This is pretty sweet: Axe Cop, a comic written by a five-year-old, Malachai, and illustrated by his Eisner-nominated older brother, Ethan Nicolle. It is about the exploits of a cop, with an axe, who will chop your heads off with the axe, if you don’t behave.
Nicolle breaks down how it all began:
The AXE COP saga began on a Christmas visit to see my family. My Father, a man with very healthy loins, has managed to produce a variety of children, ranging from me, a 29 year old comic book artist, to my 5 year old brother Malachai, a 5 year old boy genius, with four other siblings in between. During the visit Malchai was running around with his toy fireman axe and he said he was playing “Axe Cop.” He asked me to play with him, and I asked what my weapon was… so he brought me a toy flute (actually a recorder). I told him I would rather be Axe Cop then Flute Cop, and he seemed just fine with being Flute Cop. The story that followed became more and more brilliant, until I couldn’t contain myself and I had to draw the whole thing into a one page comic.
From there the saga continued, and over the course of my week-long visit we cranked out the first four episodes of AXE COP. I posted the comics to my blog and on Facebook and they got great responses. I decided to give AXE COP a home on the internet here and attempt to continue the saga as often as I have time to draw them, and I can get Malachai to write them.
According to a note on the front page of the site, the comic has been exploding in popularity over the past few days; we had a tough time loading the page at one point, so don’t be surprised if the same thing happens to you. It’s also in Flash by default, which some readers have complained about; there is also a non-Flash version though. Also: it’s Axe Cop. You’ve really got to check it out to appreciate its creativity.
Also, you can follow Axe Cop on Twitter! It’s a pretty great feed. “my job is being an axe cop, but I need a break. I am going to go home and eat some dinner. Stuffed eggs.” “Stuffed eggs recipe: eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, paprika and power potion.” “the power potion transforms me into a gun pail buffalo and I shoot bullets from my horns.”