Appearances

Page 202 – I object!

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

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 198 – Water and Power

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 197 – Tag!

The battle continues, and family tag-team metamorphosis does as well.  Nothing quite like a dog, double-monkey-bat, t-rex axe cop.  I don’t even know what to call him at this point.

I’m excited that River City Ransom: Underground funded.  There is still under 24 hours left to help them reach stretch goals.  One thing I know about video games on KickStarter is that their finding goal is usually a bare minimum, so any added funding will expand the horizons of the game.

Well, my 3 year old step son Ezra is hanging out with me right now and asking me a ton of questions as I try to type this.  We just made a robot coloring book.  As he was coloring he said, “Ethan, life is hard.  Life is hard ’cause when you color you get out of the lines.”  I’m going to go ahead and end this blog entry now so I can soak up more deep thoughts.  Thanks for reading!

 

Ethan

Page 192 – Cauber Helen

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.

cauber

 

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

 

Ethan