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.
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.
See some of the creation of this episode on this Facebook Live video from about a month ago.
This will be the last Ask Axe Cop I post for a while. Thanks for reading, and stay tuned Thursdays for the ongoing Songster storyline, and of course don’t forget to check out my other webcomic that comes out Wednesdays, Bearmageddon.
I’m excited to present you with the first musical page of comics in the history of my comic, and possibly the world.
This is a split song. The second half will come with next week’s page (or you are already jamming out to it if you are a Patreon head chopper).
Thanks for keeping up with Axe Cop. Make sure not to miss the latest Ask Axe Cop about Sockarang’s socks, and if you aren’t reading Bearmageddon, you should.
See you here next week for the next half of the song. You can’t trust a guy with a half mustache. I live by that.
Every great sitcom has an episode that begins with free concert tickets. Of course, every bad one does too. Whichever side we are on, this is ours. I can at least guarantee you this, it will be a wholly unique take on the old trope.
I decided to do this comic in red white and black with one or two shades of gray. I had to keep it simple. I didn’t want to worry about getting it colored, but I knew I couldn’t color it myself. Since I did the print in this color scheme and liked it so much, I stuck with it. I like it. It’s fun to allow yourself one color and use it in unique ways.
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Check out my art-loaded conversation with PvZ designer Rich Werner about creativity and fatherhood titled Zombie Meatloaf.
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Thanks so much for reading!
The idea of Axe Cop going insane is terrifying, but not altogether unbelievable. He is already constantly walking the thin fine line of sanity as it is. One of my favorite things about Axe Cop is his many contingency plans for any and all situations. This is one of my favorites.
Reminder that Axe Cop Vol. 5 is out now! This is possibly my favorite collection. It is very dense and has a lot of good stuff in it.
This episode of Ask Axe Cop is full of ret-conning, but it wouldn’t be Axe Cop if he didn’t switch directions on you when you least expected it. So, here we go… Axe Cop’s parents are alive, Telescope Gun Cop is dead, Flute Cop and Axe Cop are aware of everything.
By the way, Axe Cop Volume 5 just came out yeterday and I think it is the most jam-packed volume yet. It is a web collection, but it has more unique extras than the other web collections. It has…
-Foreword by Nick Offerman
-Lots of commentary and introductions by me
-Ask Axe Cop 72-100 (3 episodes that have not posted to the site yet)
-Axe Cop Gets Married
-Axe Cop Presents: The Animal Man
-5-page Axe Cop wedding photo album
-big sketchbook/making of section
This episode ties into the end of Axe Cop Gets Married. He is able to look at a baby and determine if it is a boy or a girl using these same powers. The bottom left panel is the closest thing to something sexual we have had in the Axe Cop comic. It’s also just really weird seeing him with no mustache. I feel like we have slowly been peeling away the mysteries of Axe Cop’s head in Ask Axe Cop. We took his hat off, we shaved his mustache… all that is left is to see his actual eyes. Maybe some day.
Just a reminder that next Tuesday, Axe Cop: Revenge on Rainbow Girl begins. Check out the interview with artist Tom Martin I posted last Tuesday and the preview art we posted.
Saturday night, one of my favorite Axe Cop episodes is airing on FOX. When Night Creatures Attack. I think I actually like it better than the Halloween episode it is based on. I like the design of the night creatures. They remind me a of a combination of the Attack the Block creatures and Sam Keith’s “Isz”.
This page was a project. Most of you, if you requested to be drawn “at the wedding” are in this picture. A few people were in previous pages. Thanks again to everyone who helped me pull that off!
So, I’m sure it is obvious this story is almost over. What’s next? Well, I’ve got plans. I will be focusing on the next Dark Horse miniseries “The American Choppers” next, which will be print-only. But I have two things to keep you busy for at least the next 22 or so weeks after this story ends, and possibly I take a short break between “seasons”.
First, I have drawn Ask Axe Cop #100, but I have only posted up to #86, so I have 14 of those to post. I will post one per week after this story ends.
Also, Tom Martin and his niece Charlotte proved themselves to be a great team on guest episodes, so we have decided to team up and let them do a full-length guest story. If you need a refresher, here is one of the comics they did for us. More on this project later!
And, as I have said, new episodes on FOX start Nov. 2!
Malachai and I are currently writing the new story and it’s awesome! I’m excited to draw the insane stuff he’s coming up with. We have created so much together I often forger how fun it is until I do it again. Thanks for reading Axe Cop and making it possible for me to have such a cool job.