Strangers in Paradise #90 - The final
issue of this award-winning series arrives in May. Get ready for the finale:
order Terry's DVD today!
From Terry: It's funny, how this video
and the Treasury seem to compliment each other. They are both retrospectives.
They're not redundant because one medium covers things the other can't. It's
wonderful. I love the extra DVD goodies, the director comments, the shots of
Houston locations, etc. With the release of these two items, I guess I
really have marked the end of an era. Which is good, a nice feeling of
accomplishment and time to move on.
NOW AVAILABLE! Award-winning Terry Moore: Paradise Found DVD
A feature-packed look inside the world of Eisner Award winner
Terry Moore. Since its debut in 1993, Terry's "Strangers in Paradise"
(SiP) has won numerous accolades and a fiercely loyal fan base. "Strangers
in Paradise" is the story of dark pasts and hopeful futures, double-crosses and
true friendship, love and hate. This 2-hour DVD features an in depth
interview with Terry, a tour of his studio, a narrated peek into Terry's
notebook and a look at Terry at work. The video includes several surprises
for SiP fans, including an examination of Terry's previous careers as a video
editor and a musician. As a special bonus, Terry performs some songs
featured in SiP. Anyone interested in the workings of the creative mind
will find inspiration in this video.
Hero Video Productions DVD Release Panel at Comic-Con,
Pulse News, July 2005
"In agreeing to be
interviewed, Moore placed his trust in Jurls and the Hero Video Productions
team, and he has been pleased with the results. "It’s been a really
wonderful experience to work with them. I knew I was in good hands."
Stairway to Heaven: "Terry Moore: Paradise Found",
Toon Zone, May 2005
Moore: Paradise Found is the inaugural DVD in Hero Video Productions’ line
of original content, with an extended video interview with Moore forming the
core of the disc."
illuminating for any reader of Moore’s work."
"Moore manages to be
both deeply thoughtful and wickedly funny."
"The DVD itself is
very well crafted and doesn't use annoying DVD "features" like long and
noisy animated menus or overlong transition sequences."
of an interesting and engaging subject and the high quality of the final
product make this disc indispensable for any fans of Moore’s work."
"The interview is very in depth,
the interviewer really gets into Terry's head and Terry tells all. I was
completely glued through the whole interview."
"Hero Productions is producing
DVDs that are provocative, thought stimulating and just plain exciting to
watch. I can't wait to see what Hero Productions has up their sleeve! Hero
Productions are definitely movers and shakers!"
"If you have ever been
to an artist’s alley at a comic convention, then you probably know the
feeling of the energy that radiates from the gathering of such creative
people. “Terry Moore: Paradise Found” radiates the same energy, and you
cannot help but be inspired by this artist and his work. If you are already
one of Terry’s fans, then this DVD is pure gold; if you are not yet
acquainted with his work, then this video will leave you wanting to see
"Paradise Found is well organized and very informative to both fans and
those who wish to succeed in the comic industry. It is also inspirational,
reinforcing that a career as an independent comic book creator is still
"...this DVD holds
quite a bit of excellent information and material."
"...the DVD gets a
high rating, and I am sure we will watch it again and again."
"The interview, while
the core of the DVD at over an hour in length, is just part of the goodies
on this beast."
"...the best feature on
the disc, I found, was a collection of Moore's music, including songs
included in the book and excerpts from his youth as a struggling musician.
The most powerful piece, however is a song sung by Desha Dunnahoe."
"...PARADISE FOUND presents something other
than extra features tacked onto releases of big league superhero movies. It
is an intimate conversation with an artist who has captivated a section of
the industry for years, and seems honestly happy to get the chance to put
his work out there."
"Whether you're a
fan of STRANGERS IN PARADISE, or even just interested in the creative
process and how life lessons can be used to fuel ideas, you can't go wrong
with PARADISE FOUND."
movie Terry Moore: Paradise Found package raises the level by giving
viewers a bunch of creative extras that explore different aspects of the
artist's work. In a lot of respects, the disc may be more for fans than
those who have never read the Strangers in Paradise comic book series
before; it's a noble independent effort to expose one man's creative
I've seen the Hero Video DVD. It's well done
and the film team was wonderful. As for the viewing experience: It's so much me,
me, me that it's embarrassing. I'll never live it down in my house. On the plus
side, there is a lot about creating and writing and characterization in the
video which might be helpful to young creators. It's just all wrapped up in my
experiences... There is music, the best of which is a great song by Desha
Dunnahoe, a film composer in L.A. who likes SiP, took the words to This Mask I
Wear and wrote a beautiful, lilting song to them. If you'd like to hear it now,
It's funny, how this video and the Treasury seem to compliment each other. They
are both retrospectives. They're not redundant because one medium covers things
the other can't. With the release of these two items, I guess I really have
marked the end of an era. Which is good, a nice feeling of accomplishment and
time to move on.
It's wonderful. I love the extra DVD goodies, the director comments, the
shots of Houston locations, etc. I think the music section turned out great and
I know people will play Desha's song over and over again. Nice job of putting
pictures to that, it looks like the animatic for a movie or music video.
I really enjoyed it. I thought the interview with Terry was
especially informative. And even though I’ve been friends with him for ten
years, I feel like I know him even better now! :) Also it was a real
treat that Terry mentioned me in the interview! I didn’t expect that. How
bizarre to be watching an interview that you are totally riveted to, and then
the person mentions your name! :) I was also talking with Terry and
Robin about the DVD they did with you and they seemed very happy with it.
"You have given the fans what they
want on the level they are capable of receiving it, didn't talk down to them,
nor short changed them. This is a breath of fresh air in the comic world."
--League City, TX
"My wife watched the DVD with me.
Once it was over, she asked "How many trades do we have in the library?" I had
to admit there were none (I have most of the first four years of comics tucked
in the crawlspace). I now know what to get her for Christmas. So you got
a new fan and dragged an old one back."
"I LOVED the DVD!" --New Zealand
"Got it in the mail today and just love this DVD!
Like an hour and a half of Terry being interviewed and that is more than I can
ask for! Talks at length about many subjects. Songs of SiP! Love those,
and my favorite, the poem Katchoo wrote about her father is set to music.
A great DVD, so glad I have it! Its right up there with the Todd MacFarlane's
DEVIL YOU KNOW creator DVD! Stands proudly up beside it. Like seeing
the 'SiP Locations in the Real World' that was a great concept to actually
showcase. Great sketchbook tour as Terry shows us his latest one he just
finished filling with drawings and notes. Really just like this and a
SiP Weekend is always a perfect weekend. I set the 'Mask I Wear' on
chapter repeat and been listening to it for maybe the past 30 minutes. Really
do just love this poem. No, seriously, thank you! This is such a great
DVD! I really do hope to see more DVDs!"
"...there's a lotta bang for your buck there, more TV that
I'd care to watch in a single night. I just watched the first section, the
interview with Terry Moore. It's broken up into sub-sections, but his stories
about the evolution of SiP are both interesting and entertaining. One
section I found interesting was the music section. Although also included are
demos and club gigs from the late '70s and early '80s, he also performs
several instrumental numbers from the comic itself on acoustic guitar live on
camera. One (Katchoo's "graveside scene") is a fully produced recording,
illustrated with stills from the comic. He does all the talking. We don't hear
anyone asking the question, and the camera is on Terry pretty much all the
time. Recommended to SiP fans." -
"I received the DVD, and it's fantastic! What an incredible look into
Terry Moore's working life! The interview with Terry was fascinating - I
learned sooo much that I wanted to know: about the origins of SIP, how Terry
started out, and how he manages his work day. I loved the sections on how he
writes and draws the comic, and it was great seeing the parts of Houston
referred to. Thank you so much for making this DVD - the production
values are HIGH, and it's jam packed with all the stuff a fan REALLY wants to
know! I wonder if you are thinking of doing this again, with another
comic artist? I would line up for one, if you did (!!!)"
-- Julia, United Kingdom
Just a note to say thank you. I received my SIP DVD
yesterday. I'm really impressed with the product and your customer service!
Thank you very much! The DVD is great, really inspiring. Terry Moore is very
funny, and also it was nice to be able to hear some of the music from SIP for
the first time. Are you planning anymore DVD's like this with other
independent or mainstream comics creators? If so I would be interested in
purchasing them. (Hint Hint - Jeff Smith [Bone] might make a good one...
:) ) Keep up the good work! -- Steve, London