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Andrew Hussie
Andrew Hussie.jpg
Hussie at a fan convention in 2010
Born (1979-08-25) August 25, 1979 (age 40)
ResidenceWestern Massachusetts,
United States
NationalityAmerican
OccupationAuthor and artist
Known forMS Paint Adventures
Websitehomestuck.com

Andrew Hussie (born August 25, 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.

Career[edit]

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. 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]

Works[edit]

Videos
  • Andrew Hussie, with Jan Van dem Hemel, created many parody videos of Star Trek: The Next Generation from 2006 to 2009 or 2010.
  • Andrew worked with his brother to make a video series about an eccentric Bigfoot researcher, called Barty's Brew-Ha-Ha (2006 to 2011[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 April 13, 2016[15])
    • Homestuck Epilogues (April 13, 2019 to Present)
    • Homestuck 2 (September 25, 2019 to Present)
  • Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff
Published books
  • Whistles, Book One (The Starlight Calliope) (out of print, available online) ISBN 978-1-59362-073-8
  • Problem Sleuth (Five volumes, which cover all 22 chapters)
  • Homestuck
  • Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff ISBN 978-1936561-03-2
Video game projects

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hussie, Andrew (August 26, 2007). "Y-Day was my B-Day". Andrew's Blog. Archived from the original on September 2, 2007.
  2. ^ Hussie, Andrew (21 February 2009). "Andrew's Blog: If you drew a comic called Super Frog at age 11".
  3. ^ "100 Top Global Thinkers of 2012". Foreign Policy. 197 (197): 29–53, 57–62, 64, 66–78, 80–84, 86–88, 90–96, 98–100, 102–111. December 2012. ISSN 0015-7228. JSTOR 41726927.
  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". Archived from the original on 2016-08-05. Retrieved June 13, 2016.
  9. ^ "MSPA Formspring Archives". Archived from the original on 2016-08-05. 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. ^ citation|url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb7efl5b20k&t=7s
  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, MS Paint Adventures, retrieved April 13, 2016
  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, archived from the original on August 28, 2013, retrieved August 30, 2013