Hello, you groovy playas and leaf-blowing haters, it’s illustration time! Yeah, girl you know it’s true. Anyway, before we get totally side-tracked by 80s pop music, let’s get down to business and present our artist of the day. He’s a guy who lives in France and goes by the AKA Enutil, which sort of means “Useless”, almost. Oh yes, because this week we’re crossing over again with the dudes from VDM, our French sister website, forgot to mention it.
He doesn’t work as an illustrator but is so pretty damn good at it that he should be. In fact, he says he wishes he had more time to draw.
His current projects include maybe finishing off something he’d started working on with a friend called “2 Spacymen” but for now he’s mainly focusing on his blog, on which he’s launched two series: Jean-Paul Parfait (John-Paul Perfect), “the story of a man who wants to do things right, but that always end up badly ; the other being the Al Killer series, “the story of an asshole killer. The problem with this one is that I know where I want to go with it, but I don’t how to go about it.”
So, what else can we say about Enutil? He’s more into cats than dogs, even though he finds them a bit snooty: “they’re arrogant, selfish assholes, but when they mess things up we forgive them because they’re so cuuuuute.” He doesn’t check out many blogs, because, “I like stories that are built from A to Z. Blogs don’t allow that, they’re things in which people shove everything randomly. I like to appreciate an author through his work, not a work through an author.” Well put.
His main passion in life is movies, and when he’s not drawing, he spends time with friends and family. Or making up puns, much to everyone’s annoyance!
His final statement to us was this. We asked him to ask himself a question that he would’ve been liked to have been asked, and then answer it himself. He went for this:
Q: These days, do you think that if the character in your drawing for FML had been a woman or black, some people would’ve called you sexist or racist?
A: No. People aren’t that stupid!
To see Enutil's illustrated FML, click here!
So there you have it. Another week, another illustration. Keep ‘em coming folks, we love ‘em all. It’s always interesting to see creative minds take over the stories we publish to see what they come up with. The more distorted and funny, the better. Anyway, time to sign off for now. We’ll leave you with a few videos, arbitrarily chosen by the person writing this article who has decided that 1- it’s Joy Division day, so here’s a fantastic live version of ‘Disorder’, and 2- Doug Stanhope is a fine American.
Take care and be excellent to each other.
If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to alice [at] fmylife.com including a link to your website/blog/DeviantArt. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with me, and I'll tell you what you have to do!