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.

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The DC Farewells

As DC leaves it's long native home of New York City, everyone is going through their tearful goodbyes.  I figured, I might as well add one.

I love DC Comics. I learned to read by reading them, I learned what was cool by seeing what I wasn't allowed to read, and, I launched the real second part of my career there. Getting to work on those characters is an honor.  I got to follow in the footsteps of all the terrific people who came before, the brilliant writers and artists who made characters into icons, and, more importantly, icons into characters.

A lot of talk has been made about how moving to Burbank is a fresh start for DC, and, I really hope it is.  The characters they control are the most important piece of mainstream comics. Marvel has made up ground, but, other than Spider-Man, the Hulk, and maybe the X-Men, there was little to know widespread knowledge of those characters prior to the launch of Iron Man.  Superman, Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Flash, and Green Arrow, plus the Joker, Lex Luthor, The Penguin, Catwoman, Braniac, oh and don't forget, Lois Lane, Jimmy Olson, Alfred Pennyworth, and on and on.  Those characters are known by my mom, who for the record thought I was writing "Mickey Mouse stories" for the first half decade of my career.  

The people in charge of DC hold the reigns to the most powerful gateway drug on earth.  My four year old knew Superman and Wonder Woman and Batman by the time she could talk, and not just because I work in comics.  Her friends at school love the characters.  An entire generation of kids are literally ripe for the picking to bring them into comics.  

If the New 52 launch taught us anything it's that people want to read comics.  It also taught us that if the content isn't there to back up the medium, it doesn't matter how cool people think folded paper with staples in the middle are. 

I want DC Comics to do great things, and maybe, this time, they will. 

 

To the writers...

I've got some bad news, writers.  In comics, the artist works harder than we do.  On a simple one to one basis, they just plain work harder.  A writer can easily write a script a week (or at least, should be able to.) An artist has to spend an entire month on the art.  That's a 1:4 ratio.  That means that when there's money to be had, the artist deserves to be paid first.  You, as a writer, can take other jobs.  You can have a day job and still do your job.  An artist, delivering on a monthly book, 99.9% of the time, can't.  It might be 'your idea' and you might have spent 'months researching it' but, this is a collaborative art.  It's a partnership.  You and your artist are married, but, as unequal partners.  You can sleep around with other artists, they're stuck only with you.  

And. They. Should. Be. Paid. For. That. Loyalty.

I've heard a few stories from a few friends who are in situations where there's an advance or a page rate and the writer takes 50% leaving the artist with their 'fair' share, which is not enough money to actually live on AND execute the project.  I was shocked BOTH times, but I suppose I shouldn't be.  

Everyone THINKS they work hard.  Hell, I think I work hard. I'm writing 5 creator owned series, a work for hire comic series, plus working on a tv show and a cartoon series.  And y'know what? I still have more free time than any of my collaborators.  

Should everyone profit from the collaboration, absolutely, but, advances and page rates those are not profits. Those are costs.  Those are the hard costs of the sacrifice your partners are making in order to complete the project.  Do I wish I could get paid up front for my creator owned work? Absolutely.  But you know what I prefer?  My partners making a living wage that allows them to actually MAKE THE BOOKS. 

Caveat, obviously, every situation is different, and in full disclosure, on one of my books, there is no page rate, and the profits are minimal, and the artist and I split that money 50/50, but it's by agreement, not by greed.  Y'see, we've always treated each other fairly, so when we saw what the financial outlook of the book is we had a conversation about it.  I didn't just decide to take that money.  

Long story short. Don't be an asshole. Appreciate that your partners are undoubtedly working as hard, more likely, harder than you are, and give them the support and love they deserve. 

ADDENDUM: The same goes for colorists, inkers, letterers, and, yes, even editors. We are slugs compared to the lives of almost all of our collaborators. Except for publishers.  They're lazy fat cats. Maybe not all of them. 

NYC & New Haven Schedule

Hey gang -I’ve got a busy busy week in NYC coming up, including a day at the University of New Haven, so here’s the where’s and when’s.

Tuesday 7pm - Comic Book Club Live with Josh Williamson @ Fontana’s 105 Eldridge St, New York, NY

Wednesday 6:30pm - University of New Haven - Alumni Lounge in Bartels Campus Center - Talk and signing with Joshua Williamson

Thursday 3:15pm - NYCC - ComiXology Panel - Room 1A08 4:30 - NYCC - Signing - ComiXology Booth

Friday 6:00pm - NYCC - Dark Horse Comics Signing

Saturday 4:00pm - NYCC -Marvel Cup o’ Joe Panel

Sunday 1:00pm - Marvel Signing - Marvel Comics Booth

Fairly limited appearances this time, and, of couse, feel free to bring any books to any signing, no matter the publisher.

See you this week!

j.

San Diego Comic Con

Hey gang -Long time, no-

Next week is San Diego Comic-Con, and I'll be on a few panels, and signing at a few places. I'm only there for Friday through Sunday, so, my times are pretty limited.

Friday 12:30 pm - Marvel's Ultimate Universe Panel - Room 6DE 5:00 pm - Surviving Collaboration - Tips and Tricks for Great Comics Collaborations - Room 30CDE 6:00 pm - Living Together: How Business and Creative Goals Can Align - Room 30CDE

Saturday 2:00pm - Signing - Marvel Booth 3:00pm - Signing - Doctor Who - IDW Publishing Booth 6:00pm - Dissecting Brands: How do you know what Makes Batman Batman - Room 30CDE

Sunday 1:00pm - Signing - Marvel Booth

Also don't forget to pick up Ultimate Comics THE ULTIMATES and the HUNGER miniseries, which starts in two Wednesdays. And, a brand new creator owned series is going to be hitting the digital racks pretty soon. Be sure to follow me on Twitter or, y'know right here to find out more on all of that.

And that's that. Hope to see you at the show!

j. www.thefialkov.com

The Story...

Hey guys, Just a quick note to confirm what everyone knows, I am no longer the writer of GLC and Red Lanterns for DC Comics. There were editorial decisions about the direction of the book that conflicted with the story I was hired to tell, and I felt that it was better to let DC tell their story the way they want. I'm grateful for the opportunity and I'll miss working with the entire Green Lantern team.

This was not an easy decision to make emotionally or financially, but, I'm sure it was the right decision for both me, and for the Green Lantern books. The outpouring of support, your kind words and well wishes means so much to me and my family.

In the meantime, I'll be writing ALPHA: BIG TIME and THE ULTIMATES over at Marvel, and THE DEVILLERS at Dynamite. I've got a couple more projects in the works, so stay tuned.

Thanks again, j.

NYCC

Hey gang - I'll be heading out to New York Comic Con this week.  I'm still working through my back injury (which you know about from my twitter, right?) so I'm going to only have extremely limited signing times.

As follows:

Friday - Noon - DC Comics Signing

Saturday - 11am - DC Comics Signing

Saturday - Noon - DC Comics New 52 Panel

Sunday - 2:45 - Dynamite Comics Panel

I'll be announcing a new project at the Dynamite Comics Panel, but aside from that, it should be business as usual.  Hope to see you at the show!

j.

 

Harvey Awards & SDCC!

Hey folks,No small thanks to you guys, ECHOES was once again nominated for a slew of Harvey Awards. If you're a comics professional you can vote for us (and a bunch of my friends including Justin Jordan, Jeff Lemire, Francesco Francavilla, Nate Edmondson, and Mark Waid (although, not against me) and this link: http://www.harveyawards.org/

And of course, San Diego Comic-Con is upon us again, and, I'll be there, signing and spouting off.

As of now, the plan is the following:

THURSDAY 11:30 am - DC DARK Panel 4pm - DC Entertainment Signing - I, VAMPIRE 7pm - Comics & Magic Panel 8pm Onward - CBLDF Party

FRIDAY 1pm - Horror on the Printed Page Panel 4pm - Top Cow Signing - ECHOES 10am - Tricketer Symposium (Tickets and info here: http://trickstertrickster.com/) 4pm - Comics Experience Writing Panel 7pm - Comics Experience Advanced Writing Panel

SUNDAY 11am - IDW Publishing Signing - DOCTOR WHO 2pm - DC Comics - I,VAMPIRE

 

I'm pretty sure I'll be adding more as the week approaches, so be sure to follow me on Twitter @joshfialkov or keep checking the Blog which I'll do my best to update.

Have a great San Diego and thanks of reading,

j. www.thefialkov.com

 

FCBD & LONG BEACH COMIC EXPO - WRITER'S SEMINARS!

Hey folks!This weekend I'll be joining the extremely talented quartet of Ed Brubaker, Jim McCann, Rodin Esquejo, and Sonia Oback (as well as some guy named 'Kyle Higgins', who I've heard nothing but bad things about) at Collector's Paradise in Winnetka, CA.  This will also be my daughter's first signing event, so, please come by from 12 till 3 to watch me chase my kid around and occasionally sign books.

Next weekend is the second annual Long Beach Comic Expo.  This is a small one day show that's a part of the bigger Long Beach Comic Con that happens around Halloween.

This year, I'll be hosting TWO workshops with friend, collaborator, and all around smart guy, Rob Levin.  These Seminars last two hours, have extremely limited seating, and will cover how to break into comics and what to do once you're there.

Each individual seminar costs $45 (including admission to the show), or you can do BOTH seminars for a paltry $55.  That's a full day of intimate knowledge from two veterans of the indie and mainstream comic world.  More info, and sign up here: http://longbeachcomiccon.com/buy-tickets.php

Please feel free to repost, forward, tweet, or facebook about the seminars.

Thanks for reading and see you folks in a few weeks!

j. www.thefialkov.com

Long Beach Comic Expo - Workshops Announced!

Hey folks,Similar to last years two hour workshop with Mark Waid, I'm going to be hosting a couple of them for the show, this time with editor, writer, and gentleman extraordinaire, Rob Levin. Here's the press release with details and you can buy seats in the class at this link.

Long Beach Comic Expo Announces Workshops!

Fialkov and Levin to Host In-Depth Seminars

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 20, 2012. Long Beach Comic Con presents the Comic Expo on May 12th at the Long Beach Convention Center with special workshops by critically-acclaimed writer Joshua Hale Fialkov (I, Vampire, Last of the Greats, Doctor Who, Echoes) and veteran writer/editor Rob Levin (7 Days From Hell, Abbatoir).

Fialkov and Levin will be hosting two seminars on May 12th. The first one is titled ‘Intro to Careers in Comics’ and will last for 2 intense hours. This session will feature the art of breaking in, the process of writing, finding collaborators and getting your book made. The second 2 hour workshop will be titled ‘Advanced Careers in Comics’ and will provide an in-depth look at the business side of writing and producing comic books. Advance registration is required and there is an additional fee. Seating is extremely limited to only thirty people and tickets are available on the website now (www.longbeachcomiccon.com).

"Rob and I have twenty years combined experience in the comics business, and we're thrilled for the chance to share our years with another great crop of Long Beach Comic Expo attendees." said Joshua Hale Fialkov (Eisner, Harvey, and Emmy nominated writer of the graphic novels ECHOES, TUMOR, ELK'S RUN, and the LAST OF THE GREATS).

“When we decided to add programming to the one day Comic Expo, we were thrilled with the response from both the creative community and the attendees. Having the chance to collaborate with industry veterans like Josh and Rob on programming is one of the biggest perks of my job.” said Phil Lawrence, Director of the Long Beach Comic Con.

For a complete list of events, guests, activities, ticket prices and times, visit www.longbeachcomiccon.com.Tickets for Long Beach Comic Expo are on sale now through the website and will also be available at many Southern California comic book and hobby shops, including WSS Shoe Stores and their Geeky Mamma stores.

Harvey Awards Deadline

Hey folks,Just a quick reminder that quite a few of my books are eligible for the Harvey Awards. If you're an eligible voter (comics professionals of all ilks) I'd greatly appreciate your votes. My (and my collaborators) are eligible in the following categories:

BEST WRITER Joshua Hale Fialkov - Echoes, Last of the Greats, I,Vampire

BEST ARTIST Andrea Sorrentino - I,Vampire Brent Peeples - Last of the Greats Rahsan Ekedal - Echoes

BEST LETTERER Troy Peteri - Echoes, Last of the Greats

BEST INKER Matthew Waite - Last of the Greats

BEST COLORIST Mirka Andolfo - Last of the Greats Marcelo Maiolo - I,Vampire

BEST COVER ARTIST Brent Peeples - Last of the Greats Rahsan Ekedal - Echoes Jenny Frison - I,Vampire

MOST PROMISING NEW TALENT Brent Peeples - Last of the Greats

BEST NEW SERIES I, Vampire - DC Comics Last of the Greats - Image Comics

BEST CONTINUING OR LIMITED SERIES Echoes - Top Cow Productions Last of the Greats - Image Comics I, Vampire - DC Comics

BEST GRAPHIC ALBUM - PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED Echoes - Top Cow Productions

BEST SINGLE ISSUE OR STORY Echoes #5 - Top Cow I, Vampire #1 - DC Comics

SPECIAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRESENTATION Echoes - Top Cow

Feel free to vote for any or all of those with the form at this link: http://harveyawards.org/2012ballot/Harvey_2012_nom_ballot.txt Voting ends on Monday.

Thanks as always,

j. www.thefialkov.com

Grind - On Writing for a Living

Probably the most frequent thing I'm asked is about how to 'go pro' as a writer, and I frequently answer more or less the same thing. I realized it's something that I haven't actually written about extensively (or at least haven't in a while) so, here we go. First off, writing for a living is amazing. It's the best job I've ever had, and I hope to never have to have any other job (unless it's, I dunno, directing and writing, or producing and writing, as long as it's something with a writing component, I'm happy). But, here's the thing. It's a non-stop fight. I've yet to met a writer including some of the most successful screen, tv, and comics writers in the world who's not over-worked and slightly over-whelmed. It's just par for the course.

Part of being a writer is learning to grow and change and flex muscles that nobody else is interested in helping you stretch. Becoming better is nobody's job but yours, and, again, no matter how supportive the people around you are or how much anyone has your back, the weight remains firmly on your own shoulders.

And, part of being a writer, at least, y'know, now, is fighting to keep the work coming. I spend almost as much time looking for work as I do actually writing. It's something that I constantly think I'm going to 'grow out of' but have yet to actually do. And it's one of the most frequent topics of conversation I have with my writer friends.

The truth is that when you're working freelance you're at the mercy of the people with the jobs. Which, of course, is the problem with breaking in. You need to prove that you're worth the risk of the people who hold the purse strings. You need to do this in a couple of ways.

Step one is to have produced a TON of original material that is beloved critically (or, even better, successful financially.) This, of course, is not particularly easy at all. But, you spend a few years (or decades) honing your craft, and, hopefully something great comes out the other end. Which leads us to...

Step two, having pre-existing relationships with those people of power. This, actually, is a bit easier. Unfortunately, you still need to do the other thing first. Because Editors, Publishers, Executives all want to be around success.

They want to feel like they're gleaning some of your golden glow and in their way are helping you to glow brighter. They want to meet people who's books they've enjoyed. They want to grab a beer with the person who made that book that everyone is talking about. It's just human nature, and, it's business sense. But even with both of those things going for you?

It's still damn hard. Maybe I'm wrong (or I just don't have a high enough class of friends) but, it never gets easier. There's no short cut. There's no secret way in. You just have to do good work and get in front of people, some of whom, hopefully, are the right people.

Nobody can do that part, unfortunately, except for you.

So, get working and get used to it, bucko.

And another thing... - On Why We're the Assholes

The thing I didn't get into, mostly because it's a different (if connected topic) below, is that a lot of the problem is our fault, too. We haven't actually held up our end of the bargain as content producers. The pricing on digital comics is still outrageous, especially considering many people think the print versions are too expensive, too. While the fine folks at Comixology and Graphic.ly have done a stellar job on their apps and web presence, because of content restrictions, it's still far from the seamless experience that is iTunes. Obviously, there's the content argument (as so many very kind people have made about my books elsewhere) and the problems of insularness, and so on, and so on, and so on. Is piracy the only reason the comics industry is in serious trouble? Of course not. Is it a major one? Absolutely yes.

BUT, ultimately, it's our responsibility as content producers to figure out a solution. Now, let's get to work.

What's So Funny - On Being an Asshole

I'm sorry. You can't be an asshole anymore. For years, decades even, being a comic book reader came with it an elitist attitude that allowed you to look down your nose at those who probably beat you up in high school. We kept our cliques small and self-serving, and we've encouraged the publishers to do the same. Well, sorry, folks, but, that's over. SOPA or PIPA or arresting website developers is not going to change the world that we now live in. There's no amount of threats, either legal or brow-beaterly that will change the fact that many more people are unwilling to pay for the intellectual property than those who are happy to plunk down the cash.

And, of course, the economy is horrible! And you're un (or under) employed! And you have to see/read/listen or else. I'm sorry. That sucks. But you're being an asshole. Stop it.

We're all spoiled brats, myself included, but, we can't do that anymore. We have to get over our greediness (just like we keep bitching about the bank executives doing) and put something ahead of our own (incredibly trivial) needs.

Comics ARE expensive. Games ARE expensive. Movies ARE expensive. Music... not so much, but, for the sake of argument.

Here's the thing. Up until a few years ago, there was still enough of an audience to make up for the percentage of you who are stealing. But, not anymore. Now, everybody steals, or, at least a higher percentage of the total audience than those that pay.

The comic market consists of about 200,000 people, on the high end. Now, certainly, you'll have your Justice Leagues and Batmans and Flash's that do amazing sales and are generating profits. But almost every other book that isn't up there in the top 25 or so titles is almost certainly losing money.

So, if I'm Warner Bros or Disney, or, in the case of Last of the Greats, ME, and I see that we're busting our asses monthly on something that's not only not profitable but is actually losing money, what other choice do I have but to shut it down?

Very few of us (from Writers to Publishers) are in this for the money. We're all here because this is something we worship and love and it's something that drives us to the point of obsession. But, we all have mouths to feed.

If you keep on letting the world slip on by, then you're helping to guarantee the demise of something you love.

So, while I'm telling you to stop being an asshole, I need you to do something for me. Be an asshole. You know how when someone you're talking to makes a horrificly offensive racist comment and you immediately tell them to watch their mouth (or smack them or what have you...)? Well, I want you to do that about Piracy. Call them a fucking cockhead. Tell them that they're singly responsible for ruining the comic book industry (or the film industry or whatever.)

Folks, the ship is sinking and we all need to stand up and fight.

j.

NYCC Signing Schedule

Hey guys,You can catch me in NYC all week for New York Comic Con at the following times and places.

Thursday NYCC Preview Night Party - 8pm - Signing with Eric Wallace, Kyle Higgins, Sterling Gates, Mike Costa, and Brent Peeples - Jim Hanley's Universe - 4 West 33rd St.

Friday 12pm - Image Comics Signing - with Rahsan Ekedal and Brent Peeples 1pm - #ComicMarket Tweet Up - Booth 1969 2pm - DC Comics Signing

Saturday 12:15pm - Image Comics Panel - Room 1A15 2:30pm - Dc Comics Dark/Edge Panel - Room 1A22 5pm - Image Comics Signing - with Rahsan Ekedal and Brent Peeples

Sunday 11am - Image Comics Signing - with Rahsan Ekedal and Brent Peeples 2pm - DC Comics Signing

There will also be an exclusive NYCC #comicmarket Variant cover of Last of the Greats #1 from LarrysComics.net, more information on his twitter account twitter.com/larryscomics.

See you all at the show!

j.

Where'm I Gonna Be?

I created a whole new contraction up there. Okay, big couple of weeks with the release of I,VAMPIRE #1, IRON MAN 2.0 #9, and LAST OF THE GREATS #1 coming up. I'll be appearing all over L.A., and would love to see some of you! Schedule as follows:

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th 11am - 2pm Meltdown Comics w/ Mike Costa 5pm - 8pm Collector's Paradise - Pasadena - w/ Mike Costa & Phillip Tan

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th 7pm - 10pm Golden Apple Comics w/ Kyle Higgins, Sterling Gates, Scott Lobdell, Bernard Chang, and more!

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2nd 12pm - 2pm Emerald Knights Comics w/ Brian Buccellato, Norm Raspund, and Mike Costa

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5th 5pm - 8pm Corner Store Comics - Anaheim w/ Kyle Higgins, Brian Buccellato, and Mike Costa

Hope to see y'all at the shops, and make sure to check out all of the new books and scream your heads off about them!

j.

End of an Era or What a long strange trip it's been...

This week marks the release of ECHOES in Hardcover form.  It's a uniquely beautiful package that I'm immensely proud of.  It's twenty bucks and worth every penny, if I do say so myself. It's also the last creator owned book I'll do before the launch of I,Vampire, Iron Man 2.0, and assorted other work for hire books.  The past six months or so have been massively busy between all of my corporate work and work on LAST OF THE GREATS and DEEP VALLEY (both of which are discussed along with my mainstream work in these video pieces over at MTV Geek.)

That's something I've been working towards for almost a decade.  It's been an arduous, at times frustrating, process that, frankly, I wouldn't change for anything.  I mean sure, I could probably live without Speakeasy going bankrupt or the nine month, ahem, printing process on TUMOR, or the fights and falling outs and fucking overs... But...

I'm a better writer.  Every one of those experiences taught me something else about being a writer, both from a creative and a business stand point.  Had I been given these opportunities even as recently as two years ago, I don't know that I'd be as able to meet the challenges as I am now.

I'm exactly where I should be doing exacty what I was born to do, and honest to god, I love every minute of it.

In housekeeping news - be sure to preorder LAST OF THE GREATS, I,VAMPIRE, and IRON MAN 2.0, yes?

A Letter to the #ComicMarket

Hello Comic Lovers/Retailers/Advocates/Friends, For around ten years now, I've been working on the outskirts of the industry writing genre fiction with a literary twist to great critical acclaim.  This year, I've made huge inroads towards doing just that for Marvel and DC.  From a business stand point this has been my most successful year.  I was given the opportunity to write the final three issues of SUPERMAN/BATMAN for DC Comics to great critical acclaim, as well as to relaunch I,VAMPIRE as part of the new 52.  I've got a high profile Marvel gig that should be announced any day now, following up on very well received one shots including MARVEL GIRL and RAMPAGING WOLVERINE, plus the forthcoming MONKEY KING #1.  Oh, I've also got a DOCTOR WHO story in the upcoming annual, a story in Vertigo's UNEXPECTED anthology due later this year, and a bunch of other things not yet known.

But, knowing both my existing audience and the audience who will hopefully be drawn to my work for Marvel and DC, now is also the perfect time for me to launch more creator owned work.  So, I hope that if readers come into your store having read Superman/Batman or I, Vampire, or the unannounced Marvel thing, and say, "Who is this guy?" you make sure to have copies of my Eisner and Harvey nominated TUMOR, Three Time Harvey Nominated ECHOES, and, the debut of my brand new Image Comics ongoing series THE LAST OF THE GREATS in stock.

Especially of note, this week is the final order cutoff for ECHOES, so please place your orders now.  There was a bit of confusion on the system side about the book, but I assure you it is available and will be in stores three weeks from tomorrow.  It's a beautiful, thick hardcover with a gorgeous die-cut slip jacket, and an absolute steal at only $20.

Each title above is a link to a mini-site including previews and order info for the books.

Thanks for reading, and most of all, thank you for the support over the past decade that has gotten me where I am today.  I could not be happier, and couldn't have done it without you.

j.

 

SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON & ECHOES!

Hey folks!Back again for another San Diego Comic-Con!  We'll be premiering the collected edition of the ECHOES Hardcover from Top Cow/Minotaur Press with an ultra limited special edition made just for the show.  I'll also have pages from my upcoming Image Comics series THE LAST OF THE GREATS (website here: http://www.thelastofthegreats.com) on hand to show off.  Plus, if you ask nicely, I may tell you who I may just be turning into a Vampire in I,Vampire from DC Comics.  (Clue his name rhymes with Duperdan.)

Anyways, on to the schedule!

WEDNESDAY JULY 20th ECHOES SIGNING - Top Cow Booth - 7pm - 8pm

THURSDAY JULY 21st ECHOES SIGNING - Top Cow Booth - 10am - 12pm HORROR IN COMICS PANEL - Room 24ABC - 1:30pm - 2:30pm SUPERMAN/BATMAN & iVAMPIRE SIGNING - DC COMICS - 4pm - 5pm TUMOR SIGNING - Archaia Booth - 5pm - 5:45pm

FRIDAY JULY 22nd ECHOES SIGNING - Top Cow Booth - 4pm - 6pm EISNER AWARDS 8:30 till Wednesday Comics beats us!

SATURDAY JULY 23rd TOP COW PANEL - 11:30am - 12:30pm DC DARK PANEL - 12:45pm - 1:45pm TUMOR SIGNING - Archaia Booth - 3:30 - 4:30 ECHOES SIGNING - Top Cow Booth - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

SUNDAY JULY 24th ECHOES SIGNING - Top Cow Booth - 12pm - 2pm

Okay, that's out of the way.

Also of note, there was a mix up in the order system for comic shops regarding the ECHOES HC.  There is a very good chance that your shop DID NOT order books, even if you requested one.  So, please, tell your local retailer that the book IS available, and will be in stores in August, and to place an order.

You can also mention that it was nominated for THREE Harvey Awards and that you think it's awesome.

Thank you so much for reading, and looking forward to seeing y'all at the show!

j. www.thefialkov.com