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FAQS

For some more up to date questions answered, you can check out my Formspring page.

So you aren't actually using MS Paint to draw these, right?
So how did this all start, anyway?
What is the site's update schedule?
What do you use to do animation?
Do you accept donations?
Who made the music in Homestuck?
I have questions about science!
Problem Sleuth is sort of complicated. It could use a wiki.
Why is Problem Sleuth so long?
Who are you, and why are you throwing all this weird shit all up in our business?




So you aren't actually using MS Paint to draw these, right?

Damn, exposed as a fraud right out of the gate!

No, you're right, I use Photoshop. I started out in MS Paint (in fact, the only image on this site done in Paint is the very first one). But I quickly switched to Photoshop. I needed to be able to keep things on separate layers in an organized series of files as the stories built in complexity. "MS Paint Adventures" was what I named the game before any of this became an issue though, and the name just stuck.

All of Problem Sleuth, Bard Quest and Jailbreak (sans the first page) were drawn (and sometimes animated) in Photoshop. Same with Homestuck, except for a few pages made with Flash here and there, to facilitate sound and interactive elements.

So how did this all start, anyway?

I started it as a game in an online forum. The idea was exactly the same, but people would post their command suggestions in the thread, and I would reply to the thread with images. Pretty much the entire Jail Break adventure was developed in this format. I moved it to its own website for archival purposes.

What is the site's update schedule?

There isn't one! Unless you count "a lot" as a schedule. I'm usually putting stuff up just about every day, and usually multiple pages with each update. But I reserve the right to miss an "update day" here and there. Or even disappear for a week if I want to. I sort of like to think I can do whatever I want.

What do you use to do animation?

Mostly Photoshop CS3 (Problem Sleuth) but lately, Flash too (Homestuck).

Do you accept donations?

Yeah!

Who made the music in Homestuck?

These talented people, specifically for the story.

I have questions about science!

Ok! I wrote a science FAQs page to answer some of those questions.

Problem Sleuth is sort of complicated. It could use a wiki.

You're in luck!

Why is Problem Sleuth so long?

Because that is how long it took to tell the story!

Who are you, and why are you throwing all this weird shit all up in our business?

My name is Andrew, and I have done some other stuff too. As for why I'm doing this, my objective is merely to make your day just a little more fucking awesome.




RSS: Adventure Updates

Posted on 22 May 2015 by Andrew

A slight horse modification to the calendar below. I won't be around the stable in time to let him trot about the paddock, so I'm afraid I must release him into the pasture to stud. Goodbye, 5/25 horse. We enjoyed your 50x50 thumbnail, while it was not crossed out.

Posted on 22 April 2015 by Andrew

Thank you to Xamag, Adrienne, Ikimaru, Rennie, and Jones for the great A6A6I5 art!!! And also to Toby several years ago for making Moonsetter.

BEHOLD, THE HORSE CALENDARS



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!

Posted on 10 April 2015 by Andrew



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.



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