During a Saturday spotlight panel, which ran live on Periscope, Moore spoke about his upcoming project, Motor Girl, which will feature Aunt Libby, one of the secondary characters from Strangers in Paradise. His other books have featured Strangers in Paradise cameos as well.
Moore was asked about the resemblance of a dead character in Rachel Rising to Strangers’ much-reviled Freddie Femur. "I want to go back to Strangers in Paradise," Moore responded. "So, I need Freddie Femur around, because Katchoo needs somebody to pick on."
As news of the seemingly off-hand comment spread about the Internet, Moore took to Twitter to confirm the rumors. "It's true. Announced today in Paris, SIP returns for 25th anniversary in 2018," read Moore’s official Twitter feed.
Moore didn’t offer further details on the new Strangers series.
Strangers in Paradise ran over 90 issues between 1993 and 2007. The series has a devoted following and is often credited with introducing non-comics readers to the medium.
Subsequent to the conclusion of Strangers, Moore worked on several multi-year creator-owned projects, including Echo and Rachel Rising. He has also contributed to comics properties such as Adventure Time (see "New 'Adventure Time Comics' Series Features Guest Creators") and Mouse Guard (see "'Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard' Box Set").
Announced at Paris Comic Con
Posted by Betsy Gomez on October 25, 2016 @ 12:39 am CT