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Homestar Runner To Return Soon 57

An anonymous reader writes with good news for everyone who loves Strong Bad.Back in April, Homestar Runner got its first content update in over four years. It was the tiniest of updates and the site went quiet again shortly thereafter, but the Internet's collective 90s kid heart still jumped for joy...The site's co-creator, Matt Chapman, popped into an episode of The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show to chat about the history of Homestar — but in the last 15 minutes or so, they get to talking about its future. The too-long-didn't-listen version: both of the brothers behind the show really really want to bring it back. The traffic they saw from their itty-bitty April update suggests people want it — but they know that may very well be a fluke. So they're taking it slow.
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Homestar Runner To Return Soon

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  • Kickstarter (Score:5, Interesting)

    by The Larch ( 115962 ) on Wednesday July 09, 2014 @07:56PM (#47420787)
    From the interview:

    Matt: I’d just love to be making cartoons with these characters again. If it looks like there’s a possibility of doing this full time again, that’s amazing I don’t want to set expectations too high, but needless to say, we’re jonesing to do this again.

    If the Brothers Chaps really wanted to do web cartoons for a living, I bet a Homestar Runner Kickstarter would easily bring in a million or two to get them (re)started.

  • Re:Kickstarter (Score:5, Interesting)

    by antifoidulus ( 807088 ) on Wednesday July 09, 2014 @09:18PM (#47421261) Homepage Journal
    Homestarrunner I think works better as a part time project. While the updates over the past few years have been sparse, they have also been very inspired and incredibly hilarious. I can't say the same about the cartoons they were making towards the end when they were doing it every week. They still may kickstart, but I would much rather see sporadic but absolutely hilarious updates to h*runner than lots of bland ones.
  • I'm sorry but (Score:2, Interesting)

    by zygotic mitosis ( 833691 ) on Wednesday July 09, 2014 @09:31PM (#47421333)
    instead of -abandoning- their creation, I never understood why these guys didn't sell the rights a decade ago and let adult swim or w/e run with it. They had offers. It would be alive and surely people would surely enjoy it....though of course there would be purist sourpusses at by whom to be yelled. (? english)

    And as someone who has played in horrible bands, I say, screw artistic integrity, it's 'merica. Get paid. These guys had kids, right?

  • by weeboo0104 ( 644849 ) on Thursday July 10, 2014 @12:07PM (#47424741) Journal

    Dear Strong Bad,
    How do you tweet with boxing gloves on?
    I mean, you must hit that 160 character limit every time you touch your smartphone and smash all the keys at once with those things.
    Seriously, your twitter feed must look like:
    "#Strongbad -
    Adflkjad-0u91Adflkjad-0u915kl134-0udfk;lgkm;ldf-qpoilmar,madfv[pairg;lkqmer,m/. adfv[0adlm ,adlav[fqegl,mqdeg,.madfv;oja;ldknfadf890uarjo1k109afomaqer, q34t[0er"
    Chicago, IL

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