Chris writes: “Hi! I just finished the omnibus and loved ever second! One question though, if Tambi hired Casey to watch Katchoo, why did she move to Vegas?”
Because there was no “mission” by then. As explained later, she’d volunteered to do this for Tambi just to get out of the accounting office. Then she fell hard for David and had to fight like hell for a friendship with Katchoo. But once Darcy was dead, Casey wasn’t on mission anymore, all that was over, so she was trying to fit in with the new life she’d made. Then the Bobbsey Twins split for good (when Francine got married), and everybody went in their different directions so Casey decided to try something new: Vegas. Then David shows up with Kat on his arm and BAM! Casey decides she’s not letting David out of her sight anymore—whether he’s married or not. So back to Houston where, in the end, Casey was outed as a PG and, for a short time, she lost everything and all her friends. The person who helps her get her life back: the same one who helped get her started: Tambi.
It’s quite a wild 5 year ride by a brave woman with a strong heart.
artoholic13 asked: hello mr. Moore, I'm a big fan of your art (of course) I admire your art activity and wanted to ask you,what helped to keep you all this time on art ,and (I know it's a bit trite) but what advice would give to all those who try to live art ,to make that dream come true,thanks for your time !!!
Like you maybe, I’m just wired this way. I’ve been doing the same thing since I was a teenager. Every day I draw, write, play my guitar. I am so grateful to be able to do this still, but I can’t picture my life any other way. To me, art is the only thing worth doing with a lifetime. Everything else fades. Nobody remembers celebrities and kings very long past their time, but we still admire the arts from every century. With that in mind, I’m very motivated to use every minute of life I get. Art is important. As an artist, you are important. More important to future generations than the ruler you live under. Who was da Vinci’s king? Liszt’s? Beethoven’s?… I have no idea, and nobody gives a shit, but the art and music are still very much loved. So, yeah, if I found something more important to do, I might. But it’s not bloody likely.
lizdejesus23 asked: I was just curious about how you plan each issue. Do you have everything mapped out or do you follow your characters and see where they take you? Any advice for a newbie comic book author?
I map it out like a road trip, then surprises happen along the way and I let them happen. Like, I decide beforehand I’m going to write a story about someone doing this or that and, halfway in, realize the character is lying. So I first think of the usual plot stuff then, once I dive in, the characters expose themselves to me and that’s what you really write about—the parts they hide. Before you start writing, they’re just characters. Once you get to know them, they become people. Nobody cares what they did unless they care who they are. And you can’t get to know them if you don’t take the trip, aka write. So, you plan the best you can, get going and along the way, discover who you’re really riding with.
I don’t know how else to explain it. Once you experience it, you become addicted to the process. There’s only so much you can preconceive. The real magic happens while writing.
thewhiphandb asked: Will there be a Strangers In Paradise novel or any new stories about Katchoo and Francine? Thank you! I've been a fan since the beginning and miss the girls. (I'd love to see how they are handling motherhood and their relationship!)
Me too. I am working on a new SiP story. I don’t dare tell you when it will be ready though.
kevinsole asked: Have you ever considered publishing with, for example, IMAGE Comics? Love everything you do, and wish it could find a bigger (and consistent) audience.
Thanks. I think about it all the time. At some point, I may have to in order to get my books out to the world.