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Axe Cop isn’t very good with kids, is he?
I keep waiting for that Tubby Doll to do something mind blowing.
Dying of laughter when the Axe Cop Cyborg suggests that they rob a bank—of course I’m picturing it in a robotic voice.
I think malachai is getting better at story telling! He’s even got A, B, and C plots going on.
I agree, Michael, it’s been fun to watch his stories get more and more sophisticated over the run of the comic. You can see the stories becoming more and more coherent. I imagine that it’s probably very educational for Malachai to read the Axe Cop stories in their completed form. In fact, Ethan, if you’re reading this, I’d be interested to hear about that. Once Axe Cop episodes are up, do you and Malachai ever have discussions about the universe and stories and sort of process what’s been going on? Forgive me if this is something you’ve already discussed in one of those podcasts I never listen to.
Also, is that the same park Baby Man was chasing the duck through? The duck in the final panel made me think of that scene.
I hope Malachai writes books later in life about his storytelling technique. There’s so much to be learned from his approach to comic plots and how he ties in ancillary material that he probably never expected to be so popular.
I honestly think more of the development has come from he getting a better grasp on how to get a story out of him over time. I have learned a ton and am always quizzing him for plot details. It is always me with the whole plot in mind, he is always focused on disjointed bits of the story and I weave them together. It all makes him come off a little more ingenious than he probably really is when it comes to story plotting, but I still think he has plenty of genius simply in his ideas and how he chooses to have Axe Cop deal with problems. There is a huge section on how we made Bad Guy Earth in the upcoming trade paperback coming out on the 21st, so definitely get that if you want some insight into how we work.
Even if the stories are all being shown through your filter, it has to come from somewhere. That you’re able to piece together a coherent narrative out of the ramblings of a grade school student is significant in itself, as many times as I’m sure you’ve heard that.
That painting is boss! Treating the characters’ features with absolute realism makes the whole thing funnier.
I think Uni-Avocado Soldier actually wore Uni-Baby’s confiscated horn, didn’t he? But that doesn’t matter. One of them is from the future, or he bought an extra one at the horn shop for $2 when they went shopping for that buggy.
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