Pixel Joint - About Us

Pixel Joint is all about the pixel art community. The site was started in September 2004 by sedgemonkey, but the tools were not in place to submit pixel art until December 7, 2004. Since the site has opened to submissions the gallery has grown steadily, a forum was opened and a couple of collaborative projects (The Joint and Lil Dudes) were given homes.

Here's the current crop of mods that keep the site going...
sedgemonkey   (Level 11 Master Assassin :: 37677 points)
Luke Sedgeman from Woodland Hills, CA, United States
Joined the team Wednesday, August 08, 2001

Like many other pixel art fans, sedgemonkey's love of the pixel was rooted in the glory days of 8 and 16 bit Nintendo/Sega console games and the arcade classics of the 80s and 90s. Big surprise there.

Blueberry_pie   (Level 7 General Manager :: 9438 points)
Wouter Pleizier from Meppel, Netherlands
Joined the team Saturday, January 22, 2005


big brother   (Level 11 Admiral :: 63961 points)
Ian Schlaepfer from New York City, United States
Joined the team Saturday, August 06, 2005

Self-motivated professional with demonstrated experience as an art director, level designer, 2D artist/animator, and game designer. Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, ProMotion, and Office. Full-cycle development ability for games on Nintendo DS, wireless (including iOS), Flash, and PC downloadable platforms.

jalonso   (Level 11 Godfather :: 64659 points)
jal from
Joined the team Thursday, December 01, 2005

jalonso is known as the People's Moderator II - (BtG)

Hatch   (Level 3 Hatchikyu :: 5971 points)
Cameron from Franklin, TN, United States
Joined the team Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Consider releasing your unused game art under the GNU General Public License (GPL). In short, this would make it so it's free to use, and the software created with it must also be released under the GPL, primarily meaning it would be open source and free as in freedom


"I don’t mind criticism. I don’t mind being wrong -- that's how I learn. But it is painful to be misunderstood."

--Donald Norman


PixelSpecs :: ChallengeChecker

skamocore   (Level 11 CEO :: 50582 points)
David from Melbourne, Australia
Joined the team Saturday, May 12, 2007

Reo   (Level 11 Sensei :: 33952 points)
Gus from
Joined the team Wednesday, July 04, 2007

jeremy   (Level 11 Special Agent :: 32884 points)
Jeremy from New Zealand, New Zealand
Joined the team Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Gecimen   (Level 10 Maniac :: 21240 points)
Gokce E. Cimen from Istanbul, Turkey
Joined the team Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Amateur game designer and collab maniac.


I SOak

I SO dead people

Pixel Joint Donors

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awardMihkel at 4/5/2015
awardrklesmit at 2/16/2015
awardHapiel at 8/31/2014
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awardfailureboy at 1/30/2014
awardGecimen at 9/10/2013
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awardKingy at 12/18/2012
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awardshowtime at 2/13/2012
awardJinn at 11/22/2011
awardFriend at 11/4/2011
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awardzi-double at 2/4/2011
awardCarnivac at 1/18/2011
awardJustincrdibl at 1/17/2011
awardSquirrelsquid at 7/15/2010
awardgameproducer at 7/12/2010
awardThe B.O.B. at 11/19/2009
awardtomic at 11/18/2009
awardschrumpfkopf at 6/24/2009
awardAmelyth at 5/13/2009
awardceddo at 10/22/2007
awardsurt at 10/12/2007
awarddogmeat at 9/11/2007
awardHapiel at 7/26/2007

If you enjoy the pixel art and artists here why not give a few dollars to support prize money for contests? All of the money (after Paypal takes a small cut) goes back to the pixel artists!


Pixel Joint Thanks

We here at Pixel Joint could never have made this site click without the daily efforts of the PJ members and admins and we really appreciate it. There's about a ga-jillion other people we'd like to thank for helping track down bugs, providing content, submitting pixel art and just generally cool people who post cool comments. You know who you are.

We would like to specifically thank...
For creating the pixel art smilies we used in the WYSIWYG editor and forum in v1 and v2 of PJ.
Brian the Great
For early mod help on PJ in its formative years.
Dynamic Drive
For the super simple drop down menu code in the navigation which works flawlessly across all modern browsers. I've been visiting it for years for JavaScript ideas.
For the wonderful cross-browser (IE, FireFox, Netscape, Mozilla), Open Source WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor that has really allowed the content tools of PJ to be accessible to everyone.
For creating the 'nerd' in the default PJ web design.
jQuery Tools
Some of the easiest to install and tiny jQuery tools around.
For contributing the awards icons that give us all a boost in the darkest of days.
Peppermint Pig
For his v2 Pixel Joint design revisions.
For his amazing work on 'The Joint', icon packs, screensaver, tutorials and his efforts at trying to keep the PJ site up and running in the early years.
For his help keeping the Wee project alive (and for creating 150+ kick ass Wees).
For her fun little Flash memory game.
For contributing a fantastic set of rank icons for PJ based on the initial set Ensellitis contributed and following Larwick's trophy style.
Web Wiz Forums
For the only decent ASP forum solution.

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