Awesome Internet Thing: Axe Cop
Here’s the story about “Axe Cop”: Eisner Award nominated artist Ethan Nicholle was sitting around one day, listening to his 5-year-old brother Malachai rattle on about whatever 5-year-olds do, when he realized all of the nonsense he was talking about would make a great comic book. The official story from the website:
The AXE COP saga began on a Christmas visit to see my family. My Father, a man with very healthy loins, has managed to produce a variety of children, ranging from me, a 29 year old comic book artist, to my 5 year old brother Malachai, a 5 year old boy genius, with four other siblings in between. During the visit Malchai was running around with his toy fireman axe and he said he was playing “Axe Cop.” He asked me to play with him, and I asked what my weapon was… so he brought me a toy flute (actually a recorder). I told him I would rather be Axe Cop then Flute Cop, and he seemed just fine with being Flute Cop. The story that followed became more and more brilliant, until I couldn’t contain myself and I had to draw the whole thing into a one page comic.
From there the saga continued, and over the course of my week-long visit we cranked out the first four episodes of AXE COP. I posted the comics to my blog and on Facebook and they got great responses. I decided to give AXE COP a home on the internet here and attempt to continue the saga as often as I have time to draw them, and I can get Malachai to write them.
Honestly, an idea like this would go either way. Either it’s brilliant and the comics work completely, or it’s a fun little concept that goes flat after a few panels. Luckily, for all of us on the Internet, it’s the former:
It’s really worth a look-see, if you haven’t already.
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