I’m back! As I write this, my new son, Calvin, is screaming his brains out in the other room. He’s actually a pretty calm baby most of the time. He must know I’m trying to get back to work. Thanks for your patience while I took the month of August off.
Enjoy this gem from Parry Gripp. There is one small song left after this, but this is the last big one in the story, so savor it!
When Malachai decided there was a giant ball of disease hidden inside the sun, I decided the best representation of that would be a little homage to Mad Balls, one of my favorite toys in the 80’s. I remember all the gross out 80’s toys with fondness. Garbage Pail Kids, My Pet Monster, Mad Balls… what else? I would like to start a definitive list in the comments. Oh yeah, GAK!
I’m excited about next week’s song and page. I’ve read some of Parry’s lyrics and they are hilarious. See you then!
Well, the Songster has 5 more pages and two more songs. After that, I don’t have plans for more Axe Cop material.
I hate to just leave the character sitting around to collect dust. I would like to explore ideas outside of comics, especially a crowd-funded video game. In a couple weeks I will have a new son, so I’ll be taking a small break from work for a month or so anyway. Then I’ll decide what to do next. I would love your ideas.
Remember when Axe Cop got trapped in a video game called Birds of Prey? If you beat that game, you know how he escaped and why he is on fire. It all fits into the story.
If you haven’t played it, or would like to try to beat it again, here is the link:
If you are impatient, here are some hints:
-Never say uncle
-Use right, left and spacebar to eventually turn and bite the birds.
-You must bite four
-You must hit spacebar one more time after they fly off, at just the right moment.
The victory song is so awesome, I want everyone to experience it. Beating the game only takes a few minutes if you know what you are doing.
I’m excited to finally present to you BIRDS OF PREY! The first ever Axe Cop mini-game. To answer a couple inevitable questions…
1. YES it can be beaten.
2. NO, I will not give you any hints
3. The first person to WIN and email the victory screen to [email protected] gets this sumi ink drawing of Axe Cop riding a bear! UDATE: Congrats to the winner, Colin T.!
5. If some of the birds freeze in place, I told the game makers to keep the glitch because I like how old it makes it feel like an old glitchy NES game. You can still win if the birds freeze in place.
Huge, huge thanks to TBA Games! for making this game a reality and Parry Gripp for the amazing music, and of course Dave DeAndrea for the great voice work. This game is hilarious and I can’t get that song out of my head.
Also, PLEASE DO ME A SOLID! My other comic, Bearmageddon has been climbing the charts over at TWC.com. I am trying hard to get it to hit #1. I have never made it to the top 10 and I really want to see the effect it has on my traffic to reach the top 10. Please take a moment to vote, It is super simple and doesn’t require any sign ups or registering. You can vote DAILY. We went from spot #650 to #144 yesterday alone!
Good luck with those birds and thanks for reading Axe Cop.
I’ve been pretty excited to get to this page because, though it may be a simple game, it is the first Axe Cop game ever and Axe Cop was made for video games. Yes, there is a game. It is still in the works. We were going to release it today but we still need to work out some kinks. So… I released it for beta testing to my $5+ monthly Patreon members. If you want to join up you can play it right now. First person to beat it and send me proof gets a free sumi ink commission. It’s not easy to beat, but it fits in with the storyline if you pull it off.
For the rest of you, the game will be out next week! YEAH! Huge thanks to Erica and Cameron at TBAGames.net for making this game a reality, and to Parry Gripp for that awesome song.
I’m just going to say right now, we have something pretty cool planned for next week. Not just a song, but something else. Something we have never done before. Patreon members got a sneak peek today.
If you follow my Bearmageddon page on Facebook, you may have seen the recent influx of bear memes. Or you may have seen them elsewhere, they are sort of exploding right now. I put some more bear related stuff up in the store.
Also, I may have already mentioned it, but we are converting Bearmageddon to mobile format for Tapas, Tabulit and Webtoon. Download the app or click the links below. If you have never read Bearmageddon, now is a great time to start. This is a great format and really fun to read this way. You can also find Axe Cop comics on Tabulit. We plan on converting Axe Cop to this format eventually as well.
Next week is a big surprise! See you then.
This week I had an amazing lunch with the amazing David Sandberg of Kung Fury.
There was a lot of mutual admiration in the air. I think both of us were wondering why we’d not connected sooner. I posted a little video message from the two of us to my Patreon page and I’ll talk more about the meeting in my next Patreon Pipe n’ Type on Friday.
Sale on commissions is live until May 12th, my anniversary. Your commission money will go towards a gift I’d like to get my wife, but we’re on a tight budget right now so I’m trying to generate some extra cashflow. I’m also be doing a limited number of digital commissions 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 based on your pledge level from me first!
Have you ever read my other comic, Bearmageddon? I’ve been reformatting it for Tapastic and Webtoons. Click those links to read the comic in a very mobile-friendly format. It’s a fun, cinematic way to read because each panel is hidden until you scroll down.
Also, if you enjoy Bearmageddon, please give it a vote on Top Webcomics. I’m working on getting Axe Cop on there as well, but one thing at a time.
That’s all for this week! Thanks for joining, see you next time.
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!