Raise you hand if you thought Sal was going to turn out to be the serpent? I’ll raise mine because that was the initial concept. At the last minute I decided it wasn’t a good idea. While he continues to embody negative aspects of our fallen world, he isn’t totally evil.

I opted to leave out a cartoon version of the serpent since I don’t really know what it looked like. Personally, I don’t think it was a snake, before or after the curse. I’m not even sure it was an animal, but that is left up to greater minds with more time on their hands. For the purposes of this comic blog, it will remain off-stage.

If you’re following along in the source material (The Bible), then you will note that this begins chapter 3 of Genesis. If not, that’s ok. I’m sure it will not reflect poorly on your final exam.