In December of 2016, Mads Cherluck became the co-author and secondary artist of Fire Sphere. Cherluck and Ballenger had met at a convention in October and quickly realized that their writing and artistic styles, as well as their morals and ethics were very similar. A friendship blossomed almost immediately and as soon as Cherluck began writing with Ballenger, Fire Sphere was churning out almost a chapter a day! By mid 2017 Cherluck was also helping Ballenger complete entire pages of the first volume of Fire Sphere. Something that began as a way to help a friend quickly developed into a passion. Cherluck loves working on Fire Sphere and looks forward to assisting Ballenger for many years to come.