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Book Title: Strangers in Paradise, Volume 16: Molly & Poo|
The author of the book: Terry Moore
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 712 KB
Edition: Abstract Studio
Date of issue: June 28th 2005
ISBN 13: 9781892597328
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Molly & Poo is a tale told in two parts. The first is a Victorian romance-turned-horror story that takes place in London circa 1908 and is told entirely in the correspondence between Molly, the reserved wife of Dr. Fleming, and Poo, a spirited and independent woman who seeks to set Molly free. What begins as a strong friendship soon transforms into a forbidden romance--with dire consequences. The second part of the story takes place in the present and follows Molly Lane, a perennially rejected author who is writing the tale of Molly & Poo. She stands accused of murdering her husband, Dr. Fleming, in a manner that eerily echoes her own fiction.
As you might guess from the the plot summary above, Molly & Poo has very little to do with the main Strangers in Paradise story. In fact, Francine and Katchoo make only the briefest of appearances, as youngsters, in a scene from Molly's childhood. Molly had appeared (also briefly) in volume 10, as Moore's way of connecting Molly & Poo (albeit tenuously) to his main story. I appreciate Moore's desire to create something different with Molly & Poo, and his use of the Victorian convention of creating a novel through letters is interesting, but ultimately the story lacks narrative sophistication. Moore's prose style, sometimes used effectively in SiP when Moore wants to convey a lot of information in a small amount of space, is weak when it's all the reader has to draw upon. And although the twists and turns of the story are sometimes unexpected, the "surprise" ending is telegraphed pages ahead of time. I would recommend this book only for the most diehard SiP fans, and even so it should be noted that this volume can be read out of order, since it has absolutely nothing to do with the rest of the SiP story.
Read information about the authorFollowing the examples of independent comic creators such as Dave Sim and Jeff Smith, he decided to publish Strangers in Paradise himself through his own Houston-based "Abstract Studios" imprint, and has frequently mentioned a desire to do a syndicated cartoon strip in the authors notes at the back of the Strangers in Paradise collection books. He has also mentioned his greatest career influence is Peanuts' Charles Schulz. Some of Moore's strip work can additionally be found in his Paradise, Too! publications.
His work has won him recognition in the comics industry, including receiving 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".
It was announced on June 15th, 2007 that Moore would be taking over for Sean McKeever as writer of Marvel Comics's Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane series starting with a new issue #1. On July 27th, Marvel announced that Moore would also take over for Joss Whedon as writer of Marvel's Runaways.
On November 19th, 2007 Terry Moore announced in his blog that his new self-published series would be named Echo and its first issue would appear on March 5th, 2008.
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