JMartin97's News


2012-02-05 10:35:36 by JMartin97

Like other newgrounders, I am impatiently counting the hours until the new design hits. We've all been staring at this version of newgrounds for the last 4/5 years, so I'm sure it will be a slight change for some people.. I'm hoping that the layout is good enough that people will be comfortable pretty fast.

I've been a member of this site since 1999(I have a strong feeling some of you were born after that date o_O), so I've been around for most of newgrounds different iterations, it's funny to think what newgrounds and the portal USED to be; hand selected flashes picked by Tom and usually made by Tom, there was no submission system, user names, grounds gold, daily top 5... old old oldgrounds was a shadow of it's current self... and alot has been accomplished.

I still remember waiting patiently for flash to install on my Windows 95 (or maybe 3.1?) computer so I could punch Barney in the face on Newgrounds... it's probably one of my earliest moments of excitement on the internet... and has paved the way for what I'm doing now.

I couldn't believe "flash" could exist when I installed it, I was used to the only motion online being gif animations or really super-blurry videos. After being on newgrounds so much, I started to become curious about the program flash.. I downloaded the 30 day trial.. and I've been using it ever since. It's kind of nostalgic to think about.

Anyway, Newgrounds has completely changed the internet, it was the 4chan before 4chan... and was creating memes before the public decided it was cool. Newgrounds is where a shit-ton of internet pop culture comes from and I think anyone that has had the privelage of being a member on the site for a while, will tell you Newgrounds is one of the best creative communities on the internet/planet.


Little Big Apocalypse and Reboot 13

2011-12-10 11:25:18 by JMartin97

Lots of work.. and hopefully getting a new computer soon. My flash work has been slowed down big time because I need a new computer. Meanwhile I've been working on my comic, Little Big Apocalypse.... and I think when I finally finish up the final episode of Reboot, it will have benefited quite a bit from all the practice and drawing.

If you haven't read the comic, check it out here!:

I wish I could transport what I'm seeing in my head directly into flash, so people could see more clearly what the comic is about.... and I wouldn't have to draw so goddamn much :D

Anyway, I've managed to get Little Big Apocalypse hosted on a few big manga sites, so it seems to be spreading.. just gotta increase the momentum. After I release the next chapter of the manga, I'm going to be spending my freetime working on Reboot 13 and Little Big Apocalypse 3 (animation)...

The last episode is going to be pretty epic and will bring almost all the characters together for a strange, violent, unforgettable finale.

Little Big Apocalypse and Reboot 13

Gravitational Beam Emitter

2011-10-26 16:37:37 by JMartin97

Just finished the seventh chapter of my online manga, Little Big Apocalypse. I think this chapter is quite a step up from the others, I never realized how much work comic artists do, now I know.. and dear god, it is staggering.

Check out the new chapter and checkout Sackboy's new and dangerous weapon.

Read Little Big Apocalypse 7 - Gravitational Beam Emitter

Gravitational Beam Emitter

New Chapter of my Horror Manga

2011-09-18 21:10:23 by JMartin97

I just released Chapter 6 of my manga Little Big Apocalypse. I released the last 3 comics in the last 3 weeks.... the newest one is a step above the others though.

From the website traffic, it seems like I'm getting hundreds of new views o_O

Here's a screenshot from the newest FULL COLOR 20-PAGE comic.

New Chapter of my  Horror Manga

Little Big Apocalypse #5

2011-09-10 14:03:06 by JMartin97

Little Big Apocalypse - Chapter 5

Trying to keep some momentum by releasing these week after week. Last week I released Chapter 4 and this week I'm releasing Chapter 5, next week 6. A few websites have agreed to host my comic, one is a pretty popular manga site actually. If all goes well LBA will be a weekly comic, which was always my intention. I could make things much more detailed but I want to make it possible to do a comic every week or at least work towards that in a realistic way.

Work is well underway on the next Little Big Apocalypse animation, it includes everything in comics 3-6 and a completely new segment. Check out the new chapter and some new art in my profile!

Little Big Apocalypse  #5

Just finished and uploaded the fourth chapter of my comic, Little Big Apocalypse. I just finished what will probably be the 8,9,10,11th chapters and now I'm working on getting them into the computer and inking them. I'm doing all this because I plan to publish the comic in book form and do a kickstarter project. Hopefully it will go better than Pigpen's.. although he did end up being sponsored by newgrounds for Morphemon...

I just got back from vacation so I haven't been animating much. I did do a whole lot of drawing on vacation though, I bought a ton of art supplies and some nice mechanical graphing pencils. I did about 75 pages of comic and I'm really excited to get it online.

Check out Chapter 4 if you can:

Little Big Apocalypse

Chapter 4 of my Manga Released (COMIC)

New Chapter of Little Big Apocalypse Manga Released

2011-07-29 19:44:31 by JMartin97

For anyone following Little Big Apocalypse, the animation and manga. I just released chapter 3 on the website. It takes place directly after episode 2 of the animation. It's full-color and done in korean webtoon style, very tall pages.

Chapter 4 will be released sometime this month and is longer than this chapter. To give you an idea of how far along everything is, I'm currently working on chapter 7.

If you get a chance, check out my indie manga/graphic novel, Little Big Apocalypse.

Little Big Apocalypse

(image below is from chapter 6)

New Chapter of Little Big Apocalypse Manga Released

What I'm up to

2011-07-07 18:04:57 by JMartin97

Well lets update everyone on my projects real fast.

I'm working on:

Reboot 13
Little Big Apocalypse 3 (Animation)
Little Big Apocalypse Chapter 3/4 (comic)
Little Big Apocalypse Graphic Novel (100 full color pages)

Reboot 13
Has changed a lot and will hopefully bring "Reboot" back to it's former glory right before it ends.

Little Big Apocalypse 3
LBA 3 has changed a bit as well and will diverge from the comic. I'm really excited to get these episodes out because I feel like they are cutting edge. I'm not sure what about them is cutting edge... but they will be pretty exciting and in ways you might not have seen in cartoons before.

LBA manga/graphic novel
Blllehh do you know how time-consuming coloring in 100 pages of handdrawn art is? It makes you go to bed excited cause you worked hard and you think it looks good.. then you wake up and you didn't get any sleep cause you were up all night on Photoshop. You go to work and you say "I fucking suck why am I wasting my time on this." Then you get home from work and continue until the fucking job is done.

I'm going to actually have all 100 pages printed and put in a real book that people can buy if they want. I also feel like a book is a pretty good resume item to bring in.. like hey.. oh this is my book. *throws book on table* I'll get back to you on what happens after the book hits the table, I don't have a book yet so I don't know, but I'm assuming they will immediately hire me.

What I'm excited about: I can't wait to finish Reboot 13! Finally the end! Ahhhh no more Render or Violet or any of them... only Sackboy. Yup, it's the end of the road for "Reboot", the title will have (FINAL) in it, so people know, it's final...

What I'm up to

Reboot 13 and Little Big Apocalypse 3.. and art!

2011-06-15 03:44:07 by JMartin97

Hey check out some new art I just put up in the art portal, it's a page from the next chapter of Little Big apocalypse.. the comics are color. rtin97/lba-chapter-5-still

Working on Reboot 13 and Little Big Apocalypse 3. I haven't slept in 2 days o_O I think I might be an insomniac. Check out Little Big Apocalypse! Goodnight!

Reboot 13 and Little Big Apocalypse 3.. and art!

Reboot / Little Big Apocalypse 2

2011-05-27 02:24:24 by JMartin97

I released my Sci-fi/Horror/Videogame Mash-up LIttle Big Apocalypse 2 on May 21st, the supposed end of days, got in the top 5, which is good news. The world didn't end and my flash didn't do as well as I'd hoped, so I guess things balanced themself out. I want future episodes to perform better, so I need to take all the kind criticism of my fellow newgrounds users O_O.

For people wondering when the next Reboot will be released, I'm not too sure, the next episode will be technically insane to do. I'm not sure if I'm capable as an animator to pull it off, it's a little scary imagining it. It took a lot of my brainpower just getting the 3D-shots in Little Big Apocalypse 2 to look correct. The last spinning shot of Sackboy in the, now damaged, elevator is so complicated because Sackboy is spinning one way slowly as the elevator is spinning the other way slowly, not only that, the camera is also pulling in.

I'm hard at work on the next episode of LBA because I want to get these things out fast and develop some sort of fanbase... I feel the best way to do that is make them the best I can the fastest I can... so I'm looking to finish this next episode in a month. The screenshot below is from the new episode.

Reboot / Little Big Apocalypse 2