Ok.. i have a proposal for everyone out there.. would there
be any amount of interest for getting a domain (say ansiart.com)
and charging like $1 a month for 5 megs of space? and offering
pop email accounts? or even $12/year for people who don't
wanna pay monthly? i found a great service to use if i have
enough interest, and would be willing to deal with the handling
of it if enough people are interested in doing it.. (prices
and space amount are only toss ups,don't quote me on them..
it could get to $2 or $3 :) )
NEW DIRECTION (Ronald
There is a new direction in art powerful in it's complexity
and bold in it's vision. It is nothing less then the quest
for life, a micro universe and total sensory work of art.
This press release reflects the first step towards the future
of art, science and technology.
Where complexity is the central unifying theme and chemistry,
physics, electronics and the visual elements of art are
the tools of the trade. Within this direction painting is
capable of change and transformation; and flat two dimensional
paintings achieve three dimensional space. All this and
more can be viewed at my web site WWW.Warunek.com.
All new ideas if they are to succeed require the help of
the news media. Your participation can insure success. If
we succeed complexity will replace simplicity and a new
direction shall take hold.
Ronald Warunek: Fusionist
AZRAEL BACK (dangermouse)
Back from his Military schooling and life, Azrael has rejoined
the underground art scene. He reportedly will be joining
NEW ASCII ARCHIVE (black
Hey yo, uhMMmm, there's a public ascii scene ftp up now
It has like, most/all ascii packs ever, and you can upload
to it. It also has amiga collies. Over 70 megs of ascii
#7 OUT (mankind)
"the seventh smash from the blunted.", the christmas release.
Get the pack from here.
ACID #75 OUT (rad
Another milestone set, our 75th Acquisition Update was released
on Christmas day and is available now at...
where else? :)
MERRY CHRISTMAS!! (dangermouse)
Have a great
Christmas and a drunken happy new year from the whole acheron
The LONG awaited quantum asciimag was released with a smash.All
bugs have been fixed and runs on all platforms. If you experience
problems run it with the
parameter '/b' for bland mode and it'll run just fine
is the bi-product of Cyberia and Massive Emags both GREAT
sources of information on the ascii scene now joined to
form the premier ascii Emag
out ftp.cdrom.com /ftp.remorse.com
for the latest issue!
As the new year approaches, so does a new section on acheron.org.
Following the latest trends, we thought it might be prudent
to release a reviews section not unlike our sister site
hirez.org. So if you
want to sign up, we need an ascii reviewer, a hirez reviewer
and a rip reviewer.. If you think you fit the bill, then
by all means email
Here it is =) POFFELIPOFF CHRISTMAS.. the ultimate xmas
Our fledgeling lit group is currently looking for quality
writers, perhaps a few artists, and other support. The group
is currently in development and will not release for at
least a month. Right now we have a small but talented lineup
of writers, which promises a terrific debut. If you're interested,
e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
BLACK MAIDEN IN NEW OUTFIT (poti)
Black Maiden have redesigned their one-year-old homepage
and launched the new one 24th of december. Our little xmas-present
to you :)
note: That is one bloody nice homepage -- good work guys
-- nice layers btw]
AT 2400 (STUFFS) (filth)
Hello, i'm sure you read a little while ago about connected
at 2400. well i thought i'd specify that it doesn't matter
how long you've been in the scene. i've gotten feedback
from people saying they didn't think we wanted their stuff
becuase they've been in the scen a short time. but well,
it doesn't matter if you've been in the ansi scene 4 years,
or 4 months, we want your imput. besides you new guys are
important to keep the scene a goin. so get out, and write.
DECEMBER PACK! (etana)
The shopping is done, the lights are on the tree, the cookies
are laid out for Santa.. the only thing left to do now is
to curl up with this month's Hallucigenia pack, hal1298.zip (2Meg)..
soon to be fully viewable online at our website
ACRYLIC WEEKLY TO RELEASE IN 1999! (dangermouse)
Sodium wandered into #ansi proclaiming that yes he is serious
about restarting his popular and short-living ansi related
mag. Look forward to hearing more.
ViViD a local art group in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada decided
to go internet due to lack of intrest in 6i3. We are releasing
our seventh pack and we have been out now for a year or
so. I know we suck and the only reason were in Ottawa is
because 613 (ottawa) has no art scene at all. There used
to be rOOt, but they quit. So give us a break were trying
our hardest... Catch us in #613vivid. Please leave me feedback
and comments at email@example.com
TO COME BACK (dangermouse)
Empty has announced that his popular ascii emag, Tyrone,
will be coming back sometime in the new year. It is yet
unknown what articles will be going to press, but it's sure
to be a stonker issue.
iCEVIEW beta for Windows was released a few days ago for
comment and is looking pretty damned cool and the moment,
even though it's only a shell. Can't wait until the full
release. Mr Mister is working on the project.
HRG PHOTOCOMP (bon)
Just released the first HRG Photocomp, devoted to just photography
(not photocompalations, just to draw the difference). Anyway,
it's not much, just some photos I took. This is really more
of a promo to get ppl to submit for the next one (you can
either be in the group or outside of it, dosn't matter).
If you have any photographs of your own, send em' along.
also still waiting for submissions on the HRG Anime pak,
if anyone out their has ANY anime or manga material that
they would like to submit, don't hesitate SEND IT NOW!!!!
CONNECTED AT 2400 (gutter
A new year is almost upon us and we here at gutter have
noticed a lot of
nostalgia in the scene lately. we thought it'd be a nifty
idea if we all got together, and wrote all those memories
down into a whole bunch of quaint little articles. specifically,
we want everyone in the any bbs/art related scenes to write
an article about their favorite moments in the scene. the
first elite bbs you got on, the first time you unzipped
an art pack, the first time you installed vision-x, the
first time you read gutter, etc. when we say everyone, we
mean everyone.. we figure there's 200 plus artists types
out there, 500 plus modders, coders, sysops, hax0rz, whatever
who are all down with this ereet scene of ours...
We want all submissions for a special "CONNECTED AT
2400" section in gutter emag in time for the january
issue of gutter (ish 9).. that means you can give them to
us until the end of january.
it all together and give it to one of the gutter guys (jack
on irc, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
in.. we know everyone's got something to write about!
TONE #1 OUT (seltorn)
tone artpack is out!!! leech it at: artpacks
PACK UPDATE (inazone)
OK, I've had some good response to the FOS reunion pack/remix
idea. But the deadline is nearing, and I haven't received
much art yet. If you are remixing something (or are a FOS
member and are working on something new), please email me
to let me know what you have coming! I've moved the deadline
to December 29 since I'll be getting back from my Christmas
vacation then, but earlier is better!
to hear from all of you soon!
THE LEGION 1998 (kiomatsu)
(Reanimator, Kiomatsu and the rest of legion) need some
serious help here. Legion need new fresh artists, not only
pic artists. We want everyone w/ some fresh skills to apply
for legion membership. Reanimator (leader)
is the one to talk to.
legiOn to turn into something more like Fire was during
1996, alot of ansi, rip and other cool stuff.
for Reanim8or and/or Kiomatsu in #ans on efnet.
LIST (AWE) (the
I don't really think this belongs here, but I'd just like
to invite Awe Members to subscribe to the new mailing list,
because the other one died, or something. Go there: http://www.onelist.com/subscribe.cgi/awe
FOR BEAM ARTCOMPO #2 (shine)
hi! beam #2 is out (http://kaoz.org/beam)
and so is our second artcompo... so draw something about
'television madness'! deadline is 10th of jan '99 (and not
1/1/99 as given in beam 2)
TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY ACHERON SPECIAL (dangermouse)
If anyone wants to write or submit any articles or interviews
to acheron for the two year anniversary update, then by
all means contact me via the above address.
REQUEST LINES CLOSED (airbrush)
Okay boys and girls, i am going to have to close all request
lines, due to the extreme ammount of email I've recieved
in the past 24 hours. I am already way over my 10 logo limit,
so I may not even complete all those. The ones I have completed
however have generated very positive results, so look forward
offering free services again!
Count Zero's VGA counterpart,
HOMEPAGE IS BACK! (black
Check out www.mimic.ca
for the latest ascii news, packs, and links. Not to mention
all kinds of information on the group itself. Also see ftp.mimic.ca/pub/mimic/
for releases & other downloads.
ISSUE #1 OUT! (black
Lost in the Translation, Issue #1 is out! Grab this new
ascii emag from from the link on www.mimic.ca!
FOS #12: INSTORE NOW! (inazone)
Fistful of Steel's 12th issue is out now, so run to the
local porn shop and pick it up along with something special
for Mom. This is Ice Community Service Month, so those naughty
little gnomes Count Zero and Mass Delusion were busy writing
lots of "adult fiction". Palidor interviews Tung Lo, I spew
forth lots of one-sided rhetoric, and Spirit of Rage wins
our Hermaphrodite of the Month award! This issue (and most
back issues) are available from ftp.cdrom.com/artpacks.acid.org,
from me on IRC or by requesting it from the email address
above. Next month we'll bring you the first (and last) FOS
*artpack* in almost 2 years, so loosen your belts, drop
those pants and grab your ankles...it's gonna be a wild
LOGOS UP FOR GRABS! (airbrush)
Well, I've got all my Christmas shopping done, all school
assignments handed in, and nothing else to do but draw.
So thus, I am offering free VGA (or hirez) logos to a limited
ammount of people. Just email email@example.com with a detailed description
of what you want. Only the first 5-10 logos will be accepted..
or.. i'll just do the ones that will be funnest to draw
:) Anyway, let's see how this goes.. what do you have to
HIREZ.ORG LAUNCHES (mongi)
I've been announcing now and then for a couple of months
now how hirez.org will
be up soon. Well, wait no longer, because now it IS up!
Go have a look! See the reviews, top 10, join the hirez
discussion board, go visit your mom, do whatever you want!
WOEZINE #10 IS OUT!@!@ (pogue)
Wassup ppl! its the amazing woezine which has been released
again. "WHERE IS WOEZINE?" it was supposed to be out 5th
december.. but hey.. i had too p00p;).. So 2 days later
here it is... This time we want to tell you how to become
a GOOD asciipic artist, we will tell you who ripped this
month.. we got some news about the latest bbs softwarez..
we got interview with dangermouse, tung_lo and the mystic
bbs author.. we can teach you how to code.. we learn you
how to do sex the right way.. mucho p0rn in this issue..
pUNTS?? what the fuck is pUNTS?!?.. we also tell you about
the dead groups, and a group which is gonna die.. awards98
is canceled... we are simply one step infront of YOU;)heh...Check
get woezine issue
#10 (its a suprice inside)
Scene wize all the way... merry xmas ppl, and read the next
issue which will be out in january99.
SECOND ANSI GIVEAWAY
Alright, boys. c0's got a free pic for ya. Here's the deal.
Whoever comes up with the best contest idea for my next
ansi giveaway will get a free c0 pic+logo. Mail your submissions
Dee1 is not eligible, as he won the last contest I had,
and I wanna be fair here :). This contest will remain open
until midnight of December 18th. General hints: Try to be
funny. Proper spelling and grammar are looked on favourably.
I have selected a panel to judge this contest that I think
consists of a legitimate cross-section of North American
culture. The panel consists of: Michael Shea. I would like
actual *plausible* contest ideas here. If the winning entry
is good enough and workable, I will use it as the basis
for my next contest.
WOE CHRONICLES DECEMBER 1998 IS OUT!@$@ (pogue)
The time is here again, when we hoe's are releasing some
kinda pack again. This is our december contribute and now
you people can get out of your cave, to get this chronicles.
Its kinda big..its kinda good(?).. i dunno.. just get it
and decide for yourself..
1298 (01/02) hirez Pure eyecandy for your imagination.
1298 (02/02) musicdisc Pure earcandy for your hearing.
So... MARRRRY XMASSS everyone..and WOE are currently seeking
members or ppl who does ansi/ascii/hirez/music.. apply to
us at: .
hirez equals hirez...
Another month, another release from the most beloved group
of egotistical bastards and snobbish sons of bitches in
the world. That's right, RMRS-28.ZIP is coming at you with
another dose of utterly orgasmic delight. So get your hankies
ready, and go grab the pack at ftp://ftp.remorse.org/pub/remorse/current/rmrs-28.zip.
hello, i care about each and everyone one of you, and well
i thought i'd paste something that someone wrote to me about
i was just like any other kid. i'd goto parties, i'd hang
out, you know, the usual teenage stuff. well i was at this
party, and these kids were smoking pot, and they tried to
get me to, but at first i said 'no' ya know? so they all
ditched me, and made fun of me. i was alone, until i found
gutter. inside it told me that
it's ok to do drugs, and that it will make me popular. now
i'm the coolest kid in school. so i want to say thanks gutter,
for helping me through these tought times!"
anyways, gutter 7 is out. get ready to change yer undiez
BASIC TRAINING MONTHLY
GUTTER SECTION (klumzee)
all love ANSI. Sometimes, you hear people complaining, that
ansi has gotten boring, or styles look completely the same,
or that generally nothing innovative is being produced.
Well, on to my proposal.
Tutorials. We've all seen tutorials. Maybe you've been through
the infamous '14 steps to scene domination' by hennifer
a dozen times, or the numerous halaster tutorials, or the
dangermouse logo tutorial, or half a dozen other tutorials.
maybe you're in total disagreement with the concept of tutorials,
perhaps because they 'produce clones' or they 'don't incourage
originality', but I ask you this, what if a tutorial was
released MONTHLY? Monthly you ask? That's obsurd, how could
any one person have time, to write a comprehensive, worthwhile
tutorial every month?
that's the key of my proposal, what if say...2 or 3 artists,
each month (or more), produce a series of articles/picture
tutorials, displaying different techniques (new and old)
that they have experimented with, and what works and what
doesn't? Along with basic training in shaping, coloring,
and shading from various artists.
you may be thinking, why can't we just learn for ourselves?
Well...I don't want to ramble on about how the scene is
dying, and how ansi in general is dying...but face it people,
why spend years perfecting our styles, and trying to develop
our own PERSONAL styles, when we can openly share ideas,
techniques, and our past experiences/knowledge with each
other in order to further improve our individual styles?
I believe that a lot of people could benefit from this tutorial
I tentively named 'basic training'.
might be saying..."I don't have time to write for this
tutorial stuff", but as FILTH so wonderfully pointed
out, working for 'basic training' is as easy as pie, IF
you draw on a regular basis, then you can simply use SEQUENTIAL
saving, press alt-o (in aciddraw) scroll down a bit, select
yes for sequential saving, and continue drawing, it's THAT
easy. Sequential saves of a picture, or of a logo, can demonstrate
wonderfully how the respective artist uses certain techniques
in shading, shaping, and coloring.
and Groveling -
after reading my proposal, you don't seem to understand
my idea, or see how it can help a lot of aspiring ansi artists,
and even help veterans to improve, I urge you to give my
idea a chance.
out the artists who have already signed up for BASIC TRAINING
Seltorn (he will be running a section of the tutorials,
dedicated to ascii art, so if you are an aspiring ascii
artist you to can join up :)
information, or suggestions upon my idea can be sent to:
can catch me on irc, in #ans or #purg (efnet) and we can
the first installment of 'BASIC TRAINING' in the popular
e-mag, GUTTER, it will appear in issue #8. (next month)
#22 : MELANCHOLICA (shere
so, ladies and gentlemen, here it is, and you absolutely
must get a look at it, because it's our creation, and we
don't make bad packs :) plus, this one has a lot for you
to savour. get it at ftp://ftp.cdrom.com/pub/artpacks/artpacks/1998/hrg-22.zip
208 NEEDS MEMBERS (el
We need members, catch me or oolite at irc and apply (#room208).
AWARDS 98 CALLED OFF (dangermouse)
Due to a few people cheating the system, no names mentioned,
I have decided to call off Awards 98. If I was continue
with it and release the results the possibility that the
winner has cheated or others have voted for them more than
once (multiple voting) would be quite high.
sure you all understand why I am doing this.. I have spent
the best part of two months or more organising this, and
it still wasn't accurate. You can all blame those people
who cheated the system..
Check out http://members.xoom.com/theflash98/
for more information on the Flashparty 98, which is being
held in Argentina.
ROXERS YOUR BOXERS (58) (napalm)
Hey boys and girls, your pal nappy here to remind you to
always take eye candy from strangers and make sure you get
into any unmarked vans you see after school as long as they
say that your mom called them to pick you up. Speaking of
strangers, unmarked vans and .. umm, candy, check out CIA
CONSPIRACY NUMBER FIFTY-FUCKIN-EIGHT!
your News at 10 Rundown:
- Ansi, Ascii, Info, Viewer, Candy
- Vga, Info, Sheep
- Vga, Info, Free Buttered Popcorn
- Vga, Info, Pictures of Dangermouse Nekked
- Scrollz Literature, Bluedevil's tonsils.
Act now and ALL this can be yours for the LOW introductory
price of: ftp://cia.dynip.com/releases/
to copy to your floppy and get drive it hard.
note: I was drunk at the time]
REUNION PACK - THE REMIXES (inazone)
OK, would-be "oldschoolers", here's a little something
to entertain you! As posted earlier here and mentioned in
past FOS issues, a Fistful of Steel reunion artpack is scheduled
for release in the first week of the new year. Originally
intended for past and present FOS members, I've decided
that everyone else can
participate if they want. Here's the deal:
looking for a few brave souls to "remix" artwork
from the old FOS artpacks, released from 1995-97; these
packs are on ftp.cdrom.com with the "fos-mmyy.zip"
naming convention (ie. fos-0995.zip) or by request from
me. I'd love to see some new renditions of old FOS art since
most of the old crew have long since left the scene. I will
be doing one or two remixes myself in addition to the new
work being released. Anyway, this is open to ANY artist,
regardless of skill level or medium. The only requirements
are that the remix show obvious Changes from the original
(while still having the original artist's name in addition
to your own) and that it only be released in the FOS reunion
sounds like your "bag", please let me know! The
idea here is to have a little fun and get creative! Like
I said, anyone can do a remix, although I'd like to see
some time put into it so it looks nice. The deadline is
December 30, 1998. If you want to get involved, get in touch
HITS THE STREETS (cubeblue)
infliction hirez/ansi/ascii pack one released, grab it at
infliction is looking for distros, members, and hq's.. infliction
art is a new direction for underground art, you'll never
understand it until you see it...
The Shadowboxers Introduction page has been upgraded to
a small web site showcasing various bits and pieces, and
will eventually be scaled into a regular feature-filled
The URL is http://www.interlog.com/~xmtrx
MAIDEN NOT DEAD! (poti)
It seems to be a quite common mistake to mix up 'Maiden
Brazil' and 'Black Maiden'. These two groups have nothing
in common (except that they are both releasing artpacks).
Maiden Brazil is from Brazil whereas Black Maiden is originated
Furthermore Maiden Brazil is no longer (we are really sorry
to hear this, Rorshack) but Black Maiden is about to release
Book #19 in January with your favourite artists (like Avenger,
Leonardo, Konami, Shine, ...). We are not dead. Damn.
AXIA RELEASED (pyromanic)
I don't know if you have heard, but a few old school art
and demo scene guys in groups such at ICE and Rennaisance
and some other local groups have released a game called
Axia. Its the ultimate in old school shootem ups! So support
your fellow sceners and download the game at http://owl.frc.wmich.edu/axia
NEW GROUP CALLED TONE (seltorn)
heya. a new group is being founded. it's called tone. the
applications are still accepted but limited quantity of
members will enter. catch me on irc as seltorn on #ans or
ON THE WEB (pogue)
Woezine is on the web with a small temporary page. Check
for more info.. You can even sign up for the mailinglist..
out the page for the latest releases from the woezine crew.
11/98 RELEASE (tee_are)
Purg Productions released our 20th pack on November 29,
1998. Snag it from #purg on EFNet or from: ftp://ftp.purg.com/incoming/purg-20.zip
98 VOTING OPEN!
The awards 98 voting booth is now open, so go forth and
awards 98 voting
11/98 RELEASE - 12/1/98
iCE has released our 11/98 pack (12/1/98 release date) full
of eye candy, ready to cause dangerous amounts of salvitation!
it out for yourself by getting it on IRC in #ice, OR, do
the faster thing and use our FTP site:
disk is 303.03k too!
- Mass Delusion, iCE Senior Staff
ACiD is proud to announce the release of our 74th Acquisition
update. Available at artpacks.acid.org, where else?
Glue has a new pack out. It's a goodie. They even got a
whole bunch of new members. http://glue.cjb.net
Founded on september 1996, Maiden Brazil has raised to be
what became the greatest South American Ansi/Ascii group
with 16 packs released, it's time to say goodbye - Maiden
Brazil stoped releasing on november 4th. It was good while
it lasted, but it's now over.
posting this message here - but I had to say the bad news
to someone. And, since the acheron news editors ignored
my emails, I decided to post it
live ANSI and ASCII ART.
note: we did not ignore his e-mails]