UPDATE: the splash image is no longer found by clicking the image, but you can CLICK HERE for it.
Let the violence commence!
Today’s page is what’s known as a double-page splash, so it’s technically two pages. When I started plotting out the comic I did it based on how I wanted it to look in print. Ethan says that’s the way to go, but because I wasn’t paying attention to how to leave off for each page, sometimes the pages for the site will leave off on a boring panel. Keeping two media in mind when drawing these things is not easy. As a double page splash it doesn’t really fit in the page format for the site, so handy Axe Cop site-guy Doug worked up a way to have it work out. Click above for the full-sized page.
The only dialogue here wasn’t written for the comic. In the telling, Charlotte merely started describing the fight. For the beginning of the battle, though, I wanted a big double-page dealie with an introduction to the action. I took the dialogue from something Charlotte said when she was four. We were on the couch and she attacked me, and we started wrestling. She yelled “THE FIGHT BEGINS!” I always liked it as a line that one combatant would yell as a battle kicks off, and it seems very appropriate to Axe Cop. So here we go.
Interestingly- or not- Axe Cop’s “get out of my way!” on Page 3 was likewise based on something Amelia said when she was three. I probably couldn’t communicate what was funny about it, but she was grinning and barreling at me at the time.
First (non-child) blood next week, as we learn how to kill bad guys Dinosaur Soldier and Army Chihuahua style.
KIDS’ QUOTES OF THE WEEK
The following was a playful insult:
“You’re a baby. You’re a baby that
was just born out of a belly.”
-Charlotte, 5 years old
This was a song:
“i only had a sissy if you only had a sissy
with a gun, with a gun, with a gun”
-Amelia, 3 years old
6 thoughts on “Page 215 – The Fight Begins!”
I wish to subscribe to Amelia’s Rdio playlist as I believe it may be compatible with my listening habits.
But how can Bat Warthog Man be fighting during the day??
This giant page deserves more comment love. Great job.
Clicking to view takes me to the next page, it does not show a larger image.
I suppose this is a little old, and nobody may get to it, but the website is different now and clicking on the picture just advances to the next page (216) so I cant see the full size picture. Can you include a new link for the full size image?
Thanks for pointing this out. I changed it, so the link is above and below the page and in the blog now. Thanks!