Axes deflect burning hot rainbows. Just so you guys know.
I’m taking off on tour for the next two weeks, but the pages will go up. I’m cranking away at the comics mill to get the pages done in time. Weirdly, the big pain in making these isn’t the art or coloring or lettering, so much, but the sound effects. I really don’t like doing sound effects. I try to adhere to Nate Piekos’s (of Blambot.com) methods of coming up with sound effects, but maaan, I don’t know that I’m cut out for it. I do know that a good sound effect really helps a panel a great deal. I just don’t feel like I’m the guy to make them. Being the only guy working on a comic can be really frustrating in a number of ways.
The battle ramps up between Axe Cop and Rainbow Girl. Next week… SOMEONE DIES.
KIDS’ QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“I really like learning about fire.”
-Charlotte, 6 years old
Amelia’s singing along to the radio.
“Oh, I just died in your arms tonight
It must have been a pillow fight”
-Amelia, 6 years old
I have loved Bigfoot since I saw Harry and the Hendersons in theaters. I wrote a massive report on Bigfoot in highschool that was something like 30-40 pages long. I have always been fascinated by the creature and was excited to get to draw him. Plus, this is Ask Axe Cop #100! I set out to do at least 100 Ask Axe Cop questions when I started doing them. DONE. I think we still will do more, but for a while we will be taking a break. I’m going to be posting guest episodes for a while. If you want to submit some guest episodes, feel free to submit your own.
If you live in the Los Angeles area, Jason Brubaker and Travis Hanson will be doing a seminar on how to make money with your web comic. Of course, that is the title, but chances are it will be an over-all seminar on web comic making in general, and you will have the opportunity to drill us with questions to your heart’s desire. The class does cost some money, but I am throwing in a free Axe Cop TPB signed to all students, and Jason is throwing in a free signed book as well! So right there it’s already a deal. The class is this Satrday, March 1st at Gallery Nucleus.
And if you are looking for Axe Cop toys is looks like they are now available at many toy stores!
Another Amelia page. The line “I’m sorry, but this is too late for you” is swiped directly from her telling of what Axe Cop does and says in this scene. Ethan frowns upon using kid quotes directly in the dialogue or narration, but in this instance (and a few others) I just couldn’t help myself. Having a staredown with a monster and saying “I’m sorry, but this is too late for you” is just a perfect kid logic translation of how one talks when they’re trying to be intimidating. I love it.
To anyone that noticed that the dragon didn’t get his head chopped off, be patient. You just don’t know how the Axe Cop Swinger™ 2008 works.
Any metal fans out there? I’ll be traipsing down the east coast with my band Lich King in two weeks’ time. For full dates go here.
When you traipse, you’re probably singing “tra-la-la-la-laaa” or something. I’ll be sure to swing my arms in wide arcs and kick my knees up, grinning sweetly as I do.
KIDS’ QUOTES OF THE WEEK
I’m driving Charlotte home from school.
Charlotte: “I’m hungry.”
Me: “Why don’t you eat my fist?”
Charlotte: “Well THAT wasn’t a very nice thing to say.”
-Charlotte, 6 years old
Mommy: “Amelia, are you a human being?”
Amelia: “Noooo, I a lady!”
-Amelia, 3 years old
It’s strange coincidence that I happen to have star-nosed mole beasts in both of my web comics at the moment (in Bearmageddon, my characters have been in a battle with a giant bear mole).
It’s also strange that I posted this on Friday, but even though I kept reminding myself to update Axe Cop yesterday, I kept forgetting, and somehow continued to forget to actually do it, until I fell asleep at 4:30a.m. So, I am posting it a day late.
If you live in the Los Angeles area I will be part of a web comics seminar on “Making a Living With Your Web Comic” at Gallery Nucleus on March 1st. If you are an aspiring web comics maker I recommend it! Also, if you just want to buy a book or get something signed, or just say hi, there is a signing open to the public that day at 4pm.
Well that is Ask Axe Cop #99. 1 away from 100, which was my goal when I started doing Ask Axe Cop 4 years ago. If you have Axe Cop Volume 5, you have already read #100. After I post #100, I don’t have anything new to post for a while. We will finish out Revenge on Rainbow Girl with Tom and then we will be posting guest comics for a while until I can get caught up.
The idea of Axe Cop going insane is terrifying, but not altogether unbelievable. He is already constantly walking the thin fine line of sanity as it is. One of my favorite things about Axe Cop is his many contingency plans for any and all situations. This is one of my favorites.
Reminder that Axe Cop Vol. 5 is out now! This is possibly my favorite collection. It is very dense and has a lot of good stuff in it.