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Today, my boyfriend and I were laying naked in my bed making out. All of a sudden, we hear "pop goes the weasel" outside my house. My boyfriend stops and excitedly says, "ICE CREAM MAN", flips me over, grabs his clothes, and runs out of my room. FML

 

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SATURDAY SATURDAY gotta get down on Saturday, everybody’s lookin’ forward to the interview!
Now, the song "Friday" is playing in your head. You're welcome. Today we're going to the big Apple, and no we're not talking about the iphone 5G, we're talking about New York, where Christian our artist of the day lives.
As we've already ruined your morning with the "F song", let's not waste any more time and start the interview. 

 

-So! What's your name and surname?
-Christian Castro
-Like the great (more like, fabulous) neighborhood in San Francisco?
-Haha Yes exactly but I usually get the Fidel Castro reference

-That's my Armistead Maupin side. Where do you live?
-I live in Brooklyn, New York. Born and raised!
-What's so great and lame about this place?
-The Great: It's New York! I'm in one of the most exciting and diverse places in the world. I can never get bored being here. And I enjoy watching all the tourists walk around looking at the tall buildings! As for the lame: There's a lot of annoying tourists looking at all the tall buildings!

-Is it true that you can get vertigo just by looking at all those buildings?
-It's possible. I've lived here all my life so I might have built a tolerance to it by now.

-How old are you ?
-I am 22 years young!
-What's your job ?
-I'm currently trying to pursue freelance illustration full time. (Does it count as a job if you don't make all your money from it?)
-That's exactly what I was about to ask.
-I think of it as owning a business. If you open a store and have no costumers, its still your job, right? So i refer to myself as an illustrator : )

-So how did you become a freelance artist?
-Well I grew up watching cartoons and trying to imitate what I saw on TV onto paper. So I would spend my free time drawing the Simpsons and Pokemon. When I was a teenager I attended LaGuardia Arts High School in New York City where I majored in art. While there I learned about the world of illustration. Then I was accepted to the Fashion Institute of Technology also in New York where I received my degree in illustration.

-What are your projects?
-I'm currently finishing up a series of 2-panel paintings comparing New York City (where I was born) and the city of Cali, Colombia (where both my parents are from) You can see some of it on my website now. It's like a mash-up of culture clash in the form of illustration. Also I am illustrating a children's book I wrote about the new york city subway!

-I'm not sure the illustration you did for FML could be in that book. Moreover, why did you choose this story?
-Haha, that could be in the PG-13 version of the book. I chose this story because ice cream trucks play an important role in my childhood! In New York, when you hear an ice cream truck outside you know winter is finally over. It's like an unofficial Ground Hog's Day! Plus I've always had the special ability to hear ice cream truck music from very very far away, that's why I chose this story, even if Emilie Record did too!

-New York city is such an amazing city. Well thank you so much for your participation Christian!
-No problem! Thank you for having me!


Christian's website:http://christiancastroart.com/

 

You don't want to miss next week's comic guys, because we'll go straight to Narnia. Seriously.

 

If you want to be the next published artist, send me 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!

#980 - Illustrated FML - On 06/04/2011 at 8:58am by Alice - 5 comments

Ménage à trois

Hello naughty readers, you saw today's illustration and you thought "Oh my, let's see the artist's interview, it might be full of surprises". Well, we couldn't agree more, because today's artist Jesse is full of resources. He might be bad, but he's perfectly good at it. We mean drawing, of course. And don't be fooled by where he comes from, it didn't prevent him for doing this illustration. So leave all of your stereotypes and panties at the door, and let's get started!

 

-(Un)Fasten your seatbelts, here we go! So "Jesse", who are you, what's your name and surname, why did your parents call you that way ?
-My name is Jesse Cline. I am a pretty normal guy I guess. I think my parents named me this because they wanted a daughter named Jessica.


-Wow, that'll give work to your shrink. How old are you? (Now I'm curious, did they force you to wear dresses?)
-I will be 29 for a few more weeks! No, just skirts. (Sometimes a wig).

-Ow, polite way to say you'll be old in a few days. Where do you live? New York, like all the 3 artists I interviewed today? (seriously, what's going on with New York? Reno is such an amazing city when it gets to illustrations opportunities.)
-I live in Bainbridge Island, WA, which is a ferry ride away from Seattle. New York is nice to visit, but I could never live there. People are too crazy. Everyone in Seattle is nice and laid back.

 

 
-You anticipated my traditional question "what's great and lame about the city you're living in?" as you already answered half of it, please answer the rest: what's great about this place?
-I love Seattle. It's a beautiful, clean city. The town I live in is on an actual island, so it's very rural and goofy (in a good way). I can be downtown in a big city in 30 minutes so I get the best of both worlds.
-No lame parts?
-Seattle's lameness is famous: it rains all the time! It's cloudy, foggy and raining about 9 months out of the year.


-Now let's get to a more interesting part, what's your job?
-I do finance and accounting stuff.
-Are you the kind of guy who started the great recession?
-No, but I did see it coming. I work on the side of the good guys :)

-That's what Madoff said. Enough with hilarity. What's your story?
-Well, I was about 5 or so when I first started drawing anything beyond stick figure. I drew a picture of Donald Duck out of the TV Guide or something. Both my parents are really talented and wanted to be artists, so they were really supportive.

 

-What are your projects?
-For a long time I was trying to do newspaper comic strips, but it never went very far. I have been doing a comic once or twice a week since January and posting them online. Once I get 100 or so I would like to put them together in a book or something. I kinda have a vision of making children's books for adults; like it will have cute drawings and life lessons but have dark humor and stuff.
-Fairy tale style?
-Not really. More like Little Golden Books. Have you ever seen those? Like this mixed with Perry Bible Fellowship http://www.randomhouse.com/golden/

-Ooow a puppy sleeping. Okay you got me, it's a great website. Why did you choose this story?
-I thought it would be fun to draw. I wanted to capture everything in one scene and make it fun to look at.
-Is it also because of your parents and their will to name you like a girl?
-Lol. No.

 

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That, was pretty awesome, thank you Jesse!

 

Jesse's website: http://calmblueoceans.com/ 

 

 

If you want to be the next published artist, send me 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!

#968 - Illustrated FML - On 05/27/2011 at 3:50am by Alice - 7 comments

FML video: Bad Surprise

FML episodes 5 & 6, by 10SecondTraumas.com

 

 

Thanks to Anna Akana, Deidre Devlin, Alexis Dickey, Shaun Jones, and all their actor and technician friends.

 

#956 - Videos - On 05/25/2011 at 8:24am by FML Team - 175 comments

FML video: Cry Baby

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

 

 

During the shoot, Caitlin (the little girl) kept running into the scene and dancing. She then would run off screen barking. It was difficult working with kids, but you can be rest assured that 10ST got some good bloopers for us on the way! More videos are being created as we write this, and you'll be able to see them soon, thanks to Anna Akana, Deidre Devlin, Alexis Dickey, Shaun Jones, and all their actor and technician friends.

 

#950 - Videos - On 05/20/2011 at 5:39pm by The FML Team - 178 comments

Scooby-FML-Doo

It's a new day, full of mysteries, ghosts, 60's dresses and fearful dog. Yes, there's some Scooby-Doo hidding in today's illustration! To those who didn't watch the tv show, we recommand you to go and rent a DVD now, because if you don't know who cool is this show you'll just be a moron, and for our precious one who followed religiously tose dog's aventures, just enjoy Fernando Sica's interview.

 

 

-Hello Fernando, you're our 100th artist! That's huge. How do you feel being that particular lucky man?
-Being the 100th artist it´s good because i feel like it´s a good luck sign for me and my work, plus I really enjoyed doing an FML illustration

-Where do you live?
-In México city! Ajjuuuuuuaaaaa!

-Oh let me put on my sombrero. There. So tell us, what México is really all about ?
-México is not only tacos, burritos and sombreros, it´s a mixture of crazy things taken from past and present culture, it´s a colorful and exciting surrealistic monster! thats my definition about my country, and particularly this citiy.

-What's your job?
-I´m a graphic designer and illustrator, but recently I have done animation and photography, I like to work in different disciplines to expan my creative possibilities.

-How did you become a graphic designer?
-Since I was a kid I spent hours drawing and doing all kind of stuff with cardboard, then I started to paint at the age of 10, and since then I knew I wanted to be an illustrator, I did the graphic design career, ended it 3 years ago, I work independently since then to have enough time for my personal proyects.

-What's great and lame about being a graphic designer?
-The greatest thing about being a graphic designer is that I love my profession! It gives you a lot of visual culture and knowledge to be later applied in many creative areas.

-And the lame side is..? (Oh, you know there's one)
-Maybe the lame part is that clients refuse to pay what it really costs! And you have to fight for your rights! It's a very competitive area, so you have to be the best one to reach what you want, but it's not a problem since I love what I do, so the lamest part is time! We have a lot of pressure and sometimes its really annoying to work like that, you dont really enjoy some projects.

- And what are your next projects?
-I will continue working as a freelance, but i have a new personal project called Rehägustovich ( www.rehagustovich.com ) that is my illustrated travel journal to an imaginary, quiet, subtly magical land that few people know how to reach! Later I would like to dedicate more time to write and illustrate children´s stories and start personal animation projects. Little by little.

- Ok, do you swear you're not using drugs to do this project?
- Ahahah, it seems to be like that! But the real aim of this new project is to magnify simple situations and give them a little twist of mystical colorfull magic! There will be many interesting characters and funny situations.

 

-So you like mysteries, that's why you choose this particular story?
-Yes, and also because of Scooby Doo! I used to watch it when I was a kid before going to school, so I thought it could be interesting to play with the cartoon from a different point of view, and with an older Fernando! Also it´s funny the mixture between a mistery cartoon and a pervert joke. I have no doubt that things like this FML story could happen in the Scooby Doo world, all the characters had masks and costumes, so in the background Scooby Doo was pervert.

-Yeah you just ruined some of the reader's childhood. Many thanks.

 

 

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Fernando's website: http://fernandosica.com/ 


That's all folks! And before you leave, don't forget to sing the theme song with us, right here !
See you next week, and move the kids away from the computer, because there will be some nudity. Oh yeah.

 

 

 

If you want to be the next published artist, send me 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!

#944 - Illustrated FML - On 05/13/2011 at 4:09pm by Alice - 4 comments


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