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Best. Guest. Strip. Ever.
This was definitely the best guest strip. Perfectly captured the essence of Axe Cop without looking like it was trying too hard. All around awesome.
This definately stayed with the classic Axe cop appeal me likey
Wow, now this impressed me, 9/10.
LOL, I ♥ Scurvey…
wow staying in character one of the best of guest strips.
This is clearly the best because it proves that only those innocent of mind are able to handle the Axe Cop mythos with proper care. That’s what I think caused many of the earlier strips to flop.
James - I really appreciate the compliment! But I’m afraid J. decided to be facetious about our ages when he submitted the strip… I did glean a lot of ideas from raising my stepdaughter and teaching a childrens’ martial arts class. But I’m very very glad you liked it and for letting me know that I can still channel the kid inside!
Just one flaw!
You draw them doing nice faces while you wrote they were doing mean faces. Check mermaid ask axe cop episode (forgot which number).
I am also not 79. My age is immeasurable by your paltry human standards. I am the alpha and omega, the void and the chaos. My spirit has lived through many eras, yea, ones that even I have forgotten, save the ashen taste when I ground their empty, lifeless husks between my teeth. I will see the end of this world, and the ones to come after. All will perish. Entropy will devour until only I remain, solitary, the heatless, terrible nothingness in my chest encased by my crystalline scales. And I will wait for the next age, that I may devour it as well. Forever and ever.
But I’m glad you liked the comic! Thanks!
My favorite of the guest strips so far, because it builds on the existing mythos in a fun way.
The “I Heart Scurvy” t-Shirt was hilarious.
Gui - Yes, but then Axey explained to them that they were doing it backwards… so now they’d know.
let me tell you why I lke this guest strip best of all… It follows the rules of the axe cop universe as developed by Malachai… but it involves the creatveness of an adult artist who is not trying to mimic a child. adults who mimic children freak me out. This is #1 guest episode in my book… #2 is the BFE episode, just because it was off the wall and opposite everything axe cop .
To be fair (and to explain), I’d like to give at least one of the influences I used in this one:
I used to teach a kids’ taekwondo and street-defense class. A lot of the time was spent explaining how katas work, since kids, given a rote exercise without context, get bored fast. (Hey, SAT instructors, you listening?) So a good portion of every class was not just teaching the movements, but going “and so if someone attacks you THIS way, this means you block THIS and counter with this.”
This got a lot more interest than “shut up and practice your katas!” (which we’d had before), but opened up a host of other questions.
“But what if he kicks instead of punching?”
“Then you do THIS block like we showed you last week.”
“But what if he does THIS punch from THIS side instead?”
“Well, you can do this or this, BUT, this is covered in your NEXT kata, which you’ll learn if you pass the test for THIS one, HINT HINT!”
At which point, one of the jokers of the class (who was 8)* jumps up. “Ma’am! Ma’am! What if a hundred ninjas jump at you out of a tree?”
Me: A TREE?
Kid: Well, yeah, that’s where ninjas wait for you!
Me: >.< “Then you die, because this is obviously a video game.”
Kid: “But no, REALLY?”
Me: “Then you grab your remote control for the explosives and blow up the tree.”
Kid: “Wait… what? Where’d you get the explosives?!”
Me: “Oh, y’know. Same corner shop where you picked up the ninjas.”
Kid: *dies laughing*
*This was a kid I really did like, because he was clever and quick, but he got bored really fast and couldn’t accept that the other kids in the class needed to learn too. I was challenged to basically come up with a separate lesson plan for his hyper-free-running-butt (and his two friends) while I caught the rest of the class up to his level. I was happy I managed to keep them entertained and exercised while the other kids caught up to them, but it was definitely a challenge.
I guess that’s why Dinosaur Soldier shouldn’t share his apples.
This is undoubtedly made of win.
Nice post will come back later to see the updates
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA awyeah! This is the best. awesome
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