ASCII Artwork: The RTTY Collection
For my documentary on bulletin board systems, I interviewed John Sheetz,
KA2GI, who was involved in RTTY art for an extended amount of time. As I
finished that production, I went to give a copy to Mr. Sheetz, and found
out to my sadness that he had become a "silent key" and passed away in
January of 2005. I had already found out about the loss of Don Royer, a
giant in this sub-culture of collecting and creating RTTY art. I wrote
about this situation, and was contacted by a number of RTTY folks, including
Marvin Collins, who told me about Doug Nelson, who had a collection of
over 1,700 RTTY artworks from the various nights of trading over the decades.
I contacted Mr. Nelson and he sent along this collection, which he
estimates to be something on the order of half of all the artwork he had
seen over the years.
To all these people and many more, this collection is dedicated to them.
||Description of the File
|ARTWORK-01||RTTY Art Collection Group #1 (Primarily Cartoons)|
|ARTWORK-02||RTTY Art Collection Group #2 (Primarily Sports and Portraits)|
|ARTWORK-03||RTTY Art Collection Group #3 (Primarily Holidays)|
|ARTWORK-04||RTTY Art Collection Group #4 (Primarily Women)|
|ARTWORK-05||RTTY Art Collection Group #5 (Symbols, Buildings, Scouts, Homilies)|
|ARTWORK-06||RTTY Art Collection Group #6 (Space, Flags, Slogans, Portraits)|
|ARTWORK-07||RTTY Art Collection Group #7 (Characters, Pinups, Slogans, Star Wars)|
|ARTWORK-08||RTTY Art Collection Group #8 (Characters, Space, Slogans)|
|PANELS||RTTY PANELS: Artwork Which Requires Multiple Sets of Printouts to be Attached|