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FML feat. Smokey

Hello everybody, we hope you're all in a good shape. So, what happened this week that we could mention in this introduction? Spain won the World Cup, we will never eat octopus again, Andy's going to college and Fergie is getting over you. Now let's get back to our art related stuff. In June, we were contacted by a young artist, we didn't know her before but we instantly liked her. A month later, she’s now on FML, and here is her interview:

 

 

-What's your name and surname?
-Emily Block

-(Side note: She's still, she's still Emily from the Block!) How old are you?
-Twenty-two!

-Where do you live?
-I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, but I'm currently living
and working in Beijing, China.

-What are your projects?
I've got an ongoing illustration gig for sessionsfromthebox.com where I do a band illustration every two weeks or so, and I'm also working on a major comic project for another band in Portland. I've got a full-time job and a new house to furnish, so I don't have much time for anything else, though I do try to keep my blog updated with sketches or autobiographical comics about my life here in Beijing.

 

 

-What inspires you?
-Everything about Miyazaki films, Craig Thompson's brushwork, Doug TenNapel's brushwork, the Scott Pilgrim comics, Octopus Pie, Kate Beaton's comics... light-hearted stories with great characters and hints of drama... and I always have the urge to document in comic form all the strange and wonderful things I encounter daily here in China or back home.

-What makes you laugh the most?
Anything from Bill Cosby’s stand-up to Robot Chicken's montage of guys getting hit in the crotch, honestly! I am easily amused.

 

-Why did you contact us and why did you choose this FML story?
-My decision-making process went like "Illustrated FML? Why not?" I chose this FML because A) it wasn't about your parents walking in on something embarrassing, mis-sent text messages, or waking up next to the wrong person for once, and B) it gave me an opportunity to inform the world that people in giant face-covering suits can't really be trusted.

-Do you have your own FML anecdote that you can share us?
-Not mine, but a coworker's: My coworkers and I were ordering some spicy noodle soup at a small, hole-in-the-wall restaurant. The waiter came to the table with our bowls. He had his thumb in mine. My coworkers spent the entire lunch speculating how long it had been since he'd washed his hands, and asking me how my "poop noodles" tasted. FML

 

Yami. Thank you for this great anecdote and for your awesome comic!

 

Emily's website: http://www.fortunecookiecomics.com/emily/
Emily's livejournal: http://eblocky.livejournal.com/

 

If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to alice@fmylife.com including a link to your website/blog. If you don't have one, attach some of your drawings. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with Alice, who's in London with Simon, who will tell you what you have to do!

#526 - Illustrated FML - On 07/16/2010 at 12:36pm by FML Team - 4 comments

Watch the birdie on FML

It's so hot around here that we can't stand it, we're starting to stick to the furniture and our underwear is chafing our delicate bodies, so how are we supposed to write a decent introduction in these conditions? We tried to write it from the fridge, but we were kicked out by the yoghurt pots. We then tried to write it from the freezer, but we were kicked out by Granny. And we also tried to sneak into our neighbor's pool, but we were kicked out by his charmingly noisy wife, kids and a basset-hound called Dennis.
So now here we are, all covered in sweat, but still trying to properly interview today's artist in these difficult conditions:


-What's your name and surname?
-Jihye  Lee

-How old are you?
-21 years old

-Where do you live?
-I live in Los Angeles, CA (side note: lucky girl)

-What do you do for a living?
-Still a student! But I do the occasional freelance job or commission when I need to buy myself some video games :)

 

-What's your story?
-I am currently a student of Art Center College of Design, set to graduate in less than 6 months alongside countless other talented artists. My goals are to get into the gaming industry, become an art professor, and to be rich. Not necessarily in that order. :)

-What are your projects?
-Working on my senior project and portfolio....My bank account hurts just thinking about it.

-Can you tell us about your website JihyeLee.com?
-The domain name JihyeLee.com was surprisingly available, so.......I grabbed it. And that's...how it started. :|

 

-What inspires you ?
-The people around me. Artists and non-artists, friends and family. Everyone's a cartoon character in their own way.

-What makes you laugh the most?
-That smiling Chihuahua on YouTube.

-Why did you choose this FML?
-I couldn't believe that someone didn't think of the worst-case scenario when putting a bird on their head. Really?

-Do you have your own FML anecdote that you can share us?

Today, my mom called me while I was out with my boyfriend and yelled loudly enough for him to hear, "HEY! WHAT ARE THOSE PORN SITES YOU GO TO, AGAIN?" FML



(Seriously, what were they? We need them to... Erm, compare their logos :| )
Thanks for your illustration Jihye, if we did learn something today it would be the following leitmotiv: "it's good to shut our mouths from time to time" !

 

Jihye Lee's not porn website: http://jihyeleeart.blogspot.com/

 

If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to alice@fmylife.com including a link to your website/blog. If you don't have one, attach some of your drawings. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with sweaty Alice who will tell you what you have to do!

#519 - Illustrated FML - On 07/09/2010 at 9:53am by FML Team - 6 comments

FML walks the dog

Hello everybody! We hope you had a great week and that you're ready for today's special interview, because we will not be providing you with our usual kind of interview, the sort that could've taken place on skype, gmail or SearchYourLove. Tucker Rzepecki, today's artist has already been welcomed to our website in a previous illustration, so we decided to give you another kind of article. Here's the interview between our special reporter Alice and the very unique Tucker!

 

 

 

 

Tucker's website ou have to visit: http://www.rzielabs.com/

 

If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to alice@fmylife.com including a link to your website/blog. If you don't have one, attach some of your drawings. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with Alice the special investigator, who will tell you what you have to do!

#512 - Illustrated FML - On 07/03/2010 at 5:28am by FML Team - 3 comments

Jealous FML

We LOVE today's artist. And maybe if we weren't already in a relationship with Sue Sylvester (but shh, that's a secret), we would marry her right now in Las Vegas or Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, we're still undecided. She's young, pretty, etc. AND she's very talented, that's why when we contacted her, we were a bit stressed out that our teeth weren't white enough, or that our hair looked bad. Fortunately, she answered -we cried a little bit-, she said she was interested by doing an illustrated FML -we cried a little bit more-, and then she sent us her illustration -we laughed. And now here's her interview!


What's your name?
-Viet-My Bui (side note: it's pronounced "Viet-Mee Buoy")


-How old are you?
-Just turned 22!

-Where are you?
-Melbourne, Australia.


-What do you do for a living?
-I'm a full time student.  I help out my parents at our family bakery, and I also tutor little kids.  Other than that, I do freelance work in my spare time!

 

-Autobiography time: GO!
-Not much of a story. :P  I've always loved art & design and I was drawing from a very early age.  It wasn't until my last year of highschool that it really hit me that I wanted to do art for the rest of my life.  Things didn't go down too well with my parents, though, who hold very traditional Asian values.  So off I went to university.  I'm in my fourth year of a double degree at the moment, Commerce/Law (Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Laws), at the University of Melbourne.  I hate it. :P  And every day I look forward to graduating so that I can finally pursue my dreams.  And in the meantime, I'll draw whenever I can.

-What will be your next projects?
-I have an ongoing personal project called the Raven Revival Project.  It's about growth as an artist and a person, using my character Raven as the main subject.  Other than that... not much!  Lots of ideas but no time to bring them to fruition just yet.  And then, of course, commissions.

-What is inspiring to you ?
-I'm most inspired by four main areas: colour combinations, photography, fashion and music.  I've always been greatly attracted to colours and seeing them used in a vibrant or unusual way always makes me want to draw.  It also ties into my love for photography and fashion, as colours (as well as shape & form) play a huge role in the execution of those disciplines.  I love portrait photography, with its clarity, depth & emotion.  I love looking at the human face in all its different forms.  Fashion inspires me because of the concepts that go behind the creation of the pieces, as well as they way the colours/shapes/cuts are brought together to create an outfit.  Finally, music plays an important role in my creativity.  It really influences my mood and ideas, and sometimes I create a specific playlist if I'm aiming for a certain mood to my piece.  I enjoy a really wide range of music, anything from classical and instrumental, to metal and indie.

 

-What makes you laugh the most?
-The important people in my life.  I'm proud to say that all the people I love have amazing senses of humour, and spending time with them always cracks a smile on my face.  Apart from that, I find great hilarity in watching stupid YouTube clips.  And Ross Noble.
 
-Why did you choose this FML?
-I was just browsing through random FMLs and this popped up on the top of my screen.  I found it more ridiculous than funny, but then I thought it would be fun to portray the FML in a completely different (and somewhat cynical) light.  Maybe the guy's wife has a right to 'flip out'!
 
-Do you have your own FML anecdote that you can share us?
-Hah yeah.  This happened a couple of months ago.  I was walking down the hill from my house one day, when a car approached me.  The guys were probably no older than 18 and driving WAY too fast in a neighbourhood area.  Realising they were driving too close to the side of the road and weren't going to slow down, I was forced to jump aside onto what I thought was a patch of overgrown grass.  Turned out it was covering a deep-ass muddy ditch; I fell face first.  Best part of it all?  They stopped the car next the side of the road for the sheer purpose of jeering and laughing at me, before driving away.  FML!



 

Naughty boys. We would never do something like that to you. Because we love you too much -oops, we said it <3. Thank you Viet-My for your participation and keep up the good work !

 

Viet-My's DA: http://ravenskar.deviantart.com/
Viet-My's blog: http://ravenskar.tumblr.com/

 

If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to alice@fmylife.com including a link to your website/blog. If you don't have one, attach some of your drawings. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with Lady Alice who will tell you what you have to do!

 


#505 - Illustrated FML - On 06/25/2010 at 5:10pm by FML Team - 16 comments

F .. SURPRISE ! ... ML

..... SURPRISE! You’re surprised aren't you? You seem baffled. You didn't think we would be here, on this wonderful Saturday to present a new artist to you didn't you? Thought so. Even though we don’t like to blow our own trumpet, we have to admit, we're marvelous. We love surprises. From birthday parties to funeral pyres, we're here to create a special event to blow our friends' mine. The friends being you. The event being the Saturday illustrated FMLs. So slip on your favorite cardigan, pour yourself some peppermint tea, relax, and read on.

 

-What's your name and surname?
-Eric Cobain "Cobainiac". I'm 29
(Side note: years-old? gallons? We'll probably never know.)


-Where do you live?
-Los Angeles, CA.

-What is your profession?
-Freelance art. For the past 6+ years, I've been making merchandise art for the music industry. (logos, shirts, albums, flyers...) I also am a Flash Animator. I've got a few websites online, and have been working on an online cartoon miniseries. At the beginning of the year I started working for the comic book industry. I've been working for Boom! Studios working with their Disney licensed books. (The Muppet Show, Toy Story, Donald Duck...) I also just started working on a few new projects I'm not allowed to talk about, yet.

-Can you tell us more about your life?
-See above

-What are your next projects?
-See above


-Your website www.COBAINIAC.com is … pretty special!
-My site is a fully interactive flash site made to show off my art and flash talents at the same time. I've got a pretty fun little zombie game on the homepage. I've been swamped this year, so I'm going to be adding everything 2010 in the next couple weeks. Check it out. It's a good time.
(Side note: watch out, this website is not for children, you've been warned.)


-What inspires you?
-I love cartoons, obviously. I grew up watching the Simpson's, religiously.  When I got a little older, I started going to Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Film Festival. That made me look at cartoons in a whole different way after that. I saw the first ever South Park there, way before comedy central picked them up. Up until then, I didn't realize there could be a dark side to cartoon humor. After that, I pretty much appreciate anything that's truly over the top. I like when movies and music push the limits.

-What makes you laugh the most?
-I have a sick sense of humour. The more shocking the joke, the more I can appreciate it.


-Why did you choose this FML?
-I've actually often thought of this scenario. Just the thought that it really happened cracks me up.


-Do you have your own FML anecdote that you can share us?
-They all involve working in restaurants. Check out my comic series- "I HATE THIS F&$%ing Job" on my facebook page.
Here's one though. One night a lady asked me what was in the Chinese chicken salad. I let her know it had chicken, oriental dressing, vegetables, and a few other things. She looked me dead in the eye and as serious as she could be, she said,"vegetables?!? Who puts vegetables in a salad?!?"

 

FYL. And FHL for being such a carnivore. Thank you Eric for your illustrated FML!

 

If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to alice@fmylife.com including a link to your website/blog. If you don't have one, attach some of your drawings. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with Alice (who loved the surprise her friends did for her birthday, seriously, the song was awesome and the moustache cake almost raised Freddie from the dead) who will tell you what you have to do!

#498 - Illustrated FML - On 06/18/2010 at 3:43pm by FML Team - 5 comments


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