Appearances

Page 203 – Insta-family

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As one who dove right into marriage with two kids, I can barely begin to relate to what goes into switching from the single life to being a dad and husband overnight.  Somehow I think Axe Cop can handle it, but it is the Water Queen I worry about.  Though, if she is anything like my wife (who I based her on visually) she’s up to the challenge.

This is the last page of Axe Cop Gets Married!   Next week I post a bonus page that lists those who helped contribute to my wedding campaign.  I know that for most of you this will not be a very exciting page, but these people deserve the mention.

Next week I will be announcing the next Axe Cop story, and we will begin posting new Ask Axe Cop episodes!  So stay tuned, there is a lot still yet to come.  Not to mention new episodes on FOX starting on Nov. 2, and that same weekend you can find me at Comikaze Expo in Anaheim!

 

Ethan

Page 202 – I object!

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We are so close to the end it’s crazy!  Next week I post the last page!

I think some of you thought Axe Cop would not actually get married in this story.  I think some of you are worried that Axe Cop being married will ruin him.  I think you’re wrong, but only time will tell.  Axe Cop is always funnier when he has a more sensible, responsible adult type character to keep him in check.  I think him having a wife is going to be great.  And now he also has a baby, named Sam.

In the meantime, how about you check out this 8-bit Axe Cop shirt daily deal over at WeLoveFine?

So, see you next week when it all ends!

Ethan

Page 201 – Here We Are Gathered

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This page was a project.  Most of you, if you requested to be drawn “at the wedding” are in this picture.  A few people were in previous pages.  Thanks again to everyone who helped me pull that off!

 

So, I’m sure it is obvious this story is almost over.  What’s next? Well, I’ve got plans.  I will be focusing on the next Dark Horse miniseries “The American Choppers” next, which will be print-only.  But I have two things to keep you busy for at least the next  22 or so weeks after this story ends, and possibly I take a short break between “seasons”.

 

First, I have drawn Ask Axe Cop  #100, but I have only posted up to #86, so I have 14 of those to post.  I will post one per week after this story ends.

 

Also, Tom Martin and his niece Charlotte proved themselves to be a great team on guest episodes, so we have decided to team up and let them do a full-length guest story.  If you need a refresher, here is one of the comics they did for us.  More on this project later!

 

And, as I have said, new episodes on FOX start Nov. 2!

 

Malachai and I are currently writing the new story and it’s awesome!  I’m excited to draw the insane stuff he’s coming up with.  We have created so much together I often forger how fun it is until I do it again.  Thanks for reading Axe Cop and making it possible for me to have such a cool job.

 

Ethan

Page 200 – Stab!

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I love stabbing people with major bodies of water.  Leaves no evidence, it’s clean, refreshing, good for you and the environment… the Water Queen is modeled after my wife in her look, but in this scene she also resembles how thorough and thoughtful she is.

 

Anyway, as I said last week… I’ll be at Comikaze Expo in Anaheim right at the beginning of November.  You gotta come.

 

Also, for our next online Axe Cop story line I have a bit of a surprise for you.  More on that soon.

 

Ethan

 

P.S.  Hey, look it’s page 200!  Yay for arbitrary milestones!

Page 198 – Water and Power

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Truly, this has become a family affair.  They are going to have quite a story to tell about their wedding day, I tell ya!  I remember my main thought drawing this scene was “Yes!  please, kill Cauber Helen so I don’t have to draw it ever again!!!”.

Want some good news?  New episodes of Axe Cop are set to air on FOX starting Nov. 2.  That is less than a month away!  I’ve seen a few of them already and I can assure you they are awesome.  The night creatures episode in particular is really well done.

That’s all I have to report right now.  Thanks for reading!

 

Ethan

 

 

Page 196 – Family Unity

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It’s time ramp up the father/son team up power again, with more Ultro power high fives.  I’d just like to acknowledge and thank Johnathan Mastron and Matthew Sargent who helped Kailey flat these last pages  so we could meet the book deadline on this.  Also, of course, thanks to Kailey for choosing to color something so insane.  This bad guy is gross!

 

I’d also like to say that I’m really happy Bunky is on the team now. I’d like to see him become his own super hero and maybe he and his new adopted brothers could join Junior Cobbb on a mission.

 

All this instant family stuff is reflective of our own family and I think it is really great.  Malachai has welcomed a lot of new people into the family because of marriages and stuff, and it’s great to be ready and excited to call someone a relative.  I think family is much more a spiritual thing than a genetic thing, and our mixed up and random family is definitely proof.

 

Thanks for reading, if you live in Nebraska I just might see you this weekend!

 

Ethan

 

 

Page 195 – BANANANANANA

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Thanks for reading.  I was in the Axe Cop writer’s room for 10 hours today, and in my car for over 2, so I need to relax with the lovely Mrs., but I am happy I already had this new page ready to go for you.

 

Ethan

Page 194 – Ultro Power

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When Malachai suggested this, I assumed “Ultro Power” was a real thing from a cartoon on TV.  I tried to Google it and could not find it anywhere, so hopefully we are clear of copyright infringement.  Super Hypno Monkey Bat Man is enough of a risk.  Anyway, never underestimate the power of a good high five.

 

I got to see a couple episodes from the next season of Axe Cop and they’re awesome.  I have to admit, these were episodes I did not get to be as involved with as I wanted to be, but I think they nailed it.  The next season airs in November, so get ready!

 

Ethan

Page 193 – Chunk

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Chunk is a sound right?  I think it is.

Well, on we go.  I don’t know if I should feel shame or pride for the combination of dialog and sound effects on panels one and two, but I simply couldn’t help myself.

WeLoveFine.com has posted even more awesome Axe Cop shirts.  They just keep coming!

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I recently got to see one of the new Axe Cop episodes coming to FOX in November, when we start showing new ones again.  It’s so good!

Also, I went to Rose City Comic Con this weekend in Portland, OR and had a great time.  Malachai came too, and so did Kailey, our colorist.  It was fun meeting so many people who really love our comics.

Well, more Thursday.  See you then!

 

Ethan

Page 192 – Cauber Helen

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Introducing the alien king behind it all, Cauber Helen (pronounced Cobb-er Hell-en).  I remember when I designed this character, I really liked the design but was not really excited to draw it multiple times.  Part of the reason finising this book out became so work intensive.  Here is two of the first concepts I came up with for the character.  I pretty much went with the one that doesn’t look like a whale.

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We’re heading into finale territory here!  I’m excited to finish this story out.

 

Ethan