How much research was required to tell a historical story like this?
I did a lot of research, but that’s natural for me, because that’s what an illustrator does too. I’ve always been into research anyway just as a personal pursuit, so that stuff was fun. It’s really fun to have an idea and ask yourself, “Okay, let’s see if this could have happened.” A theater that’s also a brothel, could it have happened? Let’s go look it up.