On the day before an ominous August full moon, Harvey Award winning creator David Gallaher sits down with fellow comic creator Stephan Frank to discuss High Moon.
Stephan Franck: High Moon keeps surprising the reader by re-framing the conversation with every new chapter, as the scope of the story keeps expanding in very exciting ways. Without spoiling anything—how much world should we expect to see, and how deep do the mythological roots of the story run?
David Gallaher: The mythological roots run pretty deep. High Moon started as a Western re-telling of the legendary Irish Cu Chulainn mythic cycle, with all of these crazy story analogues and modern homages. As I dove deeper into the story, I was able to anchor those ideas with stories of black migration, mysterious High Moon has become so much more than its influences and that excites me terribly. The series will continue to highlight very punctuated moments in history from the Summer of 1890 to the Fall of 1891. Each chapter will explore a moment in history and explore the superstitions and mysteries around that moment. They’ll be tons of monsters, a spark of steampunk, plenty of scares, and maybe some dismemberment.