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Posted by JTvister - 2 weeks ago


Treasure of the Robo King Catalog v0.1


comic series by Rocketship Evan

catalogued by Jake Tvister

last updated: 8th of Jan, 2022


A sci-fi/fantasy adventure starring Osana and Odo - two energic adventurers who's in a bit in over their heads -, and the devious vampire known as "The Baron" (with help from his assistant Igor) living life in his high castle.


The illegitimate lovechild of Sergio Aragones and Akira Toriyama, sprung to life by Evan on traditional paper and digitally transfered, appears Fridays/Saturdays.

Here, on Newgrounds.

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#1 (November 12th, 2021)

#2 (November 12th, 2021)

#3 (November 12th, 2021)

#4 (November 19th, 2021)

#5 (November 26th, 2021)

#6 (December 6th, 2021)

#7 (December 13th, 2021)

#10 (December 20th, 2021)


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Posted by JTvister - 1 month ago


Well.

Here we are again.

That time were everyone is confessing their inches of progress and massive steps of regrets.

How did you fare?


2021 was to me quite a shift, a crisis, and new paradigm.

No, the circumstance we all found ourselves in this year as the year prior didn't hit me that much.

Though, I know a few close people that had their shoulders brush close to that chaos.

My old college try began to take form, as it was cooking and bubbling in my ex-aparment for years, and it's been quite the bumpy ride.


I began the year unlike others by not vacationing, but working dilligently with a 10-page submission based on a character I brainstormed for an anthology prior, to a crowdfunding project for an independent comics anthology.

194% backing wasn't all to bad, considering it was the first outing for the revived independent publisher Arrow Comics, headed by cohost Randy Zimmerman on the radio/internet stream channel Indie Volt (lead by Varian Grant), and I owe much of my publishing as a pro to Randy, Varian and the network amassed there.

Somewhere, out there, my Detective is in a car chase one-shot story that rests with great creators few have heard of, and fewer ever spoken to.

I'm sure they'd appreciate a word or two.


With that in the bag, a lot of my time was spent networking, talking and reading the comics world.

I got to host a class on Discord about manga!

Oh yes.

My most frequented closed forum of The Triple-A Creators Community speared ahead with more 9Volt anthologies!

Starting this year was the Cosmic Unknown, followed by Manga, and the Masoleum of Horror.

The first I submitted hastly a cyberpunk work, and continued with 1 of a 2 part story with Detective Ted Tired. The final submission I did was a short horror story that was my first collaboration with my good friend down under SideBurns slinging out ink faster than an average week for myself.

Huge thanks goes to my second leg as a pro, that being Peter Seckler being the Atlas of Triple-A, carrying that lodestone called 9Volt Comics Anthology.


My timeline isn't chronological, so I will tell what happened midst all these releases.

Consider them achorpoints where success leads to failure then to rebuilding.


Riding the high of the Indie Volt crowdfunder, I partook shortly with a story for an adult centered comics anthology parodying fairy tales.

It was by far my most ambitions try, and considering my low expertice drawing digitally, I was yet finding my footing.

With the comics work on one end, real life came knocking.

Harder, then faster, then louder.

Come June I was cramming workload and exams.

Lots of ideas fell through, or were put aside for later.

Admittedly, this wasn't my best summer.

Ambitions, overconfidence, and non-calculative measures to strategize my short term and long term goals hit me like a schoolgirl infront of a white van (RIP Minky Momo).

I threw the towel in on the upcoming crowdfunder, and like my Detective, I had heartbreak (one of many cherished ones) tucked in my pocket, into the cool nights spent drawing irated and on the verge of tears as the world continued spinning.


A few weeks passed by into August, and having my attention refocused onto work while out of university and with no job, I took the savings and grinded on what I consider a creative sandbox: BONEMEAL.

For the next three months up until November, I pushed for outlines and backlog, and promotion for the strip series I had been stirring since June 2020 in thumbnails. It was hard, as I entered a job application program (but truth to be told, it was a playground for having people with no motivation or goals in life to "learn to enter the job market").

That concentration camp had my real concentration... distracted.

What 2022 will bring for that strip series I have yet to foresee, but I hope it'll be the rope I will cling to than dangling from (should my bipolar luck jinx too hard).


In sum, I may have finished producing around 70+ pages this year.

It's far outweighed by the amount planned for the next 5-15 years (again, an RNG that can flip the odds at any moment, given how much someone or something tilts the table).

My 2021 plans came true to some extent, but most of the issues were lack of power and exhaustion to will the lie to become fact: me as a comics creator.

What hit the most is the amount of time spent in ennui and grueling boredom.

It wasn't until recently I began appreciate boredom, as humans aren't meant to engage with constant activity or stimuli.

Perhaps the common idea now of boredom in that it invites the thought of regret for not prioritizing what one ought to or want to do, and actually stresses us to press productivity on whatever level or kind to a point where we're in a bind, and then choose to laze out knowing before that thought of regret came about that that day could be spent treating yourself.

I can now with clarity assure you. Get bored. You punish yourself if you don't think yourself deserve\ing that time off.

It took me years to realize that.


So how does it all accumulate to regret?

Better to have regretful moments than a regretful life to look behind on.

Throughout this text, you've noticed how detailed I've been of failure, while writing in passing the small steps of success.

While mindful of my work, I rather tend it to be humble and not wholly believe my abilities being matured in just a year span, if ever.

Growth, as much as me, or you or others want now, isn't seen until there's been a couple of hot minutes.

At the end of 2020, I did a piece (I won't show it here) where I lamented my progress spite being creatively active.

That has changed, because there was application, and moments of regret and anguished rest.

I think the mistakes and the messes I made can still be salvaged, and be in my memory far longer.

I am always on the outlook for serendipity. That is how I manage to stay creatively energized, and amused.


On December 15th, I held a performance on Twitter to commemorate and solidify my intentions in a cryptic fashion.

The 18-pager Eff-U-Gy (you can read the comic in this thread) was a real commitment to expand and work on not the craft, but myself, and being open to the reader (hi, there) what I wanted to do and where to go.

It's a long path to the Eternal Frontier, but I am 70+ pages ahead, with many more burning to get out.


Where do I go from here, then?

I take my plans that I wrote a while back on Twitter, and throw those out the window, and just do what I want to do that contributes to my success and well-being.

I know for the next year, I will give extra in the output, wrap up BONEMEAL for Halloween, and expand the horizon with lowered expectations.

Sounds like a privileged life, and to a degree it is.


But you don't know me, only what I've told you.


2021 may look narratively neat, with glimmer of accomplishments, and lots of downers in a post such as this, but I implore you to think twice.


So I ask you again:

How did you fare?


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With the primary text, I like to end with a separate section by saying thanks.

Thank you for reading this long-winded winging.

It's more a blog piece than news, but knowing the site (which I became a member of this year!) people use this "News" section for more than announcements and updates.


I will copy/paste a section from my BONEMEAL strips description the following thank you's, and even though this text is prewritten, it doesn't lessen the sincerity of it.


Major thanks for the undying support with BONEMEAL goes to:

Marrk Mulgrave, SideBurns, Styxcolor, Lucifer Storm, Rocketship Evan, Peter Seckler, The Triple-A Community, Aaron "Neffarious" Neff, Garrett and FreqGir, Meredith and Nina of RAGIN AVC., and EpithetSoup (for the wack idea of using this site).


Thanks goes out equally to:

Shell Presto DeBaggio, Daphne Lage, Joe D. McFee, Varian Grant and The Indie Princess (Mrs. Grant), Michael, David Hingley, Russ Leach, Randy Zimmerman, Wullie, Kristian Rossi, Peter Palmiotti, Frank (Minicomics King) Salazar, Marshall "Donkey Jaw" Lee, Jason Alexander, Ronnie "Crimson Owl" Gunter, Aaron "mnkywrench" Guzman, Man of The Atom, SpaceBeatCerulean, The Bargain Bin (Dave, Aria, Jacobus, and Rob), Ann Margio, Ichthy5, DEATH CURSE comics, Pedro Aang, Ashen Jackal, MarV, Joshua Kemble, Pops Van Zant, Diogenesis, SPEEDGOAT, Mint Egg, Mike Jimmy, Jay3Spin, Jacob, Erasus, Henkka, the members of LE EPIC, and to that one author who's yet to bloom.


There are many more, but know they too are in thoughts and are appreciated.


Thank you for following this account, you Newgrounds people who thought it'd be interesting to witness a potential car crash while laughing manically as I fly out the windshield.

This place has a lot of space for me to work on, and that's reassuring (thanks Fulp!).


Thank you.


And here we are at the end of this whole cinematic credit!

Are there post-credit scenes?


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Posted by JTvister - December 3rd, 2021


by Jake Tvister

3rd of December, 2021

last updated: 21th of Jan, 2022


Welcome to the BONEMEAL: BONE ARCHIVE*!

(* 2.0!)


Hi there.

And there you are, and welcome!

The BONE ARCHIVE is your one-stop shop for all things BONEMEAL related.

This post is for documentation and navigation purposes for new and old readers to refer to.

Here you will find the strips in their arranged order, status, and links, supplementary material like behind-the-scenes and artwork, and cool items done by other bonies.

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A special thanks to EpithetSoup for being a chad in throwing a Support!

Read his comic Lemona'e #1 here and the one-shot "Lemonade"


Check my co-comics conspirator RocketshipEvan and his sci-fi adventure comic TREASURE OF THE ROBO KING


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Table of Content:

Comics - the main course

Material - relevant material (desserts) to the comic

From The Bonies - submissions, memes and art from people around the web


COMICS:

#1 Gotcha Ball - November 1st (Printed edition)

#2 Freakshows - November 5th (Printed edition)

#3 Portrait - November 12th (Printed edition)

#4 Picture.. - November 19th (Printed edition)

#5 Ukiyo-AAA! - November 26th

#6 New Filter - December 3rd

#7 Rainy Day - December 10th

#8 Spiturn - December 17th


2022

#9 Baculum - January 7th

#10 Flintlock - January 14th < NEWGROUNDS EXCLUSIVE

#11 Schrödinger's Bet - January 21st

#12 Photoshoot - January 28th

#13 Hook, Line, And Screamer - February 4th

#14 Venging Vulture - February 11th

#15 C'est La Roomie - February 18th

#16 Gloves Off - February 25th

#17 Last Ditch Effort - March 4th

#18 Brew - March 11th

#20 TBP - March 18th < NEWGROUNDS EXCLUSIVE

#21 Me***** - March 25th

#22 No E*** - April 1st

#23 TBP - April 8th

#24 Ski*ro*e - April 15th

#25 Sis*****n Je*** - April 22nd

more scheduled dates TBA


MATERIAL:

BONEMEAL SKELETON POLLS (Twitter) 1:

BONEMEAL COMMENTARY: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4


FROM THE BONIES:

SideBurns Launch Promo Art


Thank you for your time and browsing!


Good grooves to all bones.

Rest Easy, Party Hard.


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Posted by JTvister - November 22nd, 2021


I am pleased to announce I am cross-promoting with my associate and strip rival (no, not like that!) Rocketship Evan his new series Treasure of the Robo King.

A sci-fi/fantasy adventure starring Osana and Odo - two energic adventurers who's in a bit in over their heads -, and the devious vampire known as "The Baron" (with help from his assistant Igor) living life in his high castle.


The illegitimate lovechild of Sergio Aragones and Akira Toriyama, sprung to life by Evan on traditional paper and digitally transfered, appears Fridays/Saturdays.

Here, on Newgrounds.


Catch the latest strip by clicking this fancy banner!


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Posted by JTvister - November 19th, 2021


Hey, hey!

The production pipeline is chugging out bit by bit new bones, but in the meanwhile I learned Newgrounds had this cool embedding function on the image files in the description boxes!

This takes the hyperlink game to the next evolutionary step, by making it so desktop readers AND phone readers get the best experience.

While not a seamless bowsing function, as it opens up a new tab, it'll help you to navigate easier than clicking on an orange, boorish textline, wouldn't you agree?


Look, you can even try it now!

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Good grooves!


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Posted by JTvister - November 1st, 2021


Finally.


After months of digging up coffins, rummaging through piles in crypts, and doodling hours on end genious and intricate design, I achieved ten-fifteen seconds of a glance for a strip that took equally long to create the thumbnail for!

*laughs*


In all seriousness, it feels good to get this ball rolling.

For the first outing - especially on webcomics - I think it was important to start off with something that encapsulates the strip series.

There was an unconscious part to it that being subtle and likewise strong would set the mood and impression, although that is to point and make fun of eternity.

Now is this a purgatory, or a pungatory?

One thing is clear, I get to put my dad jokes/humor to rest.


If you're curious as to the titles are as a tease for the coming releases, sack the Bone Archive for the schedule, and bookmark it (if you want to).

The next upload as this is written is on the ordinary release window (Friday Nov. 5th), so be sure to come see the freakshow!


Thank you.


Rest Easy, Party Hard.

-Jake


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Posted by JTvister - October 24th, 2021


by Jake Tvister

24th of October, 2021

last updated: 26/11/21


Welcome to the BONEMEAL BONE ARCHIVE!


This post is for documentation and navigation purposes for new and old readers to refer to.

Here you will find the strips in their arranged order, status, and links, supplementary material like behind-the-scenes and artwork, and cool items done by other bonies.


Table of Content:

Comics - the main course

Material - relevant material (desserts) to the comic

From The Bonies - submissions, memes and art from people around the web


COMICS:

#1 Gotcha Ball - November 1st (Printed edition)

#2 Freakshows - November 5th (Printed edition)

#3 Portrait - November 12th (Printed edition)

#4 Picture.. - November 19th (Printed edition)

#5 Ukiyo-AAA! - November 26th

#6 New Filter - December 3rd

#7 Rainy Day - December 10th

#8 Spiturn - December 19th


2022

#9 Baculum - January 7th

#10 Flintlock - January 14th < NEWGROUNDS EXCLUSIVE

#11 Sc*****in***s **t - January 21th

#12 Photoshoot - January 28th

#13 H***, L***, & S****r - February 4th

#14 V*****ng V**t**e - February 11th

#15 TBP - February 18th

#16 Boo*** - February 25th

#17 L*** *it** Eff**** - March 4th

#18 TBP - March 11th

#20 TBP - March 18th < NEWGROUNDS EXCLUSIVE

#21 Me***** - March 25th

#22 No E*** - April 1st

#23 TBP - April 8th

#24 TBP - April 15th

#25 Sis*****n Je*** - April 22nd

more scheduled dates TBA


MATERIAL:

BONEMEAL: ALL HALLOWS' EVE poster for Halloween Spooktacular 2021

BONEMEAL #1 (Nov. 21 - Oct. 22)

BONEMEAL SKELETON POLLS (Twitter) 1: Scorpion, The Revenant, Ghost Rider (TBP)

BONEMEAL COMMENTARY: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4


FROM THE BONIES:

SideBurns Launch Promo Art


Thank you for your time and browsing!


Good grooves to all bones.

Rest Easy, Party Hard.


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