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HAPPY NEW YEAR! It's been such a long time, we're not even sure how to write articles any more. How do you even interview artists anyway? Are you supposed to ask them about their sexuality and stuff? And what are you guys supposed to do? Oh right, read, like, and comment on this article, okay, that sounds fun. Let's do it then.

-Who are you Celine Choo? How old are you?
-Over twenty

-Where do you live?
-Currently in Singapore/ London

-What do you do for a living?
-I have a day job, which is semi related to art and I freelance part time while looking for another job that is closer to what I’d like to be doing.

-What's your story?
-I graduated with a BA in Illustration over in the UK. I moved over to Singapore to gain experience/look for work/eat delicious food. I plan to move back next year and get a cat.

-What are your projects?
-The goal is to self publish my own storybook or art book this year. I have a few freelance projects going on from a recent convention. Currently, the main project for me is updating my portfolio and gear it towards the animation/games industry.

-Can you tell us about your blog/website?
-A lot of my favourite artists I’ve found are through blogspot, so I feel it were only natural to start one up. I’m extremely glad I did as I’ve met a lot of talented people through it! I’ve been meaning to redo a proper website of my own but projects and work keep getting in the way!

-What inspires you (artists, movies, etc..)?
-Oh the art of Pixar/Disney/Dreamworks/Ghibli. Light-hearted movies, in particular Amelie. French and European art/animation. My favourite artists and general life experiences!


-What makes you laugh the most?
-Really stupid internet memes and youtube fail videos. My boyfriend makes me laugh a lot. And FML of course!


-Why did you choose this FML?
-I thought it was particularly amusing and the image sort of popped into my head as soon as I’d read it.

-Do you have your own FML anecdote that you can share us?
-Today, while my dad was dropping me off at the airport, my brother came along. While getting out the car, I decided to come out the same side as him. He did not realise this until he heard me yell as he closed the car door on my leg. I had a slight limp for the rest of my trip. FML


Muchas gracias Celine for your illustration!

Celine's DA full of amazing stuff (this does not include your mother):


If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to including a link to your website/blog/DA. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with Alice who will tell you what you have to do!

#764 - Illustrated FML - On 01/07/2011 at 11:41am by FML Team - 1 comments

Download FML's Xmas book for free

This is totally free. It's our gift to you in the shape of a book compiling the best of FML's illustrations. It comes as a pdf that you can download right now, and then maybe send as a gift to those you love for Christmas. Enjoy, pass it on, and Merry Xmas everyone!

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#750 - Books - On 12/16/2010 at 9:52am by The FML Team - 32 comments

Tower of FML

Ever heard of the Tower of Babel? You know, the tower some guys tried to build in Shinar, a tower so big it would take them to heaven. But God turned up, pretty angry at them for being so pretentious and said "Come, let us go down and confound their speech" so he confused their languages and scattered them across the face of the Earth. Well, we this story has some stuff in common with today's illustration but it has nothing to do with it. Absolutely nothing.
So let's start the interview, shall we?


-What's your name and surname?
-Nechama Frier

-How old are you?
-Twenty three.

-Where do you live?
-Baltimore, MD, USA

-What do you do for a living?
-I earn my bread and butter with a day job while freelancing art with my Studiomates evenings and weekends. Basically, I'm a superhero. I just put my glasses on instead of taking them off.

-What's your story?
-I graduated in May with a BFA in Illustration, and am in the midst of launching an independent Studio with some extremely talented friends ( ).

-What are your projects?
-I can't say I have anything as solid as a "project" just yet - plenty of things in the works, but nothing worth bragging about. Right now I just write and draw furiously until something comes out.

-Can you tell us about your blog/website?
is my portfolio site designed to showcase my work. I'd be honored if you gave it a look!

-What inspires you ?
-There are too many things to count, but to list a few...Disney (particularly Hunchback), Pixar (especially Toy Story!), Star Wars, Goya, classical sculpture and Mythology in general, cheesy kids anime like Naruto and solid grown-up anime like Monster.


-What makes you laugh the most?
-Loud, dirty, and extremely inappropriate jokes. The stupider the better, usually. Sometimes I make myself laugh, while everyone in my vicinity wonders why they hang out with me.

-Why did you choose this FML?
-There was something so Suess-ian about the boyfriend's intentions. Not malicious, just so goddamn silly. It made me laugh, so I went for it!

-Do you have your own FML anecdote that you can share us?
-You'd think this would be an easy question...let me think. The scene: my sad 91 Camry parked behind a large silver SUV. The problem: my bumper is ever so lightly nudging the SUV's. Since I was parked on campus, I got called out of class to come and rectify my wrong-doings, enduring heavy verbal abuse from the SUV driver while I carefully backed my car away from hers. Apparently she was very concerned that I would "crash into" her car again, and that this would make it more difficult for her to sell it so she could buy a better one. On top of that, I get a ticket.
We're building a giant "THANK YOU" for your comic Nechama!
Nechama's website:
If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to including a link to your website/blog/DA. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with Alice who will tell you what you have to do!
#757 - Illustrated FML - On 12/10/2010 at 4:30pm by FML Team - 1 comments

Be an FML God

A lot of your friends probably haven't heard of Fmylife. Be the first to spread the word, and you'll become their FML God! It's pretty easy: choose your favourite FML stories, click on the  button under each story, and they'll be automatically posted on your Facebook profile. Then, sit back and enjoy the "likes" - if you've selected a great story, the amount of "likes" should shoot up faster than missile tied to a rocket. Have fun trying it out, you'll soon see that it works every time!

#729 - About FMyLife - On 12/06/2010 at 11:57am by The FML Team - 64 comments

FML's feeling foxy

"Precious little diamond, I leave it all to you..." sang Fox The Fox back in 80s, when FML was in nappies, drooling over its parents' couch. This week, we've left it all up to Emma Lazauski to bring Foxes to life in her rather wonderful illustration of an FML, and we also managed to wrangle an interview out of her as well. So sit down, stand up, enjoy the article and the illustration, then Google the song mentioned at the beginning of this article, it's ace.

-What's your name and surname? 

-Emma Lazauski  

-How old are you?

-I am 26.  

-Where do you live? 

-Sarasota, Florida.  

-What do you do for a living? 

-I am a professional illustrator; I draw, paint and otherwise make images to illustrate different concepts and products. Most of my work has been used internally at different companies so I don’t have any work in print yet, but I’d love to break into book illustration.    

-What's your story? 

-I grew up reading fairy tales and scrawling maps and monsters in Rhode Island, but I thought I’d like to try living somewhere new for college and decided to study illustration at Ringling School of Art and Design in Florida. After graduation in 2007 I got a job at a company as a product designer for home décor and holiday ornaments, where I became sick to death of Christmas. After I was downsized I worked as a floral designer for a little while and began freelancing in earnest. Lately I’ve been getting enough illustration work to drop the floral gig, which makes me very happy!  

-What are your projects?

-Currently a lot of my time goes to my professional freelance work but I’m also working on my new portfolio website ( and doing a lot of personal work in my sketchbook. I like to get a small watercolor notebook and fill it up with sketches and mini paintings and I’ve also been experimenting a little with comics lately. I would love to do book illustration. Stories are a huge part of the reason I started drawing when I was a kid and I’d like to think that some sense of narration comes across in most of my work, even when it’s more of a tease. Perhaps especially then.  

-Can you tell us about your blog/website?

-I’m between portfolio websites at the moment because I’m working on a new one, but I do keep a blog! OddSketch ( began as a place to post a project I was working on last summer. Basically I was making a sketch every day around my regular work, so having a blog to update every night was a nice way to mark the schedule and to show people what I was doing. After a while it transitioned into a regular art blog, but it’s still my go-to place for posting project updates. Especially works-in-progress.  

-What inspires you ? 

-A lot of things inspire me and any list would be incomplete! For visual artists, Alan Lee, John Howe, Bill Watterson, Eyvind Earl, John Bauer and many others. I also get a lot of inspiration from listening to music; sounds seem to give me ideas and keep my brush and pen moving. Mostly rock, movie soundtracks and some classical/world folk. I am ridiculously addicted to scientific and historical documentaries.   

-What makes you laugh the most? 

-My friends, although I don’t live near them at the moment so we mostly talk online. They are great friends! My cat is pretty funny, too. Even (or perhaps especially) when she makes me want to tear my hair out.    

-Why did you choose this FML?

There are a lot of great FML stories out there, but not all of them make interesting drawings. This one immediately got my mind rolling in the direction of some images. Plus, foxes are really, really cute.  

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

Last week I was working and my cat jumped up on the desk. I picked her up to keep her from knocking stuff over and she grabbed hold of a fresh mug of tea with her paws, dragging nearly boiling water right across the keyboard. This was the second keyboard she’s destroyed in three months.


Clic to see the illustration on FMyLife !

Many thanks for your comic Emma !


Emma's website

If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to including a link to your website/blog/DA. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with Alice who will tell you what you have to do!

#743 - Illustrated FML - On 12/03/2010 at 8:37am by FML Team - 3 comments

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