Terry Moore's next Strangers in Paradise story will apparently launch in January 2018, per a tweet the Eisner-winning comic book creator made yesterday.
When a fan tweeted about "missing" Katchoo (Katina Choovanski, one of the two main Strangers in Paradise leads), Moore tweeted back, "Me too. Hang on a little longer. 1.18."
ComicBook.com first reported that Moore would be reviving the long-running creator-owned series last October, after speaking with him at New York Comic Con.
Strangers in Paradise, which ran from 1993 until 2007, was Moore's entree in the world of comic books after a career in advertising, music, and animation. It centered on three friends (Katchoo, David, and Francine) who had a complex relationship -- and two of whom had dangerous, intersecting pasts.
Since the series ended in 2007, Moore has never totally left the world of Strangers in Paradise behind: supporting characters from the series played key roles in both Echo and Rachel Rising, and Moore has done a number of all-ages one shots called SIP Kids, depicting them in comedic situations and drawn in comic strip style.
In Moore's current series Motor Girl, a sci-fi comedy about a woman who repairs UFOs, Katchoo's Aunt Libby is a main character.
"So maybe in my last comic, all of these characters will end up in the same hotel, and chaos ensues," Moore joked."And that will be my last genre writing: The Grand Hotel, my way."
Moore had previously announced a Strangers in Paradise prose novel as a follow-up to the series for its twentieth anniversary, but never managed to get it off the ground while still working on the ongoing Rachel Rising series.
Strangers in Paradise has been optioned for the screen a few times, with the option always expiring before any actual adaptation taking place. Rachel Rising was optioned shortly after it debuted, but that pilot -- for which Moore was supposedly writing the script -- didn't get off the ground, either. As with 2009's Watchmen movie and AMC's recent hit Preacher, both of which had troubled paths to production, it's generally assumed that it's only a matter of time before somebody figures out how to make Strangers in Paradise happen in live action.