MIST1018 memberlist by ldb, cthulu
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artpack contributors:
8bitpoet comes by his small-scale pixelart virtuosity by genuinely oldschool
means, in a former life the late 90s designing Macintosh program icons as
Doc Halpern of Mad Science Laboratories. He is a co-founder of the Dead Pixel
instagram.com/8bitpoet / thedeadpixelsociety.net occupies a rarefied echelon of glitch production, like a tree
that drops apparently effortless scrambled fruit at peak ripeness. Also along
for the ride, a handful of their explicitly dark works shared through the alter
ego of The Pixelmancer.
apam is the author of the Magicka BBS software and a bunch of open-source BBS
doors, and if he has to draw the ANSI art himself to sell you on them, hes
github.com/apamment / magickabbs.com
Artist, gamer, scientist... not necessarily in that order, BhaalSpawn is
principally a graphite pencil artist, drawing for employers and smaller
clients, but outside of the day job, has a love of science, sci-fi, fantasy and
computer games. When relaxing, like most people they want to avoid work, but...
still have a love of art. As for the particular mechanics of the gamerhaikus
series: I write the haiku as a note, then take a screen shot, turning it into
a picture. I crop it. Then you can draw on the picture with the markup tool in
the iPhone pictures app! You get about 8 colours and 3 pen sizes and poke
etsy.com/uk/shop/YavinPaints / twitter.com/BhaalSpawn
Brad Bonemouse Morris has clearly kept his pen sharp in the many long years
since contributing to Dream Factory and Cthulus high school newspaper, as he
demonstrates with this reel of incredible inktober b-sides.
After setting Twitter on fire with their procedurally generated @PETSCIIbots,
we accidentally cast the gauntlet to follow it up with Facemaker PETSCII Jack-
o-lanterns. I dont know if that algorithm has yet been perfected, but Cal
Skuthorpe managed to generate at least a page full of winners for your
twitter.com/buzzclik / petscii.tumblr.com
Cat Catbones Spenser was making canvases of bodies well before setting ACiD
on fire, synthesizing lowbrow tattoo flash with Photoshops ability to scan
natural textures and simulate an airbrush. Then, the scene settling into
dormancy, he resumed his quiet craft with the needle and occasional
animated Android wallpaper.
bloodbrothersink.com/mobile/catgallery.html / www.deviantart.com/catbones
Periodically we enounter someone who is not only a specialist in a given medium,medium, but who also focuses on a specific theme to the exclusion of all
others. Chuppixel is the worlds preeminent Tiny Towers-style pixelart movie
cast group shot specialist.
instagram.com/chuppixel / chuppixel.tumblr.com
A genuine professional teletext illustrator two decades hence, Steve
Horsenburger Horsley has recently returned to the game for love of the art:
Its kind of frustrating to discover you are good at something only to
realise its pointless in todays world, but I just really like doing it so I
am going to carry on. We feel your pain, Steve! At his website you can
commission original teletext creations from him, so dont delay to get your
own piece of textmode art history!
Wolf spirit Involtino draws pixelart on a 100x100 scale when not studying
architecture in Genoa.
Kazunari Kalcha Naito represents the tip of an iceberg we know little of and
understand still less of -- Japans ShiftJIS parallel textmode art scene. His
works are informed by his interests in 70s prog rock, jazz, and fine art.
LegoColin uses a plethora of programs to prepare images for physical
incarnation in the ultimate pixelart composition: assembled using Lego bricks.
Part of a feral tribe of uncontacted textmode artists at the 8bitMUSH at
ANSIART.COM, LDA returns from a family pixel art concern to grace us once again
with the imagery of his people.
ldb Laura Brown is a rare bird, perhaps the last practitioner standing of
good old UseNet-style ASCII art, with a masterful command over economy of
slashes, parentheses and asterisks.
It was quite intimidating to approach Toren MacBin Atkinson with a misspelled
Lovecraftian nickname, as he fronts the worlds greatest tribute band to that
particular brand of eldritch cosmic horror -- The Darkest Of The Hillside
thickets.net / torenatkinson.com / patreon.com/torenatkinson
Manuel Vio fell in love with Commodore computers when he was 8... 36 years
ago... and tries to keep the same wonder and passion from when he was a kid,
starting to grasp the fundamentals of coding. His modern graphite portrait
practice must have somehow influenced his PETSCII style, driving him to try to
get the most out of every single character cell. The only software he uses is
Petmate, a nice PETSCII editor.
You wont see any of Mavriks creative work in this archive, but theres a very
good chance that the collection will have passed through his graciously-offered
web hosting at mistigris.org en route to you, picking up from his historical
facilitator role greasing the gears of Mists KiTSCHNet echomail network from
its home at Daemons Gate BBS.
Mentalpop is a Toronto-based pixelartist who works in collaboration with indie
game development teams and streams their creation sessions for Patreon
From his oldschool origins in Apathy to his eventual emergence as the single
greatest hype man the artscene has never known at the 16 Colours ANSI of the
Day mic , to his inexplicable detour into AMiSH, perhaps the worlds most well
-realized in-joke, Misfit has a big-picture perspective into computer art that
most new media grad students can only dream of. This guest spot has been a
long time coming.
The man, the myth... Mythical Man handily satisfies both categories. Long
known for his prowess on the euphonium, visual art is a relatively recent
development to which he has applied himself ardently.
euphoniousmyth.tumblr.com / instagram.com/themythicalman
Onyx previously NinjaDude, subseqently Obsidian Zero was in a previous life
one of area code 604s three 90s tracker music compulsives, dropping tunes as
effortlessly as a tree sheds ripe fruit. Since then, much has changed --
perhaps most shockingly, he has switched focus to writing ebooks, but no
matter... as we prove this month, we are still working our way through his
Youll find the visual art stylings of OrdinaryPixel at the unlikely
intersection of pixel art, pop culture, and fine art, laying down colours from
a simplified palette in a conspicuously painterly fashion.
Lest we take our practice too seriously, PixelFart is here to keep things
loose and casual.
Polyducks Ben Jones is an artist and web game programmer living in greater
Manchester, UK. His interests are in tile-based, PETSCII and pixel artwork
using limited palettes. Often presents his bio in the third person.
pixeljoint.com/p/125346.htm / polyducks.co.uk / twitter.com/polyducks
An Amiga .MOD-tracker hero formerly of EuphoniX, having worked his way
through more than a few game development studios in the meantime Redeye at
one time aka Marauder appears in Mistigris as a cultivator of abstract
themes in photography.
Straddling the interdimensional realms of pixelart and voxelart, Brazilian game
developer Scofanogd shares more of his more sedate whimsical experiments with
instagram.com/scofanogd / scofano.com.br
Ed Starstew Stastny is that rare synthesis suggested in the two-word phrase
computer artist, practicing a species of net.art at SITO continually since
even prior to the establishment of Mistigris. Having mastered and
subsequently discarded so many styles and approaches, wearing the masks of a
half-dozen faux handles he could easily masquerade as an entire artgroup. Or
has he in fact been doing this... all along?
instagram.com/starstew / starstew.tumblr.com
Stephan Rewind Bellin has a practice of making pixelart portraits of
characters from the silver screen at their most iconic, with aspirations to
include them as characters in a game taking place in a mash-up world containing
all movie settings simultaneously. Following him on social media is like
getting a free master class in film studies.
instagram.com/stephanrewind / twitch.com/stephanrewind
Every time I include her in an artpack, I find myself completely rewriting
Theresa Oborns bio, as though I might somehow hew closer to the truth, like
a darts player hoping to hit a bullseye. She draws and sculpts, and perhaps
the work speaks for itself.
Textmode experimenter t1po has it backwards, bringing computer art
sensibilities to typewriters and typewriter sensibilities to computers.
Failing to cross the streams wouldnt yield anything extraordinary, while going
contrariwise both ways makes strange magic emerge from the dullest artifacts of
the mundane. Nice trick!
instagram.com/ty.p0 / t1po.tumblr.com
dawdler and doodler. everyone is an artist nowadays. but Unseen Fate aka
Antti Minkkinen is an ANSI artist. finland.
upper.case: storytelling pixelartist or pixel-illustrating storyteller? Why
not both?
Aurelien Wasabim Vaillant is a French retrogamer of the Atari ST variety who
pays homage to and celebrates his beloved nostalgia by mashing up classic box
and sprite art with stock photography and computer FX. If you like what he
brings to the games room, please do note that he is available for projects.
wasabim.com / twitter.com/wasabimgames
From Twilight, the Legion, Avenge, Fire, Fuel and through to Blocktronics, the
Swede known as Zeus II is a one-man ANSI art industry.
pc.textmod.es/crew/mistigris/ ? ?
and our usual round of greetz to our colleagues at: fuel.wtf, blocktronics.org
impure.nl, amish.0w.nz, galza.org, Fire Dream, Break, pungas.space,
paleotronic.com, soundcloud.com/bitcouver, vanchipmusic.ca, and TABNet! Cheers
to all fellow participants in @judebuffumpixels Blocktober2018 challenge!
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Happy Halloween 2018