Firstly, obviously the credit for this image is largely owed to Taito (makers of Bubble Bobble and other fine games).
I’ve written a script which takes bitmaps, and produces meshes like this, in a somewhat naive manner, but it works. Needs more work before letting into the wild though.
Not sure how this will go down here, or even if it rates as finished, since it took such little time (including writing the script which turned out to be disturbingly easy). ANYway.
And bah humbug at you all!