Comic Booking

Solid advice from Jason Starr. (good novelist, too) And, since I don’t have time right now to search up how to embed eleven tweets (“Moment?” “Storify?”) when they’re not self-grouped with some hashtag—like I’d know then, either—I just screencapped them out. So, they are, all upside down.

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Frankenme

Hey, just got off the phone with CBS. Fun stuff. Anyway, got to talk Frankenstein with them. Saying this kind of stuff:

or, check that video here, in the article )

And, some of the same stuff, this time for the radio:

( or, click )

And, no, I’m not actually the editor Stephen Jones, who did that anthology you see early in the video, but he is why I use my middle name.

new stuff >>>>>>>>>>>>

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Why Horror Seduces

Man, seems forever now that when interviewers ask me why we keep telling each other scary stories, I always say it’s because we evolved to need horror, because we expect teeth in the night, we’re hardwired for it, horror just lets us feel human, but now, finally, thank you, someone smart’s saying that, and with empirical data to back it up. Would snap a pic of my copy, but as soon as I was done with it, I forced it on a friend. It’s what you do with the good books.   Anyway, this is solid, the first . . . I think it’s three or four chapters specifically. The analysis/application of those chapters to our iconic horror is fun as well, but, I mean, I know those books, those movies. What was cool here was hearing about the fright mechanisms we’ve evolved, and how, maybe, to trigger them.

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