I haven’t written a blog post in awhile, so even though this is late, I’d like to thank the incredibly talent writer/artist/cartoonist/game designer Josh Burnett for his stellar work on the “Swords & Serpents” story.

His contributions were not just limited to the visual side of things, either. When I wrote the script, I couldn’t come up with a name I liked for the warrior hero, so I wrote [WARRIOR HERO] where his name should be, and asked Josh if he had any ideas. Josh came up with the name Druuj the Slayer, and that’s what we went with. So we co-created Druuj . . . except, if Josh named him, and designed the visual, do I really get any co-creator credit? I wrote the script, so that counts for something, right?

I was excited to work with Josh, but now I am equally excited about Sam Albert’s return to art duties.  Chapter 4 started on Tuesday, showing the Electric Team relaxing around a campfire after the defeat of Major Ager at the end of Chapter 3.  Today shows the release of a new page, again with characters sitting and having a conversation. I am always hesitant to write too many pages like this, because it’s hard to make a group of people sitting around talking visually interesting, and can get boring for the artist. But I like spending some time with the characters hanging out, like when the X-Men used to play softball, and Sam did a good job bringing the characters to life and making the scene work. But don’t worry, action fans, we’ll be launching into the meat of our story on the very next page.

Also, credit where it’s due . . . Abby helped me figure out what the characters would talk about on this latest page.

And finally, I am shocked to realize that today is the one year anniversary of when we posted the very first page of The Electric Team. That was more of a test, and we didn’t really officially launch the comic until the 25th, but this is still a milestone. If you haven’t already, it’s a good time to go back and read the story from the beginning.