Hi gang! Or should I say Happy Friday, Party time, Happy time! OK, I'll chill out. We've had yet another shit week due to people not letting other people go about their business, living their lives peacefully, it's just one shitstorm after another. Let's not dwell on that, because this isn't the time or the place and I'm not qualified to comment on anything other that armpit fart noises. This time around we're looking into mass genocide of creatures that lived millions of years ago, and the way things are going, I think our number is soon to be up. Maybe rightly so. Let's piggyback onto a colorful scientific explanation and see where it all went wrong for Denver. The dinosaur, not the city.
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. 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. To tell you the truth, I'm quite happy that it's Easter Monday this weekend, because I really need a long weekend to get some rest. Yes, where I live, it's a holiday on Monday, I don't have to go to work. Woohoo. Not that I'll be totally resting, there'll be birthdays, drinks, shopping, washing and cats to be brushed. Things to do, people to see. My family live far away so, so I get to avoid the tense Easter family meal, but try and get to see yours. And enjoy it. Until the next illustration, here's how most of us feel on Friday after work, and despite the recent events, remember that life is still worth an owl lot more than that. 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@example.com not forgetting to give us the address of your blog, or just some of your works.