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Ménage à trois

Hello naughty readers, you saw today's illustration and you thought "Oh my, let's see the artist's interview, it might be full of surprises". Well, we couldn't agree more, because today's artist Jesse is full of resources. He might be bad, but he's perfectly good at it. We mean drawing, of course. And don't be fooled by where he comes from, it didn't prevent him for doing this illustration. So leave all of your stereotypes and panties at the door, and let's get started!

 

-(Un)Fasten your seatbelts, here we go! So "Jesse", who are you, what's your name and surname, why did your parents call you that way ?
-My name is Jesse Cline. I am a pretty normal guy I guess. I think my parents named me this because they wanted a daughter named Jessica.


-Wow, that'll give work to your shrink. How old are you? (Now I'm curious, did they force you to wear dresses?)
-I will be 29 for a few more weeks! No, just skirts. (Sometimes a wig).

-Ow, polite way to say you'll be old in a few days. Where do you live? New York, like all the 3 artists I interviewed today? (seriously, what's going on with New York? Reno is such an amazing city when it gets to illustrations opportunities.)
-I live in Bainbridge Island, WA, which is a ferry ride away from Seattle. New York is nice to visit, but I could never live there. People are too crazy. Everyone in Seattle is nice and laid back.

 

 
-You anticipated my traditional question "what's great and lame about the city you're living in?" as you already answered half of it, please answer the rest: what's great about this place?
-I love Seattle. It's a beautiful, clean city. The town I live in is on an actual island, so it's very rural and goofy (in a good way). I can be downtown in a big city in 30 minutes so I get the best of both worlds.
-No lame parts?
-Seattle's lameness is famous: it rains all the time! It's cloudy, foggy and raining about 9 months out of the year.


-Now let's get to a more interesting part, what's your job?
-I do finance and accounting stuff.
-Are you the kind of guy who started the great recession?
-No, but I did see it coming. I work on the side of the good guys :)

-That's what Madoff said. Enough with hilarity. What's your story?
-Well, I was about 5 or so when I first started drawing anything beyond stick figure. I drew a picture of Donald Duck out of the TV Guide or something. Both my parents are really talented and wanted to be artists, so they were really supportive.

 

-What are your projects?
-For a long time I was trying to do newspaper comic strips, but it never went very far. I have been doing a comic once or twice a week since January and posting them online. Once I get 100 or so I would like to put them together in a book or something. I kinda have a vision of making children's books for adults; like it will have cute drawings and life lessons but have dark humor and stuff.
-Fairy tale style?
-Not really. More like Little Golden Books. Have you ever seen those? Like this mixed with Perry Bible Fellowship http://www.randomhouse.com/golden/

-Ooow a puppy sleeping. Okay you got me, it's a great website. Why did you choose this story?
-I thought it would be fun to draw. I wanted to capture everything in one scene and make it fun to look at.
-Is it also because of your parents and their will to name you like a girl?
-Lol. No.

 

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That, was pretty awesome, thank you Jesse!

 

Jesse's website: http://calmblueoceans.com/ 

 

 

If you want to be the next published artist, send me an email to alice [at] fmylife.com including a link to your website/blog/DA. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with me, and I'll tell you what you have to do!

#968 - Illustrated FML - On 05/27/2011 at 3:50am by Alice - 7 comments

FML video: Bad Surprise

FML episodes 5 & 6, by 10SecondTraumas.com

 

 

Thanks to Anna Akana, Deidre Devlin, Alexis Dickey, Shaun Jones, and all their actor and technician friends.

 

#956 - Videos - On 05/25/2011 at 8:24am by FML Team - 177 comments

FML video: Cry Baby

Here's another FML video from our friends at 10secondtraumas.com. Enjoy!

 

 

During the shoot, Caitlin (the little girl) kept running into the scene and dancing. She then would run off screen barking. It was difficult working with kids, but you can be rest assured that 10ST got some good bloopers for us on the way! More videos are being created as we write this, and you'll be able to see them soon, thanks to Anna Akana, Deidre Devlin, Alexis Dickey, Shaun Jones, and all their actor and technician friends.

 

#950 - Videos - On 05/20/2011 at 5:39pm by The FML Team - 181 comments

Scooby-FML-Doo

It's a new day, full of mysteries, ghosts, 60's dresses and fearful dog. Yes, there's some Scooby-Doo hidding in today's illustration! To those who didn't watch the tv show, we recommand you to go and rent a DVD now, because if you don't know who cool is this show you'll just be a moron, and for our precious one who followed religiously tose dog's aventures, just enjoy Fernando Sica's interview.

 

 

-Hello Fernando, you're our 100th artist! That's huge. How do you feel being that particular lucky man?
-Being the 100th artist it´s good because i feel like it´s a good luck sign for me and my work, plus I really enjoyed doing an FML illustration

-Where do you live?
-In México city! Ajjuuuuuuaaaaa!

-Oh let me put on my sombrero. There. So tell us, what México is really all about ?
-México is not only tacos, burritos and sombreros, it´s a mixture of crazy things taken from past and present culture, it´s a colorful and exciting surrealistic monster! thats my definition about my country, and particularly this citiy.

-What's your job?
-I´m a graphic designer and illustrator, but recently I have done animation and photography, I like to work in different disciplines to expan my creative possibilities.

-How did you become a graphic designer?
-Since I was a kid I spent hours drawing and doing all kind of stuff with cardboard, then I started to paint at the age of 10, and since then I knew I wanted to be an illustrator, I did the graphic design career, ended it 3 years ago, I work independently since then to have enough time for my personal proyects.

-What's great and lame about being a graphic designer?
-The greatest thing about being a graphic designer is that I love my profession! It gives you a lot of visual culture and knowledge to be later applied in many creative areas.

-And the lame side is..? (Oh, you know there's one)
-Maybe the lame part is that clients refuse to pay what it really costs! And you have to fight for your rights! It's a very competitive area, so you have to be the best one to reach what you want, but it's not a problem since I love what I do, so the lamest part is time! We have a lot of pressure and sometimes its really annoying to work like that, you dont really enjoy some projects.

- And what are your next projects?
-I will continue working as a freelance, but i have a new personal project called Rehägustovich ( www.rehagustovich.com ) that is my illustrated travel journal to an imaginary, quiet, subtly magical land that few people know how to reach! Later I would like to dedicate more time to write and illustrate children´s stories and start personal animation projects. Little by little.

- Ok, do you swear you're not using drugs to do this project?
- Ahahah, it seems to be like that! But the real aim of this new project is to magnify simple situations and give them a little twist of mystical colorfull magic! There will be many interesting characters and funny situations.

 

-So you like mysteries, that's why you choose this particular story?
-Yes, and also because of Scooby Doo! I used to watch it when I was a kid before going to school, so I thought it could be interesting to play with the cartoon from a different point of view, and with an older Fernando! Also it´s funny the mixture between a mistery cartoon and a pervert joke. I have no doubt that things like this FML story could happen in the Scooby Doo world, all the characters had masks and costumes, so in the background Scooby Doo was pervert.

-Yeah you just ruined some of the reader's childhood. Many thanks.

 

 

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Fernando's website: http://fernandosica.com/ 


That's all folks! And before you leave, don't forget to sing the theme song with us, right here !
See you next week, and move the kids away from the computer, because there will be some nudity. Oh yeah.

 

 

 

If you want to be the next published artist, send me an email to alice [at] fmylife.com including a link to your website/blog/DA. But DON'T send your illustration right away! You need first to get in touch with me, and I'll tell you what you have to do!

#944 - Illustrated FML - On 05/13/2011 at 4:09pm by Alice - 5 comments

FML video: Nice kid

Here's another FML video from our friends at 10secondtraumas.com. Enjoy!

More videos are being created as we write this, and you'll be able to see them soon. The people responsible for these bittersweet slices of life are Anna Akana, Deidre Devlin, Alexis Dickey, Shaun Jones, and all their actor and technician friends. To tell you the truth, we've never met them in real life; all our exchanges take place over the internet. But we hope to go over to L.A. to meet them one day, they seem to be having a lot of fun during the video shoots!

 

#938 - Videos - On 05/10/2011 at 5:26am by FML Team - 188 comments


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