NYC & New Haven Schedule

Hey gang -
I’ve got a busy busy week in NYC coming up, including a day at the University of New Haven, so here’s the where’s and when’s.

7pm – Comic Book Club Live with Josh Williamson @ Fontana’s 105 Eldridge St, New York, NY

6:30pm – University of New Haven – Alumni Lounge in Bartels Campus Center – Talk and signing with Joshua Williamson

3:15pm – NYCC – ComiXology Panel – Room 1A08
4:30 – NYCC – Signing – ComiXology Booth

6:00pm – NYCC – Dark Horse Comics Signing

4:00pm – NYCC -Marvel Cup o’ Joe Panel

1:00pm – Marvel Signing – Marvel Comics Booth

Fairly limited appearances this time, and, of couse, feel free to bring any books to any signing, no matter the publisher.

See you this week!


San Diego Comic Con

Hey gang -
Long time, no-

Next week is San Diego Comic-Con, and I’ll be on a few panels, and signing at a few places. I’m only there for Friday through Sunday, so, my times are pretty limited.

12:30 pm – Marvel’s Ultimate Universe Panel – Room 6DE
5:00 pm – Surviving Collaboration – Tips and Tricks for Great Comics Collaborations – Room 30CDE
6:00 pm – Living Together: How Business and Creative Goals Can Align – Room 30CDE

2:00pm – Signing – Marvel Booth
3:00pm – Signing – Doctor Who – IDW Publishing Booth
6:00pm – Dissecting Brands: How do you know what Makes Batman Batman – Room 30CDE

1:00pm – Signing – Marvel Booth

Also don’t forget to pick up Ultimate Comics THE ULTIMATES and the HUNGER miniseries, which starts in two Wednesdays. And, a brand new creator owned series is going to be hitting the digital racks pretty soon. Be sure to follow me on Twitter or, y’know right here to find out more on all of that.

And that’s that. Hope to see you at the show!


C2E2 or Adventures in the Windy City

Hey gang -
I’ll be at C2E2 in Chicago this weekend. You can find me here:

Friday -
5pm – 6pm – Marvel Signing

12pm – Marvel Signing
2pm – Superior Spider-Panel (Room W474)

12:45pm – Writing for Comics with Comics Experience (Room W470B)
2:45pm – Marvel’s Next Big Thing Panel (Room W471)

See you in Chicago!


GONE AWAY… On Signings and Conventions and Funereal Duties

The next month or so, I’m hitting the road for a BUNCH of events, most of them to celebrate the end of I, Vampire.

Celebrate might not be the word I mean.

First, on April 24th, I’ll be signing at both Mayhem Comics locations, joined by my LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT collaborator (and genius of many trades) Phil Hester. 11am – 1pm I’ll be at the Ames store, and then 4pm till whenever people stop showing up, I’ll be at the Des Moines store. My parents live in Des Moines, so, y’know, make sure to tell them how awesome I am so that stop telling me that I should go to Law School.

Then, I’ll be C2E2 signing and panelling with the Marvel folk, as well as joining Comics Experience maestro Andy Schmidt for a Writing Comics Panel. More info forthcoming, including signing times and all that.

Next up is Free Comic Book Day. I’ll join the gang at Metropolis Comics in Bellflower, CA from 10am till 1pm, and I’ll have some great folk like Tone Rodriguez, the Houghton Brothers, Rob Worley, Shannon Denton, and more fun and surprises. I have some ultra rare old comics of mine that I found recently, that might just be coming along to be given out for free. So come by!

And then, the amazing gang at Collector’s Paradise in Winnetka are having a Wake for I, Vampire. We’re still in the planning stages, but it’s going to be an, ahem, Irish style wake, with drinks and music, and stories that’ll curl your toes. That’s going to be on Saturday, May 11th in the evening. More details forthcoming.

And WAAAY off in June, I’ll be at the Amazing Las Vegas Comic-Con, including teaching some writing classes. More info forthcoming at

That’s the big stuff, so keep your schedules open, and I’ll see you there!


The Story…

Hey guys,

Just a quick note to confirm what everyone knows, I am no longer the writer of GLC and Red Lanterns for DC Comics. There were editorial decisions about the direction of the book that conflicted with the story I was hired to tell, and I felt that it was better to let DC tell their story the way they want. I’m grateful for the opportunity and I’ll miss working with the entire Green Lantern team.

This was not an easy decision to make emotionally or financially, but, I’m sure it was the right decision for both me, and for the Green Lantern books. The outpouring of support, your kind words and well wishes means so much to me and my family.

In the meantime, I’ll be writing ALPHA: BIG TIME and THE ULTIMATES over at Marvel, and THE DEVILLERS at Dynamite. I’ve got a couple more projects in the works, so stay tuned.

Thanks again,

So Many Questions – Ask Me Stuff

Hey folks,

So, I tend to get lots of e-mails with writing questions.  I also tend to not blog enough.  So, I’m going to combine the two into one.  If YOU have a question you want answered, e-mail

Here’s the first one, from Mike P.

I am an aspiring writer, and have a hit a little roadblock. The ideas and characters in my head are not translating well when being put on paper. I am using a “snowflake method” right now to gather my ideas, and they are far away from what I originally imagined. Is it best for me to continue writing these characters and story, or go back to a point where I was happier with who they were, and start over again?

Hey Mike -

Writer’s Block (or being trapped in a story, which is roughly the same thing) comes from one place only. Something is wrong in the previous construction.
Think of it like building a house.  If the foundation is wrong, the walls aren’t going to be straight, no matter how long you stand on it.   We’re told stories constantly from birth, and have an instinctive understanding of structure.  It’s how we know when a punchline is coming in a joke, or how far we are in a movie or TV show.  We’ve seen enough media by the time we’re ten years old to understand basic structure.  Especially if you want to grow up to be a writer.
So, look, I can’t tell you if you should abandon the project/characters or not, but, I would say, take a few steps back and look at the big picture to figure out what’s ‘off.’



Hey gang -

I’ll be heading out to New York Comic Con this week.  I’m still working through my back injury (which you know about from my twitter, right?) so I’m going to only have extremely limited signing times.

As follows:

Friday – Noon – DC Comics Signing

Saturday – 11am – DC Comics Signing

Saturday – Noon – DC Comics New 52 Panel

Sunday – 2:45 – Dynamite Comics Panel

I’ll be announcing a new project at the Dynamite Comics Panel, but aside from that, it should be business as usual.  Hope to see you at the show!



Harvey Awards & SDCC!

Hey folks,
No small thanks to you guys, ECHOES was once again nominated for a slew of Harvey Awards. If you’re a comics professional you can vote for us (and a bunch of my friends including Justin Jordan, Jeff Lemire, Francesco Francavilla, Nate Edmondson, and Mark Waid (although, not against me) and this link:

And of course, San Diego Comic-Con is upon us again, and, I’ll be there, signing and spouting off.

As of now, the plan is the following:

11:30 am – DC DARK Panel
4pm – DC Entertainment Signing – I, VAMPIRE
7pm – Comics & Magic Panel
8pm Onward – CBLDF Party

1pm – Horror on the Printed Page Panel
4pm – Top Cow Signing – ECHOES
10am – Tricketer Symposium (Tickets and info here:
4pm – Comics Experience Writing Panel
7pm – Comics Experience Advanced Writing Panel

11am – IDW Publishing Signing – DOCTOR WHO
2pm – DC Comics – I,VAMPIRE


I’m pretty sure I’ll be adding more as the week approaches, so be sure to follow me on Twitter @joshfialkov or keep checking the Blog which I’ll do my best to update.

Have a great San Diego and thanks of reading,




Hey folks!
This weekend I’ll be joining the extremely talented quartet of Ed Brubaker, Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, and Sonia Oback (as well as some guy named ‘Kyle Higgins’, who I’ve heard nothing but bad things about) at Collector’s Paradise in Winnetka, CA.  This will also be my daughter’s first signing event, so, please come by from 12 till 3 to watch me chase my kid around and occasionally sign books.

Next weekend is the second annual Long Beach Comic Expo.  This is a small one day show that’s a part of the bigger Long Beach Comic Con that happens around Halloween.

This year, I’ll be hosting TWO workshops with friend, collaborator, and all around smart guy, Rob Levin.  These Seminars last two hours, have extremely limited seating, and will cover how to break into comics and what to do once you’re there.

Each individual seminar costs $45 (including admission to the show), or you can do BOTH seminars for a paltry $55.  That’s a full day of intimate knowledge from two veterans of the indie and mainstream comic world.  More info, and sign up here:

Please feel free to repost, forward, tweet, or facebook about the seminars.

Thanks for reading and see you folks in a few weeks!