Thursday, February 3, 2011

Watch out for Axe Cop!

Axe Cop is one of the most brilliant ideas for a comic. It began about a year ago by the Nicolle brothers. Ethan Nicolle, 29 and a comic book creator with some chops, is the artist. His five-year-old brother, Malachai, is the writer. Yes, five years old. (See the creation story here. And a recent YouTube by the creators here. YouTube also has a number of animatics of Axe Cop episodes. Is there also a video game?)

Literally, it's most every little boy's dream come true, the beautifully rendered manifestations of a child's imagination with all its grand illogic, strange tangents and loopy solutions.

My words don't do it justice. Go visit, and then visit again. Be sure to spend time at "Ask Axe Cop," which are verbatim realizations of Malachai's answers to fans' questions.

Dark Horse Comics just published a first volume, so the creators are going places. Imagine these stories as Malachai grows up! It'll probably be all Ethan can do to keep up.

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