David Wasting Paper 2013 Junior Cartoonist Contest

Junior artists age 13-16… here is a great chance to show your art and do something with it. The David Wasting Paper 2013 Junior Cartoonist Contest. I would be all over this at that age. The contest is in memory of David Paccia’s mother, who always supported David’s cartooning interests, and passed away earlier this year. She would be very pleased to find her support is now spreading to other young artists.

Even if your age doesn’t fit, check out this blog because it’s a good source for cartooning links and information.

Post to Twitter

Attention Indy Creators: ECHO Digital Sales Worldwide Report

Just thought I’d share this with you. Maybe indy creators will find some encouragement from it.

ComiXology International Sales Report September 2012 For Terry Moore’s Echo

UK

1. The Walking Dead #102 £1.99

2. Justice League (2011-) #0 £2.49

3. Spider-Men #5 (of 5) £2.49

4. Smallville: Season 11 #17 £0.69

5. Avengers vs. X-Men #11 (of 12) £2.49

6. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol. 2 #15 £2.49

7. Batman (2011-) #0 £2.49

8. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 1: MoonLake £2.49

9. Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #3 (of 4) £2.49

10. Nightwing (2011-) #0 £1.99

 

Eire (Ireland)

1. The Walking Dead #102 2,39 €

2. Smallville: Season 11 #17 0,79 €

3. Justice League (2011-) #02,99 €

4. Spider-Men #5 (of 5)2,99 €

5. Legends of the Dark Knight (2012-) #16 0,79 €

6. Batman (2011-) #02,99 €

7. Green Lantern: New Guardians (2011-) #0 2,39 €

8. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 1: MoonLake2,99 €

9. The Walking Dead #101 2,39 €

10. Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #3 (of 4)2,99 €

 

Brazil

1. The Walking Dead #102USD 2.99

2. Justice League (2011-) #0USD 3.99

3. Avengers vs. X-Men #11 (of 12)USD 3.99

4. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 1: MoonLakeUSD 6.99

5. Spider-Men #5 (of 5)USD 3.99

6. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man Vol. 2 #15USD 3.99

7. The Thanos Imperative: Ignition #1USD 0.99

8. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 2: Atomic DreamsUSD 7.99

9. The Thanos Imperative #1 (of 6)USD 0.99

10. The Thanos Imperative #6 (of 6)USD 0.99

 

Spain

1. The Walking Dead #102 2,39 €

2. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 1: MoonLake 5,49 €

3. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 3: Desert Run 5,99 €

4. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 2: Atomic Dreams 5,99 €

5. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 6: Last Day 5,99 €

6. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 5 5,99 €

7. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 4: Collider 5,99 €

8. Irresistible #3 (of 4) 2,39 €

9. Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #3 (of 4)2,99 €

10. Justice League (2011-) #02,99 €

 

Germany

1. The Walking Dead #102 2,39 €

2. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 1: MoonLake 5,49 €

3. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 3: Desert Run 5,99 €

4. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 2: Atomic Dreams 5,99 €

5. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 4: Collider 5,99 €

6. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 6: Last Day 5,99 €

7. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 5 5,99 €

8. Star Trek: The Next Generation – Hive #12,99 €

9. He-Man and the Masters of the Universe #2 (of 6) 2,39 €

10. Smallville: Season 11 #17 0,79 €

 

Italy

1. The Walking Dead #102 2,39 €

2. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 5 5,99 €

3. Justice League (2011-) #02,99 €

4. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 4: Collider 5,99 €

5. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 3: Desert Run 5,99 €

6. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 2: Atomic Dreams 5,99 €

7. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 6: Last Day 5,99 €

8. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 1: MoonLake 5,49 €

9. Before Watchmen: Nite Owl #3 (of 4)2,99 €

10. Batman (2011- ) #1 0,79 €

 

Japan

1. Hitman #18 ¥170

2. The Walking Dead #102 ¥250

3. Hitman #19 ¥170

4. Justice League (2011-) #0 ¥350

5. Hitman #4 ¥170

6. Hitman #15 ¥170

7. Batman #1: The Dark Knight Returns ¥85

8. Spider-Man/Fantastic Four #1 (of 4) ¥170

9. Hitman #1 ¥85

10. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 1: MoonLake ¥600

 

China

1. Diablo #5 (of 5) ¥18.00

2. Angel: Masks ¥12.00

3. Terry Moore’s Echo Vol. 1: MoonLake ¥45.00

4. Ultimate Comics Spider-Man #6 ¥12.00

5. Proof #15 ¥12.00

6. The Claudio Sanchez Collection ¥118.00

7. Saga #2 ¥12.00

8. Prelude To Avengers #2 (of 4) ¥6.00

9. Catwoman (2002-2008) #18 ¥12.00

10. Missing the Boat ¥12.00

 

 

Post to Twitter

2012 Adamson Award pics

I was genuinely thrilled to receive an email informing me I’d won the 2012 Adamson International Award. This is the highest honor a cartoonist can achieve in Sweden, a country known for its art culture, where there is no shortage of fantastic cartoonists.

A couple of weeks later I received the statuette and diploma, both which arrived in perfect condition—this is one tough little dude. He appears to be handcarved and skillfully painted with the artisan’s signature on the bottom. What a wonderful piece of art in itself! Robyn and I loved him the minute we saw him and he now occupies a place of honor in the studio. We call him Adamson, of course. I guess he approves of me or he wouldn’t be here, but the look on his face as he watches me work, it’s like “Really? You’re going to go with that are ya?” Funny.

The diploma:

And the bio text that came with the award:

Svenska Serieakademin

Adamsonpriserna 2012, motiveringar

Den internationella Adamsonstatyetten

Terry Moore, USA

Terry Moore skriver, tecknar och ger ut seriepublikationer i längre sviter via sitt förlag Abstract Studio. Det handlar om frimodig bred epik, ofta med inslag av skräck och science fiction. Strangers In Paradise utkom mellan 1993 och 2007, Echo mellan2008 och 2011; hans senaste projeckt heter Rachel Rising. För närvarande är Moore också i färd med att producera digitala serialbum.

….

Google Translate says this reads:

Swedish Academy Series

Adamson prizes 2012, justifications

The International Adamson statuette

Terry Moore, USA

Terry Moore writes, draws and publishes serial publications in more suites through its publisher Abstract Studio. It’s about bold broad epic, often with elements of horror and science fiction. Strangers In Paradise was published between 1993 and 2007, Echo between 2008 and 2011, his latest project called Rachel Rising. Currently, Moore is also in the process of producing digital serialbum.

So, I just wanted to say how grateful I am for the recognition. It means a lot to me to think my work not only found its way to Sweden, but somebody there liked it as well. I am truly honored.

Post to Twitter

Herge Avenged—Rachel Rising 12 is here

The Fed Ex van (a Mercedes Benz, by the way—company must be doing well!) brought me a box full of the latest issue of Rachel Rising. So now I can lay out all the issues to date and see two full color arcs. Numbers 1-6 are red and green, numbers 7-12 are red and yellow.

When I was a kid reading my way through a book series, my desire was to read the books in the order they were written. Many books frustrated me for years, trying to figure out the order they were written. Tin Tin, for example. Now of course, such answers can be found instantly—God bless Google—and I’m sure creator Herge would have been delighted for me to read in order of creation, but his publishers contended it was an unnecessary hurdle.

Maybe that’s why I like comics. A comic book is basically a numbered chapter. When I get enough chapters, I make a tpb. Look at a string of SiP or Echo tpbs and you’ll see they are numbered, too. You may hate the story, but at least you will never wonder which book to find and burn next.

As an extra touch, I added a color scheme to the covers to distinguish them from one another by tpb. Issues 13-18 will be tones of purple. I look at this and the confused little reader in me is satisfied. Herge is avenged.

Post to Twitter

Strangers In Paradise Goes Digital At ComiXology!

I am genuinely thrilled to be able to tell you that SiP makes it digital debut today at ComiXology. And I mean ALL of SiP. The ENTIRE SERIES — 107 issues over 3 volumes and 19 trade paperbacks—is available right now. That should keep you busy over the weekend!

ComiXology made the announcement today to launch their New York ComicCon weekend, and I couldn’t be happier. Really. They are a great company doing things right. We’re all in good hands, so relax, load up your digital device with SiP and enjoy the read!

Here’s our official press release:

For Immediate Release:

NEW YORK COMIC CON 2012 ANNOUNCEMENT:

ABSTRACT STUDIO & COMIXOLOGY
DIGITALLY DEBUT
TERRY MOORE’S ENTIRE EISNER AWARD-WINNING SEMINAL WORK
STRANGERS IN PARADISE

ENTIRE SERIES AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME DIGITALLY

ComiXology proudly brings Terry Moore’s entire 107 issue,
19-volume epic to comic fans worldwide!

“What most people don’t know about love, sex, and relations with other human beings would fill a book. Strangers in Paradise is that book.” – Neil Gaiman

October 11, 2012 – New York, NY – Today during this year’s New York Comic Con 2012, Abstract Studio and comiXology – the revolutionary digital comics platform – announced the digital debut of legendary creator Terry Moore’s entire Eisner Award-winning romantic epic Strangers in Paradise. Spanning 107 issues and compiled in 19 trades, Strangers in Paradise has long been hailed as one of the seminal works of sequential art and now fans can experience the entire series across comiXology’s entire platform - iPhoneiPad,AndroidKindle FireWindows 8 and the Web.

All 107 issues and 19 trades of Terry Moore’s Strangers in Paradise are available now on comiXology in their patent pending Guided View reading technology. For owners of the new iPad, the series can be experienced in comiXology’s high definition CMX-HD format.

“ComiXology fans already know and love Terry’s current Rachel Rising horror series and have devoured his recently concluded Echo sci-fi series, but we’re more excited than ever to bring the work that put Terry Moore on the map with today’s debut of Strangers in Paradise ,” said co-founder and CEO David Steinberger. “With the perfect mix of humor, romance and drama, Strangers in Paradise is an amazing read for hard-core comic fans and new readers alike, and we’re honored to bring the entire amazing work to our world-wide audience.”

“I’m very happy to partner with comiXology in bringing Strangers in Paradise to a whole new audience,” said Strangers in Paradise creator Terry Moore. “ComiXology offers comic book fans an incredible shopping and reading experience, and I’ve been loving experiencing Rachel Rising and Echo in Guided View and both look fantastic in CMX-HD. I can’t wait to hear what fans have to say about Strangers in Paradise on comiXology.”

Abstract Studio and comiXology worked closely together to acquire the highest resolution source material possible to present Moore’s Strangers in Paradise in comiXology’s stunning high-definition comic format – CMX HD – for comiXology fans on the new iPad. With Guided View and CMX-HD, comiXology adds new dimensions to an acclaimed classic.

Terry Moore’s Strangers in Paradise focuses on the difficult relationship between a kind-hearted hopeless romantic Francine, her best friend Katchoo a jilted artist with a mysterious past, and David Qin an NYU art student madly in love with Katchoo with a few secrets of his own. A mix of romance, comedy and thriller, Strangers in Paradise has received critical acclaim since it’s original print debut in 1993. Through out its run the series has received multiple awards including the Eisner Award for Best Serialized Story in 1996, the National Cartoonists Ruben Award for Best Comic Book in 1997, as well as the GLAAD Award for Best Comic Book in 2001 and 2008.

About comiXology
Founded in 2007 with the mission of bringing comics to people everywhere, comiXology revolutionized the comic book and graphic novel world. With the development of the comiXology digital comics platform – with buy-once, read-anywhere availability across iPhoneiPadAndroidKindle FireWindows 8 and the Web – comiXology provides the easiest way worldwide for people to enjoy comics anywhere they happen to be! Regularly ranking as the top grossing iPad app in the entire iTunes App Store, comiXology is one of the leading drivers of the iPad economy. Providing the most digital comics on the most devices, comiXology will not stop until everyone on the face of the planet has been turned into a comic book fan.

About Abstract Studio
Abstract Studio opened in 1993 when creator Terry Moore began independently publishing his award-winning series, Strangers in Paradise. Since then, Abstract Studio has gone on to publish all of the works created by Moore including hits such as ECHO, Rachel Rising and How To Draw. Abstract Studio titles are available in fourteen languages worldwide. Recognized as one of the leading independent publishers in comics today, Abstract Studio continues to set the standard for excellence in the comic book industry.

 


 

Post to Twitter

Art Sale Begins Oct 5

Art sale time! Tomorrow we’re posting a beavy of beauties for sale on the website store hand selected from all three series, Strangers In Paradise, Echo, and Rachel Rising. Robyn deliberately chose art that has not been offered before and I’ve provided color scans of the entire page of original art so you can see exactly what’s what.

The sale starts at 8AM CST, Friday Oct 5. I’ll sign every page before it’s shipped out.

Here’s just one of the ultra rare pages available to you tomorrow. It looks different in real life, doesn’t it? Not like the book where all the blacks are crushed. This page is about 12 X 18 inches and would look wonderful matted and framed hanging over your bed.

 

Post to Twitter

How To Draw Comics update

Got my copy yesterday. It looks good, only a few missed typos that I will correct for the tpb this fall. There is no official global release date for this one, but I’m guessing it will be in stores about Oct. 17. That’s an uneducated guess.

This is the fifth and final chapter in the series.  All five will be collected in a book due out this November. I hope to keep that book in print until everybody on the planet knows how to draw comics. That’s my humble mission.

HTD Comics contains all my tips, secrets, cheat sheets and templates that I use when making my own comics. Now these secrets are yours. Yes, clearly I can be bought, and my price is $4.99. Take advantage of me while you can before somebody sensible straightens me out.

Post to Twitter