Rob DenBleyker

Rob DenBleyker

Cyanide & Happiness

ROB DENBLEYKER is a webcomic cartoonist, co-founder of Explosm website, co-founder and creator of Cyanide & Happiness webcomics and The Cyanide & Happiness Show. 

R. DenBleyker, will be returning to Comic Con Baltics for the second time after a 5-year break, when he visited the biggest pop-culture event in the Baltics back in 2019. He is the author of world-leading comic strip, known as Cyanide & Happiness. His work has entertained tens of millions of fans worldwide for almost 20 years already.

It is easy to distinguish the style of R. DenBleyker, which is quite different from the rest of his colleagues. His characters are known for their big eyes and the face that are not exactly round. Major part of his stories are dialogues, created just between two characters.

About Cyanide & Happiness

Cyanide & Happiness online comics were first introduced in the winter of 2005 by four young and then unknown artists – Rob DenBleyker, Dave McElfatrick, Kris Wilson and the former team member Matt Melvin. Joined together by their shared vision and creative abilities, youngsters have created a new online website for their comics, Explosm, with new comics appearing almost daily. From the start, all the comic strips have stood out because of Microsoft Paint’s drawing style, which has been retained so far.

In 2013, Cyanide & Happiness’s introduced an idea on Kickstarter to create an animated Cyanide & Happiness Show on YouTube and asked for financial support from fans. In thirty days, instead of the needed 250 thousand US dollars, fans gathered over 770 thousand dollars. This allowed the series to be made weekly and the first series were released in November 2014. Today, The Cyanide & Happiness Show has millions of views.

The latest projects on Kickstarter have received a similar interest. In 2016, fans donated 3.2 million US dollars for a card game called “Joking Hazard”. Meanwhile, in 2017 – 575 thousand US dollars were donated for a computer game creation.

Creators have also published four books and smartphone application.

Tens of Millions of Fans Worldwide

Cyanide & Happiness webcams have probably one of the biggest fanbase on social networks. Most of them are on Facebook – more than 13 million followers. However, their YouTube channel, which has been running since 2009, is not far behind. Cyanide & Happiness has more than 11.9 million subscribers. Also, more than 2 million people are following them on Instagram, and more than a million on TikTok.

Meeting appointed at COMIC CON BALTICS 2024

Fans will be able to meet with the legendary Cyanide & Happiness comics creator, R. DenBleyker, as well as, to talk, take pictures and even get his autograph on May 24-26 during the pop-culture event Comic Con Baltics 2024, in Vilnius.