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.
This episode of Ask Axe Cop is full of ret-conning, but it wouldn’t be Axe Cop if he didn’t switch directions on you when you least expected it. So, here we go… Axe Cop’s parents are alive, Telescope Gun Cop is dead, Flute Cop and Axe Cop are aware of everything.
By the way, Axe Cop Volume 5 just came out yeterday and I think it is the most jam-packed volume yet. It is a web collection, but it has more unique extras than the other web collections. It has…
-Foreword by Nick Offerman
-Lots of commentary and introductions by me
-Ask Axe Cop 72-100 (3 episodes that have not posted to the site yet)
-Axe Cop Gets Married
-Axe Cop Presents: The Animal Man
-5-page Axe Cop wedding photo album
-big sketchbook/making of section
This episode ties into the end of Axe Cop Gets Married. He is able to look at a baby and determine if it is a boy or a girl using these same powers. The bottom left panel is the closest thing to something sexual we have had in the Axe Cop comic. It’s also just really weird seeing him with no mustache. I feel like we have slowly been peeling away the mysteries of Axe Cop’s head in Ask Axe Cop. We took his hat off, we shaved his mustache… all that is left is to see his actual eyes. Maybe some day.
Just a reminder that next Tuesday, Axe Cop: Revenge on Rainbow Girl begins. Check out the interview with artist Tom Martin I posted last Tuesday and the preview art we posted.
Saturday night, one of my favorite Axe Cop episodes is airing on FOX. When Night Creatures Attack. I think I actually like it better than the Halloween episode it is based on. I like the design of the night creatures. They remind me a of a combination of the Attack the Block creatures and Sam Keith’s “Isz”.
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.
I decided to use some of Malachai’s mispronunciations of bridal party terms, like “Bride’s Mates” and “Ring Berrier”. Hopefully it is funny and not simply confusing. Malachai is a seasoned Ring Berrier, he bore the ring at our brothers Noah’s and Isaiah’s weddings, and then he was ring berrier coach to my step son, Ezra at my wedding.
And yes, Tom Nicolle is our dad. The 72 year old father of kids ranging from me to Malachai. If you have ever met my Dad he loves to talk about spiritual things, and so he will be officiating at Axe Cop’s wedding.
Well I am trying to get a lot done today, because tonight I am going to see Riff Trax Live: Starship Troopers! Should be fun.