I've always enjoyed the illustration style found on the earliest Atari 400/800 instruction manuals, such as the one here for the Basic Reference Manual. I've included an extra large scan this time so you can enjoy the detail up close.
Does anybody know the name of the artist who did them? I'll admit I haven't looked very hard.
By the way, this manual was written by River Raid creator Carol Shaw.
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