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It's good to be home

2009-04-22 18:40:20 by Explosm

Hey, Rob DenBleyker here.

I wanted to personally say hello (again) to the Newgrounds community.

Our NG debut "The Hard Way" is really exciting to me, probably way more than it is to anybody else. To you guys it's just a dumb little animation, but to me it marks a long overdue return to the site that spawned my career, and the careers of my friends at Explosm.

Way back in 2001, at the tender age of 15, I submitted my first animation to Newgrounds. After that Newgrounds basically became my home. I made a handful of stick figure animations (Joe Zombie got the most attention) and met a few really great people who I work with professionally now.

After Cyanide & Happiness took off, all of us became more and more distant from Newgrounds as we collectively shifted to webcomics instead of animations. Then, sometime last year, we thought to ourselves "We all know how to animate more or less. Why'd we stop doing that?"

So now we're sort of shifting back. Dave and I are animators at heart, and with Chase from Tomorrow's Nobodies on the team we've got some good stuff coming your way.

So on behalf of myself, Dave McElfatrick, Matt Melvin, Kris Wilson and Chase + the TN guys, I'd like to say thank you for your great feedback on "The Hard Way", but more than that thank you for being such a badass group of people through the years. The support Newgrounders give each other is an awesome force, and we largely owe our success to it.

It's good to be home!


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DanMasterFlashDanMasterFlash

2009-04-22 18:44:31

Welcome Back sir. Also Nice Animation, me me Lol a few times.


MarkfaceMarkface

2009-04-22 18:46:30

Nice legs.


Mattymace666Mattymace666

2009-04-22 18:47:00

well welcome home
and the hard way is funny by the way


TheBoogleyTheBoogley

2009-04-22 18:49:45

somebody needs a hug :D

Explosm responds:

Hold me.


squeakytoadsqueakytoad

2009-04-22 19:02:16

Oh hey now, Chase gets to do this? Where are the application forms?


SlaughterTheCowsSlaughterTheCows

2009-04-22 19:03:14

Well, you did get two awards for your flash, so don't go hard on yourself.
We really enjoy it.


shluvenzshluvenz

2009-04-22 19:07:35

NO DOUBT... THIS IS ALL TRUE.
I CAN RELATE TO YOU IN THIS,
I REMEMBER OLD NEWGROUNDS LIKE IT WAS YESTERDAY.
KEEP THE AWESOME COMING, OH AND BY THE WAY I VISIT YOUR SITE LIKE ONCE A DAY.


SWiTCHSWiTCH

2009-04-22 19:08:02

Animation 4 lyfe.

I'm glad you guys are getting back into it.


fortmikefortmike

2009-04-22 19:08:50

good to have you back man remeber to hail saten ok =] lol


JoeyjjkJoeyjjk

2009-04-22 19:23:15

yay 1st comment.. i love all of your work on explosm. Ive been on that site for quite a while like for years. keep up the great work!


SymbolCymbalSymbolCymbal

2009-04-22 19:27:42

awesome short... please make more!


RubberNinjaRubberNinja

2009-04-22 19:45:13

You explosm guys are a cool bunch. I remember talking to you at Comic-Con last year.

Welcome back.


fuzz97fuzz97

2009-04-22 20:10:29

hell yeah! Cyanide and Happiness + Newgrounds = Success!


shizuka6288shizuka6288

2009-04-22 20:25:20

DUDE! YOU MADE JOPE ZOMBIE!? AWESOME (lol though never finished. =P)


EammyEammy

2009-04-22 20:26:08

But will you ever finish Joe Zombie? D:


LazyMuffinLazyMuffin

2009-04-22 20:51:39

pfft, what's "explosm" pffffft pffffft


Atgod88Atgod88

2009-04-22 20:57:19

You would win many awards and fans if you submitted the other C&H shorts, maybe as one big thing, or not.

Great to have you back.


hansarihansari

2009-04-22 21:08:52

That "Ramen cup noodle" flash you guys did should definitely be posted up here on Newgrounds.


TheCrizmoTheCrizmo

2009-04-22 22:06:38

dude i like you kind of people. they make a short and funny animation that makes fun of people and their miserable lives and you make fun of that in that flash of yours Sad Larry. haha Ng's Robot Chicken


NogfishNogfish

2009-04-22 22:18:33

pfft, what's "Cyanide and Happiness" pffffft pffffft


I-smelI-smel

2009-04-22 22:26:03

yo whats crackin

Hey wait you're not 78, Male!


CarbonwaterCarbonwater

2009-04-22 23:02:13

Go back to acquiring the front page on DeviantArt with effortless comics.


rtilrtil

2009-04-22 23:05:35

^ what he said

also lmao @ deleting comments you don't like

grow a pair

Explosm responds:

as far as I know nobody deleted any comments,

but we certainly love you!

kisses! :*****


JonBroJonBro

2009-04-22 23:25:03

Oh, the Chase who made Sad Larry was the same Chase from Tomorrow's Nobodies? I had no idea, haha. Tell Chase that Sad Larry is one of the funniest things ever made.

Everyone on Newgrounds was kind of awaiting your return with the triumphant finale to Joe Zombie. Remember to return to that someday, and welcome back!


Twist-Chao06Twist-Chao06

2009-04-22 23:45:47

Yo! Remember Stick Suicide?


SkenvoSkenvo

2009-04-23 01:10:01

Oh man its like my 3 favorite things, newgrounds, tomorrows nobodies, and explosm.


ReignOfHellReignOfHell

2009-04-23 01:58:26

Holy shit. This is the biggest load of nostalgia I could've ever imagined. I've been around this sight since I was about 14, when my parents were concerned about the fact that I was watching Joe Zombie, which actually made me get really curious about animation because it did something that I guess my tiny mind hadn't seen before. Like the strange over the top 3Dish animations.

Anywho, it's great to have you back on Newgrounds where it all began. Cheers to you Rob and crew.


JaykuJayku

2009-04-23 03:23:05

Glad to have you back Rob :D keep up the good work!


therealanimatortherealanimator

2009-04-23 11:26:00

glad to see you guys on newgrounds. welcome back rob and co


lilo19951995lilo19951995

2009-04-23 12:03:24

=DDDDDDDDDDD
lol yay


Murad136Murad136

2009-04-23 13:56:37

Awww this sounds so moving! WELCOME HOME MATE :D!!


TheDeadMan69TheDeadMan69

2009-04-23 14:32:30

Welcome back, we missed you.


uglysluguglyslug

2009-04-23 20:41:31

You're a great animator and I love your webcomics.


GonzossmGonzossm

2009-04-23 20:50:38

wtf the guy who made my childhood classic "Joe zombie" :OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooooooooo oooo.

AWSOME. :D:D:D

do you plan on returning joe zombie?


HalberdHalberd

2009-04-24 05:29:47

Hell yeah!


FuocoFuoco

2009-04-24 14:37:04

I love you guys, I've been checking your website for years now.

Ignore the jealous talentless pricks such as rtil, and enjoy your stay :)


ElitesauceElitesauce

2009-04-24 17:33:08

Lol wellcome back man, and I don't know if this is intentional or not, but your age says 78.......lol and you were 15 in 2001, I'm either missing something there or it's a typo. Anyways, glad to have you back and I loved your submission.


se7entyse7enty

2009-04-24 18:30:54

Holy shit, YOU made Joe Zombie? Fuck yeah.

Can't wait to see some more animations, I see your comics all over the web. Keep up the good work!!!


Ninja-WalrusNinja-Walrus

2009-04-24 19:36:36

wow... I never knew that you and the guy who made Joe Zomie were the same people! I never really saw Joe Zombie, but I had heard of it... I think I'm going to go watch it now.

I'm a big fan of the webcomic and I'm very excited to be seeing it here on Newgrounds soon! =D Welcome back!


ZackieZackie

2009-04-25 00:35:21

Rob D, is that you? What happened to you old? Why are you using a new one? Lol, good to see you back, especially with a C&H animation to go along with it. Made my day too.


N0b0c0pN0b0c0p

2009-04-25 15:38:11

Wait.. You made Joe zombie? I had no idea! It's weird to discover what people have done under another nickname at another time.


flamevizierflamevizier

2009-04-25 21:34:01

your site needs more cowbell


LightningSpikeLightningSpike

2009-04-26 00:20:20

Man you guys are awesome.


PatriclusPatriclus

2009-04-26 08:26:59

Wait... you made Joe zombie? Now its solid. Rob, you're my favorite, I pledge to you my firstborn.


fasditfasdit

2009-04-26 10:17:45

Rob! Are you ever going to finish Joe Zombie?
I started watching in late 2002 when I first signed up to Newgrounds and six years later I still want to see the end. I keep telling myself that one of these days you'll create the last episode.


ToobyTooby

2009-04-26 19:56:10

I love you stuff man!


KnightOfVoidKnightOfVoid

2009-04-26 23:28:08

wow u made c and h
and u grew up here
i finnally found a dimond in this heap of crap (the ppl of ng)
you and only a few others are the best of hilarity
the blue guy is awsome


BARBED-WIREBARBED-WIRE

2009-04-27 12:02:17

love all your work on Explosm and Newgrounds
i've even made a sackboy costume on LBP to look like Joe Zombie :D


DrClayDrClay

2009-04-27 17:21:14

could I ask you something about Joe Zombie?


RawrOutLoudRawrOutLoud

2009-04-27 20:20:15

AronKong, are you really retarded?

Sounds like nothing coming from me, but nice comics, guys.