Axe Cop: insane comic collaboration between 5 year old and his 29 year old brother


23 Responses to “Axe Cop: insane comic collaboration between 5 year old and his 29 year old brother”

  1. AzzaMcKazza says:

    Kimmo- that’s super unfair! Even if Ethan is a rightie he’s a super nice guy. Any Right-Winger that creates a comic called ‘Jesus Christ: In The Name of The Gun’ ( is A-Grade awesome in my books.

    ‘What time is your job? ALWAYS’

    Axe Cop forever.

  2. W. James Au says:

    Some of the strips have been turned into epically epic videos with appropriate narration and voice acting:

  3. Toplus says:

    Am I the only one that thinks that is seriously worrying that a 5 year old fantasises about beheading, poisoning, exploding and chopping up characters?

  4. InsertFingerHere says:

    Ethan is probably the best big brother ever.

  5. Guysmiley says:

    How could I not have heard of this before? I’m sitting here with tears in my eyes trying not to bust out laughing at work.

    • BastardNamban says:

      I can’t stop laughing!

      I can totally see how a 5 yr old came up with this stuff. But it’s genius the way he condenses like every meme on earth of sweetness and his brother illustrates it.

      A flying dinosaur with machinegun arms flying an axe weilding cop into space, then fighting a samurai lamp. I’m crying this is so funny!

      Why didn’t anyone before illustrate what a young kid thinks up in playtime?

  6. BastardNamban says:

    This is friggin hilarious! I love it!

    The last one is the best. “And they would die. Because it is really poison.”

    They might not know it, but they are channeling the very absurd among Japanese manga. Specifically, it feels like I’m reading something by the writer of Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo, one of the most insane manga ever made. Serious in presence, yet devolving into absurd realism.

    My god, this is genius. I am totally buying this!

  7. Jeff Vader says:

    now I’m getting very interested – does BB have a promotion deal of some sort for axe cop?

  8. EeyoreX says:

    I think one of the big appeals of Axe Cop is that, while the story is off-the-walls batshit surreal, there is actually a very strict consistancy of how things work in the Axe Cop world. Unicorn horns grant special powers, so getting more unicorn horns naturally expands your powers, lots of little things like that.

    It’s worldbuilding that makes perfect sense on a gut instinct level, and I don’t know if that comes from Malachai or Ethan, or if it something that happens when two people who are on the same level share a story. But it gives me a warm, fuzzy feeling.

  9. W. James Au says:

    If they keep doing this strip for a few more years, Malachi will enter junior high and Axe Cop will slowly morph into Emo Cop.

  10. Bookburn says:

    Not that I’m a huge Axe Cop fan, but I hope everyone has been to the online store at Through it, I’ve “discovered” some other awesome web comics. Most BBers know “Hark! a Vagrant” as well as “Sam and Fuzzy.” But I get the most enjoyment from Aaron Diaz’s comic “Dresden Codak.” It has bits of extreme nerdism with more art that xkcd ever imagined. I love the story lines that relate to science (even ordered a single for my classroom display) and his blog where he compiles his sources and inspirations. Through that blog I’ve also found some great French comics (that I can’t read but look cool) and “The Meek” (not sold at TopataCo). All are worth checking out.

  11. Anonymous says:

    in my son malachai’s defense as an avid gamer no enemy goes into councilling and and re-hab, they are killed. if you are good you are an hero, if bad you die.

  12. Kimmo says:

    Too awesome for words… it’s PMSL city : D

    Sad to hear Ethan’s a right-wing Rushbot, though : (

  13. ZippySpincycle says:

    Is it just me, or does the cartooning style look a LOT like MAD Magazine’s Jack Davis?

  14. Gloster says:

    The last one totally cracked me up.

    • Boondocker says:

      Some of the funniest moments in Axe Cop are when Ethan matter-of-factly illustrates the rather horrible fates that Malachai invents for the bad guys (or civilians). Kids have a very abstract view of violence.

      • Michaelchr says:

        My own kid (who is 6) comes up with very similar scenarios to those that occur in Axe Cop, including ludicrous violent fates for whatever bad guys there are. When I actually read Axe Cop to him once it totally freaked him out and scared him.

  15. Ben says:

    I’m fortunate enough to have a friend that works at Dark Horse. I received a birthday present from him in the mail the other day: my own copy of Axe Cop, signed by both Ethan and Malachai. OH YEAH.

  16. barrymcw says:

    Ethan & Malachai will be @ Meltdown Comics in LA doing a signing on Tuesday night. If you’re local & want a copy there’s no better time.

    I believe it’s from 7p to 10p so maybe Malachai won’t be there the whole time but I suppose if you’re the creator of Axe Cop, bedtime means nothing!

  17. husseycombe says:

    This is awesome! Axe Cop is definitely gonna be my next comic book purchase.

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