Stewart Kenneth Ignatius Moore (1968*, Los Angeles) also known as Booda is a Scottish artist. Since his parents were Scottish, he spent some early years going back and forth between Los Angeles. and Glasgow. Stewart had his first exposure to fine-art print making at the Aberdeen-based Peacock Printmakers in 1982, and the experience sparked a life long interest in graphic art. Even though he learned to become a graphic designer, he had a keen interest in comics too. His work as a student was done in Jim Baikie's Orkney Studio, where he did some assistant chores on the comic book 'Clive Barker's Nightbreed' (1990). Apart from Baikie, he ranks Bernie Wrightson, Brian Bolland, Carlos Ezquerra, Robert Crumb and Art Spiegelman, Hergé, Moebius, Daniel Clowes and others among his major graphic influences. In the early 1990s Moore quickly switched from graphic art to painting. His interest in the Czech artist Alphonse Mucha was one of the reasons why, in 1994, he moved to the Czech capital Prague. There he made a living as an illustrator, with clients like Esquire Magazine, the Wall Street Journal and British Airways. Apart from oil paint and pastel, he pioneered the technique of using red wine as paint. He was also one of the first digital painters who worked directly on PDA phones, iPhones and iPads. He is best known for his work on 2000 AD, including the critically acclaimed Defoe: The Divisor series and Judge Dredd cover art.
Some of Stewart’s career highlights include his work for David Lloyd's digital comic anthology Aces Weekly (The Boötes Void and an adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Thrawn Janet) and 2016’s The Tragedie of Macbeth, a dark and moody black-and-white graphic novel of the Shakespeare play. In 2019 Stewart teamed up with legendary 2000 AD scriptwriter Pat Mills to illustrate Defoe: The Divisor, a new chapter in Mills' steampunk zombie fantasy set in 17th-century London. Stewart’s extensive graphic novel Project MK Ultra: Sex, Drugs & the CIA is based on a screenplay by Brandon Beckner and Scott Sampila which details the real-world efforts of the CIA to weaponize LSD for the purposes of mind-control during the Cold War. The first volume is set for publication in October 2021 by Ted Adams' Clover Press.