Portrait of Micael Priest by Sam Yeates
Really broken up over the news thatMicael Priesthas passed away. Such a sweet man, so ridiculously talented and totally a symbol of an Austin that has faded away.
他做了早期的艺术 - 就像我们在艺术团队的初期在初期 - 为Ultima在线。他是犰狳世界总部的着名的海报艺术家，渲染绘制的Zappa和Willie Nelson的墨水版本，并在详细的，孵化和跳水，大胆的卡通风格中无数的其他人。
He was colorblind — I still remember when he thanked us for letting him know that he had made green people for UO by accident. I remember when he defended us during the run up to alpha, when Richard came to complain about the artwork in the game that Kristen and I had put in as placeholders until we got the real work, and Micael said “it’s not programmer art… it’s designer art! So it’s better!” I also remember walking into his office one day and being surprised by the presence of Peter Yarrow (of Peter, Paul, and Mary fame); I fled in the presence of one of my heroes, and he told me after, “you should have stayed, I’d have introduced you!”
我经常想起他，但我们失去了触感，因为我渴望与人保持联系。他没有在线活跃，这些天通知是友谊的通行证。在uo rurun rurn期间，我们所有人都住在彼此的口袋上几个月，然后......距离和时间。
It’s hard to imagine such a vital presence gone, but he leaves behind so much work, such a stamp on Austin culture. There was even a Micael Priest Day declared by the mayor, long ago.
Today also comes the news thatThreadgill’s World Headquarters is closing;Micael的艺术遍布墙壁。我想，一切都变得琐事，要拍卖。我们留下了笑容和温暖的记忆，人才，并在他眼中无明显闪烁。