David Gallaher

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David Gallaher
Born David Matthew Gallaher
(1975-06-05) June 5, 1975 (age 40)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Nationality American
Area(s) Writer, Editor
Pseudonym(s) Dave Gallaher
Dr. Gallaher
(miscredited as Ken Wolak, David Gallagher)
Notable works
Vampire: The Masquerade
Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar
High Moon
Box 13
Hulk: Winter Guard
Awards 2007 Creative Excellence in Advertising Award
Comic Foundry Breakout Creator of 08
2008 Creative Excellence in Advertising Award
2009 Creative Excellence in Advertising Award
2009 Harvey Award for High Moon


David Matthew Gallaher (born June 5, 1975 in Honolulu) is an American author and editor, known of his work on such books as Vampire: The Masquerade, Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, High Moon, Box 13 and The Only Living Boy.

Early life[edit]

According to an interview,[1] during his formative years, Gallaher did not have a television. His first exposure to the 'moving picture' was in 1978 with the first Superman film. He attributes this event as being crucial in his career within the comics industry. In 1980, when his family obtained a television, he was exposed to a range of televised superhero material from Shazam! to Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends to Super Friends to The Incredible Hulk and Batman.[1] According to an interview with Comics Worth Reading, Gallaher grew up in steeped in "Civil War history and dirty little secrets."[citation needed] His childhood environment is what he attributes to the creation of his series High Moon.[volume & issue needed] Gallaher is an alumnus of both Hood College and Goddard College.[citation needed]


Gallaher has written for Marvel Comics, the New York City Police Department, Moonstone Books, the CBLDF, Harris Publications and McGraw-Hill. His works include Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar, Annex, Moonstone Monsters, High Moon,[dead link] More Fund Comics, Vampirella, and Vampire: The Masquerade.[2]

In 2008, Gallaher was named as a 'Breakout Creator' by Comic Foundry magazine.[3] In October 2009, Gallaher earned a Harvey Award for his work on the series High Moon.[4]

His work at Marvel includes Hulk: Winter Guard[5] and Darkstar and the Winter Guard.[6][7][8]

In July 2011, Gallaher began working as a consulting editor working on a broad range of titles for Kodansha including Sailor Moon, Gon, Negima and Arisa.[9] In July 2012, he and artist Steve Ellis formed Bottled Lightning Studios as a home for their independent comic and television projects. In November 2014, It was announced that David Gallaher would take over Green Lantern Corps for DC Comics during that publisher's 2015 "Convergence" storyline.

Personal life[edit]

Gallaher suffers from epilepsy.[10][11] He lives in Brooklyn, New York.[12]


Amazon Studios[edit]

  • It Came In The Mail storyboards (with artist Steve Ellis)


Bottled Lightning[edit]

  • The Only Living Boy (with artist and co-creator Steve Ellis)
  • The Altern80s (with artist and co-creator Kevin Colden)

Chalk Outline Studios[edit]

  • Annex


  • Box 13 (with artist and co-creator Steve Ellis), later published by Red 5 Comics
  • Box 13: The Pandora Process (with artist and co-creator Steve Ellis)

DC Comics[edit]

IDW Publishing[edit]

  • Deadlands: Dead Man's Hand (with artist Steve Ellis)

Image Comics[edit]

  • Deadlands: The Devil's Six Gun (with artist Steve Ellis)

Marvel Comics[edit]

  • Iron Man: Threaded Web (digital comics story)
  • Untold Told Tales of Spider-Man: Threaded Web (digital comics story)
  • "The Stark Truth Behind Stark Enterprises" (article)
  • "X-Marks The Spider: Ten Years Later" (article)
  • Hulk: The Winter Guard (with artist and co-creator Steve Ellis)
  • Darkstar and The Winter Guard (with artist and co-creator Steve Ellis)

Moonstone Books[edit]

  • Moonstone Noir: Johnny Dollar (The Brief Candle Matter)
  • Vampire: The Masquerade: Blood & Shadows (Tremere)
  • Moonstone Monsters: Ghosts (incorrectly credited as Ken Wolak)[13]
  • Moonstone Monsters: trade paperback (incorrectly credited as Ken Wolak)[13]

New York City Police Department[edit]

  • NYPD Multimedia Presentation: "All In A Day's Work" CD Rom [2007 CEA Award Winner]
  • NYPD Police 2008 Campaign: "MyNYPD" (2008 CEA Award Winner)
  • NYPD Police 2008 Campaign: "MyNYPD" (2009 CEA Award Winner)
  • NYPD Police 2005-2007 Campaign: "Only in NY, Only in the NYPD" (2007 CEA Award Winner)
  • NYPD Sports: "What's Your Career Game Plan?" campaign

Sky Dog Press[edit]

  • More Fund Comics (A Word From Our Sponsors) - where he appears as himself.

Harris Publications[edit]

Visual Opinions Magazine[edit]

  • Comix! Required Anatomy 101

Global Knowledge[edit]

  • Introduction to Web Databases
  • Networking Tools 2.0
  • Glossary of Networking and Internetworking Terms


  • Marketing Essentials



  1. ^ a b Shadow Man: David Gallaher. Sequential Tart
  2. ^ Kean, Benjamin Ong Pang (November 19, 2003). "Gallaher's November Vampires - Tremere". Newsarama. 
  3. ^ Leong, Tim. "Comic Foundry Issue 2 Preview - 8 Breakout Creators of 2008". Comic Foundry. March 28, 2008
  4. ^ Brady, Matt (October 24, 2007). "Zuda Announces First Wave". Newsarama. 
  5. ^ Beard, Jim (November 4, 2009). "Winter Guard: Cold Warriors". Marvel.com. Retrieved May 19, 2010. 
  6. ^ Gourley, Jim (April 20, 2010). "The Sword and Script Interview: David Gallaher". Sword and Script. Retrieved May 19, 2010. 
  7. ^ Mahadeo, Kevin (May 21, 2010). "Gallaher Thaws Out the Winter Guard". Comic Book Resources. Retrieved May 21, 2010. 
  8. ^ Rogers, Vaneta (May 25, 2010). "From High Moon to DARKSTAR: Zuda Alums Talk Russian Heroes". Newsarama. Retrieved June 10, 2010. 
  9. ^ McDonald, Heidi (July 24, 2011). "David Gallaher to consult for Kodansha". The Beat. 
  10. ^ Gallaher, David. [davidgallaher1.livejournal.com/profile User Profile]. LiveJournal. accessed October 2, 2011.
  11. ^ Parkin, JK (October 9, 2009). "Gallaher and Ellis on What’s Inside 'Box 13'". Comic Book Resources.
  12. ^ "Geek Love". Penthouse. June 2009. 
  13. ^ a b Gallaher, David. "NUMBER EIGHT IS MISSING!". Topica. August 19, 2003


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