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It's so hot around here that we can't stand it, we're starting to stick to the furniture and our underwear is chafing our delicate bodies, so how are we supposed to write a decent introduction in these conditions? We tried to write it from the fridge, but we were kicked out by the yoghurt pots. We then tried to write it from the freezer, but we were kicked out by Granny. And we also tried to sneak into our neighbor's pool, but we were kicked out by his charmingly noisy wife, kids and a basset-hound called Dennis.
So now here we are, all covered in sweat, but still trying to properly interview today's artist in these difficult conditions:

-What's your name and surname?
-Jihye  Lee

-How old are you?
-21 years old

-Where do you live?
-I live in Los Angeles, CA (side note: lucky girl)

-What do you do for a living?
-Still a student! But I do the occasional freelance job or commission when I need to buy myself some video games :)


-What's your story?
-I am currently a student of Art Center College of Design, set to graduate in less than 6 months alongside countless other talented artists. My goals are to get into the gaming industry, become an art professor, and to be rich. Not necessarily in that order. :)

-What are your projects?
-Working on my senior project and portfolio....My bank account hurts just thinking about it.

-Can you tell us about your website
-The domain name was surprisingly available, so.......I grabbed it. And that' it started. :|


-What inspires you ?
-The people around me. Artists and non-artists, friends and family. Everyone's a cartoon character in their own way.

-What makes you laugh the most?
-That smiling Chihuahua on YouTube.

-Why did you choose this FML?
-I couldn't believe that someone didn't think of the worst-case scenario when putting a bird on their head. Really?

-Do you have your own FML anecdote that you can share us?

Today, my mom called me while I was out with my boyfriend and yelled loudly enough for him to hear, "HEY! WHAT ARE THOSE PORN SITES YOU GO TO, AGAIN?" FML

(Seriously, what were they? We need them to... Erm, compare their logos :| )
Thanks for your illustration Jihye, if we did learn something today it would be the following leitmotiv: "it's good to shut our mouths from time to time" !


Jihye Lee's not porn website:


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 sweaty Alice who will tell you what you have to do!

#519 - Illustrated FML - On 07/09/2010 at 9:53am by FML Team - 6 comments

FML walks the dog

Hello everybody! We hope you had a great week and that you're ready for today's special interview, because we will not be providing you with our usual kind of interview, the sort that could've taken place on skype, gmail or SearchYourLove. Tucker Rzepecki, today's artist has already been welcomed to our website in a previous illustration, so we decided to give you another kind of article. Here's the interview between our special reporter Alice and the very unique Tucker!





Tucker's website ou have to visit:


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 the special investigator, who will tell you what you have to do!

#512 - Illustrated FML - On 07/03/2010 at 5:28am by FML Team - 0 comments

Jealous FML

We LOVE today's artist. And maybe if we weren't already in a relationship with Sue Sylvester (but shh, that's a secret), we would marry her right now in Las Vegas or Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris, we're still undecided. She's young, pretty, etc. AND she's very talented, that's why when we contacted her, we were a bit stressed out that our teeth weren't white enough, or that our hair looked bad. Fortunately, she answered -we cried a little bit-, she said she was interested by doing an illustrated FML -we cried a little bit more-, and then she sent us her illustration -we laughed. And now here's her interview!

What's your name?
-Viet-My Bui (side note: it's pronounced "Viet-Mee Buoy")

-How old are you?
-Just turned 22!

-Where are you?
-Melbourne, Australia.

-What do you do for a living?
-I'm a full time student.  I help out my parents at our family bakery, and I also tutor little kids.  Other than that, I do freelance work in my spare time!


-Autobiography time: GO!
-Not much of a story. :P  I've always loved art & design and I was drawing from a very early age.  It wasn't until my last year of highschool that it really hit me that I wanted to do art for the rest of my life.  Things didn't go down too well with my parents, though, who hold very traditional Asian values.  So off I went to university.  I'm in my fourth year of a double degree at the moment, Commerce/Law (Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Laws), at the University of Melbourne.  I hate it. :P  And every day I look forward to graduating so that I can finally pursue my dreams.  And in the meantime, I'll draw whenever I can.

-What will be your next projects?
-I have an ongoing personal project called the Raven Revival Project.  It's about growth as an artist and a person, using my character Raven as the main subject.  Other than that... not much!  Lots of ideas but no time to bring them to fruition just yet.  And then, of course, commissions.

-What is inspiring to you ?
-I'm most inspired by four main areas: colour combinations, photography, fashion and music.  I've always been greatly attracted to colours and seeing them used in a vibrant or unusual way always makes me want to draw.  It also ties into my love for photography and fashion, as colours (as well as shape & form) play a huge role in the execution of those disciplines.  I love portrait photography, with its clarity, depth & emotion.  I love looking at the human face in all its different forms.  Fashion inspires me because of the concepts that go behind the creation of the pieces, as well as they way the colours/shapes/cuts are brought together to create an outfit.  Finally, music plays an important role in my creativity.  It really influences my mood and ideas, and sometimes I create a specific playlist if I'm aiming for a certain mood to my piece.  I enjoy a really wide range of music, anything from classical and instrumental, to metal and indie.


-What makes you laugh the most?
-The important people in my life.  I'm proud to say that all the people I love have amazing senses of humour, and spending time with them always cracks a smile on my face.  Apart from that, I find great hilarity in watching stupid YouTube clips.  And Ross Noble.
-Why did you choose this FML?
-I was just browsing through random FMLs and this popped up on the top of my screen.  I found it more ridiculous than funny, but then I thought it would be fun to portray the FML in a completely different (and somewhat cynical) light.  Maybe the guy's wife has a right to 'flip out'!
-Do you have your own FML anecdote that you can share us?
-Hah yeah.  This happened a couple of months ago.  I was walking down the hill from my house one day, when a car approached me.  The guys were probably no older than 18 and driving WAY too fast in a neighbourhood area.  Realising they were driving too close to the side of the road and weren't going to slow down, I was forced to jump aside onto what I thought was a patch of overgrown grass.  Turned out it was covering a deep-ass muddy ditch; I fell face first.  Best part of it all?  They stopped the car next the side of the road for the sheer purpose of jeering and laughing at me, before driving away.  FML!


Naughty boys. We would never do something like that to you. Because we love you too much -oops, we said it <3. Thank you Viet-My for your participation and keep up the good work !


Viet-My's DA:
Viet-My's blog:


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 Lady Alice who will tell you what you have to do!


#505 - Illustrated FML - On 06/25/2010 at 5:10pm by FML Team - 16 comments

F .. SURPRISE ! ... ML

..... SURPRISE! You’re surprised aren't you? You seem baffled. You didn't think we would be here, on this wonderful Saturday to present a new artist to you didn't you? Thought so. Even though we don’t like to blow our own trumpet, we have to admit, we're marvelous. We love surprises. From birthday parties to funeral pyres, we're here to create a special event to blow our friends' mine. The friends being you. The event being the Saturday illustrated FMLs. So slip on your favorite cardigan, pour yourself some peppermint tea, relax, and read on.


-What's your name and surname?
-Eric Cobain "Cobainiac". I'm 29
(Side note: years-old? gallons? We'll probably never know.)

-Where do you live?
-Los Angeles, CA.

-What is your profession?
-Freelance art. For the past 6+ years, I've been making merchandise art for the music industry. (logos, shirts, albums, flyers...) I also am a Flash Animator. I've got a few websites online, and have been working on an online cartoon miniseries. At the beginning of the year I started working for the comic book industry. I've been working for Boom! Studios working with their Disney licensed books. (The Muppet Show, Toy Story, Donald Duck...) I also just started working on a few new projects I'm not allowed to talk about, yet.

-Can you tell us more about your life?
-See above

-What are your next projects?
-See above

-Your website is … pretty special!
-My site is a fully interactive flash site made to show off my art and flash talents at the same time. I've got a pretty fun little zombie game on the homepage. I've been swamped this year, so I'm going to be adding everything 2010 in the next couple weeks. Check it out. It's a good time.
(Side note: watch out, this website is not for children, you've been warned.)

-What inspires you?
-I love cartoons, obviously. I grew up watching the Simpson's, religiously.  When I got a little older, I started going to Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Film Festival. That made me look at cartoons in a whole different way after that. I saw the first ever South Park there, way before comedy central picked them up. Up until then, I didn't realize there could be a dark side to cartoon humor. After that, I pretty much appreciate anything that's truly over the top. I like when movies and music push the limits.

-What makes you laugh the most?
-I have a sick sense of humour. The more shocking the joke, the more I can appreciate it.

-Why did you choose this FML?
-I've actually often thought of this scenario. Just the thought that it really happened cracks me up.

-Do you have your own FML anecdote that you can share us?
-They all involve working in restaurants. Check out my comic series- "I HATE THIS F&$%ing Job" on my facebook page.
Here's one though. One night a lady asked me what was in the Chinese chicken salad. I let her know it had chicken, oriental dressing, vegetables, and a few other things. She looked me dead in the eye and as serious as she could be, she said,"vegetables?!? Who puts vegetables in a salad?!?"


FYL. And FHL for being such a carnivore. Thank you Eric for your illustrated FML!


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 loved the surprise her friends did for her birthday, seriously, the song was awesome and the moustache cake almost raised Freddie from the dead) who will tell you what you have to do!

#498 - Illustrated FML - On 06/18/2010 at 3:43pm by FML Team - 5 comments

In & Out & FML

Hello, we love you, won't you tell us your names? It's been a week since we impregnated a dog, football (or soccer for our friends in the US) is now washing over our cortexes like a strange mind-numbing multicoloured fog, and we can't wait to see the forthcoming movie called "Two girls, one world cup". Summer has begun and the sunshine is brightening our days, except for today, as we're welcoming a new artist from the United Kingdom. Ladies, gentleman, HRH Queen Elizabeth II, take your umbrella-ella-hey-hey and help us to welcome today's artist!


- Good morning! Can you present yourself to the FML audience?
-My name's Luke Pearson. I'm 22 years old.

-We know you're from the great country which invented the Beatles and moustaches, but where do you live exactly?
-I live in Tamworth.

-What's your job?
-I've just finished a 3 year illustration degree at Loughborough University. I'm hoping that 'being an illustrator and comic book artist' can be what I do for a living.

-What's your story?
-I've always had it in my head that I wanted to draw and make pictures in some way or another for a living. Illustration was the most appealing to me out of the various paths I could have taken, which is why I took the aforementioned course. In the last year or so I've really been getting back into drawing comics, which is what I spent a vast amount of my childhood doing. The response to what I've been doing has been really good, so I'm hoping I can keep that going, keep improving and get a load of stuff out there.


-What are your projects?
- I keep a series of sketchbooks that I'm constantly drawing in and churning out ideas. I do self-initiated illustrations and comics when I want to try something new or get a fun idea and from now on will probably be constantly on the lookout for commissioned work. I've recently done stuff for various anthologies and small press publications such as a comic and the cover art for Solipsistic Pop 2, and a piece for Nobrow 3 with a bunch of other stuff coming up. I'm also working on my first properly published solo comic which will be out in November.

-Can you tell us more about your website?
-My website basically acts as a stream of all the work I do and as a hub to my other web haunts like Flickr, DeviantArt and tumblr. You can view my illustrations and comics there within the same stream or separately, although I'm thinking about having a designated site for my comics work and a more professional portfolio site.



-What inspires you?
-I'm inspired by quite a broad range of stuff. Chris Ware and James Kochalka are probably my favourite comic book artists (currently). It's pointless listing the stuff though, because the comics, films, books and music I've consumed and enjoyed most recently nearly always seeps into what I'm doing at the time, so it's a never ending snowball of influences. The best way to see some of the imagery I like is to check out my tumblr which acts as a personal scrapbook of inspiration, with my own work mixed in .

-What makes you laugh the most?
-What makes me laugh most is the ridiculous ins and outs of everyday life. The weird, awkward little turn/greeting that two acquaintances walking towards each other on one side of the street will do. They really don't want to stop and chat but have to acknowledge the meeting and look like they kiiind of want to chat but are actually really in a hurry and literally can't spare a single minute. That kind of thing.

-Why did you choose this FML?
-I chose this FML because it had literally no visual cues in it, so my imagination could run wild. To be fair, it didn't really run that wild in the end, but the thought still kind of makes me laugh.

- Do you have your own FML anecdote that you can share us?
- No, nothing bad or funny ever happens to me.


Yeah, right, someone's nose is going to get bigger and bigger today! Thank you Luke for your great comic!

Luke's 100% British website:

#484 - Illustrated FML - On 06/10/2010 at 5:23am by FML Team - 10 comments

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