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Cyanide & Happiness show their balls

After turning down several offers to make TV shows, due to the fact that the contracts they were being given to sign would’ve suffocated their creativity to the point where Hollywood could’ve been called Houdini, our friends at C&H have now decided to create their own show on the interwebs.

Doing it on your own means no censorship, which is mainly what makes C&H’s sense of humour so special, you can feel its radical taste of freedom and breath mints coming at you. Using all the weapons they have at their disposal (an arsenal of pens and crayons), the people at C&H are one of the last bastions of hope in the face of the excesses of the politically correct army. The most valuable weapon they have is the elegance of their humour.

But to do all this, they need you and your generous donations. They’ve been pouring themselves into this project for a while now, but this makes it official. Their Kickstarter is officially here:

Dear Kris, Rob, Matt & Dave, The FML Team, as well as some of FML’s users will help you out. Because you have skill, talent, passion. And balls.


#1352 - Special guests - On 02/15/2013 at 8:56am by The FML Team - 18 comments

FML’s Anti-Valentine’s Day

"Today, I was informed that my boyfriend's mother would be joining us on our Valentine's dinner. I'm not sure if this momma's boy thing is going to work out. FML"


Go on, admit it, you hate Valentine’s Day. Even if you don’t, you do.  No one needs a calendar to remember when to tell your significant other that you love them, and to buy them some shitty flowers. And if you do, you don’t deserve to be in a relationship with another human being. Try a pot plant. And if your significant other needs to be reminded to do so by a calendar, push them into a canal.

"Today, I pointed out to my boyfriend how Valentine's Day, my birthday, and our one-year anniversary were all coming up in the next few weeks. He then promptly broke up with me. FML"


The origins of the name are much disputed, some say he was a martyr, some say he was a priest who secretly married couples, and my next-door neighbour reckons he was the guy who was the captain of TV’s Love Boat (but my neighbour thinks that giving her cat her bogus homeopathy tablets will help its leg grow back, so she’s no use in a pub quiz team anyway). 
Anyway, here at FML, we’ve decided Valentine’s Day should be called out for what it really is: a celebration of the tacky side of love, the gaudy holiday for couples to prance about in front of single losers and rub everyone else’s nose in their lurve. Yeah, we’re not buying it.

"Today, for Valentine's Day, my boyfriend gave me the half-eaten chocolate bar that I left in his fridge two weeks ago. FML"


I know what you’re thinking: this guy’s a single loser, he’s bitter, he’s writing this because he’s angry about having to spend Valentine’s Day on his own watching Golden Girls reruns, yadda yadda yadda. You’re wrong. I’ll be watching The West Wing for the 56th time. I’ve got my whole evening planned out, but at least my plans aren’t as sad as this one:


"Today, I arranged to have some flowers delivered at work for Valentine's Day so that my colleagues will think someone likes me. FML"


Some gifts are pretty awful too:


"Today, my grandma sent me a Valentine's Day card. For years she's been hinting at me to lose weight. The card: a picture of cookies on the front and a gym membership inside. FML"


Or reasons for lack of gifts:


"Today, my boyfriend of 6 months told me he was not going to celebrate Valentine's Day because it was a 'capitalistic consumerism holiday'. He works in a bank and helps 'capitalism consumerism' 364 days a year. FML"

However, we strive to be open-minded, despite the bitterness. So I’m going to say that I do wish you a wonderful Valentine’s Day with your loved one. Or ones, if you’re into that sort of thing. As Woody Allen once said, “Sex between two people is a beautiful thing - between five, it's fantastic.”


The illustration was made by Rara, we've already welcomed her in july. Check out her blog!

#1351 - Ramblings - On 02/13/2013 at 4:28pm by Alan - 24 comments

FML's sex tape

Taking pleasure wherever we can, this time we take great pleasure in presenting the second installment of the FML web series. Now, as you can tell by that introduction, this time it’s a bit sexual, so you have been warned. But don’t worry: no children will result from these fantasy sequences; we do however hope that a few smiles will be born into the world.

Here we have the first few scenes shot by Logan Burdick and produced by Small Red Cape and The FML crew. It’s from these scenes that our collaborative work started between the shoots in L.A. and the finishing edits and sound design in Paris. You will probably recognize famous FMLs that you’ve already read, but augmented by the talented acting work of our friends Ben Giroux and Ray Chase. Enjoy!

Directed by: Logan Burdick
Starring: Ben Giroux and Ray Chase
Guest Starring: Kelly Huddleston, Emily Goss, and Scott Burman
1st AC / Gaffer: Alex Darke
Grip: Matthew Little
Location Supervisor: Aaron Ehberhart
Art Department: Karissa Barney
PA: Elissa Weinzimmer
Edited by: Logan Burdick
Post production: Noside Production
Sound Design: Gizmo Deluxe
Sound Engineer: S Joly /  JL Fauvel
Creative Director: Didier Guedj
Special thanks to Morgan Prêleur and Steve Maisel.

Logan Burdick and Morgan Prêleur 

#1350 - Videos - On 02/11/2013 at 11:33am by The FML Team - 48 comments

Wrong FML number

No, you're not dreaming, the illustrator, creator of those lovable fluffy cats you can find on DeviantArt is our artist of the day. Rihards, that's his name, is also the proud creator of Boggarts, another kind of cat, cheekier than anything you've ever seen. But oh, so adorable. Let's not wait a minute more, here's the program, read the interview, go on the artist's DeviantArt gallery, and find a new desktop. Deal? Let's go!


-What are your name, surname and nickname?
-My name's Rihards Donskis and I tend to use Apofiss as my internet nickname.

-Why did you choose this nickname?
-Well, long story short - I took it from TV-series called Stargate-SG1 back in year 1999 I think. If I'm not mistaken Apophis was one of the villains and I thought it sounded neutral and cool. And no, I didn't know the name Apophis comes from Egyptian mythology, specifically an evil god - the deification of darkness and chaos. Now how sweet is that!?

-How old are you?
-I'm 28.

-Where do you live?
-I currently live in Latvia.


-You're officially our first artist from Latvia! What's your job in Latvia? (Latvia is such a cool word.)
-Basically my job is to do things I love to do, most of the time at least which is drawing, painting, designing, 3d modeling and everything art related.

-What's your journey?
-I have been into drawing and creating since my very first days where many inspirations like Disney ( The Lion King, etc ), 5th Element and few more very inspirational content shaped my path. I didn't really drew all the time... there was a long gap in between before I actually picked up pencils and brush again! Back in 2008 I got my first tablet and a whole new and more serious journey began. :)


-Do you read webcomics?
-I don't really read comics much in general, but I do notice and enjoy few popular ones like Stupid Fox or alike. -Tell us more about the amazing DeviantArt gallery you own. At the moment I don't really have a proper website yet one can follow me on DA or even Facebook and buy lots of nice prints featuring my original artworks. :3

-How do you work?
-Considering my way of doing things, I tend to work on my own ideas instead of doing commercial commissions thus I feel more creative and productive. Sometimes whenever I have more free time I offer personal commission works. (Check out this amazing video of Rihards illustrating)

-And now, last but not least, why did you choose this FML story?
-The one I chose was a matter of few seconds and I got the basic idea right away which would fit the awkward nature of Boggart ;D





Apofiss's DA:



If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to alice [at] 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!

#1349 - Illustrated FML - On 02/08/2013 at 1:08pm by Alice - 8 comments

The FML video guys

The story begins in a small café in Paris; Ben Giroux has just arrived from LA to grab a few days vacation in Europe. Sporting designer stubble and a wooly hat, thanks to his piercing blue eyes and wicked-child grin I immediately recognize him from numerous TV shows (House, Bones, Happily Divorced, Unhitched…). 

We order coffee and start talking about movies, creativity and comedy; we soon realize that we want to work together on an FML video project. However, an important question soon arises: an FML is short, snappy, and draws on the reader’s imagination. How do we set about reproducing this effect on-screen? We ponder this question as we go about our separate ways, ready to get this thing started.

A few weeks later, the FML team turns up in Los Angeles. Over a few beers and some organic salads we came to an agreement with Ben and his associate Ray Chase. These guys are pros, but we see them as friends due to the fact that we seem to crack up at the same daft things. This means that we are ready to get to work. From this point on, things will start to move very quickly. Ideas fly from Hollywood to Europe and vice-versa. Ben and Ray start to shoot scenes drawn from FMLs that make us laugh; they send us some initial rough material that we begin working on in Paris, giving it some rhythm and an original audiovisual imprint. We wanted the result to be as energetic as certain scenes from movies that stunned us in the past (Trainspotting, Rules of Attraction).

We get in touch with a video-whizz in Paris, Morgan Prêleur (Noside Production), who ends up loving Ben and Ray’s material and is driven enough to find the necessary solutions for all our image rhythm needs. He is so passionate about the video FMLs that he does the job for free between working on ads for L’Oréal. We insist on paying. He accepts (he still hasn’t sent us his invoice though). Somehow, we pull through, and the first FML videos are born. And now that everything is ready, we’re shoving the first results out into the world, where everyone and his dog can see what we’ve done. So be gentle, be cruel, be honest, be nice, be yourselves. We can take the heat, ‘cos we’re tough like that. Peace.



The producers: Small Red Cape (Ben Giroux, Ray Chase) / The FML Crew: (Maxime Valette, Guillaume Passaglia, Didier Guedj).
The actors: Kelly Huddleston, Emily Goss, and Scott Burman, Kelly Huddleston, Juliana Long Tyson, Lars Slind, Dave Shabaz, Anna Rubley, Erica Mathlin, Ben Giroux, Ray Chase.
On the other side of the screen: Alex Darke, Matthew Little, Aaron Ehberhart, Karissa Barney, Elissa Weinzimmer, Stéphane Joly.
The magicians: Logan Burdick (Director) / Morgan Prêleur (Finishing) / Didier Guedj (Art Director) / Steve Maisel.


Ray Chase, Ben Giroux, Logan Burdick, the FML video guys.


#1346 - Videos - On 02/04/2013 at 12:14pm by Didi, FML Team - 30 comments

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