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

PR: Punks Creators Write Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PR: PUNKS THE COMIC CREATORS SEND OUT PRESS RELEASE ANNOUNCING BOOK RELEASE

Los Angeles, CA - In the wee hours of Sunday morning, Punks co-creator Joshua Hale Fialkov decided to put together a press release announcing the shipping to comic shops and forthcoming release of PUNKS THE COMIC SUMMER SPECIAL #1.

“Well, Independent Comics are a tough racket... sort of like how it used to be at the Pictures, or in Stalinist Russia, y’know?  Lots of heavy labor and all you get is an affair of Mamie Van Doren and a kick up the bum.”  Fialkov said.  “So, with Digital Webbing releasing PUNKS THE COMIC this Wendesday, August 29th, and with independent comics being what they are, I thought a good Press Releasing was in order.”

The Press Release is the fiftieth or sixtieth Fialkov has written, and PUNKS co-creator Chamberlain thinks it’s a fine one.  “I figure by now, Josh had better know what he’s doing. Sure, he had some misfires, like ‘HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS COLD SORES IN PREVIEWS NOW!’ and ‘COMICS CREATOR ENCOURAGES CHILDREN TO EAT PASTE!’, but, after all of that, Josh has really learned the fine art of Press Release writing.”

The Press Release intends to make sarcastic fun of both Press Releases and independent comic creators so desperate for attention they’ll literally do anything.  One is reminded of the ‘BUY MY COMICS OR I’LL EAT THIS BABY’ headline that soured the entire Press Release industry last year.  However, in an ironic twist, this press release will also be a desperate plea to get attention for Fialkov and Chamberlain’s own independent comic book PUNKS THE COMIC which has been described by Warren Ellis as “One of the Best Singles of the Year.”  It has also been proven to cure genital warts.

To celebrate this press release, Fialkov will be holding a party at Burbank, California’s own HOUSE OF SECRETS COMICS from 5 to 7pm on Wednesday August 29th.  More information on the party can be found here: http://www.hoarseandbuggy.com/blog/?p=683

More information on PUNKS THE COMIC can be found by visiting the website at http;//www.punksthecomic.com -- ABOUT THIS PRESS RELEASES AUTHOR: Joshua Hale Fialkov has written Press Releases for Hoarse and Buggy Productions, SSS Comics, Common Sense RC, Robot Love Trade, Inc., Poop McPoopface Enterprises

ABOUT PUNKS THE COMIC: Punks the Comic is the dadadist sitcomic that’s taking the world by storm, at least by independent comic terms.  It’s available at finer comic shops everywhere this Wednesday, August 29th.  You can read a five page preview online here: http://blog.digitalwebbing.com/2007/08/24/punks-summer-special-preview/

ABOUT THE CREATORS: Joshua Hale Fialkov is the Harvey Award Nominated creator of Elk’s Run, Western Tales of Terror, and writer of Vampriella and Cyblade,  Kody Chamberlain is beloved artist of 30 Days of Night: Bloodsucker Tales, Harper Collins’ forthcoming Beowulf Graphic Novel, and a virtual cavalcade of forthcoming projects.  They don’t live together, but if they did, they’d fight light cats and dogs.

ABOUT THE COMIC SHOP HOLDING OUR RELEASE PARTY: House of Secrets is Burbank’s finest comic establishment, with the finest selection of Silver Age and Modern books in the San Fernando Valley.  Their staff is friendly and well groomed, and the store is not scary for girlfriends or wives.  They’re located at W. 1930 Olive Ave. and can be found online at http://www.artoffiction.com.

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