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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Details about the new Alan Moore and Steve Moore book


In a blog post on Feb. 17, I covered the announcement of  The Moon and Serpent Bumper Book of Magic by Alan Moore and Steve  Moore, out on Oct. 15, hardcover $50 in the U.S. The book is the revival of a book project from years ago that went into limbo for awhile after Steve Moore's death. 

If  you use the link to go back to that post, you'll get a lot of information about the book. But now I have belatedly learned that artist  John Coulthart did a blog post on Feb. 19 on both his involvement in the book and more details about it.

Lots of information in Coulthart's post, too. Here is an interesting bit: 

"I was surprised to discover that the pair first began talking about magic after Steve introduced Alan to the Illuminatus! trilogy in the 1970s; Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson’s books also stoked my own interest in magic at the same time, this being a subject I was already curious about thanks to my Dennis Wheatley-reading mother. Alan and Steve didn’t formalise any of their occult preoccupations until the early 1990s but the Illuminatus! connection makes me feel that the Bumper Book might be seen as one of the long-tail artefacts generated by Shea and Wilson’s trilogy."

Via the new John Higgs newsletter, which has lots of event news and announcements. It's John's 50th newsletter. 

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