I started online in 1996, an IRC diva. It was a lot of fun. I had taken Corporate Communications at college, a two year course. The free style and creativity of web publishing appealed to me, long before weblogs became popular.
I started creating ASCII art online in 1998. I was a regular in the ASCII art newsgroups for a couple of years.
In 2010 I took up ASCII art again. This site was created (as an idea) during that time. But, I let the idea simmer while I decided what I really wanted to create and what I wanted to get back from it. I’ve been online long enough to know you can’t escape burn out if you don’t make sure you are getting something back for the passion you put into your work.
About the ASCII Artist Blog:
Respect the artist, keep the initials (artist credit) with the art. I use ldb, my initials. I’ve been creating and posting my ASCII art since 1998. I do have text files with my own art. However, too many people choose to think ASCII art is public property, free of copyrights. I will share text files with very few people, mistigris being one.
Thank you, enjoy the ASCII art.