a39 studios is a one-person multimedia entertainment studio. Based in Québec City, Canada, it released all sorts of experiments and attempts at web art some would variously consider as not very good or brillant, no inbetweens. It focuses mainly on art and storytelling, although you can also see it experimenting. A lot.
Née Julosoft Multimedia in the late 2000s, it rebranded as a39 studios in 2021. You can see a non-exhaustive timeline on the portfolio page.
- AKA: juju2143, Yuki, 膤
- Born: 1991
- Pronouns: any
Founder of a39. Writer, artist, programmer, probably not in this order but sometimes at the same time. Started making websites in 2004, at the tender age of 12, after reading a HTML for Dummies book. Mainly works as a .NET dev, but is also a jack of all trades. Has way more ideas than is able to keep up with. May or may not be a wizard, although they won’t help you fix your printer.
- 39 is pronounced kind of like “thank you” in Japanese. Or Miku, as in Hatsune Miku.
- In The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976), Asterix and Obelix are set to retrieve a permit A38 from a bureaucratic building, which is impossible without giving up your sanity. They solve the problem by asking for permit A39 instead, leading to everyone in the building collectively lose their sanity.
- A39 also refers to a man on two giraffes holding them by the neck in Egyptian hieroglyphics. 𓀬
- A39 is an highway starting from Dijon, France, which is well known for its mustard. Interestingly, Dijon mustard is no longer made in Dijon since 2009, and 80% of the mustard seeds used to manufacture it comes from Canada.