Strangers in Paradise III #65 cover (April 2004)
by Terry Moore (1954- )
11 x 17 in., ink on board
This is one of my favorite covers from the entire series. The crisp and clean deco style of Moore’s linework, sense of proportion and composition pull you in. The placid beauty unbalances when you notice the jarring earring, and then the ambiguity continues to grow when you see the heart-shaped reflection in her eye.
This cover came out in April 2004, the month after Cerebus#300.
In the wake of her art world debut, Katchoo finds her paintings are suddenly in demand and women of all ages come out of the woodwork to commission one of her infamous nude portraits. But an anonymous patron wants to buy one painting in particular, no matter what the price…