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Ethan Nicolle first broke into comics when he created two volumes of Chumble Spuzz for SLG Publishing in 2007 which was nominated for an Eisner Award for humor in 2009. He went on to create a web comic called Axe Cop with his little brother that became a viral sensation and went on to become an animated series on FOX and FXX. He has had multiple pitches optioned at Cartoon Network and worked as a staff writer and story editor on VeggieTales in the House at Dreamworks Animation for NetFlix, writing over 50 episodes. Nicolle has also written on other shows like Teen Titans Go! and Bunnicula. He did the book illustrations for Nick Offerman's books Gumption and Good Clean Fun.


Ethan lives in Rancho Cucamonga, CA with his wife, kids and various pets.


Check out Ethan's Amazon Author Page.


Awards & Honors

  • Daytime Emmy nomination for VeggieTales in the House episode "Laura at Bat/Pie Fight" written by Ethan Nicolle in 2015

  • Special Guest at the 2008 Alternative Press Expo

  • Best humor book nomination 2009 Eisner Awards for Chumble Spuzz

  • Special Guest at San Diego Comic Con in 2011 

  • Favorite Web-based Comic 2011 Eagle Awards for Axe Cop

  • Web Comic of the Year 2011 Shel Dorf Awards for Axe Cop

  • Axe Cop on YALSA Top 10 Graphic Novels For Teens list 2012.

Favorite Articles & Interviews

  • An interview between Chris Hastings (Dr. McNinja) and Ethan Nicolle.

  • Interview with Nick Offerman and Ethan Nicolle about Axe Cop season 2.

  • An article I wrote on Blake Snyder's Save the Cat blog about his influence on Bearmageddon.

  • Making Comics podcast I did with Doug Tennapel, hosted by Jason Brubaker. Be sure to check related posts for the second part and the sequel. 

  • Also... you can hear a little bit of Ethan singing on his song page or look for Lunaractive albums on iTunes, Spotify, etc.

Favorite Videos

I create a chapter of a story with Pareveneh, age 5 for RMSC

I draw episode #51 of Ask Axe Cop

A talk I gave about Axe Cop and breaking into the industry at Animex 2013.

A video of me drawing a page of Chumble Spuzz sped up.

A webinar I did with Smith Micro about using Manga Studio to draw comics.

A mini documentary on making comics with Malachai called "Asking Axe Cop".

The preview for an unreleased Axe Cop documentary.

Music video I animated for my old band, Lunaractive.

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