There’s some exciting news today for fans of Ethan and Malachai Nicolle’s popular webcomic “Axe Cop.” Variety reports that the property is headed to the small screen and will receive a six episode season of 15-minute cartoons to air on Fox in early 2013.
Launched in 2010, “Axe Cop” became a huge success online and is now also published by Dark Horse comics.
“The ‘Axe Cop’ saga began on a Christmas visit to see my family,” Ethan recalls of the character’s origins on the series’ official site. “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 world of “Axe Cop” has expanded with the entire series written by Malachai and illustrated by Ethan. If you haven’t had a chance to check out the surrealist series, click here to read the first episode!