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Edmund Finney’s Quest to Find the Meaning of Life

There are lots of comics on the Web these days and most of them stink by all measures. A few stand out however, and one of the exceptions is Edmund Finney’s Quest to Find the Meaning of Life.

While most comic strips, especially the ones in newspapers, have setups similar to TV sitcoms (a family or group of friends always siting on the same couch or eating at the same table), Edmud Finney is a very dreamlike adventure, with the protagonist going from one strange scene to the next, interacting with odd characters. This change in format opens up many possibilities that static scenarios cannot. Also, it’s genuinely funny.… Read the rest

ASCIImation

Machinima is just a rip off of this guy. Star Wars done in animated ascii characters. http://www.asciimation.co.nz/ only goes up to about halfway, when Han and Luke are getting Leia out of detention block 1138.

As of April 2008, the guy has been at it for over 10 years (presumably with long breaks in between)

The scene above is when Han and Luke and Chewie do the “prisoner exchange ploy”


And here it is as an animated gif
http://x2.putfile.com/10/29405035849.gif

There’s a whole cartoon series done this way in 2002, Chickenman


And this guy has a way of turning any movie into an asciimation

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P.T. Barnum on How to Get Rich

Project Gutenberg, which has published online many many texts the copyrights of which have expired, has a copy of P. T. (Phineas Taylor) Barnum’s

The Art of Money Getting (or Golden Rules for Making Money)”

which seems to include most of the same advice found in modern self-help seminars. Each chapter begins with an aphorism, which is then expounded upon.

1. DON’T MISTAKE YOUR VOCATION

2. SELECT THE RIGHT LOCATION

3. AVOID DEBT

4. PERSEVERE

5. WHATEVER YOU DO, DO IT WITH ALL YOUR MIGHT

6. DEPEND UPON YOUR OWN PERSONAL EXERTIONS

7. USE THE BEST TOOLS

8. DON’T GET ABOVE YOUR BUSINESS

9. LEARN SOMETHING USEFUL

10. LET HOPE PREDOMINATE BUT BE NOT TOO VISIONARY

11. DO NOT SCATTER YOUR POWERS

12. BE … Read the rest

ni9e typography

Evan Roth has some good Flash stuff.

Navigate from the linked page to find lots more.

Some of the resulting images would make for perfectly acceptable static art, but it would be hard to make something like this without a computer.

It’s a rare example of computer art that takes advantage of the qualities and benefits of computers as a medium.… Read the rest