Appearances

Fire and Ice! – The Songster Page 12

 

I tell Parry to make a quick, simple little jingle for this page and he makes a full on metal song about steam. So great!

This week something really awesome happened to Dave DeAndrea. You should know Dave as the original voice of Axe Cop on YouTube and in the motion comics. He also sang as Axe Cop on last week’s song, Foxes the Size of Couches. But it was his voice work on the Battleship game that got the attention of Rhett and Link. He was on their show Ear Biscuits last week and it was hilarious. Dave and I heard Rhett and Link were fans of Axe Cop, so I sent Dave along with this drawing of them on Axe Cop’s team.

While we are on the topic of me drawing stuff for people. I have decide to open up commissions for the rest of April. I’m only taking 20 orders, closing on May 1st. I’ll also be doing a limited number of digital commissions (much like the one above)  each month. If you’ve ever wanted me to draw you something, now’s the time!  And if you are one of my Patreon subscribers, be sure to get a discount code from me first!

Ethan

The Songster Page 11 – Foxes the Size of Couches

I’m so excited to be merging the motion comics voice of Axe Cop, Dave DeAndrea, into this project. Click the track to hear Dave rock the vocals on Axe Cop’s song Foxes the Size of Couches.

Want to see the next four pages and a bunch of animation I did a while back (and that’s just what I released today!), check out my Patreon starting at only $2/month.

Also, check out my store. Many of the items on it are exclusive to my store and come directly from me. Use the code HIGH FIVE to ger 5% off. Or IMNEWHERE if you have never shopped at my store before for a one-time discount of 17%.

We have some exciting plans for this comic. It’s already got songs. What if I said video game?  That’s all I’ll say for now.

Ethan

 

Ask Axe Cop 109: Ace Cop

This episode was created two months ago on Facebook Live, when Malachai and I went online and did a live Ask Axe Cop session. You can see that video here.

Next week will be the last Ask Axe Cop I post for a while. I’m thinning out my workload so I can get more done on a few of my main projects. The Songster will continue until completion!

Ethan

Play that Banjo Son! – the Songster, page 9

The Songster isn’t afraid to genre-jump midset. He is, afterall, the Songster, not the rockster or the R&Bster.

Funfact: in today’s song the banjo solo is played by me. I recorded it on my phone and sent it to Parry. My wife got me a banjo for Christmas so I have been playing it for a few months. This is my first time playing, or recording publicly. I love playing banjo and it is coming a lot more naturally to me than expected, though I have a long way to go. I’m no Scruggs.

Read the next page, get all my pages in high res and more on Patreon starting at only $2/month.

In other news… I think I am going to stop producing Ask Axe Cop episodes, at least until I finish this story. I am doing too much right now. Doing so many different projects I am not finishing any of them. Songster pages will keep coming out on Thursdays and Bearmageddon always comes out on Wednesdays.

Ethan

Ask Axe Cop #108: Gettin’ Fancy

I’m on vacation this week and next! Heading back to my old stomping grounds, Lakeside/Coos Bay/North Bend Oregon. If you live anywhere close enough, you really ought to come to my Axe Cop event in Coos Bay on the 16th. See the trailer for it below.

I’m going to take a break next week, but I’ll post something to keep you entertained. Thanks for reading!

 

Ethan

Songster #7 – Origin of the Songster part 2


Hear the full song here.

I’m headed off on a trip to Oregon for about two weeks here, so I will be skipping a week after next week. If any of you want to send me a guest comic, I might be inclined to post it during that time. Email me if you are interested: [email protected]

The Songster prints are here! These are hand screen printed, 16×20. I hand-detail each one. See the video below. Because I am doing work on every print, I am lowering the availability of these to 50. I have already sold a good amount but if you want yours, get them while they last!

If you are anywhere near the small town of Coos Bay, Oregon on the 16th of March, stop by the Egyptian Theater. This is my home town and I will be having Axe Cop Night, where I will do a little presentation about creating Axe Cop and showing 6-8 of my favorite episodes.

Huge thanks to Parry Gripp for making such sweet music for this project. I can’t wait until it is all done and we have the coolest comic/album ever.

Read next week’s page and see this one in super high resolution when you join me on Patreon. Here is some recent Patreon bonus content for $5-10/month:

Flip through the new book I made with the Make a Wish Foundation

 Tutorial on drawing guns and other 3D objects using Sketchup

See the 13 page full color pitch bible for the show “Rocket Monster Super Club” optioned by Cartoon Network

Tutorial on drawing backgrounds and perspective using Sketchup and Manga Studio

Also, there is a private Facebook group where I check in every week, have a pipe and a chat about what’s been going on, answer questions and generally get to know you guys.

Try it for $5/month and see if you find it worth it. If you do a month and didn’t enjoy it, send me an email and I will refund your money.

Ethan

Ask Axe Cop #107: How to Practice Humility

I love this one because I love seeing Axe Cop deal with the mundane. People who are far too confident in mediocre work are something you come across a lot more often than super villains in day to day life. Most of us aren’t insane enough to challenge them to a back alley axe fight though.

These prints have arrived! These are hand-screen printed 16×20 on heavy stock. They have a real hand made look to them. The screen prints lose detail in the process, so I personally go back over each one and draw details back into the print using micron pens and a brush pen, making every one of the completely unique.

I’ve got about 25 left.  Because I am mailing these this week, I would like to sell as many as possible, so I am having a sale: get 40% off this print with the promo code INEEDTOROCK at checkout. This sale ends Thursday, March 9th (in 3 days)

Here’s an article about the project I have been working on with Make a Wish for the last four years. I can’t believe it has been that long. I’ll post more about that on my Patreon page (where you can also get Axe Cop comics a week in advance and in high resolution. I also have a tutorial on lettering and using Sketchup to help with backgrounds.)

And thanks to everyone who came by my booth at ECCC. This was my first con in years! I was very encouraged by the response I got.  I was only there for a day and a half but I sold a good amount of stuff and saw a lot of enthusiasm about both Axe Cop and Bearmageddon. I have been feeling like maybe love for Axe Cop had dwindled, but it turns out that the show has brought about a whole new crop of fans who just needed to find out that there were comics to read. I think I need to do more conventions!

Ethan