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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. Aberrant Eyes
    January 15, 2016 @ 2:04 pm

    Well, now I know why I couldn’t find the quote online.


  2. Sean Dillon
    January 15, 2016 @ 3:03 pm

    This was an oddly short chapter.


    • Elizabeth Sandifer
      January 15, 2016 @ 5:22 pm

      The backmatter is much longer.


      • Aberrant Eyes
        January 19, 2016 @ 4:16 pm

        As I’ve said in a more private context, I now say in public: the chapter and backmatter are exactly the length they need to be, and are exactly about what they need to be about, to correspond to “Watchmaker” and the excerpt from Dr. Manhattan: super-powers and the superpowers.

        We are all of us living in the shadow of “Hades”.


        • Elizabeth Sandifer
          January 19, 2016 @ 8:56 pm

          Yeah, in many ways this was a chapter that wrote itself.

          It just did so very slowly.

          Next chapter I fear will go slowly and difficultly, but c’est la vie. At least after that I have two I know what I’m doing with.


  3. Tamsyn Lawrence
    January 15, 2016 @ 7:57 pm

    The Comedian as Frank Miller is the most hilariously apposite of your mirrors yet.


  4. Tamsyn Lawrence
    January 15, 2016 @ 7:59 pm

    The Comedian as Frank Miller is the most hilariously apposite mirror you’ve created yet.


  5. BenJ
    January 15, 2016 @ 11:53 pm

    I had forgotten, if I ever learned it in the first place, that Moore and Steve Bissette had fallen out. It might be because I’m not greatly interested in Bissette post-Taboo.


    • Kit
      January 16, 2016 @ 2:50 am

      Are you so boldly rejecting his work as an essayist, as a teacher, or as the creator of four single issues of one comic?


  6. Eric Gimlin
    January 16, 2016 @ 6:29 am

    My first reaction was “short chapter” as well; but I don’t know that the material that makes the chapter needs to be longer.

    I fear I shall continue to act to compromise Alan Moore’s affection and respect for his own readership, however.

    Not directly related to this chapter, but definitely of interest to followers of Eruditorum Press, I think:

    An interview with Kieron Gillen about David Bowie.


    • Elizabeth Sandifer
      January 16, 2016 @ 5:06 pm

      Oh, thank you. I remembered fleetingly seeing on Twitter that someone interesting had done an interview with FiveThirtyEight, but I couldn’t remember who and couldn’t find it again.


  7. Christopher Brown
    January 18, 2016 @ 12:57 am

    Been building up to that interview quote for a long time, huh? 🙂


    • Elizabeth Sandifer
      January 18, 2016 @ 2:37 am

      The time will come when I go nearly line by line through that interview


  8. Daru
    January 23, 2016 @ 3:07 pm

    Nice one Phil.


  9. EnigmaVibration
    February 26, 2016 @ 9:44 pm

    Wonderful post Phil, when time allows I shall reply in length of my, a humble human beings perspective in the last war. As a 46 year old man who read watchmen as it was published monthly, who read Miller towards the end of his first Daredevil run, who remembers Moore from his early time twisters in 2000ad, and the Candlelight dialogues in the mighty world of marvel, who befriended Morrison’s mother Agnus whilst reading Promethea, who sat beside Melinda whilst Alan performed a spoken word ritual at the Sage Gateshead in ‘Newcastle’, thus be all true, and moore beside. I am the bystander, no less important, in the watchmen comics. This is one of many times I have tried to post a similar story, let’s hope the server doth not crash thus time, and maybe one day the full story may be told, blessings


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