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ascii chewy

"ascii chewy" is a distillation of love and puppy magic taking the of an emotive life form that resides in your browser. His behavior is loosely inspired by the misadventures of Jason Van Anden and Lauri Goldkind's incredibly cute Brussels Griffon puppy, "Chewy".

As time and inspiration permit, Jason will add to ascii chewy's re-pet-oire. The result is a web based, real-time, interactive comic strip. Visitors will likely encounter surprising new behavior upon each return visit.

This artwork is meant to be shared, and very easy to follow instructions are provided online describing how he can be added to any website or blog. This is made possible thanks to a Creative Commons license.

The adorable ascii based life form was written entirely in javascript and uses cascading style sheets in some interesting ways. Both the code and the artwork are intended to be witnessed and shared.

More of Jason Van Anden's work can be found at