The FML of Biff
Good morning everybody! Another week is over, bringing us closer to the end of holidays. But we don't care. Here at FML, we fully enjoy our time off, trying all the stuff that we can't do while we're working. Sometimes it's because we don't have enough time, we’re too worn out after a day at work or sometimes we just don't have any ideas of fun things to do. In this case, we have a remedy. Every day, we check a special website where some of the best ideas are published, and every day we enjoy watching them being carried out by the man owning the biggest set of eyebrows you'll ever see. In fact, this website is so well put together that we don't feel the need to look for crazy stuff to occupy our time, we can comfortably stay in our armchairs all day long. We love the internet. Anyway, ladies, gentleman, reckless people, please welcome the creator of "The Book of Biff" created by the amazing Chris Hallbeck !
Once upon a time, there was a young man named Chris who was in art school for a year in Georgia, and then for 3 years in Michigan, but sadly, neither of them had any sort of comics classes. Then, Chris got to the senior level classes, where you get to define your own projects, and so he decided to base his on comics. The downside was that none of the instructors had any background for critiquing the writing or humor aspects of what he was doing, they were mostly judging on the line work and composition.
But that didn't stop Chris who was making little mini comics that he would give to friends, and he started trying to self-syndicate the strip into alternative newspapers. Then this amazing thing called "The Internet" happened and Chris started posting the comics onto the web instead. In 2006, he put a new web comic up, and was surprised to discover that drawing comics and posting them on to the internet was now a much more common thing. However, The Book of Biff is not a common thing. Biff is the 11% yellow-toned character invented by Chris three years ago. Biff, besides his supersize eyebrows, is known thanks to all the things he tries out. Play golf with a guitar? Check. Hang paintings onto the wall thanks to adhesive tape? Check. Each comic shows in one single panel that Biff's ideas are just way cool, but most of the time they're just way too weird to be done. That's how a new definition was born: "very weird (dangerous? Yes, but damn funny) ideas: Biffastic".
Biff had so many amazing adventures that Chris has already published his 4th book, and he’s spent all weekend signing and shipping it out. This same week-end, something happened to Chris. While he was watching one of the greatest movies that mankind ever made (not Twilight, which was made by some creature of the night or other) called Back to the future, a surreal moment happened. He simultaneously remembered what it was like to be a kid thinking about the future, and realized that he was living that same kid's fantasy. And that's one of the coolest feelings in the world.
"- Chris, before we release you, we would like to know why did you choose this FML and why did you decided to send an illustration for FML?
-Since I've spent so long writing single panel comics my brain has been wired to see humor in a certain way. This FML really fit that mold for me. It could almost have been a caption I wrote for one of my regular comics. Besides, I like the challenge of stepping outside the comfort zone of my usual comics. I always learn something new."
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Thank you for your illustration Chris!
And if you’ve been living in a cave for the past few years, and had no internet, here's the link to his website: http://www.thebookofbiff.com/
You have bigger eyebrows than Biff and you would like to be our next published artist? Don't waste any more time, and send an email including your name, your age and the link to your blog/website at [email protected].And do it now, because I ain’t no Hallbeck girl, I ain’t no Hallbeck girl.