Back when Todd Dezago and I agreed to add TELLOS to the GORILLA COMICS line– teaming up with some mighty amazing creators like Mark Waid, Kurt Busiek, Karl Kesel, Tom Grummett, Stuart Immonen and Barry Kitson– the idea was for each book’s team to come up with 5 page stories to appear in the back of another GORILLA title’s first issue to hopefully cross-pollinate fans with each other. Since Todd and I had already published several issues of TELLOS, we went first… and our 5 pager appeared in the back of Karl Kesel and Tom Grummett’s SECTION ZERO. Todd and I had been talking about a way to introduce stories and bits that not only happen in the ‘present’ of what we were doing in the book at the time, but things that could happen at any point in the history of TELLOS…. both present and future. We wanted to have the ability to be free-form with our creation whenever we wanted.

Todd came up with the idea of a ‘storyteller’. He thought it would be a good idea to have a sort of living ‘history book’ of the world of TELLOS… a memory bank, if you will… for everything that had happened in the world’s past– and its future–if we wanted. He wanted to base the character on his late Grandfather on his Mother’s side (her step-father) named Jack Scattergood. And thus SCATTERJACK was born. He travels the many lands of TELLOS, trading stories for food and lodging–cataloging and relating the history of that world.

OK… enough fond remembering… I’ve got to get to work.

This is Entry 341.


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