From the very first time a saw a computer, I have always wanted to make a game. And probably the same happened to many of you. My first and only game was a Pac-man style one written in BASIC in a TRS-80. I recall myself drawing the maze on a square paper. I was 12, I guess, and never had heard of sprites and the likes back then.
Fast forward to present day, I just ordered some pixel art books online. I didn’t know these books are quite common nowadays. Perhaps it is a trend from the Minecraft mania. I don’t know. Anyway, as I plan to make a game for the Spectrum Next (and even to Atari 2600), I think I could make some use of these books. At least, I could have fun and draw some characters with my son!