Reza Farazmand is a comedy writer and creator of the popular online comic book series Poorly Drawn Lines. He began his career primarily as a comedy writer. Later, after discovering his drawing style, he moved on to making comics. The first comics appeared in college newspapers, later the comics moved to online spaces.
He has published four books: a collection of comics and essays, Poorly Drawn Lines: Good Ideas and Amazing Stories (2015), Comics for a Strange Wold (2017), Poorlier Drawn Lines (2019), and the graphic novel City Monster (2020).
In 2015, his comic book Poorly Drawn Lines: Good Ideas and Amazing Stories became a New York Times bestseller.
In 2021, it was announced that the online comic “Poorly Drawn Lines” would be included in the fifth season of the series Cake, on the FXX channel (America’s main cable channel). The series has been on display since September 30, 2021 until December 9, 2021.
Reza quote about FX: “I decided I wanted to create an animated series. So basically I started offering it to all the networks and offered it as a half-hour comedy with two 15-minute episodes – like an old Adult Swim show or something like that. FX became interested, then we started making it. Season Cake Series. I think it’s a great fit there. There are many other great animations out there and I really like the whole atmosphere of the show. I think it’s probably one of the most unique TV shows right now. ”
This is not the first time Poorly Drawn Lines has been adapted for television. The adapted comics also appeared in the first season of the animated series TripTank, in the series Shovels Are For Digging. (The series was released on April 2, 2014).