Flipbooks of a Teenage Me

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Warning: graphic stick people violence
 I have an old shoe box of flip books I have held on to for the last 20 years containing flip books I made from age 10 to around 18-19. I was really into kung fu choreography.

I always wondered what it would look like if I scanned them in and animated them like they were real cartoons. All I did was snap a picture of each page then import the photos into a gif app and set the speed. I did this all on my phone. I created these back before the internet was even really a common thing for people to have. The one with Robin Hood I drew when I came home from seeing Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves in theaters when I was 10 or 11.

I studied animation books obsessively from childhood. Preston Blair, Tony White, Richard Williams, I studied and studied every animation book I could get my hands on. It’s fascinating to see these things as an adult and realize I really did have some serious raw talent to be pulling off some of this stuff at such a young age. It makes me want to try my hand at animating again.


Photos from Phoenix Comic Con 2017

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I had a great time at Phoenix Comic Con last weekend. Below are some pictures of the experience. I know I look really serious in many of these pictures. That’s just my drawing face, I swear. I actually forgot my banner and was fairly well hidden, so congrats to everyone who managed to find me.

Songster Skips a Week But Also Phoenix Comic Con!

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Bad news first: we needed an extra week for the Songster. Parry got handed an especially strange and somewhat complicated song and it sort of snuck right up on us so I told him you guys would totally understand if he needed some more time on it.

Good news: This weekend I will be at the Phoenix Comic Con. I will be sharing a booth with Tooth and Mail. We will be at booth #AA1313. Want a commission? You can pre-order it here on my web store. I’ll have all the Axe Cop books, Dickinson Killdeer’s Guide to Bears, some rare stickers, a few prints and who knows what else I might bring.

Please note I will not be attending the Con on Thursday. I will be arriving on Friday mid-day.

ECCC Details and Exclusives!

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Emerald City Comic Con is the first Con I have done in years! It’s a special year for me because the book I have been working on with the Make a Wish Foundation and one incredibly creative young man is finally done! I will be attending ECCC Friday afternoon through Saturday. I will not be there Thursday or Sunday due to limitations in my own schedule and flight availability. As this kind old gentleman is pointing out for you, I will be at booth C14. (For reference that is right between C13 and C15).




Here are some of the things you can get from me at ECCC. These are exclusives for this con:




Axe Cop 11×17 Space Needle print by Ethan Nicolle and Brynn Metheney

This was the cover of issue #2 of the President of the World miniseries. It has never been sold as a print and I decided it was high time it was.

$20. Only 25 available

Bearmageddon Cover Painting

This will be the cover of the spanish edition of Bearmageddon. It’s pretty sweet. This is my first fully painted cover, done without help from any other artists. I made a special version for ECCC with the Space Needle on the skyline.

$17.50. Only 25 available



I’m kind of ridiculously excited about these. I have never sold anything like this before, but there is 12 pages of art, crayons, a Wexter or Octobear sticker and a lollipop in each one. You can pay extra to get a custom coloring page drawn by me at the Con if you choose.


$10. Only 25 Available



Sticker Sets!

These have never been available before. I’m going to test them out at the show and see how they do. The Axe Cop ones are from the very first limited edition screen print I sold a long time ago back when Axe Cop first came out. It’s like classic Axe Cop art. NOTE: These will be available if they get done in time


Bears of the Apocalypse

Axe Cop Classic Bad Guys

Axe Cop Classic Good Guys


I will also have Time Wreckers posters to give out. Time Wreckers is the big book I worked on with the Make a Wish Foundation. We will be doing a panel about it on Saturday evening. The book took 3 years and 50 artists, but it’s done! I’m really excited to hand the finished product off to Noah. 


Besides all that, I will be taking commissions in sumi ink. Feel free to email me if you want to put an order in. I will also have all the Axe Cop volumes and a few copies of the cancelled Bearmageddon printed editions and a few Dickinson Killdeer’s Guide to Bears of the Apocalypse. I will also have the limited edition Axe Cop Songster Screen Prints.


I love to work with you on price and am happy to bundle stuff up at a reduced cost.


That should pretty well cover my little table. I hope you’ll come see me. Patreon members be sure to check the Patreon blog or secret Facebook group for our meet up. 


And please remember, I will be there Friday afternoon until Saturday night. I will not be there Thursday or Sunday.


See you there!



The Axe Bros Will be LIVE on Facebook Today at 1pm

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Today at 1pm pacific time the Axe Cop Brothers will be live on Facebook. We created Axe Cop seven Christmases ago, and we just spent our 7th together. Malachai is now 12. We’ve taken a couple years off and now we have decided to jump back into making more Axe Cop.

We’ll be on the Axe Cop Facebook Page today at 1pm to chat about the new project, create a character with viewers, Q&A and do a prize giveaway. Patreon members will get an exclusive post show Q&A, so join me on Patreon to become part of the private Facebook group.



Get the HEAD CHOPPER BUNDLE on Cybear Monday

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I’ve just put together a bundle on my store that includes…

  • ALL 6 Volumes of Axe Cop SIGNED by Ethan Nicolle
  • 1 10 1/8″ by 6 5/8″ ink illustration of your favorite character by Ethan Nicolle
  • 1 randomly selected Axe Cop serial comic SIGNED by Ethan Nicolle (22+ pages)
  • 1 randomly selected bumper sticker
  • 1 3″ round Wexter sticker (these are new)
  • You will receive a digital file with a coupon code for 20% off a shirt of your choice
  • UPGRADE to the PREMIUM COMMISSION to turn your small character drawing into a nice 9″x12″ detailed custom illustration of your choice on high-quality illustration board.
  • UPGRADE to FANCY PANTS WOOD PRINT to add a 16″ x 22.5″ limited edition signed and numbered wood print to your order.

Order by December 12 to guarantee Christmas Delivery (USA only)

Want just the books? Check out the Axe Cop Complete Collection.
Plus, today is Cybear Monday. Enter the code CYBEARMONDAY at checkout before tonight at midnight (pacific time) and get 15% off. The basic bundle is already a $20 savings without the discount. Check out the store’s wide selection of shirts, original art, new wood prints and more!