Terry Moore (cartoonist)

Terry Moore

Terry Moore at Heroes Con 2006
Born Terry Moore
Notable works
Strangers in Paradise
Rachel Rising
Motor Girl
Awards 1996 Eisner Award
(Best Serialized Story)
2014 Harvey Award
(Best Lettering)
2015 Harvey Award
(Best Cartoonist)

Terry Moore is an American cartoonist, known for the series Strangers in Paradise, Rachel Rising, and the founding of Homage Comics.


Following the examples of independent comic creators such as Dave Sim and Jeff Smith, Terry Moore decided to publish Strangers in Paradise himself through his own Houston-based "Abstract Studios" imprint. He has said his greatest career influence is Peanuts' Charles Schulz.[1] His work has won him recognition in the comics industry, including 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".

In 2008, Moore wrote and drew covers for all five issues of Marvel Comics's Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane vol. 2.[2] The following year, he began writing Runaways vol. 2, also for Marvel.[3] This run lasted for 9 issues.

The first issue of his next self-published series, Echo was released on March 5, 2008.[4] Echo ran for 36 issues and concluded in June 2011. It was followed in August 2011 by Rachel Rising, a 42-issue horror comic which won the 2014 Harvey Award for Best Lettering and 2015 award for Best Cartoonist in addition to several other nominations.[5] It was also nominated for an Eisner Award in the categories Best Continuing Series (2012), Best Writer/Artist (2012, 2014), and Best Letterer (2014).[6] His current book, Motor Girl, began November 2016.

Moore was featured in The Cartoonist, a 2009 documentary film on the life and work of Jeff Smith, creator of Bone.[7] Moore was nominated in 2016 for the Inkwell Awards All-in-One Award.[8]

Moore has expressed a desire to do a syndicated cartoon strip in the authors notes at the back of the Strangers in Paradise collection books. Some of Moore's strip work was been published in Paradise, Too! and as a second feature in select issues of Rachel Rising.



  1. IGN: Dirty Dozen Starring Terry Moore
  2. "Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane (2008) #5". Marvel.com.
  3. Rogers, Vaneta (2007-07-27). "SDCC '07: TERRY MOORE/HUMBERTO RAMOS NEXT RUNAWAYS TEAM". Newsarama. Retrieved 2007-07-27.
  4. Terry Moore » Blog Archive » First look at new series!
  5. Ken Mills (Director) (July 21, 2009). The Cartoonist: Jeff Smith, BONE and the Changing Face of Comics (Documentary). Mills James Productions.
  6. Inkwell Awards 2016 Winners
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Preceded by
Chuck Dixon
Birds of Prey writer
Succeeded by
Gilbert Hernandez
Preceded by
Joss Whedon
Runaways writer
Succeeded by
Kathryn Immonen
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