Hello everyone. OK, it's the end of the week, and the beginning of a few days during which we can chill out for a bit. Unless you're reading this in the middle of the week, and if so, happy Wednesday! As some of you may have noticed, last week's illustration was an April Fool's type thing that I drew myself. Some of you got it, some of you didn't, and some of you were scratching your heads while looking out the window because you were confused by the funny shapes and sounds. This week, we're back to normal with a clever illustration about spiders, and with a bit of luck, we'll learn never to fear them again. Except if you live in Australia or places where spiders are Nazi tanks and can kill you just by looking at you. Check it out.
S-KRO'S ILLUSTRATED FML
"I was going to say something vulgar…"
Self-portrait S-Kro by S-Kro
This week, S-Kro is back amongst us for the second instalment in a series of three. He has already been on here many, many times, so you could say he's part of the family.
Who are you?
If anyone asks, just tell them that you don't know.
What do you do?
Well, I'm answering your questions.
Where do you come from?
The south of France.
How old are you?
36! (Yes, I've grown a year older since my last illustration for FML)
What's your favourite self-penned illustration?
I'd have to the one explaining Star Wars scientifically, just because it's the last one I posted. Speaking of which, if anyone knows Roland Lehoucq (the astrophysicist that I quote in the comic), I'd be glad if they'd show it to him.
Who is your favourite illustrator?
Hmmmm, there's quite few, so it's going to be tough to mention everybody. I'd say that the first that come to mind are Maëster, Coyote, Gotlib, Eric Powell, Toriyama, Todd MacFarlane, Greg Capullo, Eric Herenguel, Fabcaro, Julien Solé, Mo CDM, Monsieur le Chien…
Your passion, besides illustrating?
I discovered that science could be exciting and fun thanks to Bill Bryson's books in 2014, and I decided, at my very humble level, to launch myself into popularizing things that I understood (meaning not a lot, actually). I also read a lot of books and scientific articles during my spare time. And comic books too, obviously.
Your favourite place in the world?
I was going to say something vulgar…
What gets on your nerves?
Loads of things. The list would be too long.
What makes you happy?
Simple things: a child's smile, my friends' laughter, the smell of a forest, the roundness of a pair of breasts…
Who is your hero?
In the extraordinairy people sense, I'd say Nikola Tesla, Richard Feynman or Stephen Hawking, but he's crap at basketball. And to avoid being a misogynist, I'd add Marie Curie, due to two Nobel prizes and lives saved on the battlefields!
Your favourite word?
"Ornithorynque" (French for Platypus), because I know how to spell it, and because it's worth loads of points at Scrabble.
What's your favourite smell?
Freshly cut grass.
The job you wouldnt've liked to have done?
The person who has to eviscerate trouts or a worker in a factory line, because I hate repetitive tasks.
If you had to take a book, a record, a comic book or movie on a desert island, which one would it be?
For the recoard, it would be a compilation with bands like Motörhead, Slayer, Nirvana, Bowie (yes, that's not a band, I know), Queen, Metallica, classical music (I strongly recommend the 3rd movement of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, I'm not kidding, it's really good). For the book, "A short history of nearly everything" by Bill Bryson, don't miss it.
What would you like to sell to us this week?
I don't have anything to sell, not this week anyway…
If God exists, what would you like him to ask you after you die?
"Hey, so is this how I created the Universe... Oh shit, I just deleted my back-up!"
That's it for this week my friends. To the bar! To ice cubes and loose corkscrews! Until next time, feel free to write in the comments what you have planned for the weekend, what you like about life, what you like about things, who you are, anything really. I'm interested in whoever reads this column. Until the next illustration, here's a wolf cleaning its next victim, and finally some massive, friendly cats. Take care and be excellent to each other.
What about you then? Think you have talent and want to participate in an upcoming illustrated FML? Send us an email to [email protected] not forgetting to give us the address of your blog, or just some of your works.