "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 Whedon as 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"
* "Paradise, Too!"
* "Lady Supreme" #1-2
* "Birds of Prey" #47-49
* "Ultimate Marvel Team-Up" #14
* "Negative Burn"
* "DC First: Batgirl/Joker" #1
*"The Darkness/Vampirella"
* "Echo"
* "Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane
* "Runaways"


External links

* [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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