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Elizabeth Sandifer

Elizabeth Sandifer created Eruditorum Press. She’s not really sure why she did that, and she apologizes for the inconvenience. She currently writes Last War in Albion, a history of the magical war between Alan Moore and Grant Morrison. She used to write TARDIS Eruditorum, a history of Britain told through the lens of a ropey sci-fi series. She also wrote Neoreaction a Basilisk, writes comics these days, and has ADHD so will probably just randomly write some other shit sooner or later. Support Elizabeth on Patreon.


  1. elvwood
    November 28, 2013 @ 12:23 am

    Oh my gosh! The Steve Moore of Axel Pressbutton fame is the same Steve Moore who wrote The Trigrams of Han? That never even occurred to me. I love that book.

    Who says this blog isn't educational?


  2. Eric Gimlin
    November 28, 2013 @ 12:28 am

    Figure 156 is a thing of beauty, the comparison isn't quite as clear with my reprint in Marvel US's Doctor Who #15. Quick question: Is the story titled Business as Usual, or Business Unusual, or did it use different titles on different issues? (You use both above; my reprint has it as Business as Usual.)

    I've heard some places that Marvel's reprinting of these stories in the US Doctor Who title was at least one of the bones of contention that led to Moore's unwillingness to work for Marvel, along with the more common stories that he was annoyed by the whole Marvelman name fiasco, and the use of Mad Jim Jaspers in X-Men #200. The Jim Jaspers story always seemed fishy to me, given that the character actually predated Moore's run on Captain Britain.


  3. David Anderson
    November 28, 2013 @ 2:35 am

    I think I would stress WITHin and MAchine. But a felt iambic beat can sustain some amount of inversion.


  4. Daibhid C
    November 28, 2013 @ 7:19 am

    I was going to say that "Deathsmiths of Goth" sounds like a band I would avoid at all costs. Then I checked if anyone had said that before, since it seemed likely, and it turns out Phil has…

    Just out of interest, when Moore came up with "Deathsmiths of Goth", would he have been aware of a subculture that I think was about a year old, or was it a coincidence?


  5. Elizabeth Sandifer
    November 28, 2013 @ 7:40 am

    He lived in Northampton and was social with David J, so yes, he surely knew about Bauhaus. Did a piece on them for Sounds, actually, though I don't know the date on that.


  6. Ed Jolley
    November 28, 2013 @ 12:29 pm

    The comic strip was only ever called Business as Usual. Business Unusual was the title of a Doctor Who tie-in novel featuring the Autons, riffing on Moore's title.


  7. ferret
    November 28, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

    "Who says this blog isn't educational?"

    No-one, ever! Personally, I've learnt quite a lot about writing and scriptwriting since the early Hartnell entries.


  8. Elizabeth Sandifer
    November 28, 2013 @ 5:54 pm

    Yes – and I got scrambled writing. Will fix in just a second.


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