Joshua Hale Fialkov

Purveyor of sheer awesomeness.

Joshua Hale Fialkov is the Harvey, Eisner, and Emmy Award nominated writer of graphic novels, animation, video games, film, and television, including:

THE LIFE AFTER, THE BUNKER, PUNKS, ELK'S RUN, TUMOR, ECHOES, KING, PACIFIC RIM, THE ULTIMATES, I, VAMPIRE, and JEFF STEINBERG CHAMPION OF EARTH. He's also written for NBC's CHICAGO MED and SYFY's upcoming INCORPORATED.

Photograph by Heidi Ryder

 

Joshua Hale Fialkov is the Eisner, Harvey, and Emmy Award nominated writer of Comics, Graphic Novels, Television, Video Games, Animation, and Web Content best known for his work on the graphic novels ELK'S RUN, TUMOR, ECHOES, and THE BUNKER as well as his work on the acclaimed I, VAMPIRE series for DC Comics. He's also written the ULTIMATES and the blockbuster CATACLYSM event for Marvel Comics.

He has worked as the writer in residence at video game studio The Workshop. Several of his creations are in development as feature films and television series. He lives in Los Angeles with his librarian/author wife and his extremely adorable daughter.

FILM/TV/ANIMATION/INTERACTIVE

THE BUNKER (Lionsgate Television) - Writer/Co-Creator/EP - Television project based on an original graphic novel series by the author, currently in development with Sam Raimi and Nathan Kahane Executive Producing, pilot by Joshua Hale Fialkov, Joe Henderson - Showrunner

UNANNOUNCED ANIMATED SERIES (Legendary Pictures/Film Roman) - Writer - Multiple Episodes of limited, premiere animated series, Greg Weisman - Showrunner

UNANNOUNCED FREE TO PLAY FIRST PERSON SHOOTER (The Workshop) - Writer - Video Game Project -  World development, character building, dialogue, and in game text for ambitious new First Person Shooter - Coming 2016.

THE TEST (SyFy) - Co-Creator - Television project based on graphic novel co-created by the author. 

LG15: THE RESISTANCE (EQAL, Inc.) - Executive Producer & Head Writer - Cult hit online drama series. Syndicated across YouTube, Hulu, Veoh, Daily Motion, and Amazon, accumulating over a million views during the course of the season.

AFRO SAMURAI: RESURRECTION (Gonzo) - Writer - Final script pass on Emmy Nominated animated property starring Samuel L. Jackson.

INFECTED (RHI) - Co-Writer - Wrote first draft of approximately $6m budgeted feature length TV Movie, starring Judd Nelson and Isabella Rossellini

NOTABLE GRAPHIC NOVELS AND COMIC BOOKS

THE BUNKER  (Velouria Shines, Inc. / Oni Press)  - Writer/Co-Creator - Original Creator Owned Series. Originally released digitally, becoming the top selling self-published project on ComiXology, and USA Today's pick for Best Digital Comic.  Currently in development for television at Lionsgate with Sam Raimi and Nathan Kahane producing, with the pilot by the author.

THE LIFE AFTER (Oni Press) - Writer/Co-Creator - Original Creator Owned Series. Named one of the best debuts of 2014 by over a dozen critics. 

PUNKS THE COMIC (Image Comics) - Writer and Co-Creator - Underground sensation comic book series that has appeared in the acclaimed British magazine Tripwire as well as its own comic format magazine. Previously in development by MTV and SPIKE TV

SPIDER-MAN (Marvel Comics) - Writer of several stories featuring Spider-man including a story in the 50th Anniversary issue, ALPHA: BIG TIME, and the SPIDER-MAN: WHO AM I digital graphic novel. 

THE ULTIMATES (Marvel Comics) - Writer of the Ultimates, Ultimate X-Men, and Ultimate FF, as well as a writer of the ULTIMATES CATACLYSM event alongside  Brian Michael Bendis

ECHOES (Top Cop Productions) - Writer/Creator - Original Creator Owned Series nominated for seven HARVEY AWARDS including Best Series, Best Writer, and Best Single Issue.

I,VAMPIRE (DC Comics) - Writer - Relaunch of classic DC Property I,Vampire as part of the NEW 52 initiative. Frequently named one of "The Best of the New 52"

LAST OF THE GREATS (Image Comics) - Writer/Creator - Alternate History Superhero Mini-Series from Image Comics.

TUMOR (Archaia Comics) - Writer/Co-Creator - The first original graphic novel and the number one best selling graphic novel for two years on the Amazon Kindle. Nominated for BEST COLLECTED EDITION Eisner and Harvey Awards. Currently in Development as a feature film.

ELK’S RUN (Villard Books/Random House Publishing) - Writer - Nominated for seven Harvey Awards including Best Writer, Best New Talent, and Best Series. Film adaptation currently in Development. Tenth Anniversary coming in November from Oni Press.

CYBLADE (Comic Book Series - Top Cow Productions) - Writer - Winner of the inaugural Pilot Season program at Top Cow, wherein readers vote for which book becomes a series. Acquired over 1.5 million votes via Myspace.

ALIBI (Comic Book Pilot - Top Cow Productions) - Writer - Participant in the 2nd Annual Pilot Season program at Top Cow, currently in development as a feature film.

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE

Ten years film and television production experience in both narrative and reality, in all departments, including Production Coordinator, Production Designer, Script Supervisor, Grip/Electric, Sound Department, Writer, Director, and Executive Producer.

Fifteen years publishing experience in both the comic book, mainstream, and online fields.

Fifteen years creative services experience including marketing development, project management, budgeting, and planning for publishing, interactive entertainment.

Five years foreign language localization experience including both Manga and Anime.

Five years Video Game concept development for various publishers. Specific focus on developing character, story, and gameplay mechanics.

CLIENT LIST

Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics, The Workshop, THQ, Midway Entertainment, Gore Verbinski's Blind Wink Productions, EQAL Inc., St. Martin’s Press, Random House Publishing, Del Rey Manga, Seven Seas Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Tor Books, Dabel Brothers Productions, Archaia Studios Press, Top Cow Productions, and Harris Publishing.

EDUCATION

BFA in Writing and Directing for the Stage and Screen, minor in Audio Production - Emerson College

Represented by Eric Reid of William Morris Endeavor Agency - ereid@wmeentertainment.com - 310-248-2000 and Ava Jamshidi of Industry Entertainment - ava@industryentertainment.com - 323-964-9210.