|October 16th 2020
YouTube has been... selective... in what they
deem... acceptable... for their platform, all
the episodes that were removed... after 10 years
of being acceptable... will now be on
Newgrounds. So keep up with Foamy there as well,
bookmark, favorite, follow, all that stuff. As
the internet gets smaller, and platforms become
more... sanitized... sometimes the only place
you can find alternative content, is to go
|19 Years of Foamy!
I don't tend
to dwell on anniversaries much,
'cause after awhile... it's like
birthdays. You generally have a
sense of “Hooray! I didn't die!”,
but with Foamy, the last few years
have been an uphill struggle. Random
IRL stuff, platform issues, and just
trying to reach viewers all seem to
get a bit more difficult as the
years go by. (Should probably start
advertising at some point), but
regardless, after 19 years, I still
enjoy doing this and I'm extremely
appreciative to be able to continue
to do so, thanks to everyone's
support! For viewers both new &
old, the continued support over the
years has been amazing. So as far as
I'm concerned, the 19 years is more
about the you than about me. Yeah, I
do a lot of work, but if no one is
there to appreciate it, it's not
much. So again, thank you!
NOW BACK TO WORK!
(I'll eat cake later)
|August 3rd 2020
always pressed for time, I'll try to keep this
1: Monetization Seems
to be restored on YOUTUBE
for now, but a lot of episodes have been
Episode: I'm Trying to get them up on NEWGROUNDS
but it will take a while. Each episodes is a
form to fill out basically, and there's like,
3: The Squirrels
& Robots Podcast seems to be fun
for me to do, though it's basically a zero
income project on most platforms it's posted to.
(But it's fine, folks have been helping out on Patreon ...
just letting folks know if you plan on starting
a podcast, don't expect to make tons of money.
Just doesn't happen. So do it 'cause you WANT
4: Sue Z. June!
I've been working more hours than I should
to get the character where I want her to be, and
things are starting to gel. Plans for her are to
be the "Germaine" for an alt-style series with
Foamy & Pilz-E. Since Germaine is a fairly
dark-artsy-self-loathing character, I kinda want
to see how the squirrels would work with some
one who has their crap together. I tried that
with Germaine, but her personality is hard-wired
to be artsy & depressed. The tormented poet
type. She's not the type of character you can
slap a new personality on and expect it to work.
She is what she is. Sue Z. June is the opposite
of that. Yeah, she'll have her moments, but I
think mentally, the character is stronger and
can bounce back from things a lot better than
Germaine. Also the squirrels wont have to spend
their time trying to "better" her personality
with cutting observations. I'll work on things
and stuff will be posted when it's posted.
I've upgraded all the old episodes to HD, but 3
of them wont be able to be posted on YOUTUBE
for guideline reasons. However, based on how
people ... react to the series. I've recorded
vocals for a bunch of new episodes. The downside
of all this is, 2020 is a shit year for
over-sensitive individuals who can not accept a
difference of opinion. So, hypothetically, if
the 4y Guy picks apart "Animal Crossing"... how
much crap will I have to deal with. Keep in
mind. 4y-Records was never a "oh, this sucks...
you suck!" type commentary. It's always tried to
be cutting, yet honest, bringing the
not-so-obvious flaws and back stories to the
forefront of a conversation and ripping up any
illusions one may have about something they
"love" or define themselves by. Imagine the
4y-Guy commenting on someone's favorite anime as
a "lack-luster animation filled with pan &
scan still frames, in an attempt at hiding the
obvious cheap production values and voice acting
so dreadful a hamster in a blender sounds more
inviting both visually & audibly." Probably
not gonna make people happy. Should I care? Nah.
I generally don't. Some of the stuff I
criticize in the series I actually like, but
I've never been so wrapped up in anything that I
need it to be validated by others. (Including my
own work), but apparently, people are
super-serious, about what they like. Imagine the
reaction of a 4y-Records episode commenting on
BTS. We'll see as the HD episodes roll
|July 16th 2020
optimistic as it SEEMS monetization has been
restored to my channel on YouTube, but, at the
expense of a ton of content being removed.
Around 200 episodes from the original series,
reboot series & current series. (Mostly the
original series.) The episodes range from the
oddly benign to the more edgy so it was a grab
bag of "I can see why this is being removed" to
"What the hell is wrong with this?"
As it stands, the channel is what it is. There
are now large gaps in seasons and the series as
a whole. On the surface, to YouTube, the "dark"
episodes of Germaine are just gratuitous content
they don't want on their site. And I kinda get
that, 'cause like, 90 percent of viewers aren't
taking those episodes in context anymore and
piecing them together with the series as a
whole. (People did from 2002-2009, but the
YouTube years? Nope.)
I'll try to get the removed episodes on another
platform or available for digital download at
some point, but it's going to take some time.
It's a lot of content.
On the plus side, we're still on YouTube, which
means new episodes will be posted as usual. HD
upgrades of the original series will be spotty
however. (I'm still upgrading all the episodes,
it's just they can't be posted on YouTube
Trust me, I'm wounded as much as any viewer is,
having all that content removed, but it's one of
those situations where you have to cut off an
arm to save the body. Yeah, I could have fought
about it, but any long time viewer would agree
my channel would eventually be removed
completely if that content was left on the
I'll get into it more with a podcast (EP 24-5
Squirrels & Robots) but don't worry. All the
removed content has been redundantly backed up
on hard drives and BD-Rs... multiple times. So
the content exists, and I'll get started on that
BluRay collection or digital download collection
as soon as possible. Not many other options now,
but at least I can market it as "Too Nuts for
YouTube!" .... C'mon... that's funny.
Thanks for supporting, and hopefully the channel
will remain monetized.
HELP! Completely Demonetized!:
warning, notice, or a head's up at any time, ALL content
on my YT channel was demonetized at like, 4AM today. So
for those who want to help out : Patreon
Unfortunately I had to go through my channel and
do a mass deleting of questionable content (which
has been fine on YT for a decade), so
unfortunately, if you watch there... it's not
there anymore. New episodes will still be posted
in the usual places, but the original series HD
upgrades will be spotty from here on out.
YT generally requires 30 days before I can
re-apply for partnership or get re-monetized, but
hopefully they'll listen to my request. (Dawn B.
is out of work due to COVID closing her job down,
so I WAS supporting both of us with my work...
which is tricky for any content creator to do.)
If you can, please retweet my pinned tweet on Twitter
Sometimes tweets are the only way companies
I'm really sorry this is happening to the content.
It's been available for 10 years without a lot of
issues, and helped a lot of people get through
hard times. I'll try to figure out other outlets
to post that content as soon as possible. It's
terrible for any content creator to have to remove
content on platforms for whatever reasons. I've
spent 19 years working on Foamy, and it's really
difficult to see all that effort deleted when it
was acceptable for a decade.
|July 8th 2020
|Alt Series & Other Stuff :
not keeping up the social media stuff I post, I've
been working on an alt-style series of Foamy for
sometime in the future. What's it about? Not sure.
Who's in it? Foamy, Pilz-E & either Sue Z.
June or a New Character. Germaine will probably
not be in the series. "WHAT!?" ... lemme explain.
After creating a character, they tend to have a
life of their own after awhile. They do what they
do, because it's what they do. Their personality
is shaped, they generally don't deviate from it,
and their interactions with others are based on
their perceptions of the world around them. The
thing about Germaine is, she's pretty much stuck
in her ways. From an odd creative perspective, she
doesn't want to budge or grow as a character. She
writes, laments, and that's her thing. Don't
worry, she's still going to be in the regular
series that's running. So she's not going
Foamy, however, is basically fed up with humanity.
So he's just running around looking for bagels and
trying to keep human interactions at a minimum.
For the new series, which will probably be done in
a different style, Foamy & Pilz-E will try to
pull back from dealing with people and just mess
with them from afar. Yeah, he'll still have his
logical observations about humanity, but Foamy, is
pretty much done with trying to help anyone with
logical advice (At least in the alt-series).
After observing how people have been behaving in
the last few months, Foamy has no emotional stake
in the outcome of humanity. People are selfish,
complain too much, they are dumb as bricks and
have no concept of civility. Foamy has no fucks to
give in the new series.
When is it happening? I have no idea. I'm still
figuring out which character I want to be the
"owner" of Foamy. Sue Z. June has some already
established lore I've been building on, while the
new character (the one with pink hair, check INSTAGRAM
is a lesser option. Though she may be just someone
in the background or something, who knows.
Anyway, once that's settled, I'll be moving
forward on things. Again, not sure when this will
happen, but I'm looking at 2021-2022. I'm focused
on making sure all the original series episodes
are in HD, & then have to move on to
4y-Records. It'll be awhile since I'm just one
person. Just lettin' ya know what's happening.
|June 3rd 2020
|The World (A Bit of Optimism):
In the last few months we've all been
through a lot on this planet. From pandemics to
riots, to protest to police brutality. It's been
fairly bleak as far as humanity goes. However, I
found a bit of hope in all this. Change. It's been
a while since people unified over anything in this
country. We've all been so divided over
everything, but now... I'm pretty sure, we're
finally ALL on the same page. For those who
haven't been watching recent protests, and let's
pause there for a second:
confuse the rioters for protesters.
Protesters : Have largely been
peaceful, seek justice for the wrongful deaths
Used the large protesting groups as a shield in
order to loot crap while undercutting the
message for social justice.
do not confuse the two.
for those who haven't been watching recent
protests, they have been brilliant. They have
been diverse. Quite literally a sea of people of
every denomination & generation are united
for a singular cause. When the hell does this
personally. I never understood racial hatred. I
grew up in NYC, was surrounded by every
denomination you could think of. I never
concerned myself with color, race, religion,
identity... a person was either good, or they
were bad. That was it in my mind. (And frankly,
if you were racist... you'd probably get your
ass kicked real fast.)
As for the police, there's nothing I
can say on the situation that probably hasn't
been said a million times over by people better
than I am.
One thing is certain. We NEED to weed
out corrupt cops. They are literally hurting the
community and their own fellow officers. 'Cause
you know, there are a lot of good cops out there
who now have to deal with the blow back from
those assholes. And it sucks.
We have a chance here, to move
forward. As ONE community. As ONE humanity.
Please don't let these needless deaths over
decades be for nothing. If you ever had any hate
in your heart. It's time to let go of it. ALL of
it. It does no one any good. All it does is
alienate people that can enrich your lives.
Be Well, Stay Safe.
|May 1st 2020
|Podcast on Spotify! (iTunes Soon):
"Squirrels & Robots" Podcast is now available on
should be up on iTunes somewhat soon. So follow
there to keep up with all your squirrelly needs.
(New episodes posted Friday's usually, but I may
change it to Monday) We'll see.
|April 12th 2020
|Shirts on Amazon Down (Temporarily) :
everything happening in the world, Amazon is putting
on hold their "Merch by Amazon" printing in order to
prioritize their stuff. (Totally understand), so in
the meantime, there's some shirts on this site as
well as :: DESIGN BY
shipping may take a bit longer there.) So there ya
go. Adjustments for everyone. Be safe! (Shirts will
return when they return) :)
|March 17th 2020
|Coronavirus Stuff & The Planet :
the world being what it is, everyone staying inside,
social distancing and so on, for me, I'll be doing
what I normally do. Shipments of stuff may be
delayed, but it shouldn't be too bad. Dawn & I
are just keeping up with news, being super-cautious
when dealing with people, which i rarely do. So for
everyone out there, if you can stay inside, do so.
Watch some stuff, work on a hobby, use the time to
better yourself. Be safe, Be Kind, Don't Hoard
supplies. Supply lines are still going for basic
things, so over-buying just empties shelves
short-term, and tends to stress people out. So just
buy what you need and allow others the opportunity
to get a hold of the things they need to be
comfortable. Be well, stay safe!
|March 9th 2020
|Podcast & Other News :
slowly releasing episodes of "Squirrels &
Robots" on YOUTUBE
, a podcast featuring Foamy &
The gang (Hatta', Begley, Pilz-E,
& J.O.S.I.) discussing random
media or world events. It's just a
fun side-project right now and is
basically just available on YOUTUBE,
(Also working on getting it up on FACEBOOK
with all the other Foamy videos, but
it's slow going.) Also, the Podcast
audio download is available for PATRONS
other news, yes, I'm still working
on a visual novel type game.
Unfortunately, I've hit a creative
wall. Not a lack of ideas, just too
many and not enough time. So right
now it's deciding on what I want to
work on, Foamy, Pum'Kin Guy,
Minion's Quest, 4y-Records, or a New
IP. So right now I'm just tinkering.
Also working on some new shirt
designs, Twitch stream stuff and the
usual. Back to work!
|Random Updates :
those not keeping up with the usual news in the
usual places, I've been working on overhauling some
of the character drawings for the series. Sue Z.
June & Germaine are currently being worked on
with Begley finally getting some attention as well.
I've been slowly moving over the current series of
Neurotically Yours to FACEBOOK
getting a bit more picky about what they monetize.
(Though they will be available on all platforms, I'm
just making sure there's a backup in the event that
messed up.) Folks have stepped up and helped out on
to mitigate the lost income from YOUTUBE
, so that's
helped keep everything going, and I'm slowly working
on that Visual Novel project, the novel, a podcast,
and I'm still upgrading all the original series
episodes to HD for the masses! (Currently on Season
7). Again, YOUTUBE
limited ad revenue or removed certain episodes from
the original series, so as much as I would like to
have everything available for everyone. It's just
not possible to do that on YOUTUBE
. I'll try to
get some sort of HD collection together for everyone
once all episodes are in HD. So that's the random
update for now. Back to work!
|January 4th 2020
|HAPPY NEW YEAR! (Minor Updates) :
working hard on making sure all current series
episodes are available at the following places :
(Might be iffy due to guidelines)
goes, & I've been there forever)
: (Will take awhile to
get all 70+ episodes on FB)
in case YouTube implodes in 2020, be sure to
follow on any of those places you like to
keep up with Foamy.
Music! (Available for Patrons or Bandcamp) :
some new music for the TWITCH
and/or Visual Novel I'm working on.
(It's a work in progress.) It's
available to all PATRONS
of Work :
spreading myself a bit thin with
all the projects I want to work
on, but I guess it's better to
have too many ideas to work on
instead of not enough. So there ya
go. No idea what will get done
when, but I'm working on a
multitude of things.
|December 6th 2019
|New Home for Foamy? :
doesn't take a lot of research to see that YouTube
is becoming a non-viable platform for content
creators. So with an unsteady future ahead of the
series, I'll be placing content on the following :
(Might be iffy due to guidelines)
goes, & I've been there forever)
take awhile to get all 70+ episodes on
2020 will be an unstable year for ALL content
creators on YouTube. New guidelines, COPPA,
and all sorts of creative red tape have been
slowly strangling the creative community over
the years. Though I'll still create content,
it just may not be available on YouTube
anymore. With YouTube being about 1 - 3rd of
my income, it will be quite an adjustment
(assuming I'm no longer on there in 2020) So
those who can : PATREON
forward I'll try to keep content
available to all. I hate paywalls and I
don't like keeping content behind one.
I'll also try to get some content on
physical media again. Yeah, it seems
insane, but at least on disc, YOU have
control of the content and can watch it
whenever yo want. You don't have to
worry about it being deleted, removed,
or changing platforms. Digital downloads
will also be an option. It'll just take
a bit to get all that together, but I'm
working on it.
|COPPA, YouTube & Content At Risk :
in the last couple of weeks/years YouTube messed up
and got in trouble with the FTC for collecting data
on children under the age of 13 (which is against
the law). So after a hefty fine, YouTube decided to
throw all content creators under the bus, requiring
channels to set their content as being “Made for
Kids”, or “Not Made for Kids”. Seems simple
enough... however.... when the FTC gets involved,
it's NEVER that simple.
the new guidelines, which are VERY broad,
non-specific, and vague, content featuring “Animated
Characters” could be considered “appealing” or “Made
for Kids.” This of course is not the case for a lot
of content out there like South Park, Archer, Rick
& Morty and my content as well. So,
under the vague new guidelines drawn up by the FTC,
content that is wrongly classified as “not for kids”
could still be considered “appealing to kids” and
may be held liable and given a hefty fine under
COPPA. How? I don't know. Because NO content creator
even has the ability to collect data on their
audience. Google / YouTube does all that. NOT the
content creators. We merely post our creations and
hope our intended audience enjoys it. We do not
serve targeted ads. We don't have that
So how does this affect my content? I have no
idea. I have a long record of not being kid
friendly, so in theory, this should NOT affect Foamy
The Squirrel & Neurotically Yours. 99% of the
series can be considered “Not For Children”, with
the exception of one or two episodes that may be
visual humor like “Cemetery Flakes” or
“Distractions”, but even those episodes have
summoning spirits and severed hands... which of
course, is NOT FOR KIDS! I feel, Foamy The Squirrel
/ Neurotically Yours would be fine under the new
guidelines as it meets the proper definitions in my
mind of “Not for Kids”. Much like South Park &
similar content, not ALL animated series are geared
towards children, so I feel the animated content I
create would be given those same considerations. (In
As for adhering to COPPA Guidelines, I always
have. I don't collect data on anyone. I don't even
know how to frankly, nor do I want to. That is 100%
google / YouTube. Not content creators. I'm not sure
if the FTC even understands this. Anyway, Foamy,
from day 1 has always been geared towards a mature
crowd and always will be. I have 18 years of content
that clearly showcases that... some of which isn't
even allowed on YouTube because it's “too
As for Pum'Kin Guy. Though it is a puppet
series and is not very offensive in comparison to
Foamy. The topics we do discuss during chat can be
considered “mature” in nature. (At least some of
it.) However, on the surface, for folks who haven't
been watching on Twitch for 4 years... and haven't
clicked “ok” on the “may contain mature content”
warning, before watching the stream... or sat
through 2-4 hours of it's content, on the surface,
it could be considered, under the new guidelines
“appealing to kids”... I guess.... if they like
Halloween in summer? So, personally, I have NO IDEA
how to classify “Pum'Kin Guy”.
So here's the thing... according to the hours of
material I've read/watched here's what I've walked
1: If you classify content as “Not for
Children”, but it can be considered “Appealing” to
children, under these broad & vague guidelines,
you can be fined. (I've seen figures from $11k -
$42k per video.) However, under COPPA, which is all
about data protection of minors... I don't see how
this relates to content creators at all. Again... NO
CONTENT CREATORS collect data on their audience on
2: If you classify content as “Kid
Friendly”... this automatically disables a ton of
features for content creators, including targeted
ads (which are run by YouTube and are turned off in
compliance with COPPA), the ability to share,
download, add to playlist or even notify subscribers
of the content's existence. It can't even be
searched for from what I've read.
So as it stands now... on YouTube... it's
hard to make money on Mature Content, and Difficult
to even exist if you make Kid Content.
So what happens now? I have no idea. Even
lawyers are scratching their heads confused by the
broad terms and how they will be enforced. Again,
COPPA is about data protection of minors. This is
the responsibility of the data collectors, not the
content creators. (In theory)
The new guidelines go into effect on January
1st 2020, and based on how they are enforced, I,
like most content creators will have to adapt. So
here's what I will start doing, starting
1: ALL content posted will now have an
“Intended for Mature Audiences” type warning before
watching. I make content for a mature audience,
always have... and the LAST thing I want, is to be
considered “Kid Friendly”.
2: Older Pum'Kin Guy vods MAY be offline in
the future. My audience knows where I'm coming from,
but someone from the FTC may just see a puppet and
say “KID SHOW!” and toss a fine at me for not being
classified as such? I don't know. Again, the rules
are vague. From my understanding, again, COPPA deals
with data collection... and I don't do any of that.
3: Pum'Kin Guy live shows : Warnings before
ALL streams. There's been a long history of mature
puppet shows, so I'd rather just label it as such
and not have any issues.
than that, I have no idea what else to do. The laws
are being worked on currently and I've already
voiced my opinions on the matter via official
feedback / public comments. Hopefully the FTC will
realize that content creators aren't the ones
collecting data, it's the platform.
that being said I have set up the following places
as backups for newer episodes
Again, I don't think this will impact Foamy,
in theory. 20 seconds into any episode will let the
viewer know it's aimed at an older audience. Pum'Kin
Guy is the odd variable. So I guess it's time to get
“Pum'Kin Spicey” in order to make sure I don't
appeal to kids? I don't know. I generally think
content creators may be over-reacting, but it's good
to be prepared. I would HOPE law makers could view
animated content and determine if it's geared
towards kids or not. If things go sideways... .I'll
see ya on Newgrounds like it's 2002!
|November 1st 2019
Post-Halloween & Random News :
Yep, Halloween is over and
there's always a bit of sadness when that happens.
Halloween where I live was fairly crappy due to a
storm, trunk or treat taking over locally and
such, but we still managed to have some fun, as
Dawn B. & I hung out with chat on TWITCH
ended up being the highlight of our Halloween, so
Other Stuff :
I posted the episode
"Wallpapers" a few days early. Seems silly having
a Halloween episode hanging around the front page
for days after the holiday is over. I'm still
working on the usual everything and it's a slow
roll on all fronts. The visual novel has a
multitude of outlines now, so it's just a matter
of words and pictures being put together which
will take forever. A game takes a ton of time to
work on, so I'm trying to balance out that with
being able to keep up with all the other work I
do. Also debating on a fresh IP for some game
stuff, but as usual, I have more ideas than I can
physically work on. So who knows what will
actually be made. Kinda wish I had a better time
line of what will get finished and when, but I
bounce around from project to project a lot. I'll
keep ya posted.
|October 5th 2019
|AMAZON U.K. & US (New Styles Added) !!! :
REJOICE!!! Foamy shirts are now available on AMAZON.CO.UK.
No more do Foamy Fans in the U.K. have to worry about
international shipping! Also New designs and styles have been
posted on AMAZON in the US as
well! (Please make sure you buy from "iLL WiLL PrEss, LLC
on Amazon. There are a lot of bootlegs floating around!)
|New Book! :
If you're a Patreon, this one's for
you! (Check the Patron Only Posts and download it), If you're
not helping there, that's ok. The Pum'Kin Guy & Pauline
Comic & Sketch Collection is also available on AMAZON, and GUMROAD,
(Also for those who purchased the books "Foamy The
Squirrel : "LIKE THIS!" & "Power Down : An
Analog Tale" both had format compatibility
updates.) Anyway, thanks again for supporting!
Back to work!
|18 Years of Foamy!:
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, 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!
|August 26th 2019
|Update & YouTube Support! :
Channel Memberships are finally live on the YOUTUBE
channel. It took forever for YT to enable the feature, but I
guess better late then never. Anyway, those already supporting
, don't support on YT, you're doing enough. For those
wondering if things will change on the channel, they wont. The
support is there to help keep ALL episodes available to
EVERYONE and help ease the "will it be monetized" stress each
week when it comes to posting episodes. It's just another
option for folks to help out if they don't want to use Patreon
for some reason. Thanks!
other news, I'm currently working on the usual Foamy stuff and
trying to get together a multitude of other projects. I'm
working on prioritizing certain things, but it's hard to do
when you want to work on everything. So I've been picking at
various projects every day. So other than that, it's
been the usual work.
|August 8th 2019
Keep Up With Stuff :
I'm terrible at self promotion and nothing reminds one more
than that than when someone says "Bring back Foamy!" During a
Twitch stream. So if you haven't been keeping up, try the
following links and spread the word! NEW FOAMY EPISODES ARE
STILL BEING MADE! Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook,
|July 3rd 2019
|Random Anime Update :
I got bored one day so I messed around with some 3D software and
came up with some 3D anime character models for Germaine &
Pauline. Nothing fancy, but for folks who haven't been keeping
up on Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, you
might have missed them. So poke around those sites and enjoy! (This would have
been a good splash screen for a Fighting game, which I've been
working on in my head, featuring all the characters I've created
over the years. Chances are it'll never happen, but it would be
pretty cool if it did.)
|June 26th 2019
|Puppet Foamy Playlist Live! When animation is
just too slow to address topical issues or random things I'd
like to address... Puppet Foamy shall emerge! The playlist is up
on YT or the New Version of this site (Click Banner On Top).
I'll be working the playlist into the older version of the
Puppet Foamy will be posted randomly so there's no set release
dates for episode. It's just one of those "whenever it needs to
happen" things. (Also this will be content added to what I
already do, so don't worry about it messing up the release of
|June 19th 2019
|Foamy Visual Novel News : Been working on a
visual novel for Neurotically Yours with Foamy & everyone.
Nothing fancy, just testing out software. So far, so good.
Should be fully voiced, though my concept may be more ambitious
than I’ll have the time for. We’ll see what happens.
Since the sketch series already has a ton of assets I could use
for the visual novel, I may work with that style. Though I could
go back to the Classic series style or reboot style. Not sure
yet. I’m still fiddling with software and seeing what I can and
can’t do with it. Also Foamy & Germaine have always been a
series of “moments” or conversations. So it may just turn out to
be some plotless misadventure of sarcastic banter and ranting
guided by the choices one makes.
I’ll keep ya posted. (Keep in mind this will take awhile to get
going, so don’t expect anything soon.)
|May 29th 2019
|Stuff I'm Working On : For folks who
generally don't know what I'm working on at any given moment...
here's what I've been working on:
Foamy : Current Series
(Artwork, Animation, Scripts, Vocals)
Foamy : Classic Series HD
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,
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)
I tend to bounce around between all of the above based on
"mood", so literally everything above is being worked on. So
that's what's in the works.
|May 28th 2019
|Puppet Stuff : I've been working
on a Foamy puppet and did some test videos which will be posted
this week. Nothing crazy, just getting a feel for things to see
if it's something I want to work on... or if it works at all.
The puppet took more time than I hoped it would, 'cause I made 5
of them, but eventually I settled on the first one I created. I
will probably work on some more Foamy puppets in the future
until I get what I feel is right, but for now, I'm more
concerned with the "does it work" aspect thing. Assuming it
works, it'll give me the opportunity to be a bit more topical
and address current issues. That's always been the downside of
animation, it's very difficult to talk about current events when
those events are not current by the time you finish an episode.
|May 8th 2019
|Work As Usual & Possible Foamy Puppet
Streams & Chibi Series News :
Not much to add to the news section aside from, yes, I'm still
working on things. That's about it. I might work on a Foamy
puppet for Twitch streams, but that's up in the air and I have
no idea how people will react to actually having to deal with
Foamy one on one. A lot of people have thin skin these days so
being confronted by Foamy (even in puppet form) will probably
cause psychological trauma. IF it ever happens, and you show up
to a Twitch stream featuring Foamy... I would probably suggest
bringing up topics or issues that take the focus off the
individual viewer. Foamy finds fault with everyone and
everything and wants to make it better, so if you can't handle
that... you might just want to wait for the VOD. Pum'Kin Guy may
be all about "good vibes" and patiently listening, but Foamy is
the exact opposite. Just something to keep in mind, I literally
have no control of the squirrel.
The Chibi Series! Since I've been working on the HD versions of
classic Foamy, trying to get a Pum'Kin Guy series together,
working on the current series, doing Twitch streams twice a
week, handling orders and shipping, editing audio, doing
backgrounds, recording vocals, maintaining the website, working
on scripts and books, and so on, and so on, it's probably a good
idea if I put the Chibi Series on hold until all the HD versions
of classic Foamy are posted. I'll be doing some back end work,
like character drawings and so on, but with all the work I do
mentioned above, I should probably not cripple myself trying to
get this all done. I have 2 and a half seasons of classic Foamy
to get done so after that, I'll focus on it more. Of course I
still want to do some 4y-Records episodes as well, but since
most people haven't ever set foot in a record store, it may not
be the best use of my time. Who knows. I just go where the
creative torment tells me to.
|April 17th 2019
|Work & Series Updates :
Working on a Chibi episode which I will probably rework from the
ground up using the current sketch style of animation. As
with the current series, adding new characters takes forever
because each character is about 100-200 separate drawings that
need to be scanned/cleaned/colored. Once that is out of the way,
it makes future episode a lot easier to create.
With this in mind, I'm also trying to get a Pum'Kin Guy
series together as well using the same workflow. Once all the
classic Foamy episodes are finished and posted in HD, I want
to move on to creating a secondary series for everyone. So
assuming the work gets done, I'll bounce back between Pum'Kin
Guy & the Chibi series, so hopefully there will be
something different each week.
So I have plenty to work on for the future, though certain
projects may take a back seat to the animated series. Probably
the games and written books. Though a visual novel will be
easier to put together once all the drawings are done for the
We'll see. I
could wake up tomorrow and want to work on the multitude of
novels I have sitting in my mind. Back to work!
|April 10th 2019
|Website Update :
I updated the main page of illwillpress to showcase the latest
Foamy episode as well as other things replacing the "Choose your
site" option. (That's still there, just lower on the page.)
Seems most people don't want to do extra clicks to get to the
content, so it'll be front and center from now on. Also the
older website is still there, and will be updated in sync with
the newer version. A future update will shift things a little,
but nothing too drastic.
|April 6th 2019
|Album Update :
2 Albums were released recently and if you're helpin' out on Patreon,
you get 'em both! HOWEVER! The Pum'Kin Guy album had 2
additional tracks added to it after release. So if you got it
on Bandcamp! or Patreon,
(check Patron Only posts) both places got the update. (Nothin'
fancy, just lettin' ya know.)
|March 27th 2019
|Work as Usual, & New Shirts :
As usual, I've been posting the usual squirrelly goodness
and spicy pum'kin silliness. YouTube is still a butt, and
I added 2 new shirts to both the :: AMAZON SHIRT
& :: DESIGN BY HUMANS SHOP:: .
So now a "Begley in Your Pocket" shirt exists! (And a
Chibi Pauline shirt)
|March 20th 2019
|Classic Foamy HD Delays (Blame YouTube) :
Unfortunately, as I continue the HD transfers of classic Foamy,
a lot of the later seasons during Germaine's "Dark Years" will
have to be reviewed by YouTube, and some, I'm sure, will be
removed completely. So expect gaps in the season playlists and
delays due to YouTube having to review the content. Yeah, it
sucks, and each episode demonetized is a financial hit for me,
by quite a bit. So... Patreon .
|March 13th 2019
|Comments Re-Enabled on YouTube (for now &
with a catch) :
Comments on YouTube VODs have been re-enabled for now, BUT... a
plethora of filters have been put in place by YouTube. So
basically any comment that is deemed “offensive” is held for
review. Lame I know, but people kinda ruined it for everyone
else. Everyone here is fairly civil, so we should be good.
(Also, I don't have time to review all comments, so keep it
classy or they just get removed automatically.) It's an odd time
to live in, where bots dictate what is acceptable language.
|March 11th 2019
|A Good Day To Be a Patron! :
2 Albums have been released and if you're helpin' out on Patreon, you get 'em
both! If not, that's ok too! They're on Bandcamp! (The Foamy
album is a collection of rants from the current series & the
Pum'Kin Guy album is an extended version of the original EP that
includes music I created and play during the Twitch streams. A
lot of that type of music is on "Chibi Music For Chibi People"
as well, also available on Bandcamp.)
|March 7th 2019
|Sue Z. June! (More Doodles & Follow
Still working on various Sue Z. things, but for those who don't
follow at all the usual places, FOLLOW! (If ya can). Generally I
post more material on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, &
YouTube than I do here. So for those who want to keep up, keep
(Links above & below)
|March 5th 2019
|Sue Z. June! :
Finished up the first batch of Sue Z. June doodles (for realz!
this time.) Will be drawing more as needed for future episodes,
so that's a thing. Still working on all things Foamy as usual,
so expect the goodness to continue! Season 3 of the "Sketch
Series" starts... somewhat soon.
Disabled on YouTube (For Now) :
& AMAZON Shirts Shops Updated :
Added some new shirts to both the :: AMAZON
& :: DESIGN BY HUMANS
. Also made available again some
long out of print shirts folks were unable to
find. (:: DBH ::
also has stickers & mugs on almost ALL the
graphics available as well.)
|The Hatta & Sue Z. June! :
Spent some time coloring in various doodles of both The Hatta'
& Sue Z. June. Sue Z. & Hatta wont be paired together
like Germaine & Foamy, at least as far as backstory goes,
but they may have a few episodes together. Though with the
sensitivity levels set on "explode" I'm pretty sure ANY episode
with him in it is gonna cause problems on YouTube, regardless of
As for YouTube, another small batch of Foamy episodes have
been "limited" in receiving ad revenue. So, those episodes
will earn like, 15 cents a month if I'm lucky. Again, this is
just the way things are on the platform now. (They were older
episodes that didn't generate a ton of income anyway, but now
it's just less.)
Twitch: I'm thinking of pushing back the time slot on Wed to
later in the day. Sunday is fairly packed with people making
chat difficult to keep up with, but Wed are generally slow.
Which is kinda good... 'cause I can keep up with chat. Nothing
set in stone, just tossing it out there.
I'll start working on adding other characters such as Begley,
the Pizza Guy, & The Barista somewhat soon, but I'm
generally trying to keep the series "light", and much like
real life, the more people you add to it, the more problems
you have. Besides Foamy's rants are heavy enough to poke at
viewers brains without adding Germaine drama to the mix. Who
knows. Brain work not so well sometimes. :P
|The Hatta! :
Yep, been workin' on doodles of the Hatta'! Should be showing up
in a month or so, but who knows. It all depends on how my brain
wants to work. Just know he's being worked on.
|February 8th 2019
|NEW WEBSITE! Sorta :
Over the last few days I decided to overhaul this site... and
make a new one! Since the original iLL WiLL PrEss site
is creeping up on 20 years old, a lot of code has depreciated,
and errors in code became abundant. So I went ahead and cleaned
up some of that old code, got rid of some errors (I'm sure I
missed some) and took a long look at the site design itself.
Generally, I browse the web on my PC and designed the site back
in the day when MOST people DIDN'T have a phone or tablet in
their pocket. Seriously. So with those years a distant memory, I
redesigned a phone & tablet friendly version of the site.
(My previous mobile version of
was literally designed for people with PDAs. Yes, Foamy has been
around THAT long. So now, when you go to iLL
you will be given a choice between the desktop version &
The new version of the website is extremely stripped down. It
focuses on the cartoons, what's new & the shop. So I didn't
add a character page, links, wallpaper or comic strip links to
it. The shop however will be VERY similar to what you're use to
on the original site. With PayPal checkout code being what it
is, I didn't want to deviate too much from what's actually
working. THE OLD
SITE WILL REMAIN !!! : I'm
not getting rid of the old website. It is what it is, and I know
A LOT of people like it the way it is, and don't want things
changed. Besides, it'll be cool for new viewers to look into the
past at historic web design. Yeah, it's old. But it still works.
Like a crappy car that looks like trash but never let ya down.
YOUTUBE NEWS (Keep This In Mind) : Even
though YOUTUBE seemed to have
leveled off as far as monetization goes, recently a small number
of episodes were demonetized for whatever reason and are now
under review. Here's the thing. As people have become more
sensitive to EVERYTHING, they are viewing certain episodes
during the review process as "offensive". They were fine for a
decade, but for some reason, in just 10 years people have gone
from, "I hear ya!" to "Are you SURE you should be saying that?
It's kinda offensive." The easy reaction is to say "go blow
yourself", but as reviewers themselves become more ruled by
their own emotions, rather than logic, that emotional reaction
will eventually demonetize or remove a large body of work people
have grown to love over the last 17 years. The content deemed
"not ad friendly" is generally placed in a "limited state of ad
revenue", meaning I only get a fraction of what I normally
would. (Basically, If an episode made me 100 dollars, a limited
state would bring in about 20 cents.) That's quite the pay cut.
Viewers have been extremely supportive on PATREON and TWITCH and that allows me
to continue to create the content that people enjoy.
However, keep in mind, as this flood of over-sensitivity
rushes throughout society, a LOT of content we all loved
will be put under scrutiny and through monetary bullying,
push creators to alter their voice for fear of losing
income. There is always another outlet to post content to,
but unfortunately no one pays on them. Vimeo, Newgrounds,
etc are forums for free expression, but lack the ad revenue
offers. Also, for myself, and other content creators, we
seem to be forced to post on YouTube... because if we don't,
someone will just take our work and repost it there anyway.
(It's happened to me over the years and I've estimated a
loss in revenue exceeding 150k easy. And I stopped keeping
track years ago.) Their content ID matching system helps,
but it doesn't really matter if an episode makes no money.
Part of me feels this is very much a slow decline in
society. Content has become WAY too safe (unless you're a
huge company), Web Comics have become benign attempts at
humor and not a lot makes one think about anything anymore.
Everyone seems to just react to content without thinking
about it, and if it MAKES them think... that's bad
apparently. It's offensive. Music as well has become fairly
passive as a form of creativity, and the handful of decent
bands out there make little money as the product and concept
of music has been devalued to the form of litter on the
streets. People would rather buy a 5 dollar coffee than pay
1 dollar for a song that made them feel something, or
connected with their soul in some way. And yeah, hey... I'm
an "artsy" guy. I feel, process, connect with the media and
art that moves me, and I value it greatly. Kinda wish a lot
more people felt that way.
Also, this post isn't here to make you feel sad, or upset.
If anything I'm fairly optimistic about what I do. With so
little substance in the world, I feel the work I do is more
important than it ever use to be. I want people to think. I
want people to react, and reflect on what they watched, and
hopefully it'll push them to be conscious of their own
behaviors and perhaps motivate them to be a better person.
And even if they think the work I create is a bunch of
nonsense, fine. I'm ok with that. Just allow it to exist.
Using one's emotions to dictate what should and shouldn't be
said, seen or heard, is a slippery slope to mass censorship.
Trust me, I can't stand a LOT of what's out there... but
never once, have I expected it to be removed or banned. And
that goes for stuff from our creative history as well.
Cartoons, films, music, books, etc. shouldn't be altered to
adhere to another generations idea of what is acceptable. It
is a time capsule of a time that reflects opinions and moods
of society, and should be used as an example of what things
WERE like, in contrast to how things are now. If you remove
or alter those examples, you remove valuable lessons from
society which will inevitable cause us to just make the same
mistakes over and over again.
Anyway! The rant is over, the new site is up... and if ya
can. Support your favorite content creators!!! We'll all
need it in the next few years. Trust me.
|February 6th 2019
|Minor Web Updates :
I'm not a big fan of change, I like to tweak things. So I
decided to make some minor adjustments to this website. Not a
lot will change, but here's what will:
1: I've put embedded YouTube VODs on the front page instead of
images that you'd have to click on, which would open up another
window. So that's gone on the front page. It will remain for a
little bit on the "Cartoons" page for the last few episodes, but
the embedded playlists give one access to everything else.
2: Coding: Since this site is creeping up on 20 years old, some
coding will depreciate. Meaning... it broken, and certain
browsers won't read it properly. I've been going through the
pages and fixing these issues and some random code errors here
and there. A larger font will be implemented for most of the
site and things should load a little smoother.
All in all, the website is what it is, and I generally don't
like overhauling something folks have come to know and love over
the course of 2 decades. I may implement a phone-friendly
version at some point, but as it is now, the site is fairly easy
to navigate without too much hassle.
|January 28th 2019
Increase (Not MY fault) :
Apparently the USPS decided to raise their postage rate quite a
bit, especially for first class items. Unfortunately that means
I had to do the same. It's been years, literally, since I raised
postage costs on orders here and :: ETSY :: ,
but it seems there's no way around it. Generally I'd end up
paying a bit of postage out of pocket to cover the shipping
costs but I'm not really able to do that anymore with the new
rates. Apologies to folks, especially overseas, it's just how
the Post Office us doing things. On the plus side, if you need a
shirt and don't want to pay shipping, I have stuff on the :: AMAZON SHIRT SHOP::
|January 23rd 2019
Random update on all things.
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.
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
& 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.
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!
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.
|January 1st 2019
|THE NEW YEAR :
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! Yep, It's 2019! The year is new and all spiffy
lookin'. Hopes are high and the prospect of new possibilities
linger in the mind. For me, I tend to just keep moving forward
doing what I do, and this year wont be much different. Foamy
will do his bi-weekly appearances, older episodes will continue
to make their transition to HD and I'll try to focus a bit more
on getting my Twitch channel to where it needs to be. Also, for
me 2019 will have to be a year of self-promotion. Even though
fans have been spreading the word of Foamy since 2001, the
internet as it is now, makes it somewhat impossible to gain new
viewers. Every content creator is competing with everyone on the
planet who has a phone. So a well thought out rant, meant to
wake people up, will get overlooked by millions 'cause they were
distracted by a cat falling off a chair. It's really is rough
trying to create anything meaningful these days. However, I tend
to be fairly stubborn when it comes to giving up. Fans have been
exceeding supportive with viewership, monetary support, and
spreading their love for all things squirrelly. (And
Pum'Kin-like to a lesser extent). So for those who have been
spreading the word of Foamy, THANK YOU! I wouldn't be creepin'
up on 20 years of ranting squirrels without your support. And as
usual.... back to work!
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