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Ugly FML

Ahoy my sweet readers, how was your week? I truly hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed the America's Next Top Model final (wtf happened to Angelea ?). We're so close to Christmas that it's getting difficult to wait to unpack our well-deserved presents. Meanwhile, here's my Christmas gift to you, a brand ne, awful (but funny) illustration, made by our artist of the day :


-Hi everybody, my name is Italo Perochena a.k.a. Italiux
-First of all, why did you choose this nickname?
-Oh well, it goes way back when i was like 6, a cousin of mine kept calling me Italius, and i just replaced the s for a x, big science there.

-How old are you?
-According to a calendar on this website, today I'm 28.61 years old

-Oh, close to the big 3-0. Where do you live?
-Don´t say that! I´m currently living on Buenos Aires - Argentina, but i am from Lima - Peru

-How's life in Peru?
-Pretty much the same as here, but a little bit cheaper. And no, i don´t have a Llama.

-Oh. I don't see the point to continue this interview anymore. What's your job?
-I'm currently working with some business in Peru via internet, designing freelance basically. Sometimes illustrating little pieces. I don´t have much time for a job with regular times, because i´m studying.


-What are you studying? The arts?
-I wish! I'm studying for an MBA with major in Corporate Communications and advertising. With some Marketing classes. To add to my advertising designer degree.

-So, drawing's just for fun?
-Well, I draw since i can think of and everyone that really knows me knows that. That's basically why i went to study design, but now I'm trying to get the big bucks by getting my MBA going on. Lately i went more serious with illustration, and i want to see how far I can go.

-What (or who) inspires you?
-Pretty much anything: playing with my dog, watching a movie, hearing jokes from my friends, spending time with my girlfriend but usually inspiration comes to me when I´m all warm in bed and I´m about to sleep. Scumbag inspiration...


-And what about webcomics? Is there any webcomics that you love?
-Hmmm not many really. I really like the work of Alberto MonttLiniers (an Argentinian artist)... and of course the illustrated FMLs!

-Last question, but not least ! Why did you choose this story?
-I was choosing the stories with my girl, and as soon as we read that story we were like: OMG this one, i intermediately pictured the whole comic in my head, and laughed so hard. Kids and drunks are extremely honest, I love that. I wonder how honest is a drunk kid... I'll have to try that someday.

-YES try that, then don't ever contact us again, so the FBI won't be on our back. Again. Thank you very much that was fun!





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If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to alice [at] 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! 

#1165 - Illustrated FML - On 12/16/2011 at 8:54am by Alice - 1 comments

FML hero

YOU WILL NOT BELIEVE YOUR EYES, shocking revelations, AMAZING INTERVIEW THAT LEADS TO SHOCKING REVELATIONS, uh, no, I already said that. Damn, I can't introduce the interview as if it's the next blockbuster that will blow everyone's mind. There, now I'm depressed. What's the point of doing this interview anyway if I can't do it Hollywood style. Oh! Wait guys, Deanna, our lovely artist of the day, will bring the spectacular for me! You wouldn't want to miss that!


-Deanna, welcome, you're our traditional Saturday artist. How are you feeling? Relaxed? Not too stressed out by being interviewed by an ex FBI agent?
-FBI agent or not, I am pretty relaxed! But still kind of nervous! I don't even know anymore.

-Is Deanna Sulli your real name or is that your artist's name?
-It would be cool to have an artist name, but I don't. That's my name.

-Where do you live?


-Don't brag about that. The sun can shine anywhere else if he decides to do so. And one day he will. Trust me. How old are you Pink's hot dog eater?
-Sun every day gets boring after a while, though! I just turned 19 this past weekend.

-(You're going to irritate our readers) Are you a student?
-(I'm sorry!) But yes, I am a student at a university.

-Do you study art?
-Yes, I am minoring in graphic design and take art classes.

-What are the cool and lame sides about being a student?
-I enjoy learning; soaking up information, obtaining all this knowledge and being with people who enjoy it too. Oh, and it's also cool that we have access to free services, like the buses, a health center and a gym. Plus, student discounts on software! The lame side is that there's a lot of work. Tuition, textbooks, and materials are expensive.

-So are you going to be a graphic designer when you'll graduate?
-Well, graphic design is my minor. My major focuses on computer programming. I'm hoping to be a web developer/web designer.

-You're a real creator/baby genius. Tell us more about your DA portfolio, I see you're a deviant member for 3 years now, why don't you have your own personal website?
-I have a website, but I'm taking quite a while revamping it for a portfolio. I've had my own website since I was 9, but I always change the domain name. I started using dA because it's really convenient to upload new art, plus I love the community. It's encouraging and motivating to get comments and critiques. Eventually it got to the point where I was more active updating my dA than my own website.


-What are your next projects then?
-I am the staff artist for an anime convention called Anime Conji, so I've been working on promotional artwork. On top of that, I participate in the artist alleys at these conventions. I also have a webcomic, but I don't plan on starting that for quite a while. As for graphic design, I design posters and concert program covers for my high school's instrumental music program, which is tons of fun. Right now everything is volunteer work, but I'm hoping to get an internship or a job soon!

-That's all we can wish for you! Last question Deanna, (I know, don't cry), why did you choose this story?
-I've had so many good times playing Guitar Hero with friends, and this story was hilarious to me. I'm really not surprised that someone injured themself playing it! He was probably playing "Through The Fire And Flames" by Dragonforce. When my friends played that on expert, the fire alarm came off. Speaking of fire alarms, the one in my building is currently going off. And it is 2AM. So I think I'm going to be evacuated now. Bye! RAS are knocking on the doors

-It's the PERFECT way to end this interview! Thank you Deanna for taking part.





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If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to alice [at] 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! 

#1161 - Illustrated FML - On 12/09/2011 at 12:05pm by Alice - 8 comments

Let's read this f*cking interview

F*cking goodmorning everyone, how was your f*cking week? F*cking great? That's awesome, because now it's time to enjoy this f*cking week-end, and you know what to do on every f*cking saturdays right? Enjoying a f*cking great illustration! Now that you did, let's read this f*cking interview shall we ?

-So ! Lynn, how are you f*cking doing ?
-Ha, Considering I'm 38 weeks pregnant I'm hanging in there! 

-Pregnant and doing such a naughty illustration? What are you, British ?
-I wish, at least I would have a cool accent then! I'm sure I'll regret some of the drawings when my kid is old enough to surf the web but hey why not live in the moment at the time 

-That's our leitmotiv here at FML. So, where do you live ?
-I currently live in the capitol region of New York State, but I'm originally from Washington State. Just moved to NY this past February.

-You're a lady, so I won't ask you how old you are. What's your job ?
-Ha I have nothing to hide. My current profession is being a housewife, which currently means I play video games, draw, cook and goof around. Before that I used to be a college student and worked as a coffee and tea specialist in the Seattle area. And somepoint in the next few weeks I'll be adding Mom to my job title. He is our first kid. 

-Tell us more about your husband.
-He is fricken amazing, named Ben. He's a mechanical engineer who  designs/ works on submarines. We met in college then got married this past January. He's the reason we moved to NY, for his job. We actually got the call to move 2 days before our wedding and moved 2 weeks's mainly thanks to him that I started doing a webcomic

-Tell us more about your webcomic !
-Well I have a little comic, that's pretty much a journal comic, though right now I'm in the middle of a story arc about Fun Zombies (Fombies) for the most part I color each comic in watercolor, which I'm finding out is not common. The idea when I started it would be to do little short stories in between the journal comics, which is part of the reason the comic is called 6 Color Stories. Originally I had planned to do the comic in marker, crayon, and whatever basic art mediums you'd find a kid using, but the watercolors ended up being a big hit.

-What (or who) are your inspirations ?
-What got me drawing a long time ago was a combination of high school French, Megatokyo, and Shaun of the Dead. My french teacher would make us draw pictures for every word and even make children's books. Megatokyo had some zombie arc, and I had really loved the Shaun of the dead movie, so I started drawing zombies for all my French homework including a children's story called Mon Ami Le Zombie. From that I just would draw a lot of zombie related things one of which was a series I did in college about a help desk for zombies that was a mirror of my experiences working at 24 hr housing help desk for students

-Sooo, let me guess, you like zombies ?
-Lol yes and no I used to really like them, but over the past year or so I started going away from zombies and moved to doing more of the daily life stuff. Mainly because I started doing art things for other people who didn't like zombies. And for current inspirations my top are Nerf This (Scott Ferguson in general), Girls With Slingshots, LAWLS, I Am Arg!, and way more than I can list. Been reading webcomics since I was 16 so I've got a whole folder of bookmarks.


-Would you like to make a book ? Or is webcomic enough for you ?
-Uh well I don't know. I don't see a book for 6 Color Stories anytime soon, but if people wanted it perhaps. I could see myself doing something like a sarcastic/ dark children's book. But considering I'm relatively new to all this I'd say it's a possibility, just not now. I'd actually like to re do the Mon Ami Le Zombie story but I'd probably do it in for an English speaking audience plus I know the current French it's written in is horrible. I do plan on making story/picture books for my son, which means he'll be traumatized from an early age lol.

-Why did you choose this story Lynn ? I see no zombies there !
-First reason was it was one of the least dirty/depressing stories on the list. Wow I really like those "/". Anyway. Second was I have a lot of friends in the military and a lot of them have experienced something similar. With this story, the mom's response that I came up with was actually my own sarcastic response to the story. Oh and my husband works with the military, so he really liked this story too.

-And thanks to him we'll ALL LIVE IN A YELLOW SUBMARINE, YELLOW SUBMARINE. Thanks Lynn, that was fun to do !




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If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to alice [at] 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! 



#1157 - Illustrated FML - On 11/30/2011 at 11:55am by Alice - 7 comments

Toonhole Month: final part

Get the tissues out, and no, we're not going to get dirty, it's just that it's a sad, sad day. The Toonhole month is coming to an end, and I just can't imagine the (FML) world without my daily dose of emails from Mike, Ryan, John and Michael. Maybe I'll pretend to be a spam-bot and keep emailing them about life, Viagra and stuff, we'll see. Meanwhile, it's time to do the last interview. Today, we're welcoming Michael who put down together pizza, turtles and sex in one single comic. Damn, I'm going to miss those guys.

-Michael hello, you're our LAST artist for our Toonhole month! How sad! How did you guys feel about this (amazing) month?
-Sad...and joyous.  But mostly, it's been great!  It's an honor to f*** with people lives in a drawing.  We've been pretty fortunate and honored to have been featured for a whole month.  Of course people can make it last longer than a month by (shameless promotion) checking out our comics and animation at our site

-And I'm sure they will, as the FML audience is pretty awesome (most of the time). Tell us more about you Michael, we know every dirty little secret your friends were kind enough to confess to us, now it's your turn. How old are you?
-a/s/l (anyone remember AOL chat...anyone anyone?). I'm 28 and live in the house with Chris and John and a few other guys.  So we act like we're 19.  But we're cartoonists to that goes without saying.

-You have all the attention of the 12 year-old version of me (please, don't say anything creepy, that would be just.. creepy.)
-Oh man, if you have the money of the nowww you, and the impulsive buying habits and sense of humor of the 12 year old you, we'll make BILLLIONNNNSSSS with an audience like you.  Ask your parents permission, but send me all their cash and I'll mail you a crappy photo copy of any 2 comics and the side of my face pressed against the scanner glass.

-Tempting. Well, if we were in 2005 on AOL, you being a young lady, totally innocent and prude, me being an middle-aged man doing nothing but drinking beer I would be like "wat r u wearing doll?" but I won't ask you such an inappropriate question. If you want to answer, that's fine too. Are you working for Nickelodeon too?
-I'd always say I'm wearing one of these. No, I'm working at Six Point Harness Studios with John out in Hollywood.  We don't get free bagles at work, but we get donuts sometimes, and we get to watch netflix without it being blocked when we're doing more mundane tasks like inking a character, So it's a wash. 

-(Oh there's even a dog version, how nice.)
-(I know, super cute. And the commando version is almost serious enough to take out into the field).

-Why being an animator is better than being an illustrator?
-Being an animator is a double edged sword.  If you get to draw something super funny or cool or interesting, you get to get really specific and draw all these micro expressions and get to draw it multiple times.  BUTTTT, I think illustrators get more chicks than animators on average soooo...again, it's breaks even.

-Ah, if you wanted girls, why didn't you became a rock star? Plus your name is so charismatic, I know you'd do great.
-Why thank you.  Strange,  you're not the first woman who's said that to me in this week alone.  Maybe you ladies are right, I'mma pick up the keyboard or tuba and put on sweet solos. We'll see what happens. As a lady, fill me in, are names ever hot?  Just the sound of the name?  Make you want the last name and it be attractive.  Are there sexy names?

-Keep us informed please. We'd love to see a song about FML come up.
-The world needs this kind of deep insight.  Forget solving world hunger, cancer, the economic crisis.  We need to crack the code on sexy names.

-Yes, names can be very hot (I feel like this interview is going in some strange place. Well.) For example, Daniel is one hell of a name.
-Hmmm quite. (let's get back on track, hahaha, no mure snuggie jokes) 

-What are your inspirations ?
-I'm inspired by good food, cold brew, and people who exercise more than me.  As well as Looney Tunes, European and Japanese animation (they do stuff that's so soo different than the US and at a high level of execution, it's so refreshing), Mel Brooks, and golden age illustrators like JC Leyendecker and Dean Cornwell.

-And last question of the article, and of Toonhole Month. Why did you choose this story?
-I like pizza and I had just finished a comic with a similar set-up and was hoping to do a little copy paste job to save myself an hour.  Unfortunately it didn't work out and I just went to town and fell back in love with doing silly drawings.  So it all worked out.

-Plus NINJA TURTLEEEEES. Thank you very much Michael!




 website :



If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to alice [at] 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! 


#1153 - Illustrated FML - On 11/25/2011 at 3:58pm by Alice - 0 comments

Toonhole Month: part three

Hello everybody! It's already our third artist of the Toonhole crew and I see some of you crying by thinking this awesome month will be over next week. Let's not make it harder than it is. Let's celebrate Toonhole, love, John, and whatever you want. Included nachos.

-John, goodmorning, you're the second artist from Toonhole that we're welcoming. How does it feel to be a part of this special FML/Toonhole month?
-It feels great! I didn't know our comics were worthy, haha. Its a pretty big honor. Thanks

-Aren't you too stressed out about being interviewed after Chris? He made quite a good impression on the audience. And by "audience" I mean girls. And RuPaul's Drag Race fans.
-Haha, well, I shared a bathroom with Chris in college and if I can survive going up after him in those days I can survive anything. Chris is the man though, He's the best guy to gets things started for Toonhole Month.

-(Don't say that we'll have zero audience to follow what's next.) So, how's life in LA?
-Its fun! there is something to do every night of the week. Life drawing clubs, bars, music shows, if thats your idea of a good time. However, driving in this city is another story

-And living with the people you're working with?
-Yes, I live with Mike and Chris from Toonhole and a couple other guys from the animation program in college. Its the perfect setup for creative thinking. We come home from our jobs in animation and get right to work on our personal projects. I couldn't ask for a better living situation.


-So you're working at Nickelodeon too?
-Mike and I work at 6 Point Harness. Its a smaller studio. We did that "Goodvibes" show thats out on MTV

-Sounds like surfing to me. Tell us more about it!
-Its definitely surfing. Its a "coming of age" story about a kid who comes to a new school on the california coast. He has to meet new new friends, hit on the girl of his dreams and all that. It has your normal amount of pop-culture zingers BUT the art and technique in the animation itself is what sets it apart. Normally, animated TV shows are actually animated overseas, But this one was done in the US. Exciting times for animators in the USA

-That is good news (and exciting), when can we see it?
-It's on MTV every thursday night. I think they are on the 3rd episode. But replays happen throughout the week. You can catch the episodes on the web too

-What's the coolest and lamest part about being an animator?
-The coolest part is that your only boundary is yourself (unless you are working at a studio). Anything you can think up you can animate it and make it real. Its comeplete freedom.  The lamest part is that you spend most of your day sitting in front of a computer bugging out, You can spot an animator by how pastey their skin is and by the hunch in their back.

-What are your inspirations?
-Will Eisner, early American animation, heavy soul music

-Tell us 3 reasons why Toonhole is better than Facebook?
-Toonhole will never post pictures about our shitty cooking. However, we will stalk you relentlessly...
-Why did you choose this story?
-I saw some potential to do funny drawings for you guys.




 website :



If you want to be the next published artist, send an email to alice [at] 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! 


#1149 - Illustrated FML - On 11/18/2011 at 4:17am by Alice - 0 comments