Fans of Homestar Runner, take heart: the seminal internet cartoon that found a major audience in the 2000s is primed for a full comeback. Co-creator Matt Chapman was just interviewed by Jeff Rubin and announced that he and his brother Mike are bringing the cartoon back following a successful April Fool's Day cartoon — the first new content posted to the site in over three years.

    Chapman said that the April Fool's cartoon was a way to "see if anyone gives a crap anymore" after updates to the cartoon essentially ground to a near-standstill in December of 2009. Only four cartoons have been posted since then, with the recent April Fool's episode being the first since December of 2010. Fortunately, fans did, and Chapman went on to say that "the goal will be to start making more stuff, hopefully on a more frequent basis." And while The Brothers Chap don't necessarily plan to update the site as much as they did back in its heyday, they do want to make the site more modern, make it easy to find all of the content they've created over the years, and — most importantly — make more cartoons, regardless of what other work occupies their time.

I can't quite express how happy this makes me feel. When I was younger and first discovered Homestar Runner my sister and I marathoned every video over the course of a weekend. My wife and I plan on doing the same thing now that they're coming back.

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You can listen to the interview here

It's part of the Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show


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