Transcribed painstakingly from the charred remains of the original notes by: The Thinker
The author writes:
Whenever I write a new comic strip for this site, I always prepare for it by conducting extensive research on the subject matter of the particular strip. The duration of this process varies and it can take anywhere from as short as a few hours to as long as six months. Naturally this is all dependent on the subject of the strip at hand and any previous expertise of mine on said subject. I put forth two examples:
The first example I submit to you, the readers, is that strip I did on the clumsy champagne producer. It took me half a year getting all the details of wine production in general (not just champagne) meticulously right as I read through what felt like hundreds of volumes of old books on the subject, alongside online research and talking with actual wine and champagne makers, even if I did ultimately wind up not showing 3/4 of the what I'd found out in the finished comic.
The second example is the comic in which Eric and Harry attempt to boil eggs in the microwave, for which all it took was a five minute trip to the kitchen (followed by five hours of cleanup). Just as the previous restraining order was lifted too...