A conversation with Ethan Nicolle, who is creating Bearmageddon, a webcomic about mutant bears taking over the world!
During the interview, I make a failed reference to The Chris Farley Show. Here’s what I was talking about:
Ethan is a cartoonist and writer. His other projects include ChumbleSpuzz, VeggieTales in the House, and, most famously, Axe Cop. Ethan is recently married, and says he finds being a husband and step-father much more fulfilling than the overnight success he has experienced.
Ethan talks about his experience seeing Axe Cop go viral, his making the switch from print comics to web, and some of his early comic influences.
“A slacker zombie movie–with bears!”
Ethan originally created Axe Cop with his brother as a fun way to test the webcomic waters for his passion project, Bearmageddon.
Bearmageddon is an online graphic novel telling the story of a few friends and a mysterious outdoorsman fighting to survive in a world that has been overrun by bears!
Ethan’s favorite Bearmageddon moments so far:
- The current fight scene
- A well-meaning group of environmentalists choose the worst time to chain themselves to trees
Ethan’s Patreon Page
Highlights from the Bearmageddon Patreon page:
- For every new milestone, Ethan sends out a PDF copy of past graphic novels to all his Patrons.
- Incentives include custom wallpapers and an advanced PDF copy of the final Bearmageddon graphic novel.
- Ethan opted to go with digital incentives to make the rewards as accessible as possible to Patrons.
Connect with Ethan