So I was sitting around wondering what exactly does Santa Claus do with the rest of his time. I mean, the guy only works one day a year, right? He's gotta do something else. And then I started thinking about his aliases - Father Christmas, Saint Nick, Chris Kringle. And what about his super-human abilities - the guy can get around the world in a single night dropping off presents to all the kiddies through slots in chimneys three sizes too small? He's gotta be like a super hero or a secret agent or a ninja or something! And that's when the concept hit me - take this character that everyone in the entire world knows and come up with a super-cool hidden history for him. But to do that I had to go right back to the beginning - his childhood!
And that was it - simple! I was off and running. Concept was there. I dug it. I was jazzed up about it. I could work with it. 3 years later, I started.
I told the truth.
I gotta start lying again.
It's much better for the soul.