AAARRGGGHHH!!! What are you doing Mr. Moore?? For the last couple of yrs I have been a faithful reader since the second series. I went out and got all the one's I missed (Thanks for the reprints you released) just so I could read your story from start to present. I reallly can't see where the story line is heading for but please GET THERE!! You're taking your own sweet time and it's driving me crazy. Apart from that THIS ROCKS BIGTIME. LATER!
When Worlds Collide was completely hilarious! I laughed so hard I nearly puked, I really did... My favourite was seeing Freddie's beer-gut, with Casey saying - I thought you were pregnant. Great comedy!
Only one word, Terry.
color... too bright... hurts eyes... vinyl spandex (gasp) blinding... ugggggg
Overall interesting. I kinda enjoyed the Freddie as super-villian thing you had going there. (Is it just me, Terry, or did your inner Crumb come up and add the sequence about the woman sitting on the cat and the laughing thing in the manhole?)
Anyhow, nice little nonsensical farce. Honestly got more than a little slow at points. (Por ejemplo, Katchoo talking to herself on top of the building. Even thought I did stay for the spandex suit, but that's a whole 'nother posting.) But again, for the most part amusing. Ok. Now I'm ready for the story to move on. (I'll let you in on a secret. I started collecting SIP two issues before HIGH SCHOOL started. So, while following this storyline, I've had to endure HIGH SCHOOL, The Xena spoof, The Beach issue, PARADISE TOO!, ANd WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE. I'm sure there may be one I'm forgetting, but you get the point. Can we pleae finish the story I've been dying to hear for years now????????)
This issue was very interesting to read, very well done Terry. The color was a nice touch, but now can we get back to the story line at hand? : )
Issue #33... it was brilliant! A real "wake up call" to the other crap polluting the shelves. The color was fantastic! Having said all that... I wait long enough for my treasured issues of SIP. Can I have my black and white Katchoo back now? Can I have my story line back now? Can I? Huh? Can I?
I would just like to say that my wife has been collecting SIP for a few years now and it is one of my hidden pleasures to read if it was not for my wife i would never have been introduced to francine katchoo and david and yes even freddy Terry moore is one of the best the industry has to offer and is always a great guy to meet at San diego Con when you can get thrue the mile long line. Anyway it is one of the best on the rack women and Men give it a read you will be glad you did i secretly look forword to every issue. (just dont tell my wife)
SIP is the only continuing series I can not live without. Finis operis.
Wow, that was odd. I actually didn't get to read it until I had had a couple of glasses of wine. That was just bizzare. I read it again this morning, and it made more sense. Good colour, too.
Totally unexpected, after the preview I read months ago, and all the better for it. Did I mention original? Characters have been chatting with their creators since Bosco "got out of the pen" (the first WB cartoon). Here, the "afterseries" is sort of like Berke Breathed's "Outland," where Bloom County's creator was that fat corporate executive guy. Brilliant construct, Terry. Make sure every comic strip syndicate gets a copy of #33.
Terry, You are driving me mad! I pray for every payday so I can go to Speeding Bullet, my local comic book store, and buy the next issue. You keep me guessing and waiting. What does David have up his sleeve? Will Katchoo finally let anyone into her personal world? These among many other questions that I keep anticipating answers to are not answered. Why must you throw in these silly little make believe, fantasy, nonsensicle issues that answer NONE of my questions. Get to the point, Terry. I have questions and I NEED answers. No more football, no more beach time fun, no more superheroes in SIP, damn it! I want to know what is going on in the real world with David, Katchoo and Francie. Please, give us a real issue!
Pouting and waiting, Shannon Autrey Norman, OK
"When Worlds Collide," sometimes you get a dud. After the intensity of the past few issues, specially number 32, this little pointless romp is nothing but a downer to me. This is the first time that reading SIP has left me empty and disappointed. I had been immersed in the events of the last issues too much and suddenly, with #33, I find myself with no ground beneath me. Hey, this is your creation and you can do whatever you want with it Terry. But I hope I never see the like again ever. All that color gave me a headache.
Uh,Terry.....what happened? I've been a fan of SIP since day one,and though I did find issue #33 comical and fun to read ,it came off as a fill-in issue without the usual cohesion of intriguing story and inspiring art. I know you have to lighten up the storyline once in a while, but I think this one slipped a little over the edge. But then again, what the hell do I know.
Greetings to the clan of Moore, (I'm sorry, I can't call you Terry. I just can't.) Re: When World Collide Fun. Fun, fun, fun. Although I definitely can see the problems people had with the shock to the system generated by the drastic change, I have to say I enjoyed it. Re: Color It worked really well this issue. On the whole, however, I don't see that it brings anything to the book in general. I don't have a problem with it, but why spend the money if it doesn't help tell the story? Well, if the change is permanent I'm sure you have your reasons. Thanks for SiP
Keeping in mind that S.I.P. is the only continuing series I can not live without, note that I am still a little bit disappointed with issue 33. Terry has the rare ability to give his B & W images the vibrancy that others can only achieve with color. To see his work in that format somehow detracts from its inherent beauty. I like the simplicity of the high contrast images and I find it, strangely, gentle in it's delivery of such shocking subject matter. Will I stop buying? Not on your life. Will I like it as much? Maybe not. Terry, you have a true talent, please let us enjoy your singular vision.
Even though I'm really diggin' the current storyline, this issue was a nice break in the darkness. The color was fantastic! Is this the same team that did the color for the SiP poster (featuring David, Francine, and Katchoo standing with their arms around each other)? I've always marveled at the quality of the coloring on that poster.
And let me just say that Kabuki references make me squeal with delight. Almost as much as unexpectedly seeing Bjork (which hasn't happened in a while--what gives? Is she to hoity toity for SiP now that she's a movie star?).
Speaking of the Icelandic one, was the girl featured in the plate you did for A Fall of Stardust modeled after Bjork? Been wondering about that for a while now.
This issue was a spot of relieve from the current storyline & was a hoot to read. Terry has perfectly captured the current super-hero mentality that is currently in the comic book genre. The part when Katchoo discovered she could'nt fly was priceless. Jason
See...I'm still of a mind that, despite the apparent deviation from the current story, Terry is still throwing us curves with premonitions and maybe a hint here or there of things to come if we look hard enough...That's my opinion though...
Sorry to make my first post here a criticism (but hey, you'll know I mean it when I glow another time!)... but I agree with Jerry Smith. This is such a cruel time in the storyline to go off on a wacky chase. I wanted to get into the fun but in the back of my head I was wailing "Katchoo!!!!! come back!!!!!"
If it's a time of year thing (the beach issue was a summer one too, right?) I'm thinking it's better to look at the in-universe calendar than the publishing one.
I read it on the train on the way home and laughed loud enough to bother people, and of course at the very end I felt that old, familiar kick in the gut. The color is jarring, but I think it worked particularly well in two instances: Katchoo smashing into the pavement and those fuzzy people jumping out of the way - HAHA! And also, the door to heaven part.
Freddy's recurring dream I've seen before, in a darker form, in Sandman's Preludes & Nocturnes where he curses his captor with eternal waking. I don't like Freddie Femur, and I like him even less next to Tonya... that was awful, I felt so badly for her. What woman hasn't been there? That was the kick in the gut. You have a lot of courage to be able to depict that scene. And Femur, true to life, just goes back to sleep. What a rotten guy. Should I say, what a typical guy...
The other day I was talking about relationships, wanting to feel at home with some one... with two other single people. I said, "One day, we're going to wake up next to someone we fell asleep next to and we're going to stay there." Everybody just went, Hummmmm.... One day, there will be contentedness and safety... until then, there are images that haunt, there are things that don't happen, like the apology that Tonya deserved, the talk they should have had...
I like your book because you don't do what should be done, you do what really happens. Hats off to you. Um, I sent off an e-mail about Jeff Buckley about 10 minutes ago or so. I hope you get to read it sometime in the next 6 months.
Thanks for a great trainride...
Diane Stojentin Chicago
Terry, if you want to do funny issues (and #33 had some good humor) please wait until the end of the story! We wait long enough between issues, why make us three months to continue a story by skipping a chapter? This reminds me of when James Robinson interrupts a year-long storyline in STARMAN with a "Times Past" story. The TP story is usually fun, but now we have to wait over a year to have the story concluded! Why? SIP has been THE book to read lately. I can't wait to see what happens. To interrupt that with a goofy dream story was disappointing, to say the least. Next time, please use stories like this as a breather between finished tales. Thanks for listening.
When I first opened the latest ish I thought "oh no not COLOR!!!" Not Again!!! But putting my personal issues aside, I read on, and found myself engrossed in this offbeat tale of the SIP universe. I was very well written, you know that stories of this type can come off cheesy (extra cheesy with pepperoni and mushroom is my favorite), but this one didn't. Even though it wasn't part of the regular plot, it held true to the mood of the regular story. Great work Terry. Keep 'em coming!!!
nicely done people!good job!
Okay, I just didn't get what was going on in this issue. I admit it fully. Last time I read S.I.P., David was finally out of the hospital, Francine was getting married, and Katchoo was a drunken software mogul. Then what happened? This wacky little adventure about Freddie Femur waking up a buncha times! Okay, it was funny, I did enjoy it, I just didn't get why it happened smack dab in the middle of a big dramatic storyline. Oh well. Still liked it, still love the series, even when it confuses the heck outta me...
just wanted to let you know that this issue was great! especially the part about freddie being the one who kills everyone. i nearly died laughing!
i also liked the color format. is this a one-time thing, or are you considering going color? i like it either way, so whatever you want terry!
anyway, keep up the funny issues here and there to keep us laughing in this darkest of times for our friends.
Really great! Loved the dream sequence where Freddy blew up the world. Seems so like him.
Still, SIP is best in B/W.
Well, as much as I tried not to like this "let's keep'em waitin issue from the current storylie while I show the worls how creative and funny I can be" issue. I must admit that I just loved it!! it was great!Congratulations!!!
Mexico YA!!! by the way...
someone pass the smelling salts...i do not know how much more i can take...hey, terry...how about a little good news....keep up the good work...
Wow! Color again! A little heavy on the faces, but the planetary explosion was spectacular. Who dreamed it, Alice or the Red King? The calendar pictures are lovely.
A pure hoot! I actually read/described it over the phone (long distance) to a friend in NYC and she was laughing herself silly too. She hadn't had a chance to pick it up yet. Did she stop me? No! Um, she's the one who hooked me on SiP years ago anyway. (g)
Hey Terry, Katchoo, Francine, and David! This is just a general comment on the daily comic strips Terry has been posting on the site. I must say I have greatly enjoyed every single comic strip to date. On another note, today I was going to go pick up the most recent issue of Strangers in Paradise, but it's Canada Day so the stupid comic book store has to be closed. hehehe Over the years Strangers in Paradise has been my escape life and especially from whatever homework I should be doing or what test/exam I should be studying for. It brings out such and array of emotions in myself that I never thought was possible by a comic book. I am one of those people who has never actually cried at a sad movie or most reading material for that matter. Now I proudly add Strangers in Paridise to my short list of reading material that has managed to draw tears out of me. You should feel honoured as SiP is the only comic book on that list and I have a feeling will always be the only comic that can bring so many emotions out of me. I thank you Terry for providing me with such an enjoyable story with amazing, realistic characters who continuously touch my heart. I will remain a faithful reader/fan of SiP for all eternity. Thank you, Tavishe Coulson.
ok, I haven't read this issue (damn store sold out) but my comment is on today's comic strip; Mad WHO?!? GOODNESS, is this my favorite little goth girl Madison? The smacking, belching, tomato throwing bundle of joy that we all know and love??? And she's HITTING on someone?!? other than literally. eGAD man! next thing you know Katchoo's going to get married and Francien will loose weight! oops. I am very interested to see where this Madison goes.
a faithful disciple
This was just a fun read. Terry, you thank you for continually making each issue a classic. I enjoy turning new people on to this great book. Take care!
SiP 33 is wicked genius! I laughed, I cried (while laughing), and I fell in love with Francine and Katchoo all over again. This comic is elite.