Pixel Art Comic Project

Pixel Art Comic Project

Marin Balabanov Creates a Pixel Art Comic on Retro Hardware

Download Project Documentation PDF

About this Project

This project is part of the Media Art Histories program of the Danube University Krems. The objective is to refurbish a thirty year old Atari computer, upgrade it and then - well within the technical constraints of the day - to use it to create a five page comic.

The Pixel Art Comic

The Finished Pixel Art Comic

Comic Page 1
Comic Page 2
Comic Page 3
Comic Page 4
Comic Page 5


Three videos documenting the process of upgrading the hardware and painting the pixel art comic.

Part I: Upgrading the Hardware

Direct Link to video: https://youtu.be/3zo5ScIFcc0


Part II: Story and Initial Designs

Direct Link to video: https://youtu.be/yfBn6Pzgl7U


Part III: Drawing the Pixel Art Comic

Direct Link to video: https://youtu.be/uVv2FdP-ZIU