[fusion_builder_container hundred_percent="yes" overflow="visible"][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_size="" border_color="" border_style="solid" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="no" center_content="no" min_height="none"][embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3JeejhWiOQ&feature=youtu.be&t=2h7m53s[/embed] FOR AFTER DARK: Listen to this great poem "Paranoid" written by Stephen King and read by Frank Muller.
I have been absolutely terrible about updating lately. Sorry, ladies and gents. But here's why: my brother, Nick, and I just signed a deal to do SOMETHING COOL and have been working with DELETED to finish the first REDACTED. Gah, that is annoying, but someday soon I'll be filling in those blanks with something actually cool. It's a project we've been working on for the last year and are VERY excited to tell everyone about it. Also, I'm writing a new animated series which will be announced shortly. Jeez, such a tease these days. Alas, that is why I've been silent...I'm a working man who can't say anything about what he's working on!
Oh well. That will change very soon.
Halloween is but two weeks away. It's a holiday I used to hate, but have strangely grown to love now that I'm past the It's-Halloween-So-Everyone-Dress-Slutty-And-Get-Drunk Party phase of college / post-college life. Unfortunately, living in a big city doesn't give the right Halloween spooks so I'm often tasked with creating that dread for myself. As such, I've finally gotten around to reading some truly scary stories. which I recommend to you all.
IT by Stephen King. I'm almost 30 years late on this one. I couldn't understand how a book about a clown haunting the sewers could be 1,138 pages long...until I started reading. Though IT is mostly a horror story, the heart and soul is about a group of friends who have nothing but each other. The story is beautiful...and keeps me up at night.
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll. This is a new collection of dark folktales. They feel classic, like Edgar Allen Poe or the Brother's Grimm, but with strange, horrifying turns that feel like a genre all their own. There is some unnatural haunting in the way Emily Carroll paints that I've found perfect for late October. Oh, and her blog is filled with lots of unique comics too...
And finally, I had so much fun writing Dead Man's Ditch last year that I wanted to make a tradition out of writing a new horror story every Halloween. I'm halfway done with this year's submission, temporarily (and lamely) titled The Cut Above, so I hope to publish it here soon!