Paul Robertson (1979), pixel artist. Couldn't find much info on him around the internet, but as far as I got to know, he lives and studies in Melbourne, Australia. His work is a mix of superflatness post modernity completely adept of manga and anime drawing style. Most works depict a colorful world populated by superdeformed (SD) characters, being only apart of the works that depict videogame-ish action screens, even though the character styles are the same.
The joyful mess he provides us with is somewhat closely familiar. Well, at least for me. I feel inspired by his works as I am also a creation of the gamer stereotype from the eighties. The lo-tech stuff he produces touches me nostalgically as I remember my childhood and those difficult days where the hardest thing on earth was to come from school and try one more time to get through the forest stage of Alexx Kid. The color combinations and the animated GIFs are amazingly well thought, and I feel like I can almost laugh at every new file I see.
Plus, there's an obvious japan touch to it. Being so close to the land of the rising sun must have something to do with that. Most of the games he shows, like Disgaea and Persona 3, are the ones I'm currently playing or feel interested for. And these games are all J-designed, meaning they have that anime style universe as art direction, wich is wonderfully flat and nonsense and inspires Paul so much.
The nonsense in fact seems to be a recurring theme. animated GIFs of cats with exploding heads, the cuteness factor in characterized bricks or other common objects, clompletely loose game screens with animation feel. The interesting thing here is that Paul shows a great diversion of characters in odd situations. I'm not really sure if most of them are original creations or else. He has also made a few animations wich I cannot watch at the moment, as I'm writing from work.
Paul usually posts his stuff to his livejournal page, but he also contributes to The Mecha Fetus Visual Blog, a visual art design blog made to share "beautiful imagery with the beautiful world".