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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.

8 Comments

  1. Heath
    September 5, 2014 @ 4:46 am

    One of the most beautiful and trippy issues of the comic medium. You do it justice, but this remains a must-read issue for any comic aficionado.

    I hadn't made the connection between Blossomville and Centralia, but that is an interesting real world tie-in. Looking forward to the next installment.

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  2. jane
    September 5, 2014 @ 6:37 am

    #43 is pretty interesting, too.

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  3. C.
    September 5, 2014 @ 7:04 am

    my reaction, reading "Rite of Spring" at age 13, was "huh, this must be what taking LSD is like. All right!" Marvelous that this bizarre, trippy comic was sold on the same rack as Richie Rich in my local drug store in rural Virginia.

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  4. BerserkRL
    September 5, 2014 @ 7:12 am

    I suspect the interspecies romance, and subsequent scandal, in Moore's Swamp Thing may have been inspired by a similar storyline in Howard the Duck a few years earlier.

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  5. Elizabeth Sandifer
    September 5, 2014 @ 10:12 am

    I'm very glad to see someone else appreciate #43. It gets a pretty sizable block of coverage in a few posts' time, because I thought it marvelous, but it's not one of the more attention-getting issues in the run.

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  6. Eric Gimlin
    September 5, 2014 @ 12:57 pm

    While we're still finishing up with Pog, I'll throw in a link to a digital magazine a friend of mine did to celebrate Kelly's centennial last year. He got me to write an essay for it, on the off chance anybody cares to read some of my thoughts on Kelly's comics.

    http://whirledofkelly.blogspot.com/2013/08/birthday-greetings-to-mr-kelly.html

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  7. Daru
    February 18, 2015 @ 11:50 pm

    I actually thought that #43 was pretty great too, certainly one of my favourites.

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  8. Daru
    February 19, 2015 @ 12:01 am

    On reading Rite of Spring for the first time was revelatory, well it was a pivotal moment for me. I didn't read it and say 'wow this could be a trip', though I understood that the artistic sources/influences were embedded, but for me it was an immersive experience that I spent hours over, realising that I was being shown (and experiencing to a degree) what it would be like to be connected to the whole of nature and experience it as a form of consciousness. That changed my life and has informed everything I have done since.

    Thank you for a beautiful essay Phil. Love where this is going next.

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