Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Happy Howlidays!

See that? That was a little werewolf humor for you! I'm the the midst of scripting more HIGH MOON this morning.

Did you know that the paperclip that we commonly use today wasn't mass marketed until 1891? These are just several of the fascinating little details I'm learning as I'm putting together the next batch of scripts.

Anyway, I hope all of you have a fantastic winter holiday, Christmas, New Years, and the like!

All the best to you and yours,

David

7 comments:

The Ninth Doctor said...

Merry Christmas to the High Moon Team!



...The paperclips relation to the story intrigues me...

Bobby Timony said...

Man there's so many little things to keep track of in a period comic! Like "Can I draw a pencil with an eraser on it? When was that invented?"

David Gallaher said...

Man there's so many little things to keep track of in a period comic!

Exactly, you write a simple scene - and then, suddenly the rest of your day is spent fact checking ...

Crazy. You guys have 30 years of technological advances beyond us. The 1890s was a strange time ... especially in Texas. The rest of the world had steel mills, lightbulbs, and telephones, while the Texas frontier was dying out.

The Ninth Doctor said...

Wait,

A writer is actually researching something that has absolutely nothing to do with the plot in order to be historically acurate? That is really refreshing.

Bobby Timony said...

Recent example: The Knave of Krypton interview.
The knave asked if Ernest had ever heard of sunblock. My initial reaction was to write a joke about it, but after researching sunblock, I found out it wasn't invented until 1938! Who knew?

mordicai said...

how do you do your research? i am interested in that.

David Gallaher said...

how do you do your research? i am interested in that.

Lots of different ways, actually. But, now that you mention it, maybe that will be an article for next week.

Plus, Steve Ellis might drop by to to provide some artistic insight.