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Homestar Runner Is Coming Back

The system / is down / the system / is down.

Back in April, the internet was delighted to be presented with a new Homestar Runner cartoon for the first time in years. Now comes big news for fans of the pioneering web series: Co-creator Matt Chapman says there's more new Homestar on the way.

"When we did that April Fools update this year, way more people looked at it than we ever even imagined would have at this point," he said on this week's Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show podcast. "Our goal — we did that thing as sort of a test to get back into doing it. We'd love to start making things again," Chapman says. The April cartoon proved how many fans are still out there, so consider the ball rolling: The Brothers Chap have already started developing ideas for a new Strong Bad email, and there are lots of possibilities beyond that. "It depends on how whole-hog we go, if we give Strong Bad a Twitter or Strong Sad a Tumblr." Oh, dear God, yes. (Those of us who remember Strong Sad's LiveJournal know he is definitely a Tumblr kind of guy.) Chapman says the site should start updating again by the fall, so there's time to go through a lot of the archive as a refresher course. Start with the Halloween 'toons; those were always the best.