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"Axie and Chad" is a 2D animated comedy series revolving around two roommates and the challenges they face as young adults figuring out how to live. 

Axie is a goth axolotl who wants to respected, and Chad is a punk, carefree rabbit who just wants to have fun. Together they must overcome their differences to survive adulthood.

My animation team and I wanted to use our stories to represent a group of people that aren’t normally seen on tv, and help people laugh off the struggles of everyday life.

S1E1 Chad Tries Catnip

After a long day at work, Axie comes home to everything demolished and Chad missing. Chad becomes a public enemy after experiencing the effects of catnip.  

The series 4 minute pilot episode was created in Toonboom Harmony with the use of After Effects and photo compositing.

Character Turnarounds and Line Up


Visual Development


Behind the Scenes

Fun Fact

Axie and Chad are based off Shaw's critters in real life!