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

Damn

It feels good to get work done again.  Cranked out outlines for a couple of projects today.  The fifth Vampi, and something else that's not been announced yet.  It's actually a pretty huge challenge for me not to work... I have so much rattling around my head that if I don't get some of it out and on paper daily it can feel like I'm going to burst. On the recommendation of Gary Dauberman and Brian Reed, I tried out Scrievner for the new project.   It's pretty good, although I'm not wild about th idea that you can't just use it for everything, as you still need to use a traditional word processor for formatting.  I need to play with it some more.  Far and away the best feature, though, is that I can stretch the program between my two screens, letting me do some slightly more complicated split screening then you can do with any other program I've found.   I love the idea of being organized, but rarely take the effort needed with my writing to do it... in theory Scrievner'll do a lot of the organizing for me.  We'll see I guess.

As I mentioned yesterday, I submitted a comic to Zuda Comics the other day, but I'd be flabbergasted if it was selected.  It's a strange little piece of expressionistic nightmare photo collage that's probably a bit text heavier than most people think of when they think comics, but, y'know, I'm a writer, so, there you go.  Once it gets rejected, I'll post it here, and you guys can let me know if it's worth continuing it.

My back... hmm.  It's better, in the sense that it's not as bad as it was, but, after taking what was my usual daily walk today, I was left shakey and nauseous.  But, considering that and the 6 or so hours I spent at my desk, I'm actually not in THAT much pain.  Of course, it could just be the painkillers blocking it out.

And finally, Gary, Tony, and I have launched a new website.  It's still in the process of being built, but, y'know, set your bookmarks to http://www.thesandwichkings.com