Hi.

By now you’ve probably figured out that we aren’t posting on a regular basis. If you’re disappointed by this, so are we. We had hoped to be up and running again by now, but there’s something that keeps this from happening. Maybe you’ve heard of it. It’s called Life. You know, that ubiquitous annoyance that gets in the way of doing the things you really want to do. Yeah, that.

Greg has a lot going on right now. I won’t go in to the particulars; that’s for him to do, if he wishes. What that means for Sabre in the meantime is that the story can’t yet move forward. Eric and I could take the reins and write something, as we know where the story is headed, but it wouldn’t be writing of the quality you’re used to or deserve. So, for now, the story is at a standstill until Greg is back at the helm. That way we can push on to the end without any break in posting.

In the meantime, so you won’t lose the habit of dropping in a couple of times a week, Eric and I will be posting essays on this, that, and whatever comes to mind. Since I’ve always heard “write what you know”, my posts will mostly concern comics. They could be about the history of the medium, both comic books and comic strips. They could be process posts on how things are done, or personal stories from my 30+ year career. I’ve had the pleasure of working on a number of interesting projects and with a lot of great creators. Doctor Eric Newsom is a walking encyclopedia of pop culture and social media knowledge. His posts could be about nearly anything. Who knows? I may even illustrate the posts.

But you have a role to play, as well. From the beginning we wanted this site to be interactive. We wanted you to feel a part of the process, a member of the crew. To that end we’d like you to tell us what you’d like us to talk about. Or maybe there are aspiring writers out there who would like to take a crack at a Sabre short story. Artists are always welcome to send in their interpretations of the characters or the world that live at this site. All we ask is that you keep the submissions PG, so we don’t have to do any editing for content.

As always, thank you from all of us here at Aether Central. Your loyalty and support have made this possible. You are part of this team. Never forget that.

If you ordered a book and haven’t received it yet, you will soon. Greg’s wife, Jen Van Meter, is packaging them and sending them as fast as she can. We’ve heard from some of you and you seem to be pleased with the volume. Thank you for the kind comments.

Well, that’s the plan for now. We will resume spinning this yarn as soon as possible. We’re nearing the climax and we still have a few more surprises ahead. Now, more than ever……

Hold Fast!

Rick