Terry Moore Announced as FCBD 2024 Commemorative Artist
Nov 15, 2023
We are incredibly excited to reveal the commemorative artwork for Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) 2024. Fan-favorite creator Terry Moore has created a one-of-a-kind design featuring his beloved characters Francine and Katchoo, emphasizing the community and friendship that come from exploring the pages of a comic book. The design will serve as the commemorative t-shirt, poster, and vinyl sticker for FCBD 2024.
Under the banner of Abstract Studio, Terry Moore has been publishing his groundbreaking comics and graphic novels for almost thirty years. His award-winning work, Strangers in Paradise, carved out a unique space for him in the world of American comics. Debuting in 1993, when The Death of Superman and other super-hero titles were dominating comic book sales, Moore set out to explore a different narrative with Strangers in Paradise, one that would eventually be termed “slice-of-life dramedy.” The story centers on the lives of Francine and Katchoo, a pair of twenty-something best friends who eventually fall in love. The fan-favorite series features romance, action, intrigue, and Moore’s signature humor. Strangers in Paradise was in publication for fourteen years, during which time it received great critical and commercial acclaim, including wins for an Eisner Award, a Reuben Award, and a GLADD Award for Best Comic.
With Strangers in Paradise being reprinted in a four-volume trade paperback set in 2023 and 2024, Terry Moore provides the art for 2024's Free Comic Book Day Commemorative Artist T-Shirt, Poster, and, new for 2024, Vinyl Sticker. Featuring his beloved characters Francine and Katchoo doing something every comics fan loves to do — reading comics! — these products are the perfect way to celebrate your love of comics and art.
“We’re incredibly excited to have Terry Moore serving as our Commemorative Artist for FCBD 2024!” said Free Comic Book Day spokesperson, Ashton Greenwood. “Free Comic Book Day is all about celebrating the community comic books provide us. That means celebrating the importance of local comic shops and the way storytelling in comics allows us to bond with others. Terry’s art beautifully captures all of the things that make FCBD such a special event.”
The FCBD 2024 Commemorative T-shirt will be available in adult sizes small through XXXL (MSRP: $15.99-$21.99) and in youth sizes small through large (MSRP: $15.99). The Commemorative Poster will be 22” x 24” on a stone-wash gray background (MSRP: $11.99). The Commemorative Vinyl Sticker will be 3” wide on a white background; check with a retailer with for pricing. The shirt, poster, and vinyl sticker, along with a complete listing of all the FCBD 2024 comic book titles and exclusive collectibles, can be found in the December issue of the PREVIEWS catalog, available in comic shops on November 22, 2023.