Webcomic: Cyanide and 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, a full animated series based on the comic, named The Cyanide & Happiness Show, was successfully funded on Kickstarter, and began airing in 2014. For tropes pertaining to the series, see here.

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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Cyanide And Happiness