Birthday Updates from Fialkov -- PUNKS the COMIC Summer Special #1 Featuring 48 pages of Abe, Fist, Skull, and Dog fighting aliens (occassionally) and punching things in the balls (mostly) will be unleashed to finer comic stores everywhere on Wednesday, August 29th. Been described by Warren Ellis as "One of the best singles of the year." We've sent out PDF previews to several media outlets, but if you were somehow missed and would like to review/interview/fawn/despise us/it e-mail me back and we'll get you the PDF.
We're still working on organizing festivities to celebrate the book's release, but, we do know for sure that the first one will be at House of Secrets Comics in Burbank from 5 to 7 when I myself will dance the dance of "Thank the sweet lord Zekapraka the book finally came out." It's... embarassing to say the least. The dancing that is. House of Secrets and more info about them can be found here: http://www.artoffiction.com/.
PUNKS was also featured in the first new issue of TRIPWIRE magazine with an exclusive three page never before paid for three page story (it's actually a reprint of the Free Comic Book Day story.) The magazine is actually a great time, so, go and check it out at your finer comic and magazine retailers.
More info on PUNKS is of course available at http://www.punksthecomic.com and if you forgot to order it, you can still place an order at your local comic shop using order #MAY07 3402.
By the by, there will be a Winter Solstice issue in Previews in a few months. Keep your eyes peeled for PUNKS THE COMIC CHRISTACULAR SPECIAL #1. The cover is up on my blog if you like that sort of thing. http://www.joshuahalefialkov.com. -- Vampirella Quarterly is still humming nicely along. The second issue of the series is out this week with multiple covers galore, and stunning art from Stephen Segovia. This guy quite simply one of the best artists working today, so take a look now so that when he's making Batman explode The Joker you can say you knew him when. More info on Vampi at www.vampirella.com
-- MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS has a story by me with art by Chris Moeller in one of the upcoming issues. I think it's the one in next months Previews. It's an Outlaw Kid story and it is so freakin' awesome. Order number, etc., to follow once I have them. Thanks to Andy and John for making my weird Marvel Western dreams come true! -- I also have a story in the GENE SIMMONS HOUSE OF HORROR #2 Horror anthology from IDW Publishing. Drawn by the awesome Andy Kuhn, It's available for pre-order NOW with order #AUG07 3771
-- The FUTURE of GRAPHIC LITERATURE is a panel held at the Los Angeles Public Library's Central Library in Downtown L.A. at the end of September. Scheduled to appear along with me, are Mark Waid (of well... y'know... everything), Ross RIchie (of Boom Studios), Christos Gage (of Marvel/Wildstorm fame), Kazu Kibuishi (of Flight), and Tony Fleecs (of In My Lifetime and a couple of cool unannounced projects), It'll be a long form discussion of the future of comics by a bunch of people who not only work in it, but work in radically different aspects of the business. We're still finalizing details, but it looks like there'll be a little 'mini-con' afterwards wherein we'll all sign and sell books. A good time for all.
A press release, etc. will follow shortly. -- Of course, don't forget Elk's Run (available at finer book, comic, and online retailers), Postcards (also the same), and keep checking the blog for more news etc.
Thanks for reading,