Big thanks to Jeff Mumm for today's episode! Check outmore guinea pig craziness at www.JoeGP.com
Well I have returned from the forest and have cell phone reception. I went on a pretty magical honeymoon with my now wife, Jessica. Though life is crazy and I am trying to catch up I continue to float in the happiness of the last week, which was definitely the best week of my life. The wedding was amazing, pretty much perfect. Everything we had hoped for and more. Thanks a ton to those of you who helped me pull it off! With your help along with other gifts from family and friends this wedding and honeymoon happened and Jessica didn't have to spend a dime. It meant a lot to me to give her the wedding of her dreams and not make her pay for it herself. I feel very victorious. Of course now I am diving into the order fulfillment phase.
I am still taking orders at www.AxeCopWedding.com until the last day of May. You have 10 days left if you want to get the sketch book, screen print, or be immortilized in the comic. Honestly, I need to sell more of the books and the prints to make the print run worth paying for printing.
A lot of amazing things happened while I was gone. One of the most amazing is this new trailer released by FOX for the Bat Warthog Man episode of the Axe Cop animated series:
I am posting way in advance, so when you read it I will have already gotten married and will be on my honeymoon when it posts. This comic is by James Ratcliffe, who I knew from the days I used to visit Drink n' Draws in Portland, OR. He teamed up with some younger relatives to produce this tale about Axe Cop and Sword Cop. See more of James's work on his website.
Also, you have until the end of May to order this print! It is only available through the wedding campaign. Here it is all done!
Today's guest epsiode comes courtesy of "MitterMak" and "Tuesday Moon". You can find more of their work at http://www.purplesockstudios.com/
Im gearing up for family to start pouring in as the wedding approaches on Sunday. Thanks again to everyone who has helped me pull this off! I managed to put some more time into the print. I am doing a shadow layer. This is not the final color choice, I am just using gray for now. I'll choose my colors later. You have until the end of May to pre-order this beast! (and help me pay for my honeymoon in the process)
Next time I post a comic I'll be all married up!
I love when guest artists join forces with their little ones to make their Axe Cop guest episodes. That is exactly what Michael Regina did with his four year old daughter, Story in this guest episode. Michael and Story are making their own book of stories together right now and you can back it on Kickstarter:
Thanks, Michael for giving us a little side adventure while I'm taking the month off for my wedding and honeymoon. If you are a comic artist and would like to contribute a guest episode, email me at email@example.com.
update: New Rugburn motion comic is here!
Alright, this is your cliffhanger. Axe Cop has just dumped Axe Girl, so how is he ever going to get married now? That is an important question, but consider it is less then two weeks away from my own wedding, the more important question for me is how am I going to keep posting pages during this time I will be surrounded by family,, finalizing wedding plans and going on a honeymoon? Answer: I can not. So I have some guest epsiodes that have already been submitted that I will post on Tuesdays during the month of May. If you would like to contriute a guest epsidoe just email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If I have enough content I will post somethng new every tuesday. If I get extra I will post Fridays as well.
Also, this will be the last month of the AxeCopWedding campaign. At the end of May I will begin to fulfill the orders, create the sketchbook and do all the things you asked for when you ordered your registry items. This is your last chance to get yourself a copy of the sketchbook and the excludive print only for wedding backers. I look forward to continuing this story. Next time I do, I will be a married man. Thanks for keeping up with this story, and thanks for giving me a month off!
Late post today, but the good news is I had a great meeting at Cartoon Network today that I can't even talk about (has nothing to do with Axe Cop). But, today's episode is here, it's done.
AND I finsihed inking this print! I am going to add a layer of one color of shade to give it a little more color and dimension, but here is the line work. You can buy yourself a copy of this print HERE through May, then you can not get it.
That's all I have for now. I'm pretty pooped. Thanks for reading my comics.
Well, only one more week of Axe Cop comics online until I take a break for my wedding and honeymoon in May. That will also be the last month the Axe Cop Wedding sketchbook and print will be available at www.AxeCopWedding.com.
I don't know if I mentioned this yet, but Chris Hastings (Dr. McNinja) and I interviewed one another recently over at the Dark Horse Blog. We did this once before and we have both had a lot of fun doing it. We tend to ask each other questions we don't normally get asked in interviews so it makes for an interesting conversation.
I had a fan named Jake Fahy send me this awesome image of his lego Axe Cop and Wexter:
And, I can't remember if this is the first Axe Cop related tattoos I have seen, but it is definitely the coolest:
That's all I've got for now. See you Friday.
I'm curious if anyone will guess what martial arts film star that is based on in the center panel. Poor guy.
Rugburn is back with another episode of the Moon Warriors. I have to admit when they ran this episode past me it didn't dawn on me that it's an INVISIBLE fire shield, therefore you should not be able to see flames. That is why I tried to draw the ninjas faces burning off without fire on them in the first place (which was super awkward). I guess we can say that thanks to movie magic the flames are now visible. Seeing the fire dumptruck in action was as awesome and terrible as expected. Please enjoy...
I know what you are going to say. That is not a monkey, it is an ape. I just really wanted to draw a bat gorilla. I saw a chance and I took it. Close enough.
I've been in the Axe Cop Writing Room this week, unexpectedly (we now have a twitter by the way). So it has caused me to fall a little behind. I got this page to Kailey late, so she wasn't able to finish it on time, so here it is a day late, but at least it is here. Friday, if all goes well, I will post a new Ask Axe Cop.
We get asked this question somewhat often, so it was fun to reimagine the 9 leftover Ben-Matnga as adults. A lot more work to draw too. The original designs were out of my resistance to drawing 10 characters on a team. So much work! I embraced it a ittle more this time, but if I ever have to draw these guys in a story I'll kill myself.
I'm pretty whiped out because I am working on the TV show right now on top of many other things. Hope you enjoyed today's comic. Here is more progress on the print. If you want ot buy a copy of it (limited to 200, signed, numbered, 18x24 screen print) go here.
Also cool, check out these comparison shots from the 2nd live action Axe Cop video made by Peter Muehlenberg and friends. These guys were insanely faithful to the comic! Basically word for word and shot for shot.
Alright, well I need to pass out so I can drive in traffic 50 miles to work on the show in the morning. By the time I wake up, you will have seen this.