Fly, You Fools! is an Indian webcomic about life, and its irritations. It uses photos-turned-into-comics to push its misanthropic take on Indian life, onto an unsuspecting public (The public is always unsuspecting, in such sentences. Why?).
The site has been ooh’ed and aah’ed in major newspapers, TV channels, chai shops around the country and Pinky aunty next door is a big fan. You can read all about it in the Fly You Fool Blog.
The author’s name is Saad Akhtar. He is a New Media designer from the National Institute of Design. He works as an Interaction Designer with a software company in Delhi.
He is actually me, I’m just writing like this to make it look like I have a full staff running this site.
You can get in touch with me using the Contact form. That way you won’t have give your email address. The preferred method of sending bad words and “youR so L@me” mails.
Or you can email on contact [at] fly you fools dot com
Now here are some pseudo-FAQs
Q. Why “Fly You Fools”? Who’se flying?
A. No one. Domain names are hard to find. This one was available.
Q. Can I copy the comics on my site, or print them or make them my wallpaper or something?
A. Yes you can. All the work here is under a Creative Commons license. You are free to download and reuse any of the comics. As long as it’s not for commercial use. If you want to post a comic on your own blog, use the embed html code below each comic.
Q. Damit, but I want to make money out of it. Is there any way?
A. Yes there is. Contact the author and work something out with him. It’s very cheap.
Q. Whose photos are these? Is it even legal?
A. Most of these photos have been taken by me. Otherwise I ask the photographer’s permission before using a photo. So yeah, it’s legal enough. If you have a photo with potential to be a hilarious comic send it over to me and we’ll work something out.
Q. Are these actual Frequently Asked Questions?
A. Well, technically these questions have NEVER been asked. I’m just putting down some “In case someone did, what’ll they ask” questions. ICSDWTAQ’s.
Q. In case I don’t find your comic funny or am insulted by it, should I send death threats, put up a prize for anyone who brings your head then go out and burn some flags and generally be a bad person?
Q. I want to read more about this blog’s history and the inspirations or whatever. Where?
A. You can go through the Fly You Fools blog.