Appearances

Big Ball of Disease (The Songster page 21)

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!

Ethan

SQUEAK (The Songster Page 20)

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.

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Ethan

 

Back to Reality (The Songster, Page 19)

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:

Axe Cop Never Says Uncle!

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.

 

Ethan

Is This Still a Metaphor? (Songster page 18)

 

The sick bug got me, so as soon as I post this I’m laying back down. Thanks for reading, and thanks to Parry for getting this song done. I think it’s my favorite one so far.

You can listen to the complete version of the song here.

Ethan

Tortured Past (Songster page 17)

This is my favorite song so far. You can listen to the whole album so far on the Axe Cop Songster Page on Soundcloud. It’s an epic mix of songs and we still have two more to go.

Get this page in high res, see next week’s page and get access to tons of exclusive blogs and tutorials over on my Patreon page.

Here’s the Real Bad Guy – Songster page 14

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.

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Next week is a big surprise! See you then.
Ethan

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

 

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