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Joy To the World on Newgrounds

2014-08-20 04:13:40 by johnathan-wrathborne

So for a year and 3 months I had a webcomic called "Joy to the World" which I briefly animated on Youtube, most of which is gone as I removed my old channels when my life lost its stability among other shit, I stopped. Had too, I lost my job (Still miss working at Stanford) and had to make some changes as well as figure out what the fuck was next in life. Havent quite figured that out yet, but I'm fixing whats wrong with my screenwriting and picked up lots of new tricks(as taught by a professional screenwriter turned teacher, shout out to Barak Goldman) so I can make my ideas more professional.

I've had requests in the past to bring Joy here, but shes always been a kind of niche character. The world she lives in isn't as wild as Tankmen or Bitey, and I know these are the standards and hallmarks of newgrounds. While sparks of this exist in Joys world, they aren't the focus of the series. Its an angry little girl who is constantly waging a war with maturity, society,  and boredom.

So, as Newgrounds needs some extra traffic here and there I'm now doing the webcomic here, I know webcomics arent really what the art portal is used for... but they are now. I usually post my stuff at /r/webcomics at reddit, and when I did on my site I usually got a good 50+ views here and there(and sometimes hundreds. Got over a thousand a few times once or twice).

After I finish up this currently little story arc(it'll be 4 comics, and a Joy Vlog, which is how I always end my little story arcs) I'll post 1 comic a week for a year. 56 or so comics in't a whole lot, but I dont need to keep spamming the art portal with my silly comic that I spent maybe...4-5 hours drawing out, when some people spend 4-5 days on a masterpeice that I could never replicate, even if I spent 4-5 weeks.

I wont post the older webcomics, I've re-designed the characters(and am still working on re-designing them all) and am enjoying what I have now a bit more than what I did with the first 138 comics.

Eventually I'll animate an episode or two here for newgrounds as well.

But thats farther down the road. I dont have much, if any, stability in my life right now and am setting up a Patreon account now. Still kind of feels like e-begging, I'm not exactly someone who sees my work as worthy of support, but I never have,

Might try to get something for Halloween this year, I dunno.




Just another TF2 short toon I'm working on, based on my adventures as an "M2 Pyro", only with a bit of a story to it. Probably wont be more than 45 seconds or so,still testing out effects and other things in flash I've kind of avoided. Eventually I'll get back to animating other stuff, but nor now I'm experimenting.


Kind of funny how a silly little toon that used audio from another video did so well. Not entirely sure how to feel about this as it IS nice to have that many views in such a short period of time...can't help but feel like I cheated by using the audio from "Go fuck yourself". Still, happy toknow that I got the owner an additional 26k in views from my goofy little toon and am grateful of him posting the video in the first place.

Thanks for everyone who watched the toon.

This just seems a little suspicious...

2014-07-18 23:27:43 by johnathan-wrathborne


Not entirely sure how to feel about this, came across it and...I feel kind of sick inside now. I know we live in a day and age where just about everything has been done already and stuff...but the similarity to Romanticide is quite noticable, even if the supernatural girl isn't death.

I might have to read this, and not for fun.

Blood pressure is on the high right now and I'm gonna have to aim that anger somewhere. Might be time to do a short comic or two for NG to burn this off.

Lifes backing off a little bit, but I'm still pretty deep in the same shit I was 5 months ago so don't expcet any animations.



"Go fuck yourself!"


I am done.

2014-03-20 01:06:18 by johnathan-wrathborne

EDIT: Thanks for the words of encouragement, but I'm done. My talents and ideas have gotten me into enough trouble in life and kept me from getting anywhere becasue of it. I've shut down everything and am going to move on. Got no clue how, but I've spent so much of my life creating, and I've never managed to make it work for me. Right now it just looks like I've wasted about 10 years of my life, and never gotten anything out of it.  It just wasn't meant to be, enjoy my toons everyone. Thats what they were meant for.

Just dont make the same mistake I did and fool yourself into beleiving you can make a living off your ideas. It doesn't work everyone, and if you can't make it work within 3 years, then just stop. Its not worth it, it really isn't.

God only knows how long its going to take to get thsi shit sorted out before I can do what I want again.