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.

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

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

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

Friday
6:00pm – NYCC – Dark Horse Comics Signing

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

Sunday
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!

j.

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.

Friday
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

Saturday
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

Sunday
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!

j.
www.thefialkov.com

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

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

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

See you in Chicago!

j.

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,
j.

NYCC

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!

j.

 

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: www.harveyawards.org/

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:

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

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

SUNDAY
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,

j.
www.thefialkov.com

 

FCBD & LONG BEACH COMIC EXPO – WRITER’S SEMINARS!

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: longbeachcomiccon.com/buy-tickets.php

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

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

j.
www.thefialkov.com

Long Beach Comic Expo – Workshops Announced!

Hey folks,
Similar to last years two hour workshop with Mark Waid, I’m going to be hosting a couple of them for the show, this time with editor, writer, and gentleman extraordinaire, Rob Levin. Here’s the press release with details and you can buy seats in the class at this link.

Long Beach Comic Expo Announces Workshops!

Fialkov and Levin to Host In-Depth Seminars

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 20, 2012. Long Beach Comic Con presents the Comic Expo on May 12th at the Long Beach Convention Center with special workshops by critically-acclaimed writer Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, Vampire, Last of the Greats, Doctor Who, Echoes) and veteran writer/editor Rob Levin (7 Days From Hell, Abbatoir).

Fialkov and Levin will be hosting two seminars on May 12th. The first one is titled ‘Intro to Careers in Comics’ and will last for 2 intense hours. This session will feature the art of breaking in, the process of writing, finding collaborators and getting your book made. The second 2 hour workshop will be titled ‘Advanced Careers in Comics’ and will provide an in-depth look at the business side of writing and producing comic books. Advance registration is required and there is an additional fee. Seating is extremely limited to only thirty people and tickets are available on the website now (www.longbeachcomiccon.com).

“Rob and I have twenty years combined experience in the comics business, and we’re thrilled for the chance to share our years with another great crop of Long Beach Comic Expo attendees.” said Joshua Hale Fialkov (Eisner, Harvey, and Emmy nominated writer of the graphic novels ECHOES, TUMOR, ELK’S RUN, and the LAST OF THE GREATS).

“When we decided to add programming to the one day Comic Expo, we were thrilled with the response from both the creative community and the attendees. Having the chance to collaborate with industry veterans like Josh and Rob on programming is one of the biggest perks of my job.” said Phil Lawrence, Director of the Long Beach Comic Con.

For a complete list of events, guests, activities, ticket prices and times, visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com.Tickets for Long Beach Comic Expo are on sale now through the website and will also be available at many Southern California comic book and hobby shops, including WSS Shoe Stores and their Geeky Mamma stores.

Harvey Awards Deadline

Hey folks,
Just a quick reminder that quite a few of my books are eligible for the Harvey Awards. If you’re an eligible voter (comics professionals of all ilks) I’d greatly appreciate your votes. My (and my collaborators) are eligible in the following categories:

BEST WRITER
Joshua Hale Fialkov – Echoes, Last of the Greats, I,Vampire

BEST ARTIST
Andrea Sorrentino – I,Vampire
Brent Peeples – Last of the Greats
Rahsan Ekedal – Echoes

BEST LETTERER
Troy Peteri – Echoes, Last of the Greats

BEST INKER
Matthew Waite – Last of the Greats

BEST COLORIST
Mirka Andolfo – Last of the Greats
Marcelo Maiolo – I,Vampire

BEST COVER ARTIST
Brent Peeples – Last of the Greats
Rahsan Ekedal – Echoes
Jenny Frison – I,Vampire

MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT
Brent Peeples – Last of the Greats

BEST NEW SERIES
I, Vampire – DC Comics
Last of the Greats – Image Comics

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES
Echoes – Top Cow Productions
Last of the Greats – Image Comics
I, Vampire – DC Comics

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM – PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED
Echoes – Top Cow Productions

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY
Echoes #5 – Top Cow
I, Vampire #1 – DC Comics

SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION
Echoes – Top Cow

Feel free to vote for any or all of those with the form at this link: harveyawards.org/2012ballot/Harvey_2012_nom_ballot.txt

Voting ends on Monday.

Thanks as always,

j.
www.thefialkov.com