Yep, "Squirrels & Robots" is now on: Google Podcasts
Working on Apple, but it's taking a while.
Thanks for hangin' in there and helpin' out while I diversify from the YouTube madness :)
For those who don't know me, I've worked solo on Foamy / Neurotically Yours for over 15 years. So that's what I do. Currently in the process of updated ALL older Foamy episodes to full HD with NEW episodes being posted every 2 weeks on YouTube and NG
Been There, Yes.
Joined on 12/28/02
Posted by illwillpress - April 30th, 2020
Good news everyone!
I did a bit of work and managed to get ALL the "Squirrels & Robots" podcasts up on Spotify
(iTunes/Apple & Others soon) Enjoy! :P
New episodes usually weekly, posted on Friday.
Initially, the podcast should be available on:
Spotify, Apple Podcast (iTunes), Google Podcasts, Breaker, Castbox, Overcast, Pocket Casts, RadioPublic
I'll update when new platforms are added :)
(Give these platforms time to approve & process the podcast) Could take a few days.
Posted by illwillpress - April 29th, 2020
For those who follow on other platforms like YouTube, Facebook, or Twitch....
Since Youtube is being... well, Youtube, I updated the following places:
Twitch : All current series episodes of Foamy are now on Twitch (Under collections, New episodes posted a week after YT so I can scrape what ad rev I can from the platform.)
Facebook : All current series episodes of Foamy are slowly rolling out on FB and should be all available by the end of May. (I didn't want to clutter up everyone's feed with 80 episodes of Foamy in one day)
Newgrounds : All current series episodes are up on Newgrounds as well & some artwork.
Facebook : All "Squirrel & Robots" Podcasts available on FB as well as YT.
YouTube : Starting in June/July I will be going through the process of uploading both an edited and unedited version on YouTube. Since any content with words harsher than "Damn" or "Hell" now have to be manually reviewed to determine ad suitability. (Not joking).
Whichever version is approved for ad revenue, that is the one that will be posted. All other platforms will have unedited versions posted. (Twitch/FB haven't given me any issues with any content for the current series of Foamy) Of course I don't really get paid there. Soooo....
Older content on YT. Basically whatever has been reviewed will stay as is from what I've heard. HD upgrades will still be posted and have to go through manual review, but basically, if you see a classic Foamy on YT, just assume it's not generating income from here on out. Older content will probably not make it to FB or Twitch due to content. (terms of service n' such)
What about older stuff?! Eh, hopefully it'll remain up on YT, but certain episodes have already been removed for one reason or another and it'll just get worse in the next few years. I'll work on getting a Blu-Ray collection / Digital Collection together for everyone once the HD upgrades are all finished.
BUT I HATE EDITS!?! Blame YT. Besides, I wouldn't worry too much. I can work wonders without using a single swear word. (See "Sitcom Silliness") Even without a swear it got demonetized. :P Kinda proud of that honestly. :)
Regardless, Newgrounds has always been Newgrounds (Thank God!) and stuff here will basically stay the same. So if you just watch here. No worries. Nothing will change.
Thanks for reading all this & keeping up with all this during the ups and downs :)
Posted by illwillpress - April 22nd, 2020
Like everyone else, I've been on lock down... which honestly, is like.... Tuesday for me. I kinda just stay inside and work on Foamy things, so this has been rather "normal" for me. (Kinda miss getting real food at a diner, but hey... pandemic). Hope everyone else who doesn't already live like a shut-in is doing well.
Be well. Things will get back to "normal" before we know it. :)
Other than that, for those who haven't been keeping up everywhere else, I started a Foamy podcast called "Squirrels & Robots" a few weeks ago to test the format. So far so good. It's a simple round table of squirrel talk with a robot. :P So that's a thing.
(I haven't posted them here 'cause NG isn't really a podcast platform... or is it now? idk. I just look at doodles and cartoons here.)
Anyway, back to work!
Posted by illwillpress - February 12th, 2020
Been working lately on redrawing a bunch of characters for the Neurotically Yours series. First up was Sue Z. June, (Image posted to art). Also did a bunch of Germaine drawings, some new Foamy & Pilz-E & some Begley drawings.
(For those who don't know, the current series of Neurotically Yours is actually hand drawn, with all images first put on paper, scanned, cleaned and colored for the cartoons. Initially it's more work, but long term makes things easier) :)
Posted by illwillpress - December 29th, 2019
I generally don't post a lot of wordy updates here, 'cause updates are boring. But, a quick update. YouTube BS is still a thing, so I'm working on getting all current series episodes of Foamy on Facebook, Twitch, NG as well as YouTube. So if YouTube implodes there will always be a place to watch Foamy. (For those who have no idea what's going on with YouTube, it's the usual. Monetization is still an issue for everyone, new guidelines, slowly pushing out content creators and so on and so on.)
Other than that, I posted some alt-style Germaine & Pauline doodles here and have been working on various comic strips with everyone. (Usually end up on instagram, twitter & FB, but I'm lazy when it comes to posting art on NG for some reason) I know, I'm awful.
Anyway... back to work!
Twitch streams are Sundays (12pm ET) & Wed (1PM ET) for those who want to stop by. twitch.tv/jimathers
Posted by illwillpress - September 10th, 2019
18 Years of Foamy!
Yep, today marks a full 18 years of Foamy! It all started way back in the day when Neurotically Yours was first released as a comic book. At the time it was a small comic, printed on a copier, hand stapled together and quite literally sold on the streets in the village area of N.Y.C. (But mostly given away.) Soon I started working with Macromedia's Flash 4.0 (which I still use today) creating cartoons, posting them to Newgrounds, moved over to YouTube, (while also posting to NG), made some ok business choices, avoided some "deals" that would have relinquished control of Foamy to some rather high profile media companies. Settled into what I do now, and here we are. So to everyone who's been supporting over the years, from the newer folks to that one girl who bought a comic in the city and stuck a Foamy sticker on her shirt in 2001, THANK YOU! Obviously I'm in this for the long term, so I should probably get back to work. Thanks again for the continued support!
Posted by illwillpress - August 9th, 2019
Been doing the usual work, and for those who don't know what that is.... Here's a list!
(I tend to bounce around between all of the projects listed below when I'm in the "mood", so literally everything below is being worked on.)
Foamy : Current Series (Artwork, Animation, Scripts, Vocals)
Foamy : Classic Series HD Upgrades
Foamy : Chibisodes (Artwork, Animation, Scripts, Vocals)
Foamy : Puppet Stuff (Creating Puppets / Video Tests / Audio Tests)
Foamy : Video Game (Testing software, development, concept, outlines etc.)
Pum'Kin Guy : Twitch Streams (Wed & Sun)
Pum'Kin Guy : Cartoon (Artwork, Animation, Scripts, Vocals)
Pum'Kin Guy : Halloween Special (x 2) (Artwork, Animation, Scripts, Vocals)
Pum'Kin Guy : Halloween Special (x 2) (Artwork, Graphic Novels)
Pum'Kin Guy & Pauline Novels (x 3) (Artwork)
Minion's Quest : Novel, A Few Cartoons (Artwork, Animation, Scripts, Vocals)
4y-Records : A few cartoons (Artwork, Animation, Scripts, Vocals)
Analog Tale (That Novel I wrote that has 2 more books that need to be finished) -_-
Product Stuff :
Shirts, Stickers, etc.
Possible Foamy Blu-Ray of complete collection of classic series
Possible Foamy Plush (New Design, not a re-release of the old one)
Music : Random background music for streams & cartoons
Artwork : For the Etsy Shop (Whenever it happens)
Posted by illwillpress - July 5th, 2019
Took a slight detour working on 3D anime models for some characters. So Germaine, Pauline, & Sue Z. June have decent models I can work with. Maybe have Dawn B. (the voice of Germaine) do some Facerig streams using the Germaine model. Who knows though. I tend to take creative detours to refresh my artistic batteries. So even down-time is creative time. If you missed any, check my art, or instagram for images. Other than that, working on things as usual.