MIST1117 contributing artists by Nail / Cthulu
MIST1117 contributing artists by Nail / Cthulu
Mistigris 11/2017
Contributing artists
Longtime social media supporter Ackport could sit idly on the sidelines no
longer, lending us some imagery relevant to our interests by arranging some
PETSCII conversions of Henri Matisse compositions.
Yet another tireless participant of the UKs teletext renaissance, it seems
almost inevitable that we would provide a home for Alistair ZXGuesser Crees
playful screens beneath our umbrella.
Anton Van Oosbrees credentials and qualifications for participating in an
undertaking such as the commission of this computer artpack are abundant but
would be pointless to elaborate upon at great length. He returns with
another accordion Daft Punk arrangement. Any idiot can push the analogue
into a computer, but it takes a sublime idiot savant to drag the digital,
kicking and screaming, out of the computer and into the world of the analog.
youtube.com/user/antonvanoosbree / soundcloud.com/anton-van-oosbree
Arielle Tenaya Olivier has never learned how to stop worrying, or love the
bomb. Fits well into most overhead storage compartments. Do what you love,
its existentially sound.
arielleolivier.wordpress.com / iliarevilelore.tumblr.com
Awesome Angela of Sleepy Stitch does in real life what many of us do
virtually: arranging mosaics of coloured picture elements into more than the
sum of their parts. An avowed nerdy narcoleptic, her cottage industry helps
to defray the cost of medical treatment not covered by insurance. In Her Own
Words: I got my bachelors of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art
Institute... during which I got diagnosed with cancer My health is a
constant battle both physically and emotionally, but creating art is the only
thing that keeps me calm and allows me to escape into it away from the
realities that suck. I think she just said a mouthful, folks!
instagram.com/awesomeangela13 / facebook.com/sleepystitch
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
Bliss is another of our rotating cast of seasoned textmode artist guest-stars
visiting from the alt-ANSI utopia of the 8bitMUSH at ansiart.com, handy with
their screen-condensed, palette-extended variant, described as FANSI. She
often is concerned with video game subjects, but her interest in fixed-width
pixelart also extends into the textile realm.
A scout from the textmode Yanomami at the 8bitMUSH at ansiart.com, cccfires
burgeoning ANSI works increasingly involve exploring fine typographical
details beyond the point of distorting abstraction.
Ironically, despite being initially brought on board to round out our April
Fools collection, our Polish member Creonix has been earnestly and
relentlessly representing Mistigris with great sincerity at continental
demoparties all through the summer, winning prizes and counting a great many
polys along the way.
A poet of extremes who can mean love when he says death and death when he
says love, our beloved ragman Crowkeeper has voluntarily toiled beneath
minimalist constraints so severe that Twitters word limit is as nothing to
him. In 2015 Mistigris digitally reprinted his 1999 collection Scarecrow
Poetics, but he is even more active writing today.
A man of the world, Dubaiwalla has decided to pay closer attention to the
endless buffet served up to his eyes and take up photography.
instagram.com/dubaiwalla / hooloovoo.aminus3.com
The only one among us to ever play jaw harp in a Lucasarts adventure game,
Ereneta persists in his discovery of found readymades.
timereneta.com / instagram.com/tim.ereneta
Writer, artist, and animator, Etana has remained wholly immersed in the arts on
a daily basis since the dusk of the artscene, hammering out her own scenes with
keyframeonline.com and tiltedwindmills.com
athenacooper.ca / twitter.com/athenacooper
Freddy43 is an AuDioVisUal artist from Wicked City in the Netherlands. Like
Creonix, he has recently been representing Mistigris at demoparties to good
freddy43.info / facebook.com/ojajoh
soundcloud.com/freddy43 / youtube.com/user/4X3Freddy
In over 20 years on the arts culture beat, Freelance Pete aka Peter
Guindon is arguably the most unrecognized genius I have yet come across.
Illustration, 2D animation, and heartbreaking ukulele ballads for the
underemployed generation. If you dont blink, you can see his handiwork in
Ripping Friends, Busytown Mysteries, Lalaloopsy, and Simpsons Tapped Out.
Possessed of a playful and impish mind, of all Mists alumni Happyfish can
most be described as marching to the beat of her own drum -- or in her case,
her own banjola. This time around, shes not drawing ANSI art like she was in
1997 -- it actually is her ANSI art from 1997.
brookeabbey.com / twitter.com/hsifyppah
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!
Dan Illarterate Farrimond is a multimedia artist from Wigan, UK. Despite
attempts to modernise, he will forever be known as That Guy That Does Teletext
Art. But whoever said thats a bad thing?
twitter.com/illarterate / teletextart.tumblr.com
danfarrimond.co.uk / portfolio.illarterate.co.uk
Every medium has several modes: a pre-modern approach, a clean modern
style, and a post-modern detournement, often in the glitch idiom. In
Jellica Jake, teletext has found its glitch ma/onster! It is such a simple
3-bit medium there quite simply isnt the complexity needed for things to go
really wrong, but somehow this artist, doing more with less, has found depths
of texture to imply psychological profundity between the lines.
twitter.com/jellicajake / instagram.com/jellica / kittenrock.co.uk
An endlessly creative individual at the Rave On Studio mixing console or
before the blank page, it was merely a matter of time before Jenn Ashton
picked up a paintbrush and ran with it.
John Ernest: a polarizing figure in the modern ANSI art community, this 90s
alumnus of such esteemed artgroups as ACiD, Avenge and Fire has since
immersed himself deep into matters of programming. He has advanced many
interesting and noteworthy projects, but the one primarily of concern to us
here today is his modern-day revisitation to the artscenes forbidden crutch:
a framework for converting bitmap pictures to ANSI art.
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.
Though weve been in each others orbits since circa 2004 thanks to ICQ!,
this is the first time our formal and thematic wish lists have aligned with
the output of tireless designer Leah Nilson sometimes aka mistyescape, aka
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.
Max Mouse, mysterious denizen of our home area code of 604, has found his way
back to BBSes and ANSI art after a long time soaking up the rays of
We have focused only on a brief sampling of her abstract paintings, but
Melissa Grimm has a much wider range including collages and jewelry design.
Melodia doesnt need an artgroup, she is an artgroup. One more case of the
parade continuing after the band stopped playing, courtesy of the bottomless
music in her head she kept on keeping on -- and indeed, has never stopped. We
are humbled by her continuing association with us, as to her, all we have to
offer is drag factor!
A veritable patron of the arts, Morgan Lee, longtime Mistigris textile
consultant, has continued apace in her mission of needlepoint pixelart
cartography. While textile work falls outside the traditional confines of
the underground computer artscene, really -- as the original pixelart artform
and indeed the original computer artform -- it has more similarities than
dissimilarities with the work we do, so we are happy to continue championing
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
Nail has been known for stacking blocks for Fire and The Legion in the past,
and, since his return to the scene, is doing the very same with old friends in
Blocktronics. Deeply rooted in the 16-color world of the Commodore 64, hes
also been instrumental in bringing the Galza PETSCII art packs to the
attention of its native platforms scene. It is only thanks to his
ministrations that our most important artpacks of the year bear the trappings
of traditional artpacks at all, his logos gracing our infofiles and the all-
important FILEID.DIZ.
instagram.com/sevendxs / twitter.com/nail7
Almost certainly the last piece of ANSI art Naknak will ever release, his
Lovecraftian selection in this collection has been gathering dust for over a
Pinguino grew up on the Internet, doing telco for CiA, and VGA for GAS and
Rival. Lately, she runs the design studio Pinguhaus, goes raving on every
continent, and experiments with obscure foods -- her latest accomplishment is
making ramen noodles out of crickets. The design co-founder of the Cuddli
geek dating app, her next project is partying with sled dogs in Greenland.
ivomitrainbows.co / twitter.com/pinguino
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
Ranbahol works slowly but deliberately the textile piece included in this
artpack is the immediate follow-up to the related piece released here ten
months ago. Slow and steady... what do you mean, in another castle?
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.
Until being accidentally invoked by a Mistigram posting, long-lost Mistigris
Classic alumnus reNM8r Reanimator had been entirely out of touch with us
since 1995 -- but it turns out has spent all of the time since feverishly
exercising the right side of his brain playing MUX RPGs and illustrating
friends characters.
Spitoufs started messing about in the DS homebrew scene back in 2006 doing
game graphics, branching out into ANSI art, pixelart, and further game
development with collaborators. The SHMUP based on the art of Salvacdor Dali
has shipped but... theres still so much to do! :D
spitoufs.com / twitter.com/spitoufs
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
Carl TeletextR Attrill represents Mistigris continuing wave of
introducing the great public textmode art tradition -- teletext -- to the
underground computer artscene.
teletextr.blogspot.com / twitter.com/thatotherCarl
Music machine JaZz got a little confused when the scene shifted rocking the
Amiga, his scene got rocked a little earlier than the PC kids, but shaking
his head he picked himself back up and has kept on keeping on. Now Jason
Johannson aka Theorica has managed to keep his creative flame burning
through his extraordinary everyday, and in this collection he offers a
compelling glimpse into it.
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.
Uglifruit is the alter-ego of Andy Jenkinson. Andy is quite tall does things
with music. Andy on occasion feels the need to express himself elsewhere.
andyjenkinson.com / twitter.com/andyuglifruit
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
today, the Swede known as Zeus II is a one-man ANSI art industry. Also, as
it turns out, a bit of a jazz fan. This marks his first guest appearance in
a Mistigris artpack.
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