Andrew Hussie's infamous webcomic Homestuck now has an official sequel.
Homestuck2: Beyond Canon launched via homestuck2.com on Friday, Oct. 25. The new comic takes place after the Homestuck epilogues released by Hussie earlier this year. The launch date coincides with the number 1025, which holds significance in the original tale.
Homestuck2 is helmed by a group of writers, who previously worked on the Homestuck epilogues and other spinoffs. As opposed to a fan project, the team assures Beyond Canon is "actual Homestuck," noting that the full outline for the story was penned by Hussie himself. That said, the outline is not strict and there is room for creative license and fan input.
At the time of writing, the first 32 pages of Homestuck2 -- which follow the character Dirk Strider -- have been uploaded. The comic is currently slated to update on a monthly basis. If certain Patreon goals are reached, however, it could update even more frequently.
Written, illustrated and animated by Hussie, Homestuck debuted on April 13, 2009 via MS Paint Adventures, the website launched by Hussie in 2007. It concluded on April 13, 2016 (not counting the aforementioned epilogues.) In addition to being available online, Homestuck has been published in print by both Viz Media and TopatoCo.
The original Homestuck comic has become well-known for its exceptionally complex story, which initially followed the character John Egbert and his friends Dave Strider, Jade Harley and Rose Lalonde (not to be confused with Sabrina the Teenage Witch) on their journey through a reality-altering computer game called Sburb.
Homestuck was an ambitious project, to say the very least. The completed webcomic is comprised of images, GIFs, instant message logs, animations and even Flash games. It is also rather lengthy, clocking it at over 8,000 pages and 800,000 words. With that in mind, it should certainly be interesting for longtime fans to see what exactly Homestuck2 has in store for them.