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:


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Newsarama on Vampi


NRAMA: Writing this is Joshua Hale Fialkov, best known for his work on Elk's Run and Western Tales of Terror. Why'd you seek him out to help you bring Vampirella back?BA: I'm always on the lookout for fresh voices and talent. I'd been in some contact with Joshua after Vampirella Comics Magazine reviewed his Western Tales series. It was very interesting to see someone act as a writer and editor on a horror anthology -- it demonstrated that he knew how horror -- good horror -- should work.

Out of curiosity I'd gotten issues of Elk's Run at my local comic shop and just enjoyed the hell out of them. It was a very different kind of comic than what was normally being put out there -- something very real and extra-ordinary at the same time. In the meantime he'd sent me some pitches and I was impressed with his ideas and take on Vampi. He has the kind of approach I'm always looking to bring to the character so when I was looking to start a new series I immediately thought of him.

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Kryptographik Interviews Me

I talk about Elk's Run, Vampi, Punks, and a slew of other stuff.  It's a pretty long interview, so give it a listen, and enjoy.

Kryptographik Episode 10 arrives and to celerbrate we have a special episode.

We are joined by Joshua Fialkov who gives us his insite on the industry from the fall of Speak Easy to becoming the new writer for Vampirella. We talk about Elks Run and it's sequel and everything else in between he has down with his comic career.

26.6 Meg's for a whole 66 Minutes

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Pop Thought Interviews Me About Vampirella

Pop Thought -- Land Of Frost Interviews

 The clothing, the body, the character's obvious appeal to boys makes me question its validity as anything but a whacking material object. Is it softcore porn?

Unlike Powergirl or Spiderwoman or Supergirl or Batgirl or Wonder Woman or... C'mon. That's a cop out question. This is a medium FILLED with unrealistic over-sexed half naked women (and men for that matter.) The only difference between Vampi and any of them from that stand point is that you're familiar with the others. Vampi, in fact, stood as a BIG departure from that bullshit back in the day. She was a feminist icon, one who stood on her own two feet, managed to tell the men in her life what to do, and do it with a laugh.

Scryptic Studios - Joshua Hale Fialkov on Elk’s Run and Comics in General

Caleb Monroe Interviews me here.

Can you describe your creative process, from first idea to completed pages? I have a lot of ideas. Most of them are absurd and awful. But I do my best to get everything “down” somewhere. I've actually started using Google Documents to sort of build a portfolio of stuff I can pull from and store ideas. That way no matter where I am, there's always a place to put my ideas that's only a few clicks away. But generally, if I like an idea enough, and it feels like something I can do well, I'll try and write 22-30 pages worth of it. If I still like it, I start looking for an artist.

Caleb's the poor bastard I stole Noel from many moons ago.  He's a fantastic writer, and it's a pretty informative interview, if I do say so myself.

Publishers Weekly Inrterviews Me about Elk’s Run

Sons Against Fathers In Elk's Run - 3/13/2007 - Publishers Weekly

For fans of the Elk's Run comics series, the release of all eight issues in one volume for the first time is a long-awaited prize. Elk's Run is the story of a utopian community gone awry. Founded by a group of Vietnam vets and their wives, Elk's Ridge, W.Va., was intended to be a place free of the cynicism and hypocrisy of the modern world. But the teenage children of the town's founders want nothing more than to get back to the world their parents left behind. In the power struggle that follows, it becomes clear that what started as an idealistic escape from the world has turned into tyranny.

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The Fused! Tales Artists Round Table

Click Here to Read it All including some details on my story with Nick Stakal.

Nick: Well, I kinda got two bonuses from this project. First, like you mentioned, it was pretty sweet to get a stab at doing Fused!. It's cool that BOOM! was eager to work with newer, less established, talent. And the second, wasn't working with Steve (since he didn't write the tale I drew) but working with Josh Fialkov, who did. I've known Josh for a little bit now, and I'd done some stuff for his Western Tales of Terror comic with other writers, but not with him. It was great to finally get to work on something together.