OK, I admit that this is really late. Malachai turned 10 on March 6th. That means Axe Cop will have been around for 5 years by next Christmas. I was out of town on his birthday, and I did not have anything to post with Revenge on Rainbow Girl having taken over these last couple months. I sent him his gifts, talked to him, all that stuff, but I didn’t post. Usually I post. Finally I thought, man I really should post.
Devoted Axe Cop fan Blake Roten sent me this home-made birthday card for Malachai and I decided I needed to post it:
We are currently in the middle of another mini-series, the American Choppers. I think that, with the 10 year old milestone, and the amount of content we have created in the last 4+ years, that we may be exploring some new avenues after this miniseries is done. Malachai can write now. He can type, and he can sort his thoughts out much better than he could at age 10. He is still intensely creative and we always have fun coming up with new material, but I think that, now that he’s done some growing up, I am going to see if I can get him to write out an outline. See if he has it in him to really “write”. I think, as he has aged, that it might be fun for us to be a writing team.
Sure this may change the flavor of Axe Cop. And who knows, maybe we will do something else, maybe we will just take a break. I want to try something new though. I don’t want Malachai to think writing is as easy as answering questions. I want him to start learning why I ask the questions I do, and why I sort the answers out the way I do. I think he is ready. One thing I would really like to do at some point? A Liborg comic. I love Liborg (though admittedly I do not see him having the personality they gave him in the TV show.)
I have a lot of ideas, and none of them are final.
For now, wish Malachai a happy belated birthday. Axe Cop is growing up! Thanks for being a part of something huge for both of us.
Happy birthday little brother! I love creating with you and I hope we never stop.