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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. lodger
    May 19, 2020 @ 3:15 am

    Cooke and Conner certainly turned in the strongest of the BW books, but Cooke’s strange admiration for The Comedian always struck me as odd. The Eddie Blake of BW isn’t just more ruthless than the other core characters, but also consistently smarter and more capable than anyone else. I’ve never fully understood that character choice.


    • lodger
      May 19, 2020 @ 2:29 pm

      Having now followed the links, I see that my line of thought in the previous comment has been expressed much more fully and persuasively in Leung’s essay.


  2. Health Care Diploma
    May 20, 2020 @ 2:12 am

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  3. LovecraftInBrooklyn
    May 24, 2020 @ 6:30 am

    “ These text pieces are rarely highlights of Watchmen – indeed, one suspects no shortage of readers have traversed the graphic novel multiple times without actually reading them all. ”

    Franz Nicolay wrote a folk punk song, the Ballad of Hollis Wadsworth Mason Jr, which quotes Under the Hood in the lyrics. Jeffry Lewis, other folk punk singer, travels around the world lecturing on Watchmen.

    Then there’s Gerard Way. I saw him interview Grant Morrison at the Sydney Opera House and he utterly deferred to Morrison. The comic writer who wanted to be a rockstar being treated with reverence by one of the few genuine rockstars left, who did the reverse of Morrison and quit comics for rock, then returned. He put Morrison in his videos, but he also covered Bob Dylan for the Watchmen movie…


  4. Aaron Grunfeld
    May 28, 2020 @ 1:34 pm

    Hi, I enjoy your concept of the duel between Moore & Morrison, but I’ve got a question: why aren’t some of their peers also mages in the Last War? I’m thinking specifically of Neil Gaiman, who would seem to be a candidate & who would also seem to be more successful (as a commercial artist, a storytelling influence, & a popular figure) than these two titans of comics. Is there an introduction to the series that you could point me to, where you spell out the fundamentals of the Last War?


    • Eric
      July 26, 2020 @ 11:57 pm

      Maybe the answer to this turned up elsewhere; but I’m pretty sure the main reason is because Gaiman and the other major creators have not declared themselves to be magicians. Both Moore and Morrison have repeatedly declared that they are, in fact, magicians.


  5. Daru
    July 3, 2020 @ 9:17 am

    Cool! Excited personally that you are refocusing on LWIA again – sorry to hear that the Dalek Eruditorum has been a slog – but looking forwards to what is going to come out of The War and I’ll definitely keep supporting on Patreon!


  6. Daru
    July 3, 2020 @ 9:56 am

    I was struck by the first paragraph, with the description of the smiley badge and your last sentence there –

    “The War begins thusly, in the middle of a cataclysmic battle the history of which will serve as its own battleground.”

    It came to me that the badge also was a symbol used in Britain by the dance movement that came off the back of Thatcher’s crushing of the free festivals (The Battle of the Beanfield, etc) – underground raves, acid house, etc that the state placed massive resources to attempting to put down. So, yeah, having that symbol and its use in mind, the story at this point certainly is occurring within “a cataclysmic battle”.


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