(WHERE'S MY STUFF?):
Orders usually are shipped within 1 to 4 days of
them being placed, and could take about 1 week to arrive to your house
(could be longer depending on where you live). Issues With Orders (Be
patient, there's only one person handling orders so responses may take
24/48 hours) Make sure you include your full name and order # if possible.
Also make sure your email is the same one you ordered with. AND make sure
your PAYPAL order information is up to date.... we hate sending stuff
to people who don't live at their shipping address anymore: THE
DO I ADVERTISE ON iLL WiLL PrEss ?:
I use the standard GoogleAds, so there ya go.
Like any series that's been around for 10 years,
Foamy really needed a fresh coat of paint. The whole Germaine/struggling
artists thing didn't do anything for the audience, and to most people,
it "ruined" the series. Frankly, I was tired of trying to tell
her story and getting nowhere. People didn't relate and all they did was
complain that Germaine became a fat whore. Though her road to recover,
and her eventually getting back to a "normal size" was rushed,
she would have eventually, in about 2 years without the reboot, become
what she is now in the new series, just with additional emotional baggage
folks wouldn't want to hear about. So the smart thing to do was to use
the power of Foamy to move things along. So here we are with the reboot.
Besides, my "artistic abilities" have grown a bit in 10 years
and I wanted to be able to do something with them rather than keep working
with really old character designs that I didn't care for anymore. They
had their own charm, but I really need to move forward rather than get
stuck in creative rut of putrid stagnation... which was happening. So
for the sake of the series, and for those who were put off by Germaine's
"dark years" the series will get back to it's roots... just
looking a bit better in the process. Any other concers are covered in
the episode: A
REASON FOR REBOOTS
THE CHANGE-OVER TO YOUTUBE ?:
The change over to YouTube was kind of a daunting
task but had to be done for 2 reasons. 1: Everyone was ripping stuff from
my site and posting it on YouTube in either crappy quality, without credit,
or taking credit for my work. Ya can see how that would piss someone off.
If Foamy has to be on YouTube, at least let me do it and present the best
quality to fans. There were literally, web-cam captures of Foamy toons
that got 100lk hits. Kinda sucks that 100,000 people saw Foamy as pixilated
web-cam crap. The second reason. Bandwidth! For those who have been keeping
up with all that I do, you know over the years I've had issues with bandwidth
and the insane bills for it. Changing over to YouTube allows me to use
their feed, not have to worry about bandwidth issues every month and give
people access to a lot more episodes. Some folks are not going to like
the change over, and that's fine. It's just something that needed to be
done to keep Foamy up and running. It's either that, or people need to
buy a bunch more stuff. And in this economy, i don't expect people to
throw money around as freely as they use to. Also the reason why ads are
on the YouTube page. Have to supliment income somehow. It's just the reality
of the world folks. For indie purists, don't worry, Foamy is still an
indie entity, I created the channel, maintain it, and still own all the
intellectual property rights. So Foamy is still what it always was. For
those who can't stand the YouTube format. Er, let me host 200 episodes
on your server without paying the bill and I'll change back to Flash format.
ARE THERE ADS ON iLL WiLL PrEss ?:
Personally, I'm not a big fan of ads, so for the
last 5 years there's been minimal advertising on the site. With an upcoming
Foamy project needing some heavy funding, as of March 2008, I opened up
a little space on the main page and vault page for ads. It's main use
currently is to drum up some money for the super secret Foamy project.
Of course, if I were rich, there would be no ads on the site... but a
lot more people would need to buy a lot more stuff for that to happen.
Damn necessary evils.
Else Is Foamy ? YouTube? Myspace? WHERE!!!???
I recently set up a YOUTUBE
mainly because past uploads of Foamy were such poor quality, that I didn't
really want Foamy represented that way.
Fans deserve better. Also,
page has been set up. I do random posts and musings.
There is no Myspace page, but there is a FACEBOOK
THINK I REMEMBER A PARTICULAR CARTOON BEING A TOPICAL RANT :
once in awhile I get an email about a cartoon people think they recall
being a Topical Rant. Yes, there wll be a few cartoons who's material
was from a still frame Topical Rant I did awhile back, and No, I'm not
running out of ideas. Most of the Topical Rants WERE going to be animated,
but I was crunched for time. So they became one-off still frame audio
rants that were randomly posted here. Now that I can be a bit more attentive
to those rants, I can actually animate them. So folks complaining about
it, deal. They were going to be animated rants to begin with and there's
only a handful that I'm going to animate, like 5 or 6. So chill. Some
of you get so picky. (At least it shows you've been paying attention)
DO YOU SAY BUDDHA WAS "FAT & HAPPY" WHEN HISTORICALLY HE
WAS THIN? YOU'RE USING THE WRONG BUDDHA!!!:
Seriously folks... now you're just wasting space. *Sigh* Aside from there
being no concrete proof that the actual Buddha was thin, When I refer
to "Buddha" I'm actually pulling from the Chinese image of the
monk traditionally Known as "Budai". In english speaking countries
however, he is commonly referred to as the "Fat Buddha". So
i'm just going with popular usage for the country I'm affiliated with.
He was fat. He was happy. He was enlightened and he helped people out.
UP WITH THE GERMAINE SEXUAL THING?:
A lot of folks email me about certain aspects of the cartoon being too
sexual. Well, again... there's a reason for it all. For old school Neurotically
Yours fans (Meaning those who actually read the comics & graphic novel)
Germaine was the main character at that time. Her character was intended
to tackle a lot of topics dealing with how society treats women as sexual
objects and so on. Also a part of her personality was that of an under-appreciated
poet who's inability to get her work published pushed her to become a
semi-insane lamenting mound of anger. Always frustrated that the beauty
of art is constantly overlooked by the filth of porn and adult entertainment.
Currently I have a mountain of scripts that lead the character back into
this direction of lamenting and anger towards society. The idea is that
she eventually gives up on poetry, succumbs to the idea of being seen
as a piece of meat for man to abuse. This leads to a rather dark place
that most Neurotically Yours fans may not be ready for, but eventually
comes full circle to a self-enlightenment of the character. Again with
the concept of plot, most people don't have the patience for it. So who
knows if i'll go through with the storyline. As for the random sex jokes
in the toons... seriously, a joke is a joke. Humor is based on reality
and sex is part of reality. Get over it.
WE EVER SEE GERMAINE NAKED? :
Probably not. It's kinda pointless. Besides there's a ton of folks drawing
naked Germaine fan pics on the internet. If you're one of those types
that need to see badly drawn boobs... just do a search or draw the circles
yourself. If you're really bored, start your own damn Germaine nudie fan-site...
why do I have to do all the work?!?!
COME YOU DON'T SUE PEOPLE WHO DRAW GERMAINE NAKED? :
What am I... Metallica? It doesn't matter to me actually. I'm not here
to control thought, or dictate what people draw or post on their website.
People will do what they want regardless.
THE HELL HAPPENED TO THE "MUTIE" CHARACTER? (Is she even part
of the cartoon anymore?) :
I went through a few thousand emails dealing with the Mutie character
and came to the decision that I should leave her out of the series. Some
folks liked her, some folks thought she was pointless, and everyone else
wanted me to make some weird lesbian cartoon with her and Germaine. So
rather than put up with that, I'm just gonna ditch the whole storyline
all together. Unfortunately that means around 35 scripts or so will not
be made into cartoons. Folks don't have the time or patience when it comes
to plot anymore. So why waste everyone's time.
UP WITH ALL THESE "MUTIE" CARTOONS I KEEP HEARING ABOUT?:
I was working on a sub-plot where Germaine takes in a new room-mate who
is a mute (hence the nickname, "Mutie": real name Joanna). Anyway,
the Mutie character was going to be an unwilling rival to Germaine. Since
she was designed to be more attractive than Germaine, there was suppose
to be a whole sub-text about jealousy, sexuality and the futility of the
human body, etc, ... at the last second I decided not to air the "Mutie
Episodes" because i thought the character might be a bit too sexy
lookin' for your average Foamy viewer. These episodes will end up being
on a DVD eventually so no worries, it's not like they're totally gone
forever. At least it'll give you all something to look forward to on the
newer DVDs besides the usual squirrelly goodness.
COME YOU DON'T SHOW UP AT ANY COMIC CONVENTIONS?:
since I do everything myself, there is no time to do shows. As much as
I'd like to, everything done on illwillpress is done by me. So animation,
site updates and so on all fall under Jon Mathers... thankfully I have
Dawn Bennett helping out with orders so at least I get to see sunlight
every sixth moon cycle. I'll see what happens in the future, but right
now it's really difficult to free up some time.
NEVER SEE FOAMY IN ANY ANIMATION FESTIVALS...WHY? :
To be blunt... I'd rather not submit my stuff to
animation festivals. Not that I don't like them, but I really don't think
the animation aspect of the cartoon is deserving of any sort of accolades.
To me, animation is just that, animation... Foamy is better known for
it's content rather than it's “high quality animation”. So,
if it was a writing festival or something like that, then I'd consider
it... But I'd rather leave the animation festivals to the real animators.
MY BAND COVER A SQUIRREL SONG?:
Personally, anyone who wants to re-interpret a squirrel song can do so.
I Don't get too picky about people doing covers, though I would like to
be given credit. If anyone wants to do something like that, and have their
version considered for a future Foamy CD, send a CD-R of the song to:
iLL WiLL PrEss, P.O. Box 733, Woodbury CT, 06798. Make sure your name
and email are listed somewhere. We'll have to work out legal details if
I do decide to use a song, but artists will be paid.
THE NEXT FOAMY DVD COMING OUT?:
I try to release one a year, but I like to have about 35 cartoons and
4 to 5 Bonus cartoons on it. So the time table is sort of, every 35 cartoons
ISN'T FOAMY ON T.V.?:
I'm waiting for the right offer actually. I've turned down some offers
in the past because of insanely draconian contracts, but I'm not completely
closed to the idea. I just want to ensure that Foamy remains Foamy and
doesn't become someone else's property or get's twisted into something
he isn't. Do we really need to see Foamy as some sort of Hip-Hop Urban
cartoon character lookin' fo' his bitches n' hoes.... no.... no we don't.
UP WITH FOLKS BAD-MOUTHING FOAMY ON NEWGROUNDS.COM?:
Eh, like anything else, once you get popular, people start to hate. Some
folks on Newgrounds.com like to claim that "iLL WiLL PrEss"
is some large company trying to screw up the whole "indie cartoon"
thing. Truth be known, iLL WiLL PrEss is just one person. There is no
company. So as far as the whole "indie" thing goes, you don't
get more "indie" than this. Anyway... for those jaded by the
anti-Foamy comments on Newgrounds.com, don't sweat it. Everyone has their
opinion, and everyone's entitled to it. Make up your own minds about Foamy
rather than be swayed by some silly comments on some forum. Life is too
short to concern yourself with what people say. If you enjoy something,
enjoy it. If you feel the need to spread the word of Foamy in these troubled
areas, create your own forum. You'll find a lot of people aren't all anti-foamy
on NG. And don't let the few "bad seeds" sway you from visiting
their site either. NG has a lot of kick-ass animation and a lot of talented
animators. Expand your cartoony horizon!!!.
DO TOONS ONLY COME OUT EVERY 2 WEEKS & NOT EVERY WEEK?:
Well, basically "iLL WiLL PrEss" is one guy... J.M. does all
the voices, animation, sound editing and so on, so it takes a bit longer
than usual. If i could work faster i would.
CARTOONS, WHERE ARE THEY?:
Since illwillpress.com has limited bandwidth older episodes have to be
removed to make room for new episodes. Sorry, but that's just the way
CAN I SEE OLDER EPISODES I MISSED?:
Some older Foamy episodes are scattered around the net, mostly Newgrounds.com.
But you could buy a DVD damn it... I'm starving!
I GET GUITAR TAB FOR THE SONGS IN "SQUIRREL SONGS"?:
Sorry, i didn't write any guitar tab down. I basically play music by ear
and I'm a musical illiterate. I can't read music. SO sad
YOU WRITE THE SONGS IN "SQUIRREL SONGS"?:
Yes, I did. Why is everyone so surprised?
LOCAL HOT TOPIC DOESN'T HAVE FOAMY STUFF, WHAT DO I DO?:
I would track down the manager of your local store and bug his ass to
get the stuff in. Basically that's out of my hands, so you'll have to
get a gang of Foamy followers and request the stuff yourself. They don't
listen to me for some reason.
IS THE NEW CARTOON GOING TO BE AIRED?:
New cartoons are posted every 2 weeks. (There's usually a date posted
as to when the new toon is going to air on the front page under "next
I SUBMIT IDEAS FOR SHOWS?:
Nope, the creator (me) hates getting ideas like "Foamy should have
a girlfriend" and crap like that. No offense meant to anyone, but
I like to work off my own ideas and so on.
I DOWNLOAD THE TOONS?:
Nope, again with the bandwidth issue.
THE FOAMY CARD CULT REAL?:
Damn skippy. All the info is at the Card Cult link on the front page of
DO YOU COME UP WITH THE IDEAS FOR FOAMY?:
It just came from my head, people, it's not like i have a secret chest
of creative ideas. It just happened. Yeah, it's not a good explanation,
but it's the truth. Creative stuff just happens, it's not planned.
YOU REALLY GET THAT MUCH E-MAIL?:
Yes. That's why I made this FAQ sheet so people don't have to email.