Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Terry Morre - 5 Quick Questions

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. 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.

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.

He agreed to answer 5 Quick Questions

1) What would you say is your greatest achievement in comics?

Staying in comics.

2) Who was your favorite writer or artist that you worked with & why?

That's a Sophie's Choice, you know, because they'll read this and all but one will say, "Wha...?! What about me?"

3) What character you have never worked .., would you like to do & why?

Supergirl. She needs me.

4) Who are your influences?

I'm influenced by everything, even the bad stuff. All my comic book influences are vague and scattered. I'm not really anybody's boy ward, more like a b*stard child of the entire art world.

5) What hero or villain would you like to change if you could and why?

Batman. What a jerk.

You can check out Terry's blog at and check out the official Strangers In Paradise site at

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