Kris Wilson, born August 2, 1988, is an American illustrator best known as the co-founder of the webcomic “Cyanide & Happiness.” He became famous for his artistry and has managed to garner an impressive following during his time as an online creator. Today, we celebrate the talented artist with some fun facts and interesting insights.
August 2, 1988
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Kris Wilson is a super-talented cartoonist, illustrator, writer, director, and voice actor born in the United States. He started drawing at a young age, and when he was 16 years old, he created the now-famous cartoon “Cyanide and Happiness.” After drawing by hand, Wilson learned to create comics on a computer, which he later showed to the webmasters of “Sticksuicide,” Rob DenBleyker, Matt Melvin, and Dave McElfatrick, who saw potential in Wilson’s work.
Wilson has been creating his character for “Cyanide and Happiness” since 2005 and continues to do so. His comics are well-known for their big heads and small bodies, and they often follow a family and romance theme. He has two famous characters, Seizure Man and Rubber Arm Man. Wilson also has several voice-over and writing credits for various productions, such as “Cyanide and Happiness Shorts,” and “The Cyanide & Happiness Show,” to name a few.
In 2022, Wilson is a voice-over artist and writer of the television series “Master Dater,” which is an interactive romantic comedy. He has also made a name for himself on social media, racking up over 11 million subscribers on his joint YouTube channel “Explosm Entertainment,” and more than 200,000 followers on his self-titled Instagram account. Other than being an online sensation with his art, Wilson has also released numerous books featuring his comic strips, including “Cyanide & Happiness: A Guide to Parenting by Three Guys with No Kids” and “Cyanide & Happiness: Stab Factory,” to name but a few.
Wilson creates the cartoon “Cyanide And Happiness.”
Wilson, along with other creators, starts Explosm Entertainment.
The television series "Cyanide and Happiness Shorts" is created.
He releases his seventh comic-strip book "Cyanide & Happiness: A Guide to Parenting by Three Guys with No Kids."
Why We Love Kris Wilson
He is multi-talented
Not only does Wilson draw and come up with humorous cartoons, but he can also write, play instruments, act, and much more. He’s a quadruple threat if you will.
He turned a hobby into a business
As per his history with drawing, after Wilson doodled some stickmen and received attention from cartoonists, he created a viable career out of his sick-day hobby. We think that’s incredibly impressive.
He is funny
You can’t write one of the most hilarious comics on Earth and not be a funny guy. We love humorous people.
5 Surprising Facts
When he started drawing
After getting bored while suffering from strep throat, Wilson started doodling stick figures.
He only met his collaborators after three years
He first started collaborating on “Cyanide and Happiness” remotely in 2004, and only met his collaborators for the first time in 2007.
He has written songs
Wilson released several songs, one of which is called ‘Colico.’
He has said in interviews that he loves to create music, film insects, and play video games.
The comic name “Cyanide & Happiness”
It is a reference to one of his first comics, and, as he says, “It's the recipe for back-alley cotton candy!”
Kris Wilson FAQs
Is “Cyanide & Happiness” appropriate for kids?
No, Wilson’s comics are only suitable for those 17 years old and older.
What awards has “Cyanide & Happiness” won?
Wilson and his team have won a Streamy Award for their efforts.
Is Kris Wilson still part of “Cyanide & Happiness”?
Yes, he is the longest-standing member and the founder of “Cyanide & Happiness.”
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