turntechGodhead [TG] began pestering carcinoGeneticist [CG] TG: hey CG: WHAT. TG: i hope this isnt too dumb a question but TG: do you have any idea how i got here CG: GOT WHERE? TG: lohac CG: WHAT'S LOHAC?? TG: its my old planet TG: you know with the lava and shit TG: remember? CG: ... TG: it has dumb crocodiles TG: and a stock market TG: or at least it used to have one TG: dunno if they locked it down since that time i literally ransacked the entire economy CG: IF YOU SAY SO! CG: I HAVE MORE IMPORTANT THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT. CG: LIKE TRYING TO REMEMBER HOW I GOT HERE. TG: where are you CG: I'M ON THE PLANET WITH THE VOLCANO. CG: THAT WAS JADE'S PLANET, RIGHT? TG: lofaf? CG: I DON'T KNOW! CG: I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE ACRONYMS FOR YOUR PLANETS ARE. CG: IT'S BEEN THREE YEARS SINCE I LAST SAW THEM, AND EVEN THEN I WAS *BARELY* PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT THEY WERE CALLED BECAUSE I WAS BUSY TROLLING YOU. TG: land of frost and frogs CG: ARE YOU SURE? I DON'T SEE ANY FROST! TG: yeah it melted CG: WHAT ABOUT THE FROGS? DID THEY MELT TOO?? TG: no TG: i mean i doubt it you probably just cant see any right now TG: can you hear any ribbits CG: MOTHERFUCKER, DID YOU JUST ASK ME IF I CAN HEAR ANY RIBBITS? TG: yes CG: THIS ISN'T JOKE-AROUND PALTIME, DAVE! WE ALL SEEM TO BE SUFFERING FROM SOME FORM OF AMNESIA. CG: DON'T YOU THINK WE SHOULD TRY TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF THAT? TG: probably TG: how long have you and kanaya been on lofaf CG: HOW DO YOU KNOW I'M HERE WITH KANAYA? TG: talkin to her rn CG: OH CG: ARE YOU WITH ANYONE ON LOHAM? TG: lohac CG: WHATEVER. TG: and yeah im with the mayor CG: YOU'RE WITH THE MAYOR? TG: yes CG: AND NOBODY ELSE?? TG: yeah CG: WHY ARE YOU WITH THE MAYOR? TG: dunno i just am TG: not that i am complaining one bit the mayor as always rules categorically TG: (fyi i just hi fived him for like the third time in a row to my recent recollection) CG: YOU LUCKY SON OF A BITCH. TG: so whats the last thing you actually do remember CG: I REMEMBER... CG: JADE. TG: right TG: me too TG: but she was like a fuckin werewolf or something CG: YEAH. CG: THAT WAS PRETTY FREAKY. TG: wait TG: then she zapped us to that stonehenge place CG: OH YEAH! CG: AND JOHN WAS THERE. TG: yeah TG: we all landed in some grass like a pile of fuckups TG: and then TG: damn TG: then what happened CG: I DON'T KNOW. TG: what the hell happened to john
Usually I do the panoramic denizen illustrations myself, but this time I had some help. Someone who goes by the name Rah-Bop drew this lovely and extra-long Echidna shot. Whew that is some good art!!! I continue my unbroken streak of basically being the luckiest dude that so many incredible artists are attracted to the HS brand and willing to contribute. Thanks Rah!
P.S. Toby Fox made those snake noises and as usual I'm not sure how he did that. Maybe he is actually physically capable of making those sounds??
Paradox Space, Book One! This is an extremely attractive collection of comics. One of my main objectives for the Paradox Space project was to start piling up enough great comic content to put into books like these, because books full of comics are very cool. This book covers roughly half of the year's worth of comics. There'll be another one covering the other half eventually. At some point we'll unpause PXS and fire up the comic-making operation again. I've been leaning toward the idea of making the future of PXS more print-centric, and keeping a lot of content reserved for books only. That way, when you get books, it will be more fun to discover what stories are inside. In the meantime though, I hope that you enjoy this one!!!
As you can see, it is a pretty swift horse schedule, with a couple of horseless weeks mixed in there. You may recall my mnemonic device for remembering the previous M/W/F schedule of Monhay, Wedsneigh, and Frihorse. Now we can add two more to help you remember, Tuesnort, and Thursclop. I understand this comic can get confusing sometimes, so you are definitely going to need those to help guide you on the rest of this journey.
All pages for the above horses have already been drawn. I still have a batch of pages to draw to round out A6A6I5, but not as many as I have already done. I hope that you like it when characters in stories talk to one another, because there's an awful lot of that to come. Please stand by patiently and enthusiastically as my fake teens sit around bullshitting to the bitter end. Then a bunch of cool stuff will happen, and that will be that!
1) New trailer for Hiveswap! Creeping ever closer to the release of episode one. In case you weren't aware by now, What Pumpkin Studios is developing it. WP is now a gamedev studio which I happen to think is pretty cool. There have been a bunch of Kickstarter updates recently showing progress too. Here are some more links which will help you keep up with game news: Twitter | Tumblr | FB
2) Homestuck returns on April 13th! That's in just a few days. Are you ready? I doubt it, but when has that ever stopped us before. We start with Caliborn's much anticipated masterpiece, running from the 13th-15th. Then regular updates probably resuming a week after that. I haven't decided on the update schedule yet, but when I do it will almost certainly be communicated to you in the only manner which you will tolerate from me, which is more horse calendars. I am thinking of a fairly swift update schedule. A lot has piled up. Over the last month (not counting his 40 page masterpiece, which was done months ago) I have somehow drawn another 400 pages, which is possibly some sort of MSPA record. Be warned, due to that obscene page rate some of these panels are lookin pretty fast and loose! They nevertheless exist, which is usually what matters most for this website. There's still more to draw beyond that to finish off the rest of A6A6I5, which is the final "normal act". But really not too much. We're getting real close here. I will chip away at the remaining panels as I roll out this batch. Then, it's all animation work after that.
3) Paradox Space! 4/13 is the exact one year anniversary of its launch. And as HS resumes, PXS will be pausing for a good while. We actually paused production back in January, and have just been posting from a comic buffer since. This has much to do with shifting priorities heavily to gamedev needs, but I'll explain more about it and the future of PXS in a little while, on that site. But also, there'll be a PXS book coming out soon! It looks very good. Also, if you haven't checked out PXS in a while, now would be a great time, because it's going into its pause on a very strong note. It's been running an incredibly great 51 page story by Zack, Jon, and Shelby. Kudos to all of them. This has easily been one of my faves.