Strangers in Paradise, vol. 15: Tomorrow Now

Writer(s): Terry Moore
Artist(s): Terry Moore
Publisher: Abstract Studio
ISBN: 978-1892597274
Price: $14.95
Page count: 114
Year Released:
Status: in print
Original Source: Strangers in Paradise (vol. 3) 64-69
Other Collected Edition(s): Strangers in Paradise Pocket Book, vol. 5
Genres: humor; romance/relationships
Recommended for Fans Of:
Possible Objectionable Material: none
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Also in This Series: preceded by Strangers in Paradise, vol. 14: David’s Story; followed by Strangers in Paradise, vol. 16: Molly & Poo

Plot Summary
A year has passed since the events in volume 13, and Katchoo is in therapy to help her overcome her grief in losing Francine. Fortunately, she has her art opening to distract her, and it's a stunning success--despite a few humorous glitches. Freddie even shows up in an attempt to buy the one painting in the show that's not for sale. (Guess who the subject is?) Agent Bryan also shows back up to make life difficult for Katchoo, but Tambi proposes a deal with the FBI that just might get Katchoo and the remaining Parker girls off the hook for good. Meanwhile, Francine and her father are vacationing on Griffin Silver's yacht in the Caribbean. Francine asks her dad why he and her mom couldn't work things out, and this leads to the discovery of a shocking secret about her mother's past.

My Own 2 Cents
I enjoyed this book quite a bit. It's actually refreshing to read through an entire volume without Francine and Katchoo getting into a fight, or even talking to each other at all for that matter. And by this point Moore has started really experimenting with the comic book form by including full-page reproductions of Katchoo's paintings, pages from her sketchbook (including a sequence she drew when she was 17 and living on the streets of L.A.), and even a reproduction of her art gallery brochure. There's also a nice sequence with Casey living in Las Vegas and making a living as a showgirl. And as always, the obnoxious Freddie Femur is worth a few laughs.