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Congratulations, TM! Can't think of anyone who has been more consistent about working at his graphics!
 
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Congratulations, TM! I, like many, am in awe of your graphics prowess! :)
 

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Congratulations TM!, I hadn't seen your AAR, but wow, its beautiful :)

...and congrats to Issac-Wolfe and Mr Capitalist for the new award
 

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Thank you once again everyone. :)

OK - it took me a while to choose next AARtist of the Month, but in the end I decided to nominate AllmyJames for his The Star of New Orleans - A Louisiana AAR. Not only is it interesting, unique and well researched alternate history setup, but it also uses an excellent style of XIXth century newspaper.

Congratulations AllmyJames! :)
 

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Congratulations James! Well deserved!
 

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Congratulations to all of the staff at the New Orleans Star.
 

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Congratulations AllmyJames! I have throughly enjoyed your AAR and the graphics are indeed excellent!
 

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Congratulations AllMyJames!

One of the most unique and memorable AARs on the board, to be sure, and mostly due to the graphics decisions you made.
 

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Congrats!

Achievement unlocked: passed the baton.
 

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Congratulations AllmyJames! :)
 

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Why thank you kindly, sirs! I feel proud to be following in your footsteps, thrashing, and I'm working on an update as we speak to quench the cries for MOAR!

It's been fun writing a different style of AAR, especially trying to capture the period feel of a 19th-century newspaper. I have made some concessions, like including pictures and modifying the format to make it more reader-friendly. Some of those early newspapers are nothing more than long columns of text.
I originally conceived the idea as a way to condense my AAR writing into small digestible chunks, but I'm constantly finding it a struggle to fit each update into a single front page!
For those who are curious, I write and arrange my updates in MS word, and then publish them to Adobe Acrobat. Thence I can convert the PDF to an image file, and put the finishing touches (like the background texture) in photoshop. It's a little more awkward than I'd like, but I enjoy the results, and I hope you do too!

Now I need to start looking for other successors!
 
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