I’m Daedalus Howell (DAY-de-lus howl), a writer, filmmaker, and journalist, living and working in Petaluma, CA. I began my life in letters as a paperboy but eventually grew into a newspaperman. Since then, I’ve clocked hundreds of bylines, written novels, and screenplays, and made films, music videos, and conceptual art installations. I directed the feature film Pill Head (“…Satirically off-the-wall…” — Press Democrat) and am the author, most recently, of Quantum Deadline, a “…noirish, sci-fi-lite detective story with a heap of self-parody,” according to one critic. I’m currently the editor of the North Bay Bohemian and Pacific Sun newspapers, and in 2023, my second feature film, a werewolf flick, is coming to a screen near you. More.
“…Dives into the deep end of cinema’s absurdity pool with arthouse flair.” — Bohemian
Film and filmmaking have long been a passion, a pursuit, and a persona for me. Here’s how I’ve fared thus far.
“Playfully meshes stylistic conventions with a sardonic self-deprecating protagonist…Fast-paced…” — KRCB
I write therefore I’m employed — from fiction to unfiction and many stops in between…
“Their most political statement yet.” — Bohemian
If I had a gift shop, I’d insist you exit through it.
Talk is cheap (I mean, “information wants to be free”). Interviews and monologues in audio form.
From columns to posts and all manner of written ephemera in between, this is my online Reporter’s Notebook.