Monday, May 11, 2009

My first magazine

I've talked occasionally about my first "professional" video games writing gig, which was for an Atari themed magazines called Page 6 (no, that's no me in the bios, that's my dad - also called John) starting back in 1987. This past weekend however, I got an email from my parents with the following "magazine" scanned in from old printouts they'd found filed away in the attic. This "Atari Micro Mag" dates back to (based on the "news" items within) just prior to the release of the ill-fated Atari 260 ST, which puts it probably around 1985. So I was (counts on fingers, toes) um...maybe 13 at the time of "publication." Judging from the bylines, it was a school project or something, as they were all guys I hung out with when I was 11, 12, 13 years old.

Anyway...here are the scans. From printouts on a "Star SG10 printer" apparently. All designed in Broderbund's Print Shop. Remember that? Fantastic program.