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Webcomic: Cyanide and Happiness
aka: Cyanideand Happiness

Cyanide & Happiness is a daily webcomic strip at explosm.net drawn and written by three separate people. It was begun by Kris Wilson originally, but after showing his work to some members on the sticksuicide.com forum several others joined in the fun: Rob DenBleyker, Dave McElfatrick, and Matt Melvin (who has since left). They have no shame in exploiting extreme Black Comedy, Literal-Minded-ness and affinities for the most hilariously controversially awkward situations known to webcomickind. Their comics involve the exploitation of simply-drawn stick figures for all they're worth.

Dark, cynical, offensive, irreverent... and we're just getting started.

In 2013, the creators announced that they want to make this comic and series of shorts into a web series with 24-minute-long episodes, preferrably to be picked up by an online channel. Years prior, they pitched to 3 television networks, but none lasted, and they eventually realized that TV won't allow them to create the kind of show they want. They started a Kickstarter campaign for the series, which is currently their highest grossing campaign for an animated project ever.

After over six months of absence from the site, Matt Melvin finally announced on August 31st, 2014 that he was no longer a part of the comic due to unspecified reasons. A post from the Explosm site blog followed a couple days later providing further details, as well as expressing thanks for Matt's contributions to the comic and wishing him luck on his future endeavors. Matt has since started work on a new project, currently titled "The Last Nerds on Earth", and has also begun streaming regularly on Twitch.


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