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

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 hamazinglasvegascomiccon.com/.

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

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.

NYCC Signing Schedule

Hey guys,
You can catch me in NYC all week for New York Comic Con at the following times and places.

Thursday
NYCC Preview Night Party – 8pm – Signing with Eric Wallace, Kyle Higgins, Sterling Gates, Mike Costa, and Brent Peeples – Jim Hanley’s Universe – 4 West 33rd St.

Friday
12pm – Image Comics Signing – with Rahsan Ekedal and Brent Peeples
1pm – #ComicMarket Tweet Up – Booth 1969
2pm – DC Comics Signing

Saturday
12:15pm – Image Comics Panel – Room 1A15
2:30pm – Dc Comics Dark/Edge Panel – Room 1A22
5pm – Image Comics Signing – with Rahsan Ekedal and Brent Peeples

Sunday
11am – Image Comics Signing – with Rahsan Ekedal and Brent Peeples
2pm – DC Comics Signing

There will also be an exclusive NYCC #comicmarket Variant cover of Last of the Greats #1 from LarrysComics.net, more information on his twitter account twitter.com/larryscomics.

See you all at the show!

j.

Where’m I Gonna Be?

I created a whole new contraction up there.

Okay, big couple of weeks with the release of I,VAMPIRE #1, IRON MAN 2.0 #9, and LAST OF THE GREATS #1 coming up. I’ll be appearing all over L.A., and would love to see some of you! Schedule as follows:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th
11am – 2pm Meltdown Comics w/ Mike Costa
5pm – 8pm Collector’s Paradise – Pasadena – w/ Mike Costa & Phillip Tan

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th
7pm – 10pm Golden Apple Comics w/ Kyle Higgins, Sterling Gates, Scott Lobdell, Bernard Chang, and more!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2nd
12pm – 2pm Emerald Knights Comics w/ Brian Buccellato, Norm Raspund, and Mike Costa

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5th
5pm – 8pm Corner Store Comics – Anaheim w/ Kyle Higgins, Brian Buccellato, and Mike Costa

Hope to see y’all at the shops, and make sure to check out all of the new books and scream your heads off about them!

j.

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON & ECHOES!

Hey folks!
Back again for another San Diego Comic-Con!  We’ll be premiering the collected edition of the ECHOES Hardcover from Top Cow/Minotaur Press with an ultra limited special edition made just for the show.  I’ll also have pages from my upcoming Image Comics series THE LAST OF THE GREATS (website here: www.thelastofthegreats.com) on hand to show off.  Plus, if you ask nicely, I may tell you who I may just be turning into a Vampire in I,Vampire from DC Comics.  (Clue his name rhymes with Duperdan.)

Anyways, on to the schedule!

WEDNESDAY JULY 20th
ECHOES SIGNING – Top Cow Booth – 7pm – 8pm

THURSDAY JULY 21st
ECHOES SIGNING – Top Cow Booth – 10am – 12pm
HORROR IN COMICS PANEL – Room 24ABC – 1:30pm – 2:30pm
SUPERMAN/BATMAN & iVAMPIRE SIGNING – DC COMICS – 4pm – 5pm
TUMOR SIGNING – Archaia Booth – 5pm – 5:45pm

FRIDAY JULY 22nd
ECHOES SIGNING – Top Cow Booth – 4pm – 6pm
EISNER AWARDS 8:30 till Wednesday Comics beats us!

SATURDAY JULY 23rd
TOP COW PANEL – 11:30am – 12:30pm
DC DARK PANEL – 12:45pm – 1:45pm
TUMOR SIGNING – Archaia Booth – 3:30 – 4:30
ECHOES SIGNING – Top Cow Booth – 5:30pm – 6:30pm

SUNDAY JULY 24th
ECHOES SIGNING – Top Cow Booth – 12pm – 2pm

Okay, that’s out of the way.

Also of note, there was a mix up in the order system for comic shops regarding the ECHOES HC.  There is a very good chance that your shop DID NOT order books, even if you requested one.  So, please, tell your local retailer that the book IS available, and will be in stores in August, and to place an order.

You can also mention that it was nominated for THREE Harvey Awards and that you think it’s awesome.

Thank you so much for reading, and looking forward to seeing y’all at the show!

j.
www.thefialkov.com

Busy Busy – Appearances Galore!

The next few weeks will be chock full of appearances for me. So, y’know, come say hello.

Appearances as follow:

April 23rd – Long Beach Comic Con – Fan Expo – 11am – TOP COW NOIR – Alongside Filip Sablik and Marc Bernardin – Afterwards, you’ll likely find me with artist Tony Fleecs shaking hands and kissing babies.

April 27th – Brave New World Comics – 5pm – 9pm – ECHOES #5 Release Signing

April 29th – May 1st – Anaheim Comic-Con – Artist Alley Table – Come Find Me!

May 7th – Collector’s Paradise - 11am – 2:30pm – SIGNING

May 7th – Meltdown Comics - 4:00pm – CHAMBERLAIN/FIALKOV – Graphic Noir Panel