Originally Posted by Photon
I'm sure someone did the usual Snoopy characters before 1969 even. And before that, X's and spaces on typewriters, lol. But that's getting silly. Had a discussion of what 'Oldskool' is in #scene.se yesterday. I went all the way, back to programmable looms in the 1700s or so
My earliest memories of ascii art were from the late 80's - early 90's, but you're recollections are obviously more 'oldskool' than mine.