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FML would never cheat on you

Good morning cheaters! How’s your extracurricular relationship? Did you remember to erase all the texts and emails he or she sent you before your wife or husband could read them? If not, you’re a lazy cheater and you should be banished from the wonderful Professional Cheaters Corp. It’s not something you improvise, it takes years and years before being able to tell your wife you’re going to a greyhound racing while you’re actually doing another kind of dogging. Tony Piro provides us today a comic inspired by the failure of cheating, and we provide you with his interview!

What's your name?
Tony Piro

How old are you?
Tony Piro : 31

Where do you live? (If you moved for example)
Tony Piro : Berkeley, CA

What are your projects?
Tony Piro : My main project is Calamities of Nature, my online comic. I also do some astrophysics from time to time, but that doesn't involve much drawing. ;)

What inspires you (artists, movies, etc...)?
Tony Piro : Ideas inspire me. I'm always looking for interesting and new ideas, because this is usually what informs my comic strips. Whenever I have writers block I'll go check out some books on popular science or read some philosophy or whatever else I can get my brain working. I think it's pretty fun that I've developed my comic in such a way that just by learning, I'm creating material for
new comics.

What makes you laugh the most?
Tony Piro : Uncomfortable truths.

Why did you choose to come back?
Tony Piro : I might have said this in my previous interview, but FML is pretty hit and miss for me. I like the ones that show a simple honesty about life's foibles. Other FML entries can be pretty embarrassing and mean, and I don't enjoy those as much. The particular one that I found was just a simple event, but it opened up my imagination to all sorts of other interesting implications. So it was fun to just run with it, and that's how I got the comic I eventually created.

Do you have your own FML anecdote that you can share us?
Tony Piro : My own FML? With two kids there are many times per day where I think FML, but it's usually in an OMG way, not a vengeful FML!!! Things happen, like you check a diaper and get a hand full of shit, or your kid projectile vomits on you from 6 inches away, or you ask your kid for help and you get back a super-sassy answer. At the time you think FML, but really, later you think back and just laugh. It's all part of the fun of being a parent.

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That’s why we have 40 anecdotes in the FML kid’s section we guess.
Thanks Tony for taking part a second time, we still love you thiiiis much! (And we’re already planning on cheating on you next week, with Maxime Dupont)


Tony’s bacon:

If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to 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 will tell you what you have to do!

#575 - Illustrated FML - On 08/21/2010 at 12:38pm by FML team - 4 comments

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Can someone please tell me what an encyclopedia is? ☺ I enjoy the uncomfortable truths of your comics, looking forward to reading some more! Mmm...bacon.

#1 - On 08/22/2010 at 10:26am by ArtIsResistance7

See in context

I don't like you

#4 - On 08/27/2010 at 8:58pm by Vayerman

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