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A sample of the fantasy portraits Justin Nichol is hoping to fund his next semester at Concept Art Academy in Pasadena. In order to raise the money, he’s creating fantasy-style portraits for use in games, etc, dually licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license and GPL 3.0.

If you’d like to get involved, and donate a little towards this enterprising artist’s education, check out the project page.

Another sample of Justin Nichol's work If you’d like to see a little more of Justin’s work, you can check out his blog, by clicking on the image at the left.

Disclaimer: I don’t know Justin Nichol, but I think it’s a pretty cool idea.

IFCOMP 2010 logo The 16th annual Interactive Fiction Competition is underway now, and the games are available and voting is open.

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Are games art? Sure they are. They’re a juvenile art that (like finger-painting) we don’t generally tend to spontaneously think of as art, if we were pressed to name categories. That’s actually our fault as a society and as gamers.

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Sep 30 2009

Some say that creativity is a product of our freedoms.

I’m more of the opinion that creativity is a product of our constraints, whether externally imposed or self-imposed.

So, the self-imposed challenge: Take five images (already taken) from the digital camera’s memory-card and weave them into a one-page comic that tells a story.

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