NEW DISCUSSIONS AREA
You may have already noticed, but there is now a new and
improved discussions area offering fully threaded conversations.
All of the old ones bar the "legion's latest"
posting have been removed. So if you want to start a conversation
abou the same thing (quip, count, etc.. ) then by
all means just post in the appropriate areas.
RELEASES/HALL WANT YOU
Marking half a year since our birth, Hallucigenia brings
to you its November pack bursting with delights--including
a special appearance by Catbones of Acid and other visual
treats. Downloadable as hal1198.zip
(2.2Meg) or available on our website.
we round the half-year mark with the release of our latest
pack, Hallucigenia is looking to expand its horizons.
looking for coordinators for our music, lit and lowrez (ansi/ascii)
not looking for the most prestigious names or hottest talent
to fill these positions--just enthusiastic, dedicated people
who would like a hand in shaping a rising group. The coordinators
main tasks are keeping an eye on members in their department
and keeping an eye out for people to recruit into the department.
is the trippy little group that just won't go away.. if
you would like to be a part of our future, please contact
me at firstname.lastname@example.org
love these lunch-hour logos using Win'95s Paint program.
on the Shadowboxer's Guild:
has opted to sign on for the project, bringing with him
his Senior experience from Prestige/Focus, and his membership
experiences from Echo, Glue, and Dark Illustrated.
first pack will be released January 1st, 1999.
reference purposes, the introduction has been posted at
the following address: http://www.interlog.com/~xmtrx
note: Things are moving along appropriately. There HASN'T
been a huge surge of interested people hoping to catch onto
the next "big ticket" name in art groups. Instead,
there've been increasing numbers of tentative requests for
details and gestures of encouragement. THIS IS A GOOD THING!
Alright, the Count Zero logo request line is now closed.
For some reason, although only two people responded to my
FIRST posting here, about two million responded to my second.
So I guess you guys do still luv me, but I'm gonna hafta
turn down any more requests that I receive, 'cause I now
have reached my current limit. Keep your eyes glued to Acheron
for future updates to the situation, though. The request
line will probably be open again in a few weeks. Later...
After leaving the prezidents place in RIB i started the
new project ENGINE . Now i am looking for talanted artists
to join us . If you are interested - email : email@example.com.
Black Maidenīs "Bare Electronic Art Magazine" got a redesigned
homepage which is available at http://kaoz.org/beam.
UP REALLY SOON!
hirez.org will be up really really soon. I aimed for the
end of November, but due to some complications and people
not submitting what they promised, it will be late. It WILL
get up in December, though.
are still welcome to contribute!
What's up with this? I posted here a week ago or so, saying
that I'm taking requests, and I've got maybe two requests
since then. I want a bunch more :). You guys are making
me feel bad, not asking me to do ansi. Don't you love me
anymore? Send your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org!
way... Those are free _logos_ that I'm offering.
mercenary magazine is a "bbs scene" emag to be
released in the next couple of weeks..
are interested in submitting anything, please drop me an
are active in your local bbs scene, we are desiring area
code reports (ala adrenaline). also, if you want your bbs
advertised in mercenary, send me an ascii or ansi ad and
i'll try to put it in..
included in mercenary will be issue #1 of the "underground
chronicler" which is an h/p emag (ala phrack) edited
by opteek. any articles in this regard is also appreciated..
be contacted right now at email@example.com or on our whq:
black hole cafe' at 773-244-4137..
Apparently w7 has been going around saying that Lore is
dead, and I have applied to iCE to try and recruit members
from lore into his new group of the week. Now, to dispell
these rumors created by that deranged fool, I have not yet
applied to iCE, and lore is still around and will hopefully
release its 2nd pack on the 1st of december. peace..
After a brief discussion Palmore and Pariah have decided
to merge their respective emags (Cyberia and Massive) to
form a bigger and better emag more capable of representing
the ascii scene. This new emag is appropriately called "Quantum".
will combine the goodies you have come to expect from both
Cyberia and Massive and still be released on a regular monthly
basis. We encourage all of you who followed Cyberia and
Massive avidly to do the same with Quantum and we invite
all prospective readers to join in on the fun. The first
issue of Quantum will be released on December 5th and will
be available through mmcFiles on irc, ftp.remorse.org,
All feedback and/or articles should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
or to Palmore/Pariah on irc. Thanks for your time...
INTRODUCTION TO THE SHADOWBOXER'S GUILD
is what Shadowboxers will strive for, each and every month.
Through art, music and literature this Guild will unleash
itself upon its audience. As well, we will strive to act
as problem-solvers for the many issues that plague each
and every group in the community. A focussed team bent on
strengthening themselves for the benefit of their peers.
are like samurai in Feudal Japan.
Shadowboxers are like sheriffs in the Wild West.
Shadowboxers are like noble vikings in the Northern Wastelands.
veterans of our community to fill twelve positions available
within the Guild. This will not be easy for either of us.
has taught me to seek only like-minded individuals, who
are as passionate about their work as I am. This is a Trial
by Fury, to see if there are any souls left who really feel
strongly about the underground digital art scene. The intent
is to forge a team as prolific as they are talented, with
the desire to excel to the level achieved in European demo
yourself for a jolt, dear reader, for the requirements are
had less than 2 years exposure to the art scene, give up.
If you're looking only to make friends, and fear making
foes, you're too weak for the job. If you restrict yourself
to one medium, or demonstrate bigotry towards another, move
along. If your "art" is just a skillful tracing
of pop cultures' many rags, get thee gone. If you can't
take criticism stoically, or consider yourself above being
an asshole, fuck off! If you're more interested in being
associated with the prestige of a group than you are in
cultivating your personal stature, keep your transient dual-grouping
ass in the minor leagues.
if you can work independantly while remaining in a team
environment, you qualify. If your ability to communicate
is strong, get in touch with me. If you consider being a
zealot a good thing, this cult's for you. If you hold your
opinions fiercely, respect yourself without question, and
are willing to impart your knowledge unto others, you have
the necessary moxy. If you are fueled by rage, rather than
crippled by it, this is your outlet.
lifespan is not meant to be much more than a year. Longevity
is for stubborn asses who don't know when to quit. Immortality
is achieved through the constant cycle of life and death,
and the building of experience throughout. For some this
could even be looked upon as a training camp for future
scene leaders. The moulding of gargoyles who will protect
the structure of our beloved community.
desired outcome is for each member to leave this group as
pillars, ready to support an existing group, form a new
group, or start this process over and sculpt more of our
only "medium" is Creativity.
The only "department" is Productivity.
The only "goal" is Superiority.
requirements disgust you, read no further. You obviously
mistake it for the ravings of a conceited egotist.
if this prospect intrigues you, and the idea of redefining
the term "elite" excites you, here's what you
together a small portfolio. This can (should! if possible)
include artwork in any [digital] medium, music you've composed
or tracked, emails or articles you've written that you're
most proud of, and anything you think would contribute to
a definition of who you are and what you can do.
the archive to me via e-mail at email@example.com, or track
(Androc or Androc_) on IRC's EFNet servers and DCC it.
a time you can spare about ten minutes for an interview,
If you aren't committed to a genuine effort, please don't
waste my time.
(formerly Xypher Matryx)
Poffelipoff #16 released 23/11 with all glory from our art
crew.. this pack is a beauty! http://www.poffelipoff.nu/files/plf-1198.zip
btw.. next pack will be out til x-mas soo stay tuned
ICE SEMINAR #2
Mass Delusion Presents...
iCE ANSI SEMINAR #2 : 11/29/98 : 10-1PST / 1-4EST : #iCEANSI
iCE Ansi seminars were summer movies, you could consider
this seminar to be our second Titanic! With a star-studded
lineup like The Green Hornet, Parasite, and Fluor, not even
Leonardo Dicapprio could ruin this event! Like the original,
come on Sunday, the 29th between 1:00pm and 4:00pm and bring
your work in progress for critique and advice. The iCE guys
will give you suggestions, help your outlines, shading,
technique, whatever you're interested in. These three represent
some of the best art that iCE has ever released, so if you
want to get better, now's the time!
CONTINUES TO ROCK ALONG
Continuing our UNiON-like Borg domination tactics, we have
accepted 43 new members into iCE so far this month. However,
in accordance with the Captains wishes, we will only name
the ones who can do the "Twisted Fairy Dance" properly.
Those members being:
after a _lengthy_ application.
like to give a big "shout out" to all our "homies" and thank
them for "axeing" to join iCE. Word up. We're glad to have
you, and we're looking forward to our next pack. =)
good luck to the other 38 members, that they may perfect
the twisted fairy dance and one day make it into total iCEHood.
Delusion / iCE Senior Staff
SCROLLZ ON THE WEB
Scrollz's website in now online at: http://www.lit.org/scrollz/index.html
There's a new discussion topic in the, naturally enough,
Thanks to the gracious donation of space by ftp.kracked.com,
VTAG is now online. Drop by and peruse our archives of classic
textmode art. View the works of great artists in large converted
gif glory, check out our rarities, and have a walk down
memory lane without bothering to sift through the thousands
of unruly packs you'll find on any archives. The address
We update often, so drop by, as new pieces are being added
all the time.
for creative jobs or a contracts has never been simpler!
Take advantage of artHire, the ultimate internet employment
Artists (Graphic Designers, Photographers, etc.)
- Music/Sound/Voice Artists
- Writers (Creative & Technical.)
service conveniently brings together both Employers looking
for Artists, and Artists looking for jobs or contracts.
services provided to Artists are absolutely FREE!
to use it:
2. Submit your work samples to activate your account.
3. Sit back and wait for Employers to contact you. All at
no cost to you!
more information, please visit: http://www.artHire.com
MATRIX LEAVES DARK
"Xypher Matryx is dead. Long live Dark Illustrated."
over five years of service, I've ended my career as a member
of Dark Illustrated. The reasons are many, all of them personal.
It's past time that others take up the reigns and make the
best of it.
thank them enough for the memories and experience I've gained
acting as an artist and Senior.
put to rest the character that was XypherM, to begin the
next stage of my involvement in the art scene with a fresh
slate. I intend to put every ounce of knowledge I have at
my disposal in creating a team with cathartic purpose.
meantime, if you'd like to cheer or sneer, I'll be wandering
the IRC as Androc, and for the time being my e-mail address
HOOD WEBPAGE UPDATED
Brotherhoods website has been created and is still underconstruction.
Most parts have been added, the biggest problem right now
is the questbook. Were can I find a decent one?!! Feel free
to check it out since everything work except the questbook!
aight.. heres the link: http://w3.to/hood
help given with my questbook problem will be rewarded...
OPERATORS ARE STANDING BY...
c0's request line is open once again. The next 8 logo requests
I get will be accepted and done free of charge. After that,
you'll hafta wait 'til the next time you see one of these
to put in your request.
Logos are done in whatever order I choose to do 'em. You
may get your logo within 24 hours of requesting. On the
other hand, it might take until god knows when before you
get it, depending on my mood swings. So no complaining to
me about how long it takes; art can not be forced. :)
TO THE HRG HERITAGE
Some of the reasons for you to come:
It's the only digitart exhibition available in Russia.
It's a must see for any HRg fan.
It's the only place you can get a HRg fan shirt!
...ever seen a 2-meter high ascii? :)
try to get more info at http://x-ray.axon.ru/heritage
(no Russian? tough. Well, the exhibition is in Moscow, Leontyevskiy
per., 7. Active till December 1.
IMPURE!ASCII #6 IS OUT!
IMPURE!ASCII #6 IS OUT The impure ascii packxor #6 is out..
Euro's does it again!.. Leeche the pack, like you do y0
We are also looking for some EUROS to join the group...
mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
- added links (art groups,
- added retribution, skatter
& tsk, the undertaker and black knight to photos
- updated art shop with
some hirez links
DUDES MAKE GAME
Some guys from the demo scene have gone and started their
own games company. There latest game is Axia -- download
the demo at: http://owl.frc.wmich.edu/axia
CIA HIRES (ikarus)
Hires is looking for new members of all different styles
and forms of high-resolution art. Including Photomanipulation,
3D Rendering, Freehand airbrushing, Typography, etc. Feel
free to apply! CIA provides a lively and fun community to
Samples to email@example.com,
or drop by #cia on EfNet!
as you all may have seen the raggamuffin compo results on
the main page. there were not a lot of people entered. mainly
i think because we threw it together in a matter of 30min.
:) but we're hoping to let this be a weekly thing, when
your at home on a saturday morning just got outta bed, and
are anxious (SP) to start drawing some mad elite ascii.
well this is your chance. talk to cat-dog or mother, or
pogue for more info, this will be a weekly thing depending
on how many people come out for #2, we're hoping to get
something like satwar going, so come out, and show us what
you got, we might even start offering prizes if there is
enough interest. until then. peace, love, empathy.
IS DEAD (scrye)
is dead. Not that you knew it existed, but fuck, its still
tHA hOOd WEBSITE (spirit
this is the first time im using this sudmit thingy so I
hope the damn link will work: http://w3.to/hood
the place were hood is going to have all its releases. So
if your unsure if you have the latest release or not just
check it out. And when I get the time for it I'll start
coding a homepage on that url (before christmas hopefully).
Aight brotherhood is here to stay, let the rumours spread
out, hide your girlfriend, tell your sister to lock her
door at night, send your mom on vacation cause the hood
pimps are here and we're hungry! aight.. peace!
BIDDY BYE BYE (ellisdee)
am sad to say that Defjamz will no longer be releasing any
more issues. We thought the first issue turned out great,
but the lack of support for issue two, plus lack of time
of the editors has forced us to end the magazine for now.
But, I myself have joined up with Filth to help out gutter
and make the next issue rock. So make sure to check out
all my rants in gutter08, which is coming to a monitor near
you shortly.... latre boyz
note: Ellisdee is going bonkers this month with the news
ON THE WEB (ellisdee)
all of you still looking for the lore pack, I have created
a temporary web page at http://w3.to/lore
with the first pack on it. Until our real website is fully
completed all packs can be found at that address. So if
you haven't gotten the pack yet, go grab it. peace....
PUSHA JOINS LORE
of November the 16th, we here at Lore would like to welcome
Pixel Pusha of Legend/twilight fame to the lore Family.
He is currently drawing and everyone should check out the
second lore release for his awesome return.
BEAM #2 FINALLY OUT!
we did it. beam #2 is finally out. Grab it on artpacks.acid.org/artpacks/beam2.zip
(why the heck they put it in artpacks, btw?)
just press a mouse button in the introscreen to proceed.
Have phun, your beam crew
ASCII COMPO RESULTS
esc I 0
#2 esc II 7
#3 mother 0
#4 zippy 0
#5 avenger / deviate 3
#6 pogue 1
#2 cleaner 2
votes: 11 (some voted on oldschool only...)
WELCOME LEO TO AWE LETTERING
like to take this opportunity to formally welcome Leo to
AWE Lettering! An extremely worthy addition to our crew,
his use of colour is profuond. Be sure to check his stuff
in the upcoming awe-19.zip on December 1st, 1998.
new group Natural has joined the scene, a group encompassing
many different mediums -- not unlike the older ACiD. Natural
contains 3 groups:
The art division of Natural, with ANSI, ASCII, a music division,
VGA and RIP. All members also get an e-mail address and
room for a site.
The hackers division of Natural.
The coding and literature division of Natural.
group asprires to become as good as ACiD, and give the current
top groups a run for their money.
any more information, e-mail
ACHERON WINS AWARD
Acheron.org just got awarded the People's Choice Award for
November 1998.. (apparently)
007 FINALLY RELEASED
Be sure to grab the pack at Artpacks Archive!... or from
Get Karma's latest pack from our site: www.thuglife.org/karma
NEW SCENE MAILING LIST
There is a new ascii and general scene mailing list called
scenetalk has been started by mr. violent. Go to http://scenetalk.listbot.com/
IMPURE #5 ASCII PACK IS OUT!
The new impure ascii pack is out .. stop beating your children
and leech this newbie off: www.thuglife.org/impure
AND REBEL ART JOINTS!
Rebelart and WOE did a artpack joint!.. So get this new
pack off: www.wasted.nu/woe/
.. The pack is pretty ok and therefore i think YOU should
- added LIVID pics
to the photo gallery
- added artpacks.acid.org
- added legion
10 and ice
9810 to the art gallery
- added the artshop,
with links to commonly used programs
- added five new pics
to the photo gallery
- added lsd interview
about the new rgoup Lore
- removed dead links from the links
- NEW ART GROUP (seltorn)
Stille artgroup is being created now. i'm looking for talented
people to join (not anyone). mail me or join #stille, sometimes
Hirez.org is in need of one or more high resolution art
reviewer/s. What you need to do is find as many packs you
can every month and write a "standard" review of it. I am
willing to co-write it, or you can write it together with
another reviewer. Or you can also split up the packs and
workload. I am desperately in need of reviewers!
Okay, no more logo requests, please :). I've recieved my
quota of 6, and I'm stopping. Next time the free logo line
opens again, you'll read about it here. If you'd like to
request a pic, go ahead and offer me money. Later!
READ THAN DEAD (filth)
yes!@ your favorite trash mag gutter is far from dead. download
it now at www.angelfire.com/pa/gutterbong.
so put down your penthouses, and get gutter 6 now!@
FOR SALE (toon goon)
This is Toon Goon aka Jae of iCE. I'm back drawing ansi
again and if anyone wants to buy some, email me and let
me know. Right now I have 3 danger girl/abbey chase ansis
drawn (2 about 100lines each and 1 at 200lines) i also have
an oldschool spaceman spiff/calvin and a nice wakko/animaniacs
pic. I plan on doing some more danger girl/witchblade stuff
and some anime.
Defacto2, the biggest
pc scene news page was hacked. From the 2nd of November
a message on the front page of the site has been claiming
that pretty much all "scene" groups suck, except
for a select few of four. Purely amazing stuff :)
WRONG JOINS LORE (ellisdee)
As of November the 4th all of us at Lore Arts would like
to welcome font maniac Mr. Wrong to our ranks. So look out
for his crazy fonts in lore02.... Peace
The debut lore pack was released november the 1st. I apologize
for getting it up here so late, but I thought acheron was
dead for some odd reason =) We hope you enjoy the pack,
and look out for the 2nd pack on the 1st of december. Also
take not that lore is looking for artists in the mediums
of ansi, rip, and hirez. So if your interested send an email
telling about yourself and a zip of your work to firstname.lastname@example.org...
Check you guys later.
NEWS (silver rat)
Yes, its that time again--packs are released--and for a
few brief days everyone forgets about scene politics and
channels ops and its all about the art again! Yes, The Legion
even released on the First of The Month, this month. Check
it out, its not the average Legionpack. http://www.glue.umd.edu/~soren/legion07.zip
PACK #21 -- YOU NEED IT! (shere
What else needs to be said? It's HRg quality. You want to
leech it. If you don't, then you don't know what HRg is,
so you still need to leech it - to get EDUCATED! :) it's
(along with the other 20 hrg packs, if you've been living
under a rock for 2 years). And, just in case, to hear our
music you can visit ftp://sdc.wtm.tudelft.nl/pub/music/groups/hrg
... well, enough propaganda for one day, Shere out.
QUIP AND VADE79 JOIN ICE (massd)
iCE would like to loudly welcome Quip and Vade79 to iCE
and re-welcome Kitiara back as a returning member. We're
proud to welcome these talented ansi artists into iCE and
encourage you to check their work out next month when we
release our 11th pack this year on the 1st. Enjoy!
#27 RELEASED (whirr)
Remorse Ascii once again pulls out all the stops in order
to bring you another heart-pounding artistic masterpiece
in the form of RMRS-27.ZIP. The pack is currently being
offered on EFNet's #ascii and can soon be found on ftp://ftp.remorse.org/pub/remorse/current
. GO NOW.
LOGOS NOW (c0)
Okay, people. Anyone who wants a free count zero logo during
the month of November has until Wednesday, the 11th of November,
to submit their request to me. That's Remembrance Day for
us Canucks, and Veteran's Day for you Yanks. I dunno if
it's anything for anybody else. Anything submitted after
that date will be summarily tossed in the trashcan, unless
I have not filled my quota by that time (which is, for this
month, 6 requests).
If I finish all the ansi I have to do pronto, I may consider
reopening the request line before the end of the month,
but don't bet on it. You're gonna hafta be fast if you want
ansi, dudes, so get movin'.
RELEASE #19 (tee_are)
Purg Productions released its 19th pack on Halloween Night!
or grab it from ftp://ftp.purg.com/ansi/purg/purg-19.zip
IS DEAD (quip)
Function is dead, folks. Have a nice day.
and if you can, please pick up Function's final pack on
.. the infofile explains everything. Our web page was taken
down a couple weeks ago by Silent Knight (who runs dfact.ml.org)
because he's on a massive power trip, so you won't be able
to get the pack from there.
note: What a great month this is turning out to be :>]
FORCE IS DEAD (chr0nix)
I just like to imform you that the current art group FORCE
now ceases to exist. Force is now officially dead due to
lack of communication, loss of seniors, and no motivation
what so ever.