About the Book
Computer code and chance made the art in this book.
Artist John Pound wrote computer code that made millions of random decisions, drawing all the art in this book in just minutes. As it drew, the code divided the book into 22 short sections of cartoon-like elements (boxes, bricks, cities, figures, rooms, self-portraits, etc.).
Because of randomness, if the book's code were run again, all the pages would be different. The number of possible combinations are astronomical.
The covers show several interior artworks.
Working as a cartoonist and illustrator, I've painted art prints, book covers, comics covers, skateboards, and hundreds of stickers and trading cards, including Topps' "Garbage Pail Kids" and "Wacky Packages". Meanwhile, for over twenty years, I have been writing computer code that creates randomly-generated cartoon artworks: comics, prints, animations, and sketchbooks. Nothing is drawn by hand. Everything is drawn purely by code. I use Blurb to print personal copies of my code art sketchbooks, and prototype copies for developing art book compilations. I post some of my code artworks on my website, and many of them on my Tumblr blog, http://codecartooning.tumblr.com/ along with code-generated animations and videos.