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Andrew Hussie

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Andrew Hussie
Andrew Hussie.jpg
Hussie (left foreground) at a fan convention in 2010
Nationality American
Occupation Author and artist
Known for MS Paint Adventures

Andrew Hussie (born August 25, 1978 or 1979)[1][2] is an American author and artist and the creator of MS Paint Adventures, a collection of webcomics that includes Homestuck as well as of several other webcomics, books and videos.


In 2007 Hussie launched the website MS Paint Adventures to host comics he had created as forum games. The most popular of Hussie's works is the webcomic Homestuck which ran from 2009 to 2016. It tells the story of a group of four kids who play a computer game called Sburb and inadvertently cause the end of the world.

Homestuck was on the reading list of Nick Mathewson, creator of Tor, and one of Foreign Policy magazine's top 100 global thinkers of 2012.[3] Homestuck was also cited as evidence that the "recent rejuvenation of adventure games has legs".[4]

Homestuck has been compared to Ulysses because of the complex and densely worded storytelling the series often utilizes.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Despite his popularity, Hussie has managed to maintain quite a bit of secrecy regarding his personal life. His exact age is not generally known. References to dates made in his Blogspot blog[2] suggest that he was born in 1978 or 1979. He currently lives in western Massachusetts.[7]

He graduated from Temple University[8] with a degree in computer science.[9][10] He is a managing member of the company What Pumpkin, LLC.[11]


Webcomics by Andrew Hussie
  • Team Special Olympics
  • MS Paint Adventures
    • Jailbreak
    • Bard Quest (June 12, 2007 to July 6, 2007[12])
    • Problem Sleuth (March 10, 2008 to April 7, 2009[13])
    • Homestuck (April 13, 2009 to April 13, 2016[14])
  • Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff
Published books
Video game projects


  1. ^ Hussie, Andrew (August 26, 2007). "Y-Day was my B-Day". Andrew's Blog. Archived from the original on September 2, 2007. 
  2. ^ a b Hussie, Andrew (21 February 2009). "Andrew's Blog: If you drew a comic called Super Frog at age 11". 
  3. ^ Foreign Policy, 197: 29–53,57–62,64,66–78,80–84,86–88,90–96,98–100,102–111, December 2012 
  4. ^ Martens, Todd (January 22, 2013), "Adventure's back in the game plan; 'The Cave' by Ron Gilbert shows there's more thought going into gaming beyond blasts of action.", The Los Angeles Times, p. D.1. 
  5. ^ Lauren Orsini (October 1, 2012), "The most popular, epic webcomic you've never heard of", Geek Out blog, CNN 
  6. ^ Lauren Rae Orsini (September 6, 2012), Is Homestuck the Ulysses of the Internet?, The Daily Dot 
  7. ^ Andrew Hussie [@andrewhussie] (30 September 2010). "Moving announcement" (Tweet). Retrieved 2014-10-25 – via Twitter. 
  8. ^ "MSPA Formspring Archives". Retrieved June 13, 2016. 
  9. ^ "MSPA Formspring Archives". Retrieved June 13, 2016. 
  10. ^ Faircloth, Kelly (October 3, 2012). "Stuck on Homestuck: How Andrew Hussie Turned a Tumblr Craze Into a Teenage Empire". The New York Observer. Archived from the original on October 5, 2012. 
  11. ^ Florida Department of State Division of Corporations, document #L09000051040, dated May 27, 2009
  12. ^ Andrew Hussie, Bard Quest Adventure Log, retrieved July 31, 2013 
  13. ^ Andrew Hussie, Problem Sleuth Adventure Log, retrieved July 31, 2013 
  14. ^ Andrew Hussie, MS Paint Adventures, retrieved April 13, 2016 
  15. ^ Kickstarter, Homestuck Adventure Game, retrieved August 30, 2013 
  16. ^ Andrew Hussie, Homestuck Adventure Game Update, retrieved November 1, 2014 
  17. ^ ShiftyLook, Introducing Namco High, archived from the original on August 28, 2013, retrieved August 30, 2013