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.
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!
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.
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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.
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.
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.
I’m headed off on a trip to Oregon for about two weeks here, so I will be skipping a week after next week. If any of you want to send me a guest comic, I might be inclined to post it during that time. Email me if you are interested: [email protected]
The Songster prints are here! These are hand screen printed, 16×20. I hand-detail each one. See the video below. Because I am doing work on every print, I am lowering the availability of these to 50. I have already sold a good amount but if you want yours, get them while they last!
If you are anywhere near the small town of Coos Bay, Oregon on the 16th of March, stop by the Egyptian Theater. This is my home town and I will be having Axe Cop Night, where I will do a little presentation about creating Axe Cop and showing 6-8 of my favorite episodes.
Huge thanks to Parry Gripp for making such sweet music for this project. I can’t wait until it is all done and we have the coolest comic/album ever.
Read next week’s page and see this one in super high resolution when you join me on Patreon. Here is some recent Patreon bonus content for $5-10/month:
All right, song 2! I feel like PT makes this feel like Axe Cop’s “Temple of Doom” story. I don’t know. Thanks Parry for giving us more beats to get down to. Part two comes next week, or you can get the full origin on Patreon.
Check out this blog about the details and exclusive items for my trip to Seattle for ECCC. Here are a couple things I’ll have available…
Limited Edition Print
(Based on art from the first-ever Axe Cop screen print!)