Tacobell Run

Tacobell Run

Tacobell Run,
originally uploaded by Joshua Hale Fialkov.

Tony and I decided to take part in the free taco day thing from Taco
Bell, and to do it in typical Josh and Tony adventure style. We made
it to five Taco Bells within the Free Taco window, and managed to
stop at a Target to buy Guitar Hero III for my Wii as well. It was
epic, it was wonderful. It was like Rocky I, II, and III.

The Wedding

As you can see from the charming pictures of Christina and I with our officiant, Charles Phoenix (www.charlesphoenix.com) the wedding was a whole lot of fun. We had folks in from across the globe (Australia! Canada! Paris!) and from all around the country (Des Moines! Pittsburgh! DC!) and a good time was had by all.

I’m still debating about whether or not to put up more pictures from the day (I try and keep the personal life stuff as separate as possible from the blog stuff, after all) so let me know if you want to see more.

j.

TheList for 10-17-07

Hey Gang,

Just a quick word as the week of my nuptials bears down on me. We get married this weekend in Encino, and lots of friends and family are flying in, so I’m about to do a nice disappearing act for all of those not in the flesh for the next few days. Before I do, here’s a quick look at what’s going on.

First off, on the wedding kick, we made a comic book as a hand out for our guests, and got an amazing bunch of guys to contribute. Elk’s Run’s Noel Tuazon did an amazing job on the bulk of the pages, with a quick section of my Postcards collaborator Micah Farritor’s work, and good friend Tony Fleecs put the thing together. Add to that it’s wrapped in the above beautiful cover by Phil Hester. Keep checking the blog, as we’re doing a giveaway of a few copies of this extremely limited comic. It’s like if Elk’s Run wasn’t a miserable adventure in death and family.

Next up, over at Newsarama.com, John Siuntres’s Word Balloon podcast has been posted, and it’s the first of two parts of the Library Panel with myself, Mark Waid, Kazu Kibuishi, Christos Gage, Ross Richie, and Tony Fleecs. The panel was great, and relistening to it makes me feel pretty confident that it was a worthwhile endeavor for all involved. Special thanks to Dan Dupill from the LAPL for helping to set the whole thing up. Here’s the full story.

Also, this week in stores, from IDW Gene Simmons House of Horrors #2 featuring a story by me drawn by the inimitable Andy Kuhn. I saw his original pages back at Comic Con, and they were absolutely amazing. Do yourself (and us) a favor and pick up a copy.

Finally, in somewhat bizarre news, a movie I wrote is actually on its way from Mark’s and my pens (through some unknown Canadian rewrite guys) to the small screen. The movie’s gone from being called They’re Among Us to The Hatching (which I mistook for The Hutching, assuming it had something to do with vertical storage) and seems to possibly have at least something to do with what Mark and I originally wrote so many months ago. Best of all, it stars Isabella Rossellini and Judd Nelson. (I hope there’s a walking away/fist pump/freeze frame at the end, but I doubt I’m that lucky.) God knows how the thing’ll turn out, but, at the very least, I’m proud to cause each of you pain on a Saturday night in the near future. Here’s the PR on the movie.

That’ll do it for me. Thanks for reading, and see y’all in a week or two. Keep checking the blog and the Twitter if you’d like to watch my descent into insanity during my final week of pre-marital bliss.

Cheers,

j.

Oh yeah, I wrote a TV movie.

Mark and I wrote the first draft, and then it was handed off to some other guys who wrote the shooting draft, so it’s very likely the movie has very little to do with what we wrote (there’s already a few characters listed in the release below that I can’t place.)  Anyways, here ya go.

Northern Stars – News

Cameras roll for Theyre Among Us
by David WiserOctober 10 2007 – Montréal, Québec – Principal photography on the Muse Entertainment MOW production Theyre Among Us has started in Montréal. The frightening tale of alien invasion stars Gil Bellows and Maxim Roy.

What makes this movie different is that the story isnt about an alien invasion from some distant, strange world, but an invasion from within. Literally. Theyre Among Us — directed by Adam Weissman and produced by Irene Litinsky and François Sylvestre — brings the aliens down to earth.

Bellows plays Ben Moosher, an unlikely hero with a dead-end job and a broken heart. Roy plays his ex, Lisa, an ambitious reporter. But when they find themselves in the middle of an alien conspiracy where humans are being poisoned and impregnated with Alien larvae, the pair must put their past behind them and work together to save mankind.

The television feature guest stars Isabella Rossellini as Karla, the editor of the newspaper where Lisa and Ben work, and Judd Nelson as Malcolm, a friendly alien who helps the couple fight his own kind.

They’re Among Us will be broadcast in Canada on SuperChannel and distributed internationally by RHI Entertainment. Based on the story by Thomas Schnauz The X-Files the script was written by Joshua Hale Fialkov and Mark Wheaton along with writing partners Christian Ford and Roger Soffer. Adam Weissman took time out to say, “heres so much talent contributing to this film, both in front of and behind the camera. If a smart and stylish science fiction thriller is your kind of movie, Theyre Among Us will be one to watch”

The film shoots in Montréal until October 27th.

Please note: This movie satisfies a personal goal of having my name appear relatively close to Judd Nelson’s.  Go Judd Nelson!

Somebody’s Getting Married

Wedding Comic
by Phil Hester, Colors and design by Tony Fleecs.

This weekend comes that day of days, my wedding. From all corners of the globe (Australia! Canada! Glendora!) come my family and friends. For those who don’t know, my wife-to-be, aside from being totally and completely awesome, is also a memorabilia collector, specifically for one actress, Ann Dvorak. She’s been the webmistress of www.anndvorak.com for years, and is in the process of writing an in depth biography of her, ten years of research driving it all. So, it’s a huge treat for her that we’re getting married in Ann’s backyard.

The only house Ann ever really called home is the site of the wedding, the current owners kindly allowing us to bring 150 of our closest friends and relatives (although, predominantly relatives) to the beatuiful secluded property hidden away in Encino.

So, keep us in your thoughts this weekend, and forgive my week long disappearance.

When I return, I’ll be a different (and better) man.

Cheers.

j.