Originally published in ANTIC magazine, FIREWORKS.SHO is an inventive simulation of a pyrotechnical display.
This animation was produced using Matthew J. Ratcliffe's program, Atari 'Toon, which allowed owners of Atari 8-bit computers to create animated cartoons using ATASCII text graphics. The magazine describes this as a form of "cursor art."
Albert Baggetta, a 40-year-old high school English teacher from Agawam, MA, managed to create the sparkling fireworks show without using redefined characters. Baggetta's animation was chosen as one of five runners-up in ANTIC's "ATARI'TOONS Contest" in Feb. 1986.
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