You may have heard of Axe Cop, a new webcomic that’s been growing in Internet popularity these last couple of weeks. It’s difficult to describe what the comic’s about because … it’s about a lot. There’s a cop who has an axe. And another cop with a flute (but he becomes a dinosaur soldier). Then there’s a baby with a unicorn horn. And robots. And magical apples that – when you eat them, turn your hands into apples, which shoot apples.
Confused yet? Well don’t be, because when you read Axe Cop, it all makes sense. That’s because Axe Cop is written by five-year-old from Washington, Malachai Nicolle. The series is illustrated by his 29-year-old brother, professional illustrator Ethan Nicolle. The result of this brilliant collaboration is a wonderfully fun adventure that goes, well, just about everywhere. Malachai creates the narrative, providing dialogue along the way, and Ethan translates the story into the comic format. (An amusing video detailing the duo’s writing process follows the jump.)
There are just six episodes (plus a prequel) of Axe Cop, but the site also features an “Ask Axe Cop” section where Malachai answers all your pressing questions about the series. Note: Axe Cop has never been in love, nor will he.