And that is that! Thanks for following along on the adventures of Axe Cop versus the Songster. It was fun to revisit Axe Cop with Malachai a bit older and partnering with Parry Gripp was a privilege. We are going to come up with a cool package to sell this story and music as one item for those interested, I’ll post it on the blog here when it comes out. Thanks again to Parry for all his tunes. This was a lot of fun.
I won’t be posting new Axe Cop material for a while. Come see me over at Bearmageddon.com and keep tabs on me on Patreon, Twitter and Facebook to find out when other projects are being released.
One page left, and one song left.
Parry and I are thinking of putting together a special highly limited edition cassette tape and full printed comic. If you would be interested in something like that, let us know.
Next week, the story shall end. I don’t have plans for more Axe Cop content at the moment. Thanks for following along with this story, it’s been a fun little experiment and working with Parry has been a treat.
Featuring my faithful Patreon contributor Jeff Kranz as the smarmy ASAN rep. He appreciated it.
Want to beta test the Axe Cop RPG game in development? Two levels now up on Patreon.
I’m back! As I write this, my new son, Calvin, is screaming his brains out in the other room. He’s actually a pretty calm baby most of the time. He must know I’m trying to get back to work. Thanks for your patience while I took the month of August off.
Enjoy this gem from Parry Gripp. There is one small song left after this, but this is the last big one in the story, so savor it!
When Malachai decided there was a giant ball of disease hidden inside the sun, I decided the best representation of that would be a little homage to Mad Balls, one of my favorite toys in the 80’s. I remember all the gross out 80’s toys with fondness. Garbage Pail Kids, My Pet Monster, Mad Balls… what else? I would like to start a definitive list in the comments. Oh yeah, GAK!
I’m excited about next week’s song and page. I’ve read some of Parry’s lyrics and they are hilarious. See you then!
Well, the Songster has 5 more pages and two more songs. After that, I don’t have plans for more Axe Cop material.
I hate to just leave the character sitting around to collect dust. I would like to explore ideas outside of comics, especially a crowd-funded video game. In a couple weeks I will have a new son, so I’ll be taking a small break from work for a month or so anyway. Then I’ll decide what to do next. I would love your ideas.
Remember when Axe Cop got trapped in a video game called Birds of Prey? If you beat that game, you know how he escaped and why he is on fire. It all fits into the story.
If you haven’t played it, or would like to try to beat it again, here is the link:
Axe Cop Never Says Uncle!
If you are impatient, here are some hints:
-Never say uncle
-Use right, left and spacebar to eventually turn and bite the birds.
-You must bite four
-You must hit spacebar one more time after they fly off, at just the right moment.
The victory song is so awesome, I want everyone to experience it. Beating the game only takes a few minutes if you know what you are doing.
I’m excited to finally present to you BIRDS OF PREY! The first ever Axe Cop mini-game. To answer a couple inevitable questions…
1. YES it can be beaten.
2. NO, I will not give you any hints
3. The first person to WIN and email the victory screen to firstname.lastname@example.org gets this sumi ink drawing of Axe Cop riding a bear! UDATE: Congrats to the winner, Colin T.!
4. If the embedded game is not working for you, you can download the game for free here: Windows version, MAC version. I promise there is nothing malicious in that software, it’s just the game.
5. If some of the birds freeze in place, I told the game makers to keep the glitch because I like how old it makes it feel like an old glitchy NES game. You can still win if the birds freeze in place.
Huge, huge thanks to TBA Games! for making this game a reality and Parry Gripp for the amazing music, and of course Dave DeAndrea for the great voice work. This game is hilarious and I can’t get that song out of my head.
Also, PLEASE DO ME A SOLID! My other comic, Bearmageddon has been climbing the charts over at TWC.com. I am trying hard to get it to hit #1. I have never made it to the top 10 and I really want to see the effect it has on my traffic to reach the top 10. Please take a moment to vote, It is super simple and doesn’t require any sign ups or registering. You can vote DAILY. We went from spot #650 to #144 yesterday alone!
Good luck with those birds and thanks for reading Axe Cop.
I’ve been pretty excited to get to this page because, though it may be a simple game, it is the first Axe Cop game ever and Axe Cop was made for video games. Yes, there is a game. It is still in the works. We were going to release it today but we still need to work out some kinks. So… I released it for beta testing to my $5+ monthly Patreon members. If you want to join up you can play it right now. First person to beat it and send me proof gets a free sumi ink commission. It’s not easy to beat, but it fits in with the storyline if you pull it off.
For the rest of you, the game will be out next week! YEAH! Huge thanks to Erica and Cameron at TBAGames.net for making this game a reality, and to Parry Gripp for that awesome song.
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.
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Next week is a big surprise! See you then.