Bonjour tout le monde ! Yes, today we're half french because it's the Cannes Film Festival week, so sunshine, movie stars and champagne are all part of our daily routine. With our feet in the sand and our sunglasses balancing on our sunburned noses, we're ready to interview another member from the Cyanide&Happiness crew. Commençons !
-First of all, who are you ?
-Kris Wilson. Spelled with only 1 k, not 3.
-How old are you?
-I was born in 1988, so I'm currently 21 at the time of this interview.
-Where do you live?
-I used to live in Wyoming. I hitched up my covered wagon and chased the horizon to Colorado a week ago.
-What do you do for a living?
-I draw and write ridiculous cartoons for fun. It somehow became what I do for a living.
-What is your story?
-I grew up in a town with a population of 150 people. I started drawing Cyanide & Happiness when I was 15 and got them onto the internet by the time I was 16 with the Explosm folks. I already had a career going before I graduated, so luckily I didn't waste money on being a college student on the prairie.
-What are your projects?
-I mostly do the C&H thing as of now. I do a lot of writing for the animations, along with a handful of side projects that I can't officially mention or bring to the surface yet. Hopefully they'll be in motion before I start a senile attempt at serial killing. Stay tuned.
-Can you tell us about your role in Cyanide&Happiness?
-I started off the nonsense when I was in highschool. I basically began drawing a foundation of stupid looking characters to knock off some stupid ideas I had. Rob enjoyed them and started sending me some of his own fanwork. He and I went back and forth making them before Matt and Dave joined for the fun of it.
-What inspires you (artists, movies, etc..)?
-Talking nonsense with people and thinking of ideas is an everyday inspiration. Everything from thinking of inventions to how I'd raise a kid are prime brainfood, as I'd imagine it would be for a lot of creators.
-What makes you laugh the most?
-Bear Traps. Any scenario involving bear traps catches my attention
-Why did you choose this FML?
-Any couple could relate to the conversation and to the fact that everyone in the world is gross.
-Do you have your own FML anecdote that you can share us?
-I'm the only Explosm artist that has received both naked photos AND death threats. Or both in the same email. FML
Clic to see the illustrated FML !
Lucky you. We're now jealous. Anyway, thank you Kris for your participation !
Next week it's Dave's turn!
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