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Aspirin slowly dissolving, messed-up apartment, your weak voice begging for the world’s volume to be turned down, yes, its hangover time. It’s surely happened to you once, remembering how drunk you were at a particular party where the drama took place. Maybe it wasn’t a big deal, you let your phone fall in the toilet, you puked on somebody's head or you French-kissed your same-sex best friend (and you liked it). But sometimes it's a little more complicated than that. That's what today's artist is going to talk about, everybody, please welcome Dennis!

 

DennisDennis is our first artist from New-York City (we're trying to find an artist from every city of the United States, will we find someone from Reno?). This 23 year old guy may surprise you with his job, as a matter of fact, we're quite some distance from every other artist's story we had so far. After he received an engineering degree from Cornell University, Dennis started his very first work as a full time management and strategy consultant.

Basically, he goes into a company (usually Fortune 500s) and tells them what they’re doing wrong, and how they can fix things. Believe us, you wouldn't make fun of this profession, unless you're afraid of travelling by plane, this could be your favorite job in the world:

"I travel 4 days a week. This past week I was at Atlanta, next week I’m going to Florida, and then Indiana, Missouri, California, and Alaska… I have so many airline miles I now get a seat with my name stitched on the front and two hot female strippers as personal flight attendants."

We understand why Dennis loves his job so much. Seriously, besides the plane-strippers, he enjoys solving problems, it is something he has been good at since an early age. He's even starting to think about creating his own company...

 

I see geeks shaking with fear: don't worry, this poor guy also has a life on the internet. His first experience was a blog, created in back 2002, which has grown a small fan base (not recommended for hotchickphobic people). A few months ago, he launched his current project with his roommate, and a girl that Dennis met online. The website is called Welations, it’s a place where users can read, write, and share articles and stories related to dating and relationships. The site is really exciting, and it’s a place to go and connect with different people and share thoughts and experiences.

"-As you may know we're pretty curious here, what do you like in all this crazy life?
-Money, alcohol, and women. Actually, I just want a really really fast car. Why does everyone get a fast car except me? Life’s not fair. Oh yeah, and I like to draw too.
- Right, life's totally unfair. Now it's time to say goodbye Dennis, but first there's our traditional last question. Why did you choose this FML?
- Just read it, it’s freakin hilarious! Reminds me of my Friday nights."

 

Dennis

Ah, Friday nights... *sighs*. Thank you so much Dennis for taking part!

 

If you're not a hotchickphobic, here's the way to Dennis' blog: http://yosho.xanga.com/
And here's the way to Welation: http://welations.com/

 

Want to be our next published artist? So get your hands off your date or your blow-up girlfriend, and put them on your keyboard and send an email to alice@fmylife.com including your name, age, and a link to your blog/website, or some drawings you’ve made.

#106 - Illustrated FML - On 06/12/2009 at 7:57am by FML Team - 12 comments

The book is now available

You can purchase it in any good bookstore!

It’s yellow, it bends, and you can take it anywhere to make people laugh. For about 10$ you can become a hero (and if you don’t buy it, we’ll kick a young red panda’s face off). It contains a selection of the best stories taken from the website. As a bonus, it’s filled with some great never before seen illustrations.

FML book  FML book

Here are the links to the online retailers:

For non U.S residents, go to the version of Amazon attributed to your country and search for "f my life" (the spaces are important). If Amazon doesn't exist in your country, they do international deliveries!

Don't forget, this panda is watching you.

#99 - Books - On 06/09/2009 at 10:35am by FML team - 146 comments

Screenplay by FML

-FML-

screenplay by FML Team

FADE IN

1. INT. MORDERN OFFICE BLOCK - PRAGUE -- NIGHT
Sleek surface, lit only by the skyline beyond. The FML Team enters, moving quickly to a hidden safe without bothering to turn on the lights. They stop dead when they see it ajar. The FML Team turns and sees Bond sitting in the shadows.

BOND
M really doesn't mind us making a little money on the side, guys.
She would just prefer it wasn't by selling secrets.

THE FML TEAM
(confused)
If by secrets you mean our today's artist, we're sorry we didn't tell you,
it was supposed to be a surprise. Well, now everybody will know
that it's Tom Brazelton from Theatre Hopper

 

2. CUT TO BLACK. CREDIT ROLL.

-THE END-



Ever heard of Theater Hopper, the movie-themed web comic that’s been updated every Monday, Wednesday and Friday since 2002? Well now you know, and now that's done, you'll become fan of this website, as quickly as we did. Seven years after its creation, Theater Hopper never stopped being undeniably funny and smart, charmingly orchestrated by its creator Tom Brazelton. Originally, he created his own website to teach himself web design. When he was in college, there weren't any web design classes, so he had to find a way to translate his print design education into web design knowledge. At the time, Tom discovered the world of web comics, like Penny Arcade, PvP and many others. He looked at their lives as 20-somethings working day jobs and producing comics on the side and he thought "I could do this!" And so he did, Theater Hopper became a marriage of all the things he was interested in: movies, drawing, writing and communicating.

 

TomTom is 31, he lives in West Des Moines, Iowa, USA. This only child went to a state university, and moved to his new town which is about 20 minutes away from where he grew up, and married his high school "sweetheart", and it's been almost ten years now. They now have a two year old child. Up until June 3, he was a web Consultant for a worldwide investment corporation. Unfortunately his position was cut back in a massive round of layoffs, so he's now unemployed.

"If anyone knows of a company looking for a web or print designer, I'm available for freelance work! " you heard the man guys, we'll give you his contact at the bottom of the article..

When we asked Tom why he's so into print and web design, he seems suddenly more interested than in the conversation about his previous employer:
"I don't know if I can speak specifically on what I liked about my previous employer. But in more general terms, I enjoy print and web design because I like the challenge of communicating an idea or an experience to someone else. How do I translate the idea in my head into something the user will understand or appreciate. I've always found that fascinating."

How pleasant to see a guy who loves what he's doing! You can recognize people who are happy doing what they do by the way they talk about their jobs and by the amount of projects they're invested in.  In Tom's case, Theater Hopper is not his only project, he’s also part of a radio show with two of his friends (Joe Dunn of Joe Loves Crappy Movies and Gordon McAlpin from Multiplex). The three of them met thanks to their web comics, and created this podcast to talk about what's new in theaters every Monday night at 9:00 PM CST. They've been producing the show for almost 2 and a half years.

 

- Thanks to this interview we practically know everything about you Tom, last question before we let you go, why did you choose this FML?
-Considering the nature of my comic, I wanted to pick an FML that played to my strengths and referenced movies in some way. This one about a guy being saddled with a Spock haircut was right up my alley!


Tom

Cut, that's a good one Tom, we love it!

 

Theater Hopper is this way: http://www.theaterhopper.com/

The Triple Feature is this way: http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/7738

The bonus is this way :

Bonus

"Today, my girlfriend dumped me proclaiming she wanted someone more like her "Edward". I asked her who Edward was. She held up a copy her "Twilight" book. She was talking about a fictional vampire. FML"

 

Have you seen the next Twilight trailer? Great isn't it? Never mind, we were pretending to care, we got something else on our mind: we're still searching for artists for the traditional Saturday illustration. If you think you got the talent to be published, or if you're just a pretentious twit, you can send an email to alice@fmylife.com including name, age, and a link to your blog/website or some drawings you’ve made. And as Jack Bauer said: DO IT NOW!

#85 - Illustrated FML - On 06/05/2009 at 5:37pm by FML Team - 25 comments

FML loves parties

We love Saturdays! Not only because it's illustration time, but because it's also party time! What's more pleasant than a well organized party? You know the kind, filled with friends, junk food, booze, potential dates, and a nice hangover the next morning. But what happens when the party isn't going as planned? That's what we'll try to figure out, with help from today's artist, Nicholas Luke Dowman also known as Nik!

NikNik is our first artist from New-Zealand! This young artist, because we think that 20 years old is pretty young, lives in Wellington, where he works in a theatre and a call center for a ticketing company. A pace of life that suits Nik who can use his free time to draw! And drawing is important for him, since April 2008, he's the proud author of the web comic "Transitionation", a web comic based on his life, but also on his friends' lives and funny stories he’s heard, seen or imagined. He sends out five posts a month, and has been doing so for a year now, and as one year is already a lot, this project might end in 2009.

New Year, new web comic! Nik wants to start a new web comic about super heroes! But he insists, it will be his own website. It seems that having a blog makes people hesitate to check the site! Nik doesn't stop there, he's a man full of surprises, and besides drawing he also likes writing novels and making short movies! His dream is to make a living from his films, but for now he has several ideas of scenarii bouncing around his head that he plans to launch in the year.

On the family side, he is engaged to his girlfriend that he met two years ago, and they're expecting a child in January! The kid will be lucky to have a father as creative as Nik !

 

So, we had a great interview with this guy who seems to have a very cool and peaceful life, but we can't help ourselves, we are curious, why did he choose this particular FML about friendless people?

"To be honest, this has happened to me, in reverse. I sent out an open invitation, three people turned up. Best. Party. Ever."

To be honest, we all know what you've been through. You know what? Sometimes you just plan the perfect party, with awesome food and fantastic cocktails, and people don't show up. Screw them. We're going to spend Saturday night alone, with a TV dinner and it's going to be just perfect. We love Saturdays ...

 Nik

Thank you Nik for your contribution!

 

Don't forget to check his blog: transitionation.blogspot.com

And now here's a little instruction manual on how to be our next published artist: send an email to alice@fmylife.com which starts with a hello and ends with a goodbye, including your name, age, and a link to your website/blog. If you don't have one, attach some of your drawings. It's not that complicated is it? Don't waste any more time and send an email now!

#71 - Illustrated FML - On 05/29/2009 at 10:18am by FML Team - 13 comments

Not only a book, but illustrations too!

BookGood day to all you lovely people! We hope you had a great week, and if not, we hope you sent us your FML! We are all very excited because something amazing is going to happen on the 9th of June. As you may or may not know, Fmylife is releasing a book! And besides the Bible, what's a book without illustrations? Not much, and that's why you'll see in the Fmylife book some never-seen-before illustrations created especially by Marie Levesque, also known as Missbean,
who is honoring us with her presence today !

 

 

MissbeanMissbean is 26, she’s an illustrator from Paris, France. Two years ago, after 3 years studying architecture in Paris, she decided to stop everything to apply herself full time to drawing. She started her own website, helped by her boyfriend Florent, who's not only helping her with the technical stuff, but who's also now her muse. That's right, "Ma vie à deux", meaning "Me and my relationship" in French, is an autobiographical website, mainly based on her love-life, which pretty quickly gained some popularity.

In September of 2008, this young artist was published for the first time on Viedemerde.fr, the French version of Fmylife.com. Of course, she had no idea this adventure would still be ongoing six months after that, at 3700 miles from her hometown! In New-York, March 2009, in the headquarters of Random House, a finger points at a file titled "Missbean". This finger belongs to Ryan Doherty, the editor in charge of the project. He just selected Missbean to be the illustrator of the FML book, out of three other potential artists.

"As soon as the FML crew mentioned the idea of illustrating the book, I replied 'Yes, yes, yes!' I was very excited about this idea! It was great news to hear that I'd been the one that Ryan chose!"

And the die is cast! A few weeks later, she received a copy of the FML book, and started reading it immediately. Her job was then to select some stories and illustrate them.

"At first, it was very hard for me to choose. All these stories were so funny, my boyfriend and I were laughing day and night. But I had to make a choice, so I picked my favorite stories and started illustrating them pretty quickly.”

Marie has had the opportunity to illustrate for both the FML and VDM websites. We asked her whether she saw a difference between the English and French stories.

“Well, by reading the book I noticed that the FML stories were more extreme than the VDM ones, the people on FML are not afraid to talk about weird situations and I absolutely love the way they talk about them, the way they play with words is fascinating."

And so Missbean set about creating her illustrations. Don't be fooled by her falsely naive drawing style, the subjects that she's dealing with are definitely not childish. In fact, one of her next projects is a book about ecology, which will be released in September of 2009. She's proud of this project because it's a theme she particularly cares about, in fact, tired of being in a big polluted city, she's going to move with her boyfriend and her two cats to live in the countryside, far away from noise, exhaust fumes and stress.

 

One last question for Missbean: why did she choose this particular FML?

"I chose this one because it made me laugh! That's it... what, do you need another reason? "

Missbean

Actually we don't! That's a pretty good reason! Thank you Missbean for today's illustration and for all the book's illustrations!

 

Don't forget to check her website: http://www.leszillusdemissbean.com/

Okay people, concentration needed here. We know it's a been a tough time due to Adam not making it to the top, but life still goes on, so stop voting to save him, it's useless now. But if you really need to move your fingers, and if you want to be our next published artist, you can send an email right now to alice@fmylife.com !

#64 - Books - On 05/22/2009 at 4:57pm by FML Team - 15 comments


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