Axe Cop may be silly, but it's also deeply beautiful.
Imagine seeing something you thought of when you were five become a mainstream animated series. That's the world Malachai Nicolle lives in. He co-created the webcomic Axe Cop with his older brother Ethan at that age, and Axe Cop the series premiered on Fox this past weekend. I went into the premiere with high hopes, and the show did not disappoint.Read More
Fox didn't consult us about the cast of Axe Cop, but if they did this is probably what we would have come up with.
Did you know that Nick Offerman wasn't officially Axe Cop until yesterday? I mean -- we've
seen heard him be Axe Cop, but no one could officially say it until yesterday because of Offerman's deal with NBC and Axe Cop is a Fox project. Now, though, not only is that thing we already knew confirmed to be a thing that is, there are even more Axe Cop casting details and they're all amazing.
We've seen a few previews of the Fox animated version of Axe Cop, and so far it's everything we could want a show that's basically written by a five-year-old to be. This latest trailer comes as part of Fox's upfronts presentation giving advertisers a look at their fall lineup. In it, we see a lot more characters from the Axe Cop universe, and we learn what's even better than friends.Read More
We learned about a year ago that Axe Cop, a webcomic by five-year-old Malachai Nicolle and his 29-year-old brother Ethan, would be made into a TV show for Fox's Adult Swim-esque Animation Domination High-Def. It's been a long wait, but the first trailer finally debuted at this weekend's WonderCon. So behold! From the mind of a five-year-old: Axe Cop! About a cop with an axe. And aliens. And Hitler. And zombies. And… a poop monster? I'm sold. (via: Deadline) Are you following The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?Read More
If you think a comic written by a five-year-old and then drawn by his 29-year-old older brother would be awesome, you would be right. That's the story behind Axe Cop. It started in 2010 as a webcomic written by then five-year-old Malachai Nicolle and drawn by his older brother Ethan Nicolle. It's grown into a comic book published by Dark Horse Comics, a series of animated web videos, and now a full-fledged animated series. Fox has announced the show will premiere on Saturday, July 27th as part of their new Animation Domination High Definition line up.Read More
In surprising news of the day, Variety is reporting that Fox has purchased the rights to produce an animated version of the off-beat online comic Axe Cop. Starting with a batch of 15 minute shorts, the cartoons are envisioned by Adult Swim veteran and current Fox employee Nick Weidenfeld to head up a new "Animation Domination HD" primetime block. This could be great, guys.Read More
An Animated Axe Cop Series Is Coming, But Will It Also Be Written by Awesome Five-Year-Olds? (Spoiler: No.)
For great justice
Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. Yes.
Axe Cop and Munchkin are a perfect match. Doing this project will be total fun for me. Axe Cop has a manic energy that goes with the Munchkin story . . . kill the bad guys, take their stuff, and level up!The game will be released in the third quarter of this year, and will feature original art from the Axe Cop creators. For the moment, the new game's slogan is, appropriately, "chop their heads off and take their stuff!" Upon reflection, I really cannot think of a better combination. Axe Cop, the anarchic creation of 5-year-old writer Malachai Nicolle and his 29-year-old artist brother Ethan Nicolle, is much loved for it's lunacy and child-mind logic. Munchkin, a card-based satire of role-playing games, reduces even the most stalwart to a childlike state with it's ludicrous cards and focus on backstabbing. Both Axe Cop and Munchkin shirk the rules of their genre, and focus on what's most important: Wild, unabashed fun. I simply cannot wait. (Daily Illuminator via BoingBoing) Read More
We should put these heads on a stick and hide bombs in them.All of that changed on Thursday, when Malachai and Ethan switched roles putting the adult in the writer's chair. According to Ethan, who runs the website, the final product was not quite what he had intended.
I had a lot more I wanted to do in this story, but Malachai made an executive decision three panels in that he was bored and did not want to draw any more. So, my story about the Moon Warriors fighting a bear became the story of the Moon Warriors being eaten by the God of All Bears.Frequent Axe Cop readers should note that while the comic is considered canon, the Moon Warriors are much beloved by Malachai, and are likely to return some time soon. Read More
First posts from influential websites (Urlesque)
Is Comic-Con really hurting nerd culture? (Techland)
Axe Cop meets Dr. McNinja: first look (Axe Cop)
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Nick Fury duster from Iron Man 2 available for preorder (Fashionably Geek)
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Cheat Sheets for everything (Cheat Sheets)
Hamburger made of bacon (GeekDad)
Axe Cop and Dr. McNinja teaming up (ComicsAlliance)
The Millenium Falcon guitar (Urlesque)
Photos from Sign Post Forest (Spluch)
The rock 'n roll baby name dictionary (Flavorwire)
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Last week, we wrote about Axe Cop, the excellent, imaginative webcomic written by a five-year-old and illustrated by his older brother -- who happens to be Eisner-nominated cartoonist Ethan Nicolle. Since we wrote the post (because we wrote the post?) Axe Cop has exploded in popularity. According to the Axe Cop blog, they got so much traffic that they were booted from their hosting service. (Fortunately, they've since switched services, and the site is back up.) As of today, Axe Cop fans have a new way of expressing their love and appreciation, the only way the Internet knows how: by buying a t-shirt.Read More