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

Making the Pitch

I'll let you guys in on a secret. I fucking hate writing pitches. I tend to write things with serpentine plots and as much depth as possible. Taking hundee and fifty pages and compressing it down into two or thee pages of text, and effectively representing the tone and feel of that massive work is difficult for even the most seasoned guys I've met. For me... it's like punishment from God. I've been working on this particular pitch for literally months. Trying to perfect it, and get it just right... that balance between character, theme, and plot has continually eluded me. Well tonight, with the help of good buddy James Patrick, I think I've finally come damn close to getting it right. It's got that perfect balance of taut plotting, strong characterization, theme, and mood.

In other words, for the first time in my life, I'm actually proud of a pitch I wrote.

Now to see what everyone else says.