Maria's Day by John Zakour and Scott Roberts

Maria's Day

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  1. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 4 years ago

    Hey, Braveheart was a historical drama that had very little historical accuracy. Check out the IMDb website.

  2. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    My theory is that any written history is hard to trust- even if it’s being written down as it happens it can still be filtered through Point Of View and Agenda. And any Hollywood version of history- even if its something that happened within the last couple of years- is suspect. We know what the Hollywood agenda is- and it’s not that accuracy makes good popcorn moments.

  3. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    J.R.R. Tolkien pretended that all his Middle Earth stories were translations of historical events. I suspect there’s history that we learned in school that’s just as imaginary.

  4. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    ALthough it’s probably a safe bet that Lincoln did not really fight vampires… more likely that would have been Grant.

  5. Bruno Zeigerts

    Bruno Zeigerts said, almost 4 years ago

    I went looking for references to Khrushchev banging his shoe at the UN. Believe it or not … despite the fact that the session was filmed .. despite the presence of numerous delegates.. no-one can confirm whether he banged his shoe at the UN!

  6. ottod

    ottod GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    I thought A. Lincoln, Vampire Hunter was based on the O’Reilly book.

  7. johnzakour

    johnzakour GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Yes, I officially thanked all my Canadian friends for that.

  8. RockChalkJayhawk

    RockChalkJayhawk said, almost 4 years ago

    I can neither confirm nor deny that the incident took place.

  9. dawnsfire

    dawnsfire said, almost 4 years ago

    someone said “The past is what happened, but history is what’s written down.”
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    And as a corollary “The victors write the history books.”
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    (or words to that effect)

  10. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    @dawnsfire

    Loser write their own version of history. The winners’ history is what’s taught in the well-to-do schools. The losers’ history is what keeps grudges and feuds going for generations.

  11. Thomas Scott Roberts

    Thomas Scott Roberts GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Well- I’ve come close. I’ve given interviews to newspapers that promptly got things wrong, even though they appeared to be taking notes. Years ago, when I was working on the Rugrats strip, I did a comic store appearance in Western PA. I made it pretty clear that I was one of many artist and writers who worked on spin-off projects- and that I did not work on the TV show. Of course, when the article appeared the morning of the signing, they announced that I was the Rugrats’ creator. Um…oops.

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