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I work on the Foamy / Neurotically Yours for eternity. So that's what I do. Currently in the process of updated ALL original Foamy episodes to full HD with NEW episodes being posted every 2 weeks on NG, YT, Twitch & even FB. Support if ya can. Patreon! :)

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Posted by illwillpress - January 24th, 2019


421628_154837249213_1.jpg(This was just posted here for folks who don't stop by Patreon for the random updates... so if you missed it there... and don't want to click on another link today... )

1 : YouTube seems to be leveling off for now as far as monetization goes, but a head's up for those waiting on older HD versions of classic Foamy... A LOT of later episodes from season 7-8 will NOT be able to be monetized on YouTube (Or even posted at all in it's current "Speak no Evil" climate.) So I'll be looking for other outlets to showcase that content.

2: Blu-Ray Collection: Working on the logistics of getting together a BluRay collection of all the Classic Series & Reboot Series. They may be split into volumes or a box set, depends on cost of course, but I'm looking into it. (Worst case, digital download will be made available.)

3: Sue Z. June : The roller derby girl who was Foamy's short-lived room mate will probably end up making a return in the current series. When? No Idea. How? No idea? Why? I don't Know!!! But I've been working on doodles. The thing is, I'm trying to keep the "Sketch" series as bare bones as possible in order to avoid making the same mistakes I did with classic series (i.e. bogging it down with Germaine soul-searching stuff.) It had it's place then, and those who "got it", understood what I was going for, but generally it kinda just made the series "too serious" for the average viewer. So if other characters make a return, it will be for a humorous reason, not some multi-episode, introspective character development with social commentary kinda thing. I did that, and I'm kinda done with it for the most part. I think at this point I can just make my observations about humanity during rants or using other characters to play off of without making it too heavy handed. So that's my goal for the current series. Bagels, Cream Cheese & Haunted Toasters.

4: Pum'Kin Guy & Pauline : Both characters have been a thing on Twitch and I've enjoyed the ease of creating content with viewers twice a week. The downside is, I have enough ideas to flesh out the characters into a full series, but not the time. So I'll be trying to somehow manipulate the space-time continuum to free up some more minutes in the day. At the very least I'll try to get some books written and some animated specials done. Currently around 30 pages into a novel, have 2 other animated specials written and rough outlines for other books and specials. I'm not sure if I'm glad or annoyed that I still have ideas after 17 years, but it's frustrating not being able to keep up with them.

5: Music & Pauline : Working on getting Pauline an instrument to play during stream. (Wha?) Yeah, since she's a silent character (and there's a reason for that) I thought it would be good to give her some sort of musical outlet. It's something I want to add to the stream every so often, but it'll take time to implement.

6: Foamy Rant Albums! Yes, for those who want audios of all the current Foamy rants, I'm working on an album for everyone. Should be on Bandcamp when I get a chance, but obviously this is going to take some time... I haven't even mentioned the game development!

7: Game Development : Workin' on it. Have some rough outlines for visual novels and I'll slowly be mapping out dialogue and such. It'll take time, but it's in my brain.

8: An Analog Tail : Yes, that book I wrote awhile back called "Power Down" An Analog Tale does have a second book in the works. 70 Pages in so far. Again, slow roll on that front. The first book didn't sell a lot, but then again I just put it out there and posted once "Hey, I wrote a book". Clearly I don't do this for the money. lol.

9: I will try to leave the house in February.
 


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Posted by illwillpress - January 17th, 2019


At the end of 2018, I kinda said to myself; "I should probably do some self promotion in 2019". And so, with 2019 being here, I'm self-promoting. (I really haven't made an effort doing so in 15 years... so let's see what happens)

There's a bunch of links below & on my profile page of all the Foamy related goodies, social things & stuff out there. So clicky a link! There's stuff everywhere!

Other than that, it's back to work for me!

J.i.M.

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PayPal : https://www.paypal.me/illwillpress
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Digital Comics: https://gumroad.com/illwillpress
Music : https://foamythesquirrel.bandcamp.com/
Artwork on Etsy : https://www.etsy.com/shop/illwillpress
Streamlabs Merch (Pillow & Hoodies) https://streamlabs.com/jimathers/#/merch
Amazon Wishlist (Gifts make me derp, but people have asked for one) http://amzn.to/2tEY3kG

 

 


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Posted by illwillpress - January 2nd, 2019


Happy New Year!!!

What Am I Workin' On? :
For those wondering what I've been up to, aside from the normal Foamy episodes & Twitch shows, I've also been working on 3 Pum'Kin Guy & Pauline novels & 2 Specials. Why? 'Cause I can. Essentially the novels will be fleshed out tales of the Pauline character and her lore, while the two animated specials will be similar to "A Little Halloween" or the Neurotically Yours episode "Writer's Block."

For the average Foamy fan, this may be "meh" news, but it's something that really needs to be worked on. Though Pauline & Pum'Kin Guy have a different chemistry than Foamy & Germaine, they pretty much inhabit the same coin of consciousness, just on the other side.

Also, keep in mind, Foamy & Germaine had a good year of comic books for their characters to evolve as well as a solid year of animated episodes before folks took to the series. So allow for some dev-time. Even though both Pum'Kin Guy & Pauline have been main characters on Twitch for me, Pauline gets very little time to be known or developed. So with these projects in the works at least, I can get her story out there and people will know why she is the way she is.


Now for the OTHER stuff.

GAME NEWS :

I've been researching two genres of games to work on.

1: A Visual Novel : (For those who don't know the genre, I would break it down to a “choose your own adventure” type comic book meets “point and click” game) My goal would be to work on a series of them with various types of stories for any and all characters in the “iLL WiLL PrEss Universe”... if that's a thing. So a Visual Novel wouldn't necessarily be focused on the current series of Neurotically Yours, It could be the original series, the reboot or just another take on the series all together. Currently working on rough story outlines.

2: A Fighting Game! Street Fighter meets iLL WiLL PrEss? Essentially a well-balanced 2D fighting game featuring all the characters I've created over the years. Why? 'Cause I actually like fighting games. (Unfortunately I'm terrible at them due to lack of practice time.) Ideas have been jotted down on paper for moves/fighting styles and so on. Nothing tangible at this point, and frankly, the longer I wait, the easier it will be to make a game like this. (The tech behind it is getting somewhat open-source and I'm pretty sure in a few years, the interfaces used to build games will almost be plug n' play.) This project is more unlikely however due to time, resources and all that. Just know the concept is slowly being work on.

So that's about it. (Don't get too excited, these are all just ideas and plans)

J.


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Posted by illwillpress - December 6th, 2018


Yeah, I've been slackin' on Newgrounds, but I'm catchin' up! (Sorry about that.)

Why the slackin'? Well, I've been keeping up with YouTube and it's demonitization mine field that I seem to have to dance around every few days. I've been working on the whole “Pum'Kin Guy” thing on Twitch (A live show Wed & Sun around noon ET), if you're not familiar, check out the episode “A Little Halloween” which will give you an introduction to the characters.

Currently in the works, 3 books (novels), 2 games (Visual Novel & Fighting Game... which are SLOWLY being researched at this point.), some artwork, visuals for the Twitch stream, audio production and so on, and so on. Yeah, I still do everything myself for some reason, So for those ticked off about me not posting episodes here on time, HEY! I'm Busy Here! (I'll try to be better though.)

^_^

So back to the shadows! To my work-filled dwelling.

J.


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Posted by illwillpress - June 28th, 2018


I'm still workin' on Foamy as usual. Not much else to say. Twitch streams happen every Sunday at 12PM ET, & Wed 1PM ET for those interested. Other than that, working on cartoons, and getting some ideas together for some books, & games. Though who knows if I'll have the time to work on any of it. We'll see.


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Posted by illwillpress - April 25th, 2018


Posted the episode "Mail's Here" on NG, which is the first episode of Season 2 of the "Comic Style" or "Sketch Series" of Neurotically Yours. The most current episode will be posted in about a week, so NG will be up to date on all things Foamy. Other than that, still working on Foamy stuff as well as goofing off with the Twitch "Pum'Kin Guy" live show I do every Sunday. Generally it's a chill stream so if that's your thing, stop by if you're bored. Shows will probably start around Noon ET on Sundays and go on for 2 hours or so. (I will also try to add an addition stream Wed. Around 1PM ET) I'll see how I 'feel". After 17 years of sitting/standing at a desk, it's taken a big toll on health stuff. Nothing drastic, but I should probably go for a walk that's a longer distance than my computer to the fridge)  Which reminds me... I need more coffee!


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Posted by illwillpress - February 24th, 2018


It took awhile, but I'm almost, caught up with posts for the "Sketch Series" of Neurotically Yours. Once I'm up to date with the series on NG, I'll be back to the every-other-week post for new content. Thanks for hangin' in there. Yeah, I coulda had everything on NG in a few weeks, but I didn't want to flood the portal with daily posts and just annoy everyone :)  Back to lurkin'!

J.

 


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Posted by illwillpress - December 15th, 2017


 

For those not keeping up with the recent nonsense in the world of JiM (me), YouTube has still been ignoring any and all requests for content reviews and has been for 5 months now. I developed some minor health issues that kinda derailed my normal work flow. But it hasn't all been bad news...

 

 

The health stuff is slowly resolving itself, The Sunday Twitch streams have been awesome! I'm still making Foamy episodes despite the health-hiccup and stuff has been fairly ok. As for NG, I'm slowly catching up to where we are with the current Foamy series. I haven't been flooding the portal 'cause it's just rude, so it's been an episode a week. Once we're caught up it'll go back to the every 2 weeks posting that I've been doing for 16 years. 

 

 

That's about it... back to work!

 

 

 

j.

 


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Posted by illwillpress - September 22nd, 2017


Super busy as usual, catching up on posting the new series of Foamy on NG. (Probably one or two a week until I'm caught up) I kinda don't want to flood the portal with squirrelly nonsense every day. Speaking of, I was going to post HD versions of all the old episodes on NG, but there's like....500 episodes. So that's just on YouTube for now. I'll see what free time I can squeeze out of my life to get that done, but older content is not top priority for me.

 

For those who supported the new DVD on Kickstarter, ALL rewards have been shipped (assuming you filled out the info needed to send it to you) and the 5th Season of Neurotically Yours is now up on the illwillpress.com shop. (Also Amazon, but they both ship from me anyway) So if antiquated media is your game... illwillpress.com

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Anyway, I tend not to self-promote at all, but a new DVD is something I'll mention. So thanks for puttin' up with that. BACK TO WORK! 

J.


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Posted by illwillpress - September 12th, 2017


For those not keeping up with the YouTube "ADpocalypse" it's pretty much affected EVERYONE on YT. (Myself included.) So with that in mind, I'll be posting new material on NG and Twitch as well as YT. 

After 16 years of Foamy (Sept 10th was the anniversary), I tend to forget, as do we all, that  YouTube is not the world. We all go there at some point or another for our music/vods/tutorials. It's CAN BE a great place for that stuff, but the  platform as it is now, is bloated and inadequete. The bots or algorythms used to demonetize content, do not understand humor, context or sarcasm, thus, it's broken. If they fix it, fantastic, if they don't it's just going to be a bland site of "G" rated content that no one is going to be able to monetize. If you're a content creator, make sure you LOVE what you do. It's the only way you're going to keep going when hurdles like this trip you up.

Keep Creating!

JiM 


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