Wednesday, 19 March 2014

THOSE WE HAVE LOST: Steve Moore (1949-2014)

Steve Moore ( 11 June 1949- 16 March 2014) was a British comics writer.
Moore was credited with showing acclaimed writer Alan Moore (no relation), then a struggling cartoonist, how to write comic scripts. His career has subsequently been quite closely linked with the more famous Moore – the pair collaborated under pseudonyms (Steve's pseudonym was "Pedro Henry", Alan's was "Curt Vile") on strips for Sounds magazine, including one which introduced the character Axel Pressbutton, who was later to feature in the Warrior anthology comic, as well as a standalone series published by Eclipse Comics.

I first met Steve at the inaugural Fortean Times Unconvention in 1994. He was very kind and supportive to me during the early days of the Centre for Fortean Zoology, and we have kept in touch sporadically ever since. The world has lost one of the nicest men I have ever met.

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