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It was very difficult to write this article as both my mac and iPhone were crying all day.

 


-Hello "Saeko"! Before we go any further, introduce yourself to our wonderful audience.

-Hello everybody! I'm half-Vietnamese half-French, I'm an illustrator and a wildlife portraitist. I have mainly worked on children's books, novels, schoolbooks... Right now I'm working on my first professional comic book.

-How old are you?
-I won't answer that ;P

-Ow mysteries, I love it. Where do you live?
-Near Paris, in France.




-"Wildlife portraitist", if I want to picture it, I see a dog, with a beautiful bow tie, posing lasciviously on a sofa while you're drawing it... it is basically your job?
-Haha, my dogs love to pose! But yeah, I basically work from pictures the clients send me

-And how did you become a portraitist?
-By chance, being a dog owner, I started to draw portraits for my friends, then thanks to word of mouth I started to get several orders. So I started to get paid for that, besides my other job (I work in human resources).

 



-Can you tell us more about your comic book or is that top secret?
-It's called "Arthur" and it'll be published by Nâga Editions. The editor suggested a scenario to me, that I liked, and I agreed to work with him. It's a Fantasy/Adventure comic book, the story is about how a young boy who finds out he has powers once he's in possession of an antique katana. When Arthur touches the weapon, he gets thrown into Japan, in a samurai's skin. He leads an army in the middle of great battles from early Edo time.

-Are you passionate about Japan?
-Yes I'm a huge Japan fanatic since years! 

-As we've asked many artists who took part in illustrated Saturday... Why did you choose this story?
-I admit I love every ambiguous relationship between men in manga or TV shows in general. So by reading this FML I thought "that's the one I wanna do!" because she really made me laugh. Awkward moment for both of them, I love it, and it's really funny to draw.

-It's magical, we all love awkwardness .. except when it happens to us. Thank you Saeko for taking part!

 

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ILLUSTRATED FML



Saeko
's website : http://www.saeko-doyle.com/



 
If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to alice [at] fmylife.com including a link to your website/blog/DA. 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!

 

#1121 - Illustrated FML - On 10/07/2011 at 6:40am by Alice - 4 comments

FML video: Badly Timed Sexual Cliché

Here's another FML video from our friends at AwkwardUniverse.com. Enjoy!



#1109 - Videos - On 10/04/2011 at 2:44am by The FML Team - 386 comments

The FML ticket

Goodmorning FML audience! It's great to have you back on this beautiful and shiny illustrated FML saturday. You enjoyed today's comic and you thought "who's that amazing artist who made me laugh today?" well, don't go anywhere, because here's her interview. 

-Hello! First of all introduce yourself to the world. What's your name and surname?

-I'm a bit confused, because I'm Chinese born in Indonesia, so I'm thinking about what name I should give. I think I prefer my Chinese name, the one I usually use, so my name is Xing Ying, my surname is Chen.

-Why do you have two names?
-My official name is Noni, it's the Indonesia name written in my identity card... but since I'm Chinese born, my Mom gave me a Chinese name.

-How old are you?
-I'm going to be 30 this year.

-So you're living in China?
-Nope, I'm living in Indonesia, Jakarta for exact, the capital city.

-How's life over there?
-Errr... hot, crowded, polluted, the traffic is always jammed.



 

-What do you do for a living?
-Well, I'm a freelance designer, I accept various work from design to illustration. I also teach a 3D course.

-What are your professional projects?
-Hmm, I don't know if it counts as a professional one since I alway consider myself as an amateur. I'm still a baby bird but I've done illustrations for children books for my local publisher, it will be published in the near future, and I'm working on online games currently with my partner on Fay Folio.

-Why did you choose to do an FML illustration?
-Because it's fun... the stories there really interest me, I'm enjoy it and it lift up my mood, so when you offer me to do the illustration, I thought "why not?"... and as I expected, I really enjoyed doing the illustration. 

 

-Did you experienced a "FML moment" yourself?
-Perhaps this one... when my computer exploded recently, it ended that the hard-disk was broken and I lost all of my art I'd done over the past 9 years, and I didn't have any single backup. I think I got "you deserved it" for this one, .it's my fault for not backing it up.

-It's surely time to invest in an external hard-drive? I think so. 
-Yes, surely is. I'm still saving up to pay the recovery data fee, it's really expensive.

-Well, that's a real FML. Thank you very much for taking part!

 

 

 CLICK HERE TO SEE THE ILLUSTRATED FML



Xing Ying
's website : 
http://www.argentyue.deviantart.com/



 
If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to alice [at] fmylife.com including a link to your website/blog/DA. 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!

 

#1101 - Illustrated FML - On 09/30/2011 at 11:39am by Alice - 2 comments

FML video: Stranger Bathroom Chatter

Here's a great new FML video from our friends at awkwarduniverse.com. It blew our minds into bits, so you could say that we slightly loved it. Every second of it is comedy stardust for the brain. Check it out all the way through, even after the credits start rolling it's still funny.

 

Ben Giroux, founder of awkwarduniverse.com is an actor that we really appreciate, and he's just launched his own internet show. Enjoy the trailer!

 


#1097 - Videos - On 09/26/2011 at 12:57pm by FML Team - 287 comments

FML video: I'm a koala

Here's another FML video from our friends at 10secondtraumas.com. Enjoy!

Today, my boyfriend and I were cuddling on his couch when suddenly I tried to get up. Before I could stand, he grabs onto me and says, "I'm a koala and you're my eucalyptus tree!" He then continued to latch onto me for a good five minutes pretending to eat my hair. FML

10secondtraumas.com is first of all three girls: Anna Akana ("Anna Banana", who barks all the time but doesn’t bite – producer, writer, actress), Deidre Devlin (graduated from USC with a degree in screenwriting - also an actress - her ultimate dream is to nab a tampon commercial), and Alexis Dickey (the third actress - more commonly referred to as "Dickey", you can guess why). There’s also Shaun Jones (DP and occasional guest star for 10ST - since he knows how to shoot guns, and because of his camera skills, the girls have to approve everything he says).

 

#1093 - Videos - On 09/23/2011 at 1:55pm by FML Team - 265 comments


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