Andrew Hussie is a Web Comic artist best known for MS Paint Adventures, who rose to particular fame with his latest project Homestuck. He's only been doing MSPA for the past four years, though - for several years before then, he tried his hand at a fairly diverse array of webcomic endeavors and wrote a small number of graphic novels (only one was actually published). Other old endeavors of his include ironic reviews of muscular horse pornography (no longer available), and Jandrew Edits, a series of humourous edits of Star Trek: The Next Generation in collaboration with Jan Van Den Hemel.
It's abundantly clear that Hussie is a man who knows his tropes really, really well. Practically everything he does (but especially MSPA) plays with, subverts, double-subverts, deconstructs, exaggerates, hangs lampshades, and otherwise works the hell out of the conventions of multiple genres at the same time. Also, if This Very Wiki is anything to go by, he's very, very quotable.
Most of his older work is archived here. He maintains a Twitter account and a Tumblr blog, and previously maintained two Formspring accounts, both now defunct; the Formspring accounts are archived here.
Webcomic works by Hussie:
- Team Special Olympics
- Inappropriate Time For Ham
- 3 Cheers for Steak!
- A Steep Price for Pie
- Riddler's Gammon
- What A Scoop!
- And It Don't Stop
- Neon Ice Cream Headache
- MS Paint Adventures
- Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff
His greatest project (which doesn't actually exist):
- Whistles (out of print, and available online)
- Problem Sleuth (three volumes so far, covering first thirteen chapters)
- Homestuck (two volumes thus far, covering Acts 1 and 2 respectively)
- Art Evolution: Aversion. Hussie's skill level is unknown but far above the work that he usually does. His writing and skill with Flash however, have improved.
- Berserk Button: Wireless mice, the only subject where his raging about them on Twitter is not a massive exaggeration Played for Laughs.
- Better Than a Bare Bulb
- Creator Thumbprint: Glasses, especially shades, all manner of treatments of hiphop/rap and its surrounding culture, clowns, heavy video game influences, and always a dash of Crazy Awesome.
- Dada Comics: A very sizable portion of his earlier work is like this, as well as Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff. Shades of this still crop up in MSPA every so often.
- Deadpan Snarker: Dear God, he's a veritable master of it.
- Doing It for the Art
- Embarrassing Tattoo: Of Hella Jeff. We shit you not.
- Famous Ancestor: He claims to be a descendent of Doc Holliday (despite Doc Holliday having no recorded offspring), who served as the partial namesake of Doc Scratch of Homestuck.
- Gag Lips: The subject of oh so much Self-Deprecation and Memetic Mutation.
- Genre Busting: Individual genres (or mediums, for that matter!) mean little to Hussie; most of his work shows something of a genre blend, best exemplified in Homestuck.
- Genre Savvy / Dangerously Genre Savvy
- Kindhearted Cat Lover
- Large Ham: Online, anyway; he's actually much more subdued and calm in person. Sound familiar?
- Let Us Never Speak of This Again: His foray at Olive Garden
- One-Man Army: Consider Homestuck's legendary update rate coupled with the occasional Flash animation/game. Though he's supported by an art team which occasionally contributes assets to said Flash animations and a music team that does all but a small few musical samples, it's still impressive.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: The Humanimals. Very much Played for Laughs.
- Mundane Utility: A recurring gag in Humanimals, where any given character's unique physiology is utilised to, say, refill the printer at the office.
- Mythology Gag: At this point, a sizable sample of his older work has been referenced in Homestuck. Yes, even the horse porn reviews (hint: pay attention to Equius's taste in art).
- Self-Deprecation: Surprisingly frequent on his part, both in his work and otherwise. It provides an interesting contrast to how he's much more well known for going the other way.
- Teasing Creator / Trolling Creator: The trolling creator. You cannot defeat Hussie in a creator-trolloff. He is simply the best there is.
- The Walrus Was Paul: Occasionally.
- Troll: Sometimes.
"WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR, ANDREW."
—(via his former Formspring)
Pages headlined with a HussQuote™:
- Affectionate Parody
- Andrew Hussie (no shit)
- Arc Number (Homestuck)
- Archive Panic (Homestuck)
- Ashes to Crashes (Homestuck)
- Big Game (Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff)
- Changing Clothes Is a Free Action
- Deep Impact
- GIS Syndrome (Homestuck)
- The Hero's Birthday (Homestuck)
- Homestuck (duh)
- I Banged Your Mom (Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff)
- I Hate Past Me (Homestuck)
- Man Hug (Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff)
- Marathon Boss (Problem Sleuth)
- Mind Your Step (Sweet Bro and Hella Jeff)
- Not Now, Kiddo (Homestuck)
- No Waterproofing in the Future (Homestuck)
- Problem Sleuth (wow, really?)
- Shipping Goggles
- Ship Sinking
- Shouldn't We Be in School Right Now?
- Square Peg, Round Trope
- Staircase Tumble
- Super Sentai Stance (Problem Sleuth)
- Wham! Line
- You Wake Up in a Room (Jailbreak)