On page 12, the evil Commander McCarrot stands revealed, as lovingly illustrated by Sam Albert. I see page 12 as a statement of intent, like the unicorn page. It says, “Hey, just so you know, this is the kind of comic we’re doing here. And we are not ashamed!”

Commander McC face

I mentioned this page in the introduction I wrote to the original script for The Electric Team, in which I tried to explain the tone I was going for.  I wrote about how I didn’t want the comic to have a “campy or ironic” tone, how I wanted it to take its fantastical concepts seriously, and strive for moments of genuine awe, and create a coherent world that readers can become emotionally invested in. And then I wrote,

(To be clear, I’m saying that the comic should not be campy or stupid, but I have an evil carrot yelling out orders to his army of vegetroids, including the line, “Squash them, my squash!” My idea of “serious” may be different from some people’s.)

And there it is. If you can’t handle unicorns or over-the-top vegetable villains, this may not be the comic for you. But if you do like that sort of stuff, you’ve come to the right place, because there’s plenty more where that came from.