Friday links

  • If you love book covers, chances are you're already familiar with the Casual Optimist, aka Daniel Wagstaff. If not, here's a good place to start: 50 Canadian book covers of note.
  • Paul Gorman has started work on his new book, Legacy: The Story of The Face.  I've been waiting for this news for a very long time.
  • "I begin tucking him into bed and he tells me, 'Daddy check for monsters under my bed.' I look underneath for his amusement and see him, another him, under the bed, staring back at me quivering and whispering, 'Daddy there’s somebody on my bed.'" … and other two-sentence horror stories on Reddit (a corner of the web I still don't entirely understand).
  • How having a baby made me learn to love Comic Sans. It's true, this does actually happen. It's most disconcerting.
  • The brains behind the excellent gov.org on why they don't have FAQs. Incredibly well-reasoned, and nice to see someone going against the usual "this is how it's usually done, so we'd better do it" approach to building big websites.
  • Orson Welles apologises for The War of the Worlds
  • Unbelievable "nail houses" around the world. Can't look at these pics without being reminded of *batteries not included, which I just found out was one of Brad Bird's early writing jobs. So now you know. 
  • Batman: Hoarder