After nearly two decades of just watching stuff on Newgrounds, I'm now finally part of it! Looking forward to meeting some new people and reconnecting with some old people.
I was invited to attend Pico Day in 2016 with Wally Schuur (aka W-P-S who made the AMAZING "Savage Death Valley") and was able to hang out and even collaborate with some of my idols. Everyone was so supportive and told me that Newgrounds would be a great place for me to post my art and build a community. I hesitated - for like three fuckin' years - not just because I thought of NG as a place for cartoonists, but because I was going through my own funk. This place has changed a lot since then, and so have I, so I suppose the time has come. You did it, Chris. You finally joined and posted on Newgrounds, and only ten years after it's prime!
My first of what I hope to be many collaborative works with you guys was Ukinojoe's latest joint "Literally Hitler", to which I contributed a full soundtrack and two paintings. I want to thank him for the amazing opportunity and for being a great friend with whom I can always commiserate.
I hope that some of those same folks that were so encouraging to me years ago see this post so we can catch up!