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.

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.

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.

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.

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

WONDERCON

Hey folks,
This weekend I’ll be in Anaheim at Wondercon. I’ll be set up alongside Convention pal Tony Fleecs at Artist Alley Table 12 all weekend. Additionally, you can spot me here:

Friday
3pm Signing @ DC Comics

Saturday
10:30am Hosting the Spotlight on Richard Starkings Panel
1pm DC Comics Panel
2pm Signing @ DC Comics
4pm MTV Geek Panel

Sunday
12:30 Hosting the Spotlight on Steve Niles Panel
4pm Signing @ DC Comics

I’ll have advance copies of the Last of the Greats TPB on hand, as well, as ECHOES, TUMOR, DOCTOR WHO, and of course I,VAMPIRE!

See you this weekend!

j.

www.thefialkov.com