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I create think pieces about cultural curios, write and publish paranormal noir novels,  direct artsploitation films and collude on conceptual art — all guided by a mordant, postmodern sense of humor (and a need to underwrite my cafe tabs). Yes, this is an inherently boutique, personal enterprise — one that I value and believe is also of value to those who likewise champion the recherché. You, perchance?

So… Step right up! Put yer money in the machine and take a one-of-a-kind deep dive into hundreds of original works by your personal author-auteur. I promise to both edify and entertain — or my name isn’t Daedalus Howell.

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Dateline Lumaville

Story Studio | Novels & Screenplays

I write novels, direct films and make conceptual art themed on an interconnected narrative universe.  The works share characters,  and other preoccupations of their author-auteur — mainly neo-noir, sci-fi crime, the paranormal, pills, the Many Worlds Theory, the cultural irrelevance of Gen X and a dark but redemptive sense of humor. These worldbuilding endeavors are inspired by my experience as a small town reporter (Petaluma, CA — a.k.a. Lumaville) where I grew up, repatriated and recreate (dare I say improve) here.

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The Motion Picture Version of My Life

Cinema | Feature Film(s) & Short Subjects

Looming large on the topography of any story world is the veritable Everest of the feature film. Well, we’ve got one (Pill Head, now in post-production!). Join in as we finish our film and watch some early efforts — you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll kiss five bucks goodbye…

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Notes from the Underground

Journo’s Notebook | Blogs & Premium Content

Back in my early newsroom days, when I first concocted the persona and voice I’d write and perform as in my subsequent worldbuilding endeavors, the editors would let us cub reporters stray from our beats into a journalistic DMZ dubbed the “Reporter’s Notebook.” This was where we could write first person, hone our voices and basically indemnify the paper from any of our outre opinions.

The column was a sanctuary for those, like me, who fancied ourselves more writer than reporter and now, I continue something of the Reporter’s Notebook ethos in a mix of blog and premium content I call the Journo’s Notebook.

Read The Journo’s Notebook