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Strangers in Paradise, Volume 3: It's A Good Life (Strangers in Paradise Trade Paperbacks #3)

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Strangers In Paradise: It's A Good Life is the continuing saga of three friends, Katchoo, Francine and David. This volume finds our friends chasing each other to Hawaii in the name of love. Francine becomes involved with former beau, Freddie and Katchoo gets involved with everyone!
Paperback, 88 pages
Published January 7th 1997 by Abstract Studio
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Michael Bacon
Jan 27, 2014 Michael Bacon rated it really liked it
Paste from my review of Volume 1. I've read most of the series and feel the same review overall applies to everything:

The series has beautiful black and white line art throughout. It's the main reason I ever started it. Terry Moore is a masterly graphic artist and a riveting storyteller. I suspect I'll read anything he puts out. That said, I prefer Rachel Rising (horror) and Echo (science fiction), personally. SiP (as fans tend to call it) is a work focused almost entirely on how people relate t
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Batmark
Feb 05, 2016 Batmark rated it it was amazing
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After the frantic pace of the previous volume, this volume serves as a sort of emotional coda to the events in I Dream of You. Here we learn that Freddie Femur is still in love (or at the very least obsessed) with Francine, despite being engaged to the beautiful but "kinda dim" Casey. And Francine wonders about the true nature of her relationship with Katchoo. Her pondering leads her to Hawaii to confront Freddie on his wedding day, and Katchoo and David m
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Travis McClain
May 30, 2011 Travis McClain rated it really liked it
The third Strangers in Paradise collection, It's a Good Life chiefly explores the aftermath of I Dream of You, the second story arc. Francine and David are both compelled to make clear the nature of their relationships with Katchoo, who is recuperating from the events of the preceding story arc and isn't in a particularly genial mood--even by Katchoo standards. There's nothing obviously important here along the lines of the revelations of I Dream of You, but the character development is immediat ...more
LordOfDorkness
Jan 22, 2014 LordOfDorkness rated it it was amazing
Compared to other works I've read of his, Mr. Moore seems spread a little thin here, but that's nothing. I jumped into Strangers in Paradise and even pages in I felt that no matter where else I might picked up in this tale, I would have fallen in love with its characters and its story right away. Top tier writing. Every page is a pleasure. Please feed this man your first born child and 10% of your retirement fund post haste. And don't take my word for it that he's good. Read him!
Norrin2
Aug 28, 2014 Norrin2 rated it it was amazing
Although there were many great moments ahead - including the transformation of Casey from annoying airhead to my favorite character - if SiP had ended right here it would be a perfect series. The love triangle - more like a pentagon actually - is wrapped up in a very satisfying way.
Regan
May 11, 2015 Regan rated it it was amazing
Still loving the series. I love the horror that is Freddie Femurs. I'm curious about how long it will be before there's a triad happening. I love that Moore has me so hooked I wish I had more reading time in my day.

Good stuff.
Amanda
Dec 05, 2014 Amanda rated it it was amazing
2012 Reread: I got lost in this for a month. My very first full reread since the series hit its ending. Since I knew where it would start and go and end up. It was just as terrible, wonderful, painful, heartbreaking, heart healing, amazing as every other read. I never stop knowing my heart belongs to this.

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2014: Graphic Novel Book Club, Read #3 (Duo Set -- Book One)

This one was my rec to the group. I will never stop loving everything about SIP as long as I can read words and remember it's sto
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Emilio
Jun 10, 2016 Emilio rated it liked it
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¿Aftermath en castellano? ¿Secuela, resaca?
Más que nuevas historias de los tres héroes nos encontramos con el epifonema final, el epílogo de I Dream Of You. O un interludio, aún no lo sé.
Una persecución por amor que termina en Hawaii como excusa para mostrar varias escenas que sucedieron entre bambalinas en el volumen anterior. Un hilo conductor muy flojo que el autor aprovecha para engordar las páginas sin mucho respeto por el lector. Soluciona tramas que ni me había dado cuenta de que estaban
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Patrick
Mar 09, 2011 Patrick rated it it was amazing
Again, I'm re-reading Strangers In Paradise. This volume finishes up some plot threads from Vol 2 (I Dream of You) and opens new situations that will last the rest of the series. The artwork is completely solid throughout as well. Mr. Moore was in top form here.
Kathy
Jul 31, 2008 Kathy rated it it was amazing
This book is a lovely break from the drama so you can spend more time with the characters. The facial expressions are wonderful! As are those moments of connection between characters that take turns pulling at my heart strings & making me giggle.
Hannah  Messler
Sep 11, 2012 Hannah Messler rated it liked it
Do you know, I found these in the big weird warehouse sale on 41st and 2nd in Brooklyn and they were heckuva cheap. I just want to mention that. In passing.
Michael
Jun 10, 2013 Michael rated it it was amazing
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I could and have re read this series over and over. It has made me laugh out loud, cry and just come to understand how powerful comics can be.
Earline
Sep 01, 2009 Earline rated it really liked it
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not my favorite of the series, but still packed full of sweet sweet drama, conspiracies, and suspense! this volume was such a tease!
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Following the examples of independent comic creators such as Dave Sim and Jeff Smith, he decided to publish Strangers in Paradise himself through his own Houston-based "Abstract Studios" imprint, and has frequently mentioned a desire to do a syndicated cartoon strip in the authors notes at the back of the Strangers in Paradise collection books. He has also mentioned his greatest career influence i ...more
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Strangers in Paradise Trade Paperbacks (1 - 10 of 19 books)
  • The Collected Strangers in Paradise, Volume 1
  • Strangers in Paradise, Volume 2: I Dream of You
  • Strangers in Paradise, Volume 4: Love Me Tender
  • Strangers in Paradise, Volume 5: Immortal Enemies
  • Strangers in Paradise, Volume 6: High School
  • Strangers in Paradise, Volume 7: Sanctuary
  • Strangers in Paradise, Volume 8: My Other Life
  • Strangers in Paradise, Volume 9: My Child Of Rage
  • Strangers in Paradise, Volume 10: Tropic Of Desire
  • Strangers in Paradise, Volume 11: Brave New World

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