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    Homestuck Graphic Design

    Hello everyone, I couldn't find a thread for Homestuck-related graphic design work, so I decided to create one.
    I wanted to share a school project of mine for my Digital Arts and Design degree. I wanted to think of a hypothetical way to physically distribute the comic, and I came up with the idea of having each act on an individual USB drive, with a USB hub to access them all at once.

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    Also, here's a link to the project on my Behance Profile. Please "Appreciate" it if you like it. (It helps my ego.)

    Lemme know what you think! I would love to see other people's Homestuck designs as well.
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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    I think not only is your design very neat and tidy, and relevant to the comic, but also a wonderful way to distribute Homestuck without loosing the comic form, but still being able to take it with you!
    My only suggestion (because if we are talking about this as if money/production cost isn't an issue) would be the inclusion of a small screen, not unlike that of a portable DVD player. To incorporate all of the pieces and make a Homestuck Mobile Devvice, if you will. I don't know if those exist (Things to hook up to USB decks or cartridge-thingies such as these that you can view the files on) but if they do, one would make a wonderful addition to this setup~!
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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    Thank you very much for your input!

    You have a really awesome idea, it would be like it's own handheld system. Maybe it could have it's own flip screen in the base, like a Gameboy Advance SP.

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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    Holy shit that's awesome
    Theres nothin' interesting in the spoiler, im tellin' ya!

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    Shit, this is downright amazing! If these somehow ever end up being used I will buy the fuck out of them.

    Very nice design.

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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    Thank you both very much!

    A lot of the thought process was certainly based on my own wishful thinking; I would love to have some kind of physical form of the comic. That's the kind of thing I would just throw my money at in order to obtain.

    They were originally going to be DVDs, but I never really liked that idea. (Can you imagine how huge the "Deck" base would be?) This concept is significantly more realistic in comparison.

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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    These are super cool! (:
    If anything, you should (if you can) make similar Troll USBs with their sign and blood color. That would be killer.
    I also would love a physical copy of HS. Andrew made a book form of Problem Sleuth, so who knows? Maybe when HS ends (which I hope is not soon @_@) then maybe he'll put out some copies...?
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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    Troll USBs would be pretty awesome for everyday storage.

    I would definitely love a Homestuck book, but I doubt it will ever happen. A lot of the comic would be lost without its use of animation.

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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    Ok, those are AWESOME!!!!
    I know how to make custom USBs, might take a shot at these and more, I really want a Becquerel head USB!

    An Alternian keyboard would be cool, in the language and all, but as in qwerty layout, but that might be difficult due to the keys and the letters.

    And a becquerel plushie!
    Yes, guys CAN like cute things.

    There was some Pokemon episodes you could get on these cartriges for the GBA, like, 2 episodes on each of the 2 cartridges, that would be pure awesome if they did something similar with homestuck.

    Homestuck the video game would be awesome too!
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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    Definitely post pictures of the USBs if you decide to make them- I'd really like to see how they turn out!

    I'm pretty sure Homestuck has an entire market worth of merchandising. I'm personally holding out for a game, I think that would be pretty awesome. Maybe we'll get there some day.

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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    Ha ha Cool man.
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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    Thank you Grace, I'm glad you think so.

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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    Wow, this is so awesome~
    You can pester me whenever you want~
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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    Thank you very much, I'm honored that you made an account to tell me so. :P

    As a side note, has anybody else done something similar to this? I want to see more Homestuck fan-designs so I feel like less of a nerd.

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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    What software did you use to design those? They are awesome.

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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    Thank you sir. I used Illustrator for the basic flat designs, and then brought it into Photoshop to add finish. (Shadows, light texture, things of that nature.) That's generally what I do for most of my work.

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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    I'll have to look into Illustrator, although I am more of a 3d artist myself.

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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    I would buy one of those USB drives in a heartbeat, oh my god

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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    A thought, perhaps we could merge this thread with the 3D art one? Make a general CAD design thread for works like this.

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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    I made the most undignified noises when looking at these designs.

    If the comic ever actually got distributed on drives like this it would take me at least a week to simmer down and stop flipping the fuck out.

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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    This is really sweet. I would also totally buy them if it was possible. =)

    Also, looks like there should be REAL Homestuck books coming out one day... according to AH's Twitter anyway.

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    I would buy the hell out of any and all of those USB drives.

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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    Thank you very much everyone, I'm glad these silly things are so well-received. It was hard to get a good opinion in school since nobody in my graduating class read Homestuck- it was pretty disappointing.

    @ardentLunarian - You are quite right, it seems like Homestuck books are indeed in production. I'm glad AH is making this happen, I'm pretty excited to see how they turn out.

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    Re: Homestuck Graphic Design

    Thought I might post a couple of the iPhone cases I've been displaying in the 3D art thread, since they seem to fit this category too.




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    Aweomse flash drives! I try and create this stuff at school and my teacher gets confused cause he has no idea what I'm talking about XP
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