The Long Download

The Long Download is an edited mashup of prose and poetry from various sources. Many of the sources are my own writing, but also include public domain or Creative Commons 0 texts such as detective stories, mythology, and computer programming and encryption software manuals. I used Charlie Stross’ Lovebible PERL script which involves using a […]

Midnight Owl Cafe Logo

I was listening to my favorite Billy Idol song, Rebel Yell, in my car yesterday and upon hearing the phrase “in the midnight hour…” for the nth time, I switched it mentally to “midnight owl.” I thought that Midnight Owl would be a good name for a cafe or diner, the kind that Edward Hopper […]

Let There Be Interactivity

I’ve been working on adding more interactive elements to my film noir multimedia web comic, Murder is Suicide. The first of these elements is a lamp switch button sitting on top of the Chapter 1 title page graphic. Previously the graphic was static, but with the addition of this element and some javascript in the […]

The Trenchcoat Minotaur

I conceived of a project a year or two ago involving a mashup of a hardboiled film noir world and ancient, primarily Greek and Roman, mythology. I titled the project The Trenchcoat Minotaur. While on a flight recently, I occupied my time with fleshing out some ideas and composing some initial character sketches: Apollo’s at […]