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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. Lee Mansfield
    April 18, 2014 @ 1:37 am

    Hi Phil, I just wanted to point you to this latest post on the wonderful Adam Curtis blog which has an interesting link regarding Alan Moore. Sorry if its old news and you have already seen it – http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/adamcurtis


  2. Carey
    April 18, 2014 @ 9:06 am

    I'm going to stop commenting on The Last War as I always seem to be premature.

    That said, iirc Davis was never meant to be sole artist on Harry Twenty on the High Rock. He was originally meant to draw in tandem with John Watkiss, I believe. Watkiss decided against drawing it in the end, leaving Davis to draw Harry Twenty in its entirety, and the deadline nightmares that accompanied it.


  3. Elizabeth Sandifer
    April 18, 2014 @ 9:27 am

    Oh, heavens, I should hate to have that happen: comments where people correctly predict where I'm going next are some of my favorites.

    And yes, you are correct about Watkiss. I almost had a bit about it in there, but it was a detail that didn't seem to support anything else in the narrative, so I couldn't quite work it in.


  4. Carey
    April 20, 2014 @ 1:23 am

    To be fair, if we were on a forum I would have added a smiley of some kind after the first section.

    As to Watkiss, I do see what you mean there: the best way I could think of adding to the narrative is that Davies was pretty well in the same position as Moore at that stage of his career, and taking on all and any work offered to him, no matter the deadline or subject matter. This is something that would hold Moore in good stead when he went to DC (I know, I know, I'm getting ahead of the narrative again!). But there's an also interesting "what if" with John Watkiss, as he's very much the road not travelled by Moore or Morrison.

    I first became aware of Watkiss when he appeared on a documentary on Raymond Briggs of When The wind Blows fame in the early 80's. It was in a sequence about Briggs' other career as an art college lecturer at the prestigious Brighton College of Art, and Watkiss had some comic strip work up and was in a conversation with Briggs about it. It was obvious that Watkiss was very interested in comics and pursuing a career there, but somewhere along the way, even though he had the opportunity to pursue that career, he decided to go for a career in illustration instead, and only dipped his toes in comics on occasion afterwards. His comic art is luscious, although not in any way commercially viable in the current comics climate. His work is worth seeking out by any other readers of the Last War In Albion– I would especially recommend the Vertigo series "Trigger," written by Jason Hall.


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