Hi, my name is Ethan Nicolle and I created this web site because I am obsessed with the unhinged creativity of children. It all started when my father and step mother had a surprise son when I was in my mid 20's. My little brother, Malachai, as well as my younger sisters, Kaitlyn and Megan, would go wild in my sketchbooks, scribbling and making things up on the fly. This was during a time in my life when I was really struggling to "make it", being super critical of my own ideas and feeling pressure to create something that would make it big. This way of thinking had a negative effect on my creatvity. It shrunk it.
I first broke into comics when I created Chumble Spuzz for SLG Publishing in 2007 which was nominated for an Eisner Award for humor in 2009. After that I was looking for my next big idea.
In 2009, Malachai and I ended up creating a character named Axe Cop when he was five and I was 29. It went on to become a completely unexpected success as a web comic, print comic and then a TV show on FOX and FXX. Malachai is now in Junior high and I have kids of my own. I have worked in children's television as a writer for the last three years at Dreamworks Animation.
I continue to love digging into the minds of kids and their creative ideas, and I think it's a process I have learned a thing or two about since I created Axe Cop and partnered with a five year old for over six volumes with hundreds of pages of material. While I made Axe Cop I got a lot of people sending me their own kids ideas and drawings and I really enjoyed receiving those things. I wanted to create something where the creative output was not limited to just my brother and me, but a total creative free for all that is safe for kids to enter into.
If you want to know more about me, check out my own website, EthanNicolle.com and if you have any questions please feel free to contact me here. You can also see what books I have available on my Amazon Author Page or buy my sketchbooks and other items in my personal store.