Finite State Fantasies
An Incredible Computer Culture Comic
by Rich Didday
with a forward by Raymond Langsford
Matrix Publishers, Inc, Champaign Illinois, USA
This astonishing comic book, published in July 1976, gives a wonderfully graphic look at the emerging culture around the kit personal computer and casts an eye far into the future of virtual worlds and shared cyberspace. See our interview with Rich himself on Finite State Fantasies and his life and times. Also see the original artwork behind this groundbreaking comic book.
Front and Back Covers
A Story of Virtual Reality: ESCAPE
(this astonishing piece might be the first conceptualization of a digital virtual world and avatars running on a personal computer)
Parody Ad (would you buy a computer from this man?)
Opposing Computer Manufacturers
Struggle for Market Supremacey
(and what else has changed?)
Its Just Another Tool
(a prescient warning)
More about Matrix Publishers, Inc.
Classic Computer's pages on Classic Computer Publications
(see whole scan of "Fantaises") hosted by Bill Richman
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