CD Review

Dan Cohen, over at The Muse’s Muse, just wrote a really nice review of my band’s latest CD, Still Light At Night.

This might be my favorite quote from any review ever, and the fact that it’s about me is equal parts awesome and hilarious:

…the stylings of guitarist Alec Julien, who sometimes seems like he walked into the session by accident from an Iron Maiden rehearsal across the hall, so muscular and rocking is his guitar sound, but his chops and his tasty backup of Julien’s playing mark him as a player to watch, equal parts Charlie Hunter and Charlie Manson.

Thanks, Dan!


So I published a book on font creation, called FontFace.


The fine folks at RotoVision approached me about the project a while back, the idea being that it’d be great to have a book for aspiring font designers who wanted an introduction to the commercial typographic world. I address the basics of typography, font design, font creation with FontLab (including the basics through advanced topics such as OpenType features), and I address some of the nitty gritty of the commercial world of font creation as well.

The book is also available as a UK edition, called Digital Type.

J.D. Salinger’s Published Works

I recently read a biography of J.D. Salinger, and, despite being largely disappointing, it did contain (in entirely unorganized ways) what I’m hoping is the entire list of Salinger’s stories. Here it is, for safe keeping…

  • “The Young Folks”, Story, March/Apr. 1940
  • “Go See Eddie”, University of Kansas City Review, Dec. 1940
  • “The Hang of It”, Collier’s, July 12, 1941
  • “The Heart of the Broken Story”, Esquire, Sept. 1941
  • “The Long Debut of Lois Taggett”, Story, Sep./Oct. 1942
  • “Personal Notes on an Infantryman”, Collier’s, Dec. 12, 1942
  • “The Varioni Brothers”, Saturday Evening Post, July 17, 1943
  • “Both Parties Concerned”, Saturday Evening Post, Feb. 26, 1944
  • “Soft-Boiled Sergeant”, Saturday Evening Post, Apr. 15, 1944
  • “The Last Day of the Last Furlough”, Saturday Evening Post, July 15, 1944
  • “Once a Week Won’t Kill You”, Story, Nov/Dec 1944
  • “A Boy In France”, Saturday Evening Post, March 31, 1945
  • “Elaine”, Story, 1945
  • “This Sandwich Has No Mayonnaise”, Esquire, Oct. 1945
  • “The Stranger”, Collier’s, Dec. 1, 1945
  • “I’m Crazy”, Collier’s, Dec. 22, 1945
  • “Slight Rebellion Off Madison”, New Yorker, Dec. 21, 1946
  • “A Young Girl in 1941 With No Waist At All”, Mademoiselle, May 1947
  • “The Inverted Forest”, Cosmopolitan, December 1947
  • “A Perfect Day for Bananafish”, New Yorker, Jan. 31, 1948
  • “A Girl I Knew”, Good Housekeeping, Feb. 1948
  • “Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut”, New Yorker, March 20, 1948
  • “Just Before the War With the Eskimos”, New Yorker, June 5, 1948
  • “Blue Melody”, Cosmopolitan, Sept. 1948
  • “The Laughing Man”, New Yorker, March 19, 1949
  • “Down at the Dinghy”, Harper’s, Apr. 1949
  • “For Esme With Love and Squalor”, New Yorker, Apr. 8, 1950
  • “Teddy”, New Yorker, Jan. 31, 1953
  • “Franny”, New Yorker, Jan. 29, 1955
  • “Raise High the Roof Beam, Carpenters”, New Yorker, Nov. 19, 1955
  • “Zooey”, New Yorker, May 4, 1957
  • “Seymour, An Introduction”, New Yorker, June 6, 1958
  • “Hopworth 16, 1924″, New Yorker, June 19, 1965