Strange Attractor has announced the death of its contributor Steve Moore, comics creator, editor and so much more, over the weekend.
Long standing editor and contributor to The Fortean Times magazine from the beginning, creator of 2000AD's Future Shocks, of Red Fang and Valkyries, of Lazer Erazer and Axel Pressbutton, contributor to Warrior Magazine, 2000AD, Doctor Who Magazine and so much more. He was also the subject of Alan Moore's novella, gallery and album Unearthing, and Moore cited his friend since childhood as a principal creative influence.
He wrong Young Tom Strong and Jonni Future for DC Comics as well as the novelisation of V For Vendetta. And created the Hercules comics for Radical, which he considered his finest comics work.
At the time of his death he was working on the Bumper Book Of Magic with Alan Moore for Top Shelf and Knockabout.
There is much outpouring of feelings from the comics community, and much more to come. Our feelings of condolence go out to his friends, family and all who knew the man.
it is with enormous sadness that we have just learned of the recent passing of Steve Moore – RIP: http://t.co/N4ULiDPtov
— Heavy Metal Magazine (@HeavyMetalInk) March 19, 2014
Comic writer Steve Moore was kind enough to respond by letter to letters I had written as a teen to him via Warrior Comic.A gent really.RIP.
— Simon (@Johnnywas25) March 19, 2014
Was supposed to be spending tomorrow with Steve Moore at Shooters Hill. Gutted by his death. #happyhoneymoonendymion
— johnhiggs (@johnhiggs) March 19, 2014
Steve Moore's LASER ERASER & PRESSBUTTON was one of the comics that put me on the path, and he was generous with advice on writing. #RIP
— Andy Diggle (@andydiggle) March 19, 2014
If you ever enjoyed Future Shocks in 2000AD, you can thank Steve Moore, who came up with the idea. RIP. — Al Kennedy (@housetoastonish) March 19, 2014
Doctor Who Magazine is sad to hear of the death of Steve Moore; a brilliant writer and contributor to the DWM comic strip in its early days. — Doctor Who Magazine (@DWMtweets) March 19, 2014
We're very sorry to share the news that Steve Moore has passed away. http://t.co/8jLzGD5xob Truly a magical guy.
— TopShelfProductions (@topshelfcomix) March 19, 2014
— Rob Williams (@Robwilliams71) March 19, 2014
RIP Steve Moore. Without whom Alan Moore (no relation) would be a lot less interesting. http://t.co/pzP7n94Hv3
— Pete Ashton (@peteashton) March 19, 2014