by Mike Sullivan
Mike Sullivan had a special reason for laboring so hard on these examples
of computer art--he works for the company that makes the program he used
to create them. International Software Marketing, of Syracuse, New York,
has developed a 16K ROM cartridge called Color Magic, written by Ron Roberts.
A version of the program has been sold to Epyx Software, and is being marketed
as Fun With Art.
Color Magic is special because it permits all 128 Atari colors to be used
at once, according to Sullivan. The first of his pictures shown here is
Landscape demonstrating the possibility of depicting a lot of featues
in some detail. The Knights in Combat was done to show Epyx the
power of Color Magic, and the Giant at Home is part of a series
for an animated story of Jack and the Beanstalk.
Mike Sullivan was trained as a graphics artist at the Center for Creative
Studies in Detroit, Michigan. He also did freelance illustration for magazines.
He began micro-art last year after joining International Software Marketing.
He uses a variety of microcomputers at work, but at home his machine is
an ATARI 800.
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