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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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

GONE AWAY... On Signings and Conventions and Funereal Duties

The next month or so, I'm hitting the road for a BUNCH of events, most of them to celebrate the end of I, Vampire. Celebrate might not be the word I mean.

First, on April 24th, I'll be signing at both Mayhem Comics locations, joined by my LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT collaborator (and genius of many trades) Phil Hester. 11am - 1pm I'll be at the Ames store, and then 4pm till whenever people stop showing up, I'll be at the Des Moines store. My parents live in Des Moines, so, y'know, make sure to tell them how awesome I am so that stop telling me that I should go to Law School.

Then, I'll be C2E2 signing and panelling with the Marvel folk, as well as joining Comics Experience maestro Andy Schmidt for a Writing Comics Panel. More info forthcoming, including signing times and all that.

Next up is Free Comic Book Day. I'll join the gang at Metropolis Comics in Bellflower, CA from 10am till 1pm, and I'll have some great folk like Tone Rodriguez, the Houghton Brothers, Rob Worley, Shannon Denton, and more fun and surprises. I have some ultra rare old comics of mine that I found recently, that might just be coming along to be given out for free. So come by!

And then, the amazing gang at Collector's Paradise in Winnetka are having a Wake for I, Vampire. We're still in the planning stages, but it's going to be an, ahem, Irish style wake, with drinks and music, and stories that'll curl your toes. That's going to be on Saturday, May 11th in the evening. More details forthcoming.

And WAAAY off in June, I'll be at the Amazing Las Vegas Comic-Con, including teaching some writing classes. More info forthcoming at http://amazinglasvegascomiccon.com/.

That's the big stuff, so keep your schedules open, and I'll see you there!

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.

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.

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

Busy Busy - Appearances Galore!

The next few weeks will be chock full of appearances for me. So, y'know, come say hello. Appearances as follow:

April 23rd - Long Beach Comic Con - Fan Expo - 11am - TOP COW NOIR - Alongside Filip Sablik and Marc Bernardin - Afterwards, you'll likely find me with artist Tony Fleecs shaking hands and kissing babies.

April 27th - Brave New World Comics - 5pm - 9pm - ECHOES #5 Release Signing

April 29th - May 1st - Anaheim Comic-Con - Artist Alley Table - Come Find Me!

May 7th - Collector's Paradise - 11am - 2:30pm - SIGNING

May 7th - Meltdown Comics - 4:00pm - CHAMBERLAIN/FIALKOV - Graphic Noir Panel

WONDERCON

Hey folks, I'll be at Wondercon in San Francisco this weekend on Saturday and Sunday.  I'm making limited appearances.  I'll be signing at: IMAGE COMICS - Saturday 2pm - 3pm

ARCHAIA - Saturday 3pm - 4pm

And that's it!  But, my beloved collaborators RAHSAN EKEDAL and TONY FLEECS will both be there all weekend long at their respective artist alley tables, where if you stop by, you might just find me hanging out. More info on the show at http://www.comic-con.org See you this weekend!

j.

www.thefialkov.com

EMERALD CITY + UPCOMING APPEARANCES!

Hey folks, This weekend, I'll be in Seattle at the much beloved Emerald City Comic Con hocking ECHOES from the fine folk at Top Cow. My Echoes conspirator Rahsan Ekedal will also be there, so, it's a great time to pick up the comic.

I'll be at booth 710 for most of the time, so please stop by!

More info on the show here: http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/

Also save the date for... THIS:

Knife to the Page: Writing Crime Graphic Novels Saturday, March 19, 1-2:30 pm, Meltdown Comics, 7522 Sunset Blvd.

From the movies The Road to Perdition to the recent bloody romp, Red, both based on graphic novels, “funnybooks” are making a larger impact in the digital age. On Saturday, March 19, at Meltdown Comics on the Sunset Strip, the So Cal branch of the Mystery Writers of America will present a panel on the writing and production of crime comics. Panelists are: Joshua Hale Fialkov (Elks Run, Tumor), Deborah Vankin (Poseurs), and Doselle Young (Gangland, Authority), moderated by Gary (High Rollers) Phillips.

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Hope to see you this weekend or, if not, in a couple of weeks at Meltdown in Hollywood!

Cheers, mateys,

j.

ECHOES IN STORES AND SIGNING!

Hey folks,As the year draws to a close, I've decided to slip one last book in for y'all to check out. The much talked about ECHOES from artist Rahsan Ekedal and I and the newly relaunched MINOTAUR PRESS line from TOP COW. It's a dark horror book that asks whether you can inherit murder. It's about the darkest, scariest thing I've ever done, and I'm sure you'll all love it.

You can check out preview art and behind the scenes info (including ordering info) here: http://www.echoesthecomic.com

To celebrate the books release, Rahsan Ekedal and I will be signing and partying it up at Collector's Paradise in Winnetka, CA this Wednesday from 5 to 7pm. More info on that here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=148880845161176&index=1

So, that's all she wrote for 2010. I just wanted to thank each of you for your support,friendship, and kindness in the past year. It's been the very definition of a roller coaster with the birth of my amazing daughter, the release (after a nightmarish delay) of TUMOR, and now, the release of ECHOES. Plus a few New York Times Best Selling manga, some books for Marvel, and some pretty exciting movie news.

I think I've done some of my best work in 2010, and not just in the baby department. I hope you guys have enjoyed all of my collaborator's and my hard work, and that you're on board for the forseeable future.

As always, thanks for spreading the good word and keeping the dream (and my daughter's food supply) alive.

Here's to a great 2011!

TUMOR IN STORES NOW AND RELEASE PARTIES!

Hey gang,After much waiting, TUMOR will be available from your local comic book shop this coming Wednesday the 9th. To find your nearest comic shop visit http://comicshoplocator.com/ and ask them for TUMOR from Archaia Comics. if they didn't already order it, they should be able to order it from Diamond, no problem.

Also, to celebrate, I'm doing a couple of events on Wednesday. First off, at Collector's Paradise in Winnetka. I'll be there from 12 till 2pm, and you can find out more info here: http://comicsandcards.net/wordpress/2010/06/tumor-hc-release-signing-this-wednesday/

Then, at 7pm, come and join me at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood for a release party and signing. There will be beer, food, and much celebrating. More info on that event here: http://www.meltcomics.com/blog/2010/06/01/store-signing-josh-fialkov-thursday-june-3rd-7pm-8pm/

If you run a shop in L.A. and would like me to swing by and sign copies, just drop me a line, and I'll see what to do. If you're a journo interested in promoting the book, same thing.

And please, if you're a fan of what Noel and I do, let people know about the book and the events. Independent comics rely entirely on word of mouth and recommendations, so, every good word helps.

Over the next few weeks, I'll be slowly disappearing as Christina and I will be welcoming our first child into the world, so, in case I don't get to say it, thank you all for the support and love the past year.

See you next week!

j.

www.thefialkov.com

Pasadena Rockin' Comic Con

Hey folks,I'll be appearing this weekend at the Pasadena Rockin' Comic Con with copies of Tumor for sale. I'll be set up in Artist Alley, either on my own or with Tony Fleecs.

Also appearing are cool folk like Batton Lash, Bernie Wrightson, and Stan Lee. So, you may be asking yourself, what makes this show "Rockin'"? Well, that would be that its also a music festival, headlined by those princes of New Wave Flock of Seagulls.

It's a truly weird weekend, so, go check out their site, and make sure you come by and say Hullo!

http://rockincomiccon.com/

See you there!

j. www.thefialkov.com

LA Times Festival of Books!

Hey folks,Just a quick word. I'll be signing on Saturday at the Archaia booth at the LA Times Festival of Books at UCLA. This is a free book festival that is an amazing way to spend an afternoon. If you live in L.A. and have never gone, you're missing out.

I'll have copies of Tumor on hand (including a few of the hand numbered ones, I believe), and, depending on the parking situation, I may even bring some of my other stuff.

I'll be signing from 11am (I would guess I'd be there for about two hours total) at the Archaia Booth (#756) which I believe is in the Hero Complex Pavilion.

And, as previously mentioned, today is the last day for the Harvey Nominations. You can find out what I'm eligible for and how to nominate Tumor at this link: http://www.thefialkov.com/?p=2127

See you this weekend!

j. www.thefialkov.com

Saturday Fantasy and Tumor Chapter Six

Hey folks,This weekend, I'll be appearing at the Saturday Fantasy Film Festival (http://saturdayfantasy.com/) as a part of a panel on the role of fiction as a guide to the future. Also on the panel are the amazing Joshua Dysart (of Unknown Soldier and BPRD fame), Mark Zicree (tv writer and author of the superb Twilight Zone Companion), author Sheila Finch, educator Dr. Joan Wines, and JPL Scientist Dan Goods.

All information about the festival (it's all day long, lots of new sci-fi flicks, and it sounds like a bunch of fun for only ten bucks!) can be found here: http://saturdayfantasy.com/

Following the panel, probably around 2:00, Mr. Dysart and myself will be signing our comic books at the nearby Stores Bookstore. You can find more info on the store here: http://www.storiesla.com/

Finally, once again ahead of schedule, you can check out Chapter 6 of Tumor over at Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Tumor-Chapter-6/dp/B002TF9064/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1256189866&sr=8-8

You can also check out the complete fifth issue over at www.tumorthecomic.com.

Thanks again, looking forward to seeing you this weekend, and as always, thank you for making it this far.

j. www.thefialkov.com www.tumorthecomic.com

Fialkov on Kindle and Comic-Con

Hey hey hey,Today marks the announcement of my new graphic novel with Elk's Run artist Noel Tuazon, and that it's going to available primarily on the Amazon Kindle (and Kindle App for iPhone and iPod Touch)! We're the first original graphic novel to appear on the device, and we could not be more thrilled. For more info on that you can visit http://www.tumorthecomic.com or read the article about the deal at http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6671789.html?q=fialkov

Later this week, I'll be rolling into Comic-Con to promote Tumor, and I'd love for y'all to stop by. I'll be at the Archaia Comics booth for most of the weekend, and we'll be selling a $3 limited edition ashcan of the first chapter of Tumor. They're hand numbered, and quite handsome.

That's at booth 2635. My schedule is as follows:

Wed. July 22nd 7:00 - 8:00 pm Signing at the Top Cow Booth

Thurs. July 23rd 9:00 - 11:00 am Signing at Archaia Booth 12:00 - 1:00 pm Signing at the Top Cow Booth 2:00 - 3:00 pm Signing at the Archaia Booth

Fri. July 24th 9:00 - 11:00 am Signing at Archaia Booth 2:00 - 3:00 pm Signing at the Top Cow Booth 6:00 - 7:00 pm Signing at the Archaia Booth

Sat. July 25th 9:00 - 11:00 am Signing at Archaia Booth 11:00 - 12:00 pm Signing at the Top Cow Booth 5:30 - 6:30 pm Archaia Panel (TUMOR!) Room 5AB

Sun. July 26th 9:00 - 10:00 am Signing at Archaia Booth 1:00 - 3:00 pm Signing at the Archaia Booth

See you all at the show!

Free Comic Book Day!

Once again it's that time of year. Free Comic Book Day. Wherein your local comic book shop gets free comics to entice new readers. As per usual, I have a couple of signings around town, wherein you can pick up some Free comics as well as any of my older books you may have missed for a sweet, sweet discount. I'll be signing this Saturday at:

Metropolis Comics from 11am till 1pm, and it's located at: 16509 Bellflower Blvd. Bellflower, CA 90706

The Comics Bug from 3pm till 5pm, and that's located at: 1807 1/2 Manhattan Beach Blvd. Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Both stores have been a lot of fun in the past, and I'm lookin' forward to enjoying the festivities once again.

LG15: The Resistance Ep. 9 and more!

Hey gang,Episode 9 is live on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7YdyTfPNdyo.    It'll be up on LG15.com, Myspace, and all the rest shortly.  In the meantime, please, swing by, take a look.  It's my favorite episode we've done thus far, features all the stuff shot (and edited) on our whirlwind trip to Boston, and will rock your socks right off.

Also, if you haven't yet picked up the Cleaners from Dark Horse, the internet thinks you're missing out.  We've gotten a crap load of good reviews (which I gladly accept on the back of Mr. Wheaton's hard work) all of which say "Go get it."  You can read the reviews over at the Blog at www.thefialkov.com.

Finally, the last 3 issues of my run on Vampirella are being collected in Trade Paperback in Previews RIGHT NOW.  Here's the order info: NOV08 3745    VENGEANCE OF VAMPIRELLA TP VOL 02 DRACULINAS REVENGE    SRP: $15.95     = $

I've got a couple other things in Previews too, here's the order info for those: NOV08 2298    CYBLADE #4    SRP: $2.99 NOV08 0051    CLEANERS #2 (OF 4)    SRP: $2.99 NOV08 3994    PRINCESS RESURRECTION GN VOL 05 (C: 0-1-2)    SRP: $10.95

Remember, the only way comic books survive is if you place your orders and tell people about them, so please, stop by your local comic shop and give the order numbers above.

And that's all she wrote.  Thanks for reading gang,

j. www.thefialkov.com www.lg15.com