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Andrew Hussie

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Andrew Hussie
Andrew Hussie.jpg
Hussie at a con in 2010
Born (1979-08-25) August 25, 1979 (age 36)[1][2]
Nationality American
Occupation Author and artist
Known for MS Paint Adventures

Andrew Hussie is the creator of MS Paint Adventures, a collection of webcomics, including Homestuck, as well as several other web comics, books, and videos.


Main article: Homestuck

The most popular of Hussie's works is Homestuck, a webcomic which 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[7] and Formspring account[1] suggest that he was born in 1979. He currently lives in western Massachusetts.[8]

He graduated from Temple University[9] with a degree in computer science.[10][11] He is a managing member of the company What Pumpkin, LLC.[12]


Webcomics by Andrew Hussie
  • Team Special Olympics
  • MS Paint Adventures
    • Jailbreak
    • Bard Quest (June 12, 2007 to July 6, 2007[13])
    • Problem Sleuth (March 10, 2008 to April 7, 2009[14])
    • Homestuck (April 13, 2009 to present[15])
  • Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff
Published books
Video game projects


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  3. ^ Foreign Policy 197, December 2012: 29–53,57–62,64,66–78,80–84,86–88,90–96,98–100,102–111 
  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: 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 
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  8. ^ Moving announcement Andrew Hussie on Twitter. 30 September 2010. Retrieved 2014-10-25.
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  12. ^ Florida Department of State Division of Corporations, document #L09000051040, dated May 27, 2009
  13. ^ Andrew Hussie, Bard Quest Adventure Log, retrieved July 31, 2013 
  14. ^ Andrew Hussie, Problem Sleuth Adventure Log, retrieved July 31, 2013 
  15. ^ Andrew Hussie, Homestuck Adventure Log, retrieved July 31, 2013 
  16. ^ Kickstarter, Homestuck Adventure Game, retrieved August 30, 2013 
  17. ^ Andrew Hussie, Homestuck Adventure Game Update, retrieved November 1, 2014 
  18. ^ ShiftyLook, Introducing Namco High, retrieved August 30, 2013