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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.

6 Comments

  1. Jack Graham
    February 19, 2016 @ 10:38 am

    That double-page spread is amazing. Has the artist ever spoken about other influences?, because it reminds me of the warscapes of Dix or Grosz as much as the work of Goya or Brady.

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  2. Richard Evans
    February 20, 2016 @ 4:23 am

    Jack, totally agree about the way Totleben’s art recalls German expression. Pictures like Grosz”s The Funeral or The City, or Otto Dix’s Bird’s Hell are what come to mnd, right? Also, the tortured and burning architecture reminds me of the apocalyptic landscapes of Ludwig Meidner. A bit of Itaking futurism in the twisted prespectives and the rather outre ligthing effects (Carlo Carra’s Funeral of the Anarchist Galli).
    I’ve loved Totleben’s art here and (working with Steve Bissette) on Moore’s Swamp Thing for decades, as I’ve loved the earlier 20th century artists mentioned here for just as long. But I hadn’t seen the connection until now. Nice one Jack and Phil!

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  3. Daru
    February 20, 2016 @ 9:26 am

    Wow yeah, it is an incredible piece of art, certainly a piece that has stuck in my mind (like the other artists you mention Jack) ever since. Definite echoes of Goya and even some of Bosch. And yeah Richard, love your points about German Expressionism – Totleben’s work has for years been a huge influence on my own work, so great to see the remastered spread of London shown here.

    Weird thing happened on the comments section here this morning when I opened the webpage – I found not my own name and email details auto-filled, but Sean Dillon’s. Quite odd, especially as I had his email address copied in and I’ve never seen it before.

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  4. Joe
    February 23, 2016 @ 10:38 pm

    Not directly relevant to this post, but relevant to the Last War in Albion as a whole, and likely interesting to its readers: an interview with Alan Moore about his theory and magical practice, and some very Alan Moore grumpiness, to boot – http://www.pagandawnmag.org/alan-moore-the-art-of-magic/

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  5. Danny Johnson
    February 25, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

    Is there some problem with the website? I had a hard time finding this entry. It keeps opening on the previous entry and I had to go to the right hand column to click on this. Today I didn’t see it in the right hand column either and had to go to the February archives to find it.

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    • Jeff Heikkinen
      February 27, 2016 @ 12:55 pm

      Well, for one thing this post isn’t tagged so it doesn’t come up when you look for Last War in Albion posts.

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