The great suspense novelist Patricia Highsmith (The Talented Mr Ripley, Strangers on a Train, The Price of Salt) was interviewed in 1979 for the BBC's Desert Island Discs radio program. She talks about writing for comic books, her childhood, her interest in snails, her favorite music, and more.
Alex Segura has his roots deep in comics. He's worked at Wizard and DC, even served as the Co-President of Archie Comics before his current role as a Senior VP at Oni Press. And all the while, he's been writing, too — putting out comics like Archie Meets the Ramones and the noir-tinged Black Ghost,… READ THE REST
I was once told by an English teacher that long books are strong books. It kind of smacked of bullshit, It tastes like a mouthful of it now. Don't get me wrong: there's nothing wrong with a good, long read. I needed to pack a month's worth of provisions to climb to the top of… READ THE REST
I've known since I was fourteen that one day I'd write a novel entitled Madness Treads Lightly. What it would be about, I had no idea. It was a one-of-a-kind event: a title popping up all by itself, before any plan, plot, or heroes, and long before I could bring myself to write fiction. For… READ THE REST
As much as you hate it, sometimes we have to search for things in places we never want to go, like the kitchen sink's drain, the dusty attic, or the spider-web-laden area underneath the house. Your shrieks might just bring music to their ears! But as much as we don't want to see what's in these… READ THE REST
Whether you have your own cookie business or run a celebrity gossip blog, having an unimpressive landing page can really slow things down. Sure, hiring a professional developer to create a website would be awesome, but their rates can be pretty steep, and that's not something you want to budget for these days. Just because… READ THE REST
How much of your Mac's storage space is actually stuff you use? Odds are good a significant portion of your hard drive is filled with untouched downloads, duplicate files, and apps you forgot existed. You may not have noticed it, but the gradual slowing of your computer could be due to all those files just sitting… READ THE REST