Ron Swanson, the gruff character Nick Offerman plays on Parks and Recreation, would admire the actor's work ethic. Sitcoms and woodworking aside, Offerman has recently become an in-demand voice actor, voicing the title character on Fox's Axe Cop and also lending his skills to Disney XD's Gravity Falls and this year's box office smash The LEGO Movie.
An axe-wielding police officer fights crime with a loyal team of allies, including Flute Cop, and gets by on only two minutes of sleep per night.
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.
The writing process is basically just me quizzing Malachai as he develops the saga. I’ll just try to pry all the details out of him and write them all down until something like a complete little story has been formed. Everything in AXE COP started in Malachai’s head, all I do is sort it out and draw it. Here is a video of the writing process. So enjoy these comics, they are a fun slice of the mind of a 5 year old boy processed through the pen of a 30 year old comic artist.
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In a preview of an animated series about an axe-wielding police officer who gets by on two minutes of sleep per night and eats only cake, Bat Warthog Man's friends go missing, prompting a night mission by Axe Cop, his partner Flute Cop, and their allies Grey Diamond, Army Chihuahua and Liborg to rescue them.
Last year's Hardest Working Man in Television, Patton Oswalt, isn't stopping any time soon. This Monday he guest stars on Disney XD's Mighty Med, and this weekend he hosts IFC's Film Independent Spirit Awards.Last year Oswalt was ...
Something tells us that the meat-loving Ron Swanson would not approve.
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