Cyanide & Happiness' month: part five
As that rubbish band from the sixties droned on about, this is the end. For a whole month, FML had the pleasure of having the Cyanide & Happiness guys over to stay, the month of May is almost over, so let's have a little more fun shall we?
Sure, it's a great plan. Why do we still see those faces here? Did you think that there were only 4 guys running Explosm? Nay forsooth My Lord, there's a fifth one, and he's as crazy as the others. Enjoy my friends.
-What's your name and surname?
-Chase Suddarth, but my friends call me "Sir."
-How old are you?
-I am twenty three and two thirds. My training wheels came off last week!
-Where do you live?
-I'm located in Arizona, but I wouldn't call that living am I right people? Because it's hot. It's fucking hot. Don't live here.
-What do you do for a living?
-I animate to bring home the bacon. When I'm not working with the Explosm guys on the animated Cyanide and Happiness shorts, I'm panicking over a weekly deadline at College Humor. Animators have it rough, let me tell ya. While most people focus on petty problems like feeding their kids and basic sanitation, animators are facing the tough questions. Is it funnier if we don't show the flaming monkey on screen? When sucked into a jet engine, how much blood is too much? How many veins is too many? These are all examples of how important my job really is. And for shits, I've animated the following cartoon characters having sex.
-Scooby Doo and Daphne
-Wilma and a live-action guy (It got cut!)
-George Jetson and Rosie
-Ganondorf and Zelda
-Iron Man's mask and Pepper Potts
-David Hasselhoff and David Hasselhoff
-What's your story? (School, job...)
-I was once a poor, poor child. My mother died giving birth, I never knew my father. It was a grim start for ol' young Chase. Sister Mary tells me I was minutes away from death when she discovered me. I was taken back to the monastery where I was cleaned and fed for the first time. It wasn't long before she and the other nuns discovered my birthmark, changing my life forever. For the next 13 years I became trained in the art of popeing. The lord was the only family I needed, especially since "Sacred Chosen One" pays pretty damn good (God bless the collection plate!). Being next in line for Pope has its advantages! There's a lot more to it than walking onto a balcony and waving. You think the hat is that big to look fancy? It's the single most advanced piece of technology in the world. The pope-mobile has more in common with the batmobile than just a cool name. Nuns, Priests, and Cardinals all had to do as I said. If you haven't seen a nun pummeled in joust by Laser, you haven't lived. That kind of power leads to some dark places too... I'm not going to say what happened, but I hope you can one day forgive me Cardinal Richards. It went too far, I know that now. Anyway, around my 13th birthday I discovered I had the ability to think. So, naturally, I left the church. You'd think it would be rough for a 13 year old to live on his own, but I had prepared for this. One quick trip to NASA allowed me to sell the Pope's space plans that bought me the mansion I live in to this day. It was here that I discovered television. I decided to finally be happy and join the Simpson family. After finding out the Simpsons were a fictional family, I fired my cleaning staff and decided to make my own cartoons. They sucked, so now I make other people's cartoons. Sometimes I still think about returning to the monastery and finishing my training. I mean, at least if I were pope I wouldn't be covering up a bunch of kid fucking.
-What are your projects?
-I love working on David Forgets in my free time. It's a live-action series David Sapp and I created that lets us go pretty crazy creatively. David is a beer loving man-child who lives with his good friend Chase, who is large and absolutely hates David. We have a lot of fun mixing stupid and zany with dark and tragic. For the few fans that still exist out there, we're working on it as much as we can in our free time! It's frustrating to not have the time to work on it regularly, but we're dedicated to the idea and we fully intend to see it through (DavidForgets.com is about 70% ready!). You might recognize David and I as the blue guy and the green guy (respectively) in Beer Run. David brings his amazing scream back in Speed Racist and you can hear me as Sad Larry's cocky tie-wearing friend.
-Can you tell us about your role in Cyanide&Happiness? (How did it start, etc...)
-I showed some comics to Chris Wilson (He changed it to Kris after he became a big shot) many years ago. He told me they were "alright," and then the bastard disappears. I think, "huh, I guess he was a big jerk after all," and go about my days. I even toyed with a few different stick figure styles while I honed in on my comic brilliance, so you know what Mr. Big Shot Wilson does? He gets some of his asshole, rat bastard friends to sign their names on my comics and they start making it big through MySpace. After being legally silenced by those sons of bitches for 3 years they decided to pay me and now we're friends.
-What inspires you (artists, movies, etc...)?
-Good comedy writing and performances. Some of my favorites are The Simpsons, George Carlin, Conan O'Brien, Tenacious D, Arrested Development, Futurama, Always Sunny, The Office (USA, sorry but Steve Carell is the best!), 30 Rock, South Park, Kenny Vs. Spenny, Rocko's Modern Life, and probably 200 more I'm forgetting.
-What makes you laugh the most?
-I once saw an elderly man slip and fall backwards on the sidewalk. Out of everyone there I laughed the most.
-Why did you choose this FML?
-I've never seen a girl naked and I thought it might be fun to draw.
-Do you have your own FML anecdote that you can share with us?
-I was taking a shit on my solid gold toilet when I ran out of hundreds. I had to finish wiping with my Forbes magazine and what's worse is my Rolex fell into the bowl when I went to flush! I mean, it still worked after Rosalita took it to the cleaners, but still! FML.
What? Naked girls really exist? Anyway, thank you for your participation Chase!
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