The life of the brilliant comics creator Steve Moore is to finally get the celebration he deserves with the launch of a his final, posthumous book at “Endymion’s Dream” – an event taking place in Brompton Cemetery Chapel on 4th May 2019.
In March 2014, British comics lost one of its most innovative and and original voices in the form of Steve Moore. The father of 2000AD‘s “Future Shocks”, Steve gave life to a host of memorable characters including Laser Eraser and Axel Pressbutton for Warrior, and the psychotic Dalek killer, Abslom Daak for Doctor Who Weekly.
“Endymion’s Dream” at Brompton Cemetery Chapel with Strange Attractor Press will aptly mark the publication of Steve Moore’s final, posthumous book, Selene: The Moon Goddess and the Cave Oracle, an examination of the origins, dream-explorations and mystical practices centred on the Greek deity Selene.
The life of Steve Moore and the enduring mythology of the moon goddess will be discussed in conversation with Steve’s close friend and regular collaborator Alan Moore, the legendary author and graphic novelist, John Higgs, the author of Watling Street and editor of Selene; and Andrew O’Neill, the comedian and author A History of Heaven Metal.
Until his death in 2014, Steve Moore wrote comic books, novels and nonfiction, including a study of the I-Ching, The Trigrams of Han, a critically acclaimed novel, Somnium, and a count ollection of short fantasy stories, Tales of Telguuth. He also had a long-standing editorial connection with Fortean Times, to which he was a frequent contributor from their inception.
Alan Moore (no relation) is an English writer known primarily for his work in comic books including Watchmen, V for Vendetta, “The Ballad of Halo Jones” for 2000AD, and From Hell. Regarded by some as the best graphic novel writer in history, he is widely recognised among his peers and critics.
John Higgs is a writer who specialises in finding previously unsuspected narratives, hidden in obscure corners of our history and culture, which can change the way we see the world. In the words of MOJO magazine, “Reading John Higgs is like being shot with a diamond. Suddenly everything becomes terrifyingly clear”.
Andrew O’Neill is an occult stand-up comedian, musician and writer. His distinctive voice and alternative credentials have set him apart and allowed him to carve out a unique place in the comedy world. O’Neill has written and toured a host of solo comedy shows, including Occult Comedian, Winston Churchill Was Jack The Ripper, MINDSPIDERS, and Alternative.
He is author of the book A History Of Heavy Metal, described by Alan Moore as “a comprehensive landmark analysis of an enormous area of music that has been too long without such a thing, and has the massive advantage of the funny being turned up to twelve. A loud and thoroughly engrossing love-story.”
TV credits include Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Saxondale, 50 Years Of Rock Excess, The Blame Game, Spicks and Specks and Good News Week. His own Radio 4 stand-up show Pharmacist Baffler won an award, and he’s the creator of the stage show Andrew O’Neill’s Black Magick Fun Hour.
• Tickets for Endymion’s Dream cost £12 including a Hendrick’s Gin Cocktail. For more information on the event and to buy tickets visit the event web site