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.

Filtering by Category: Convention Appearances

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

Long Beach Comic Con is Upon Us

Hey folks,I'll be heading out to the inaugural Long Beach Comic Con (http://longbeachcomiccon.com/) this weekend, and I've got a few signings, and a couple of panels. Nothing debuting at the show, but, I'll probably have Punks and assorted other books on hand, so come track me down if you need anything.

Schedule as follows:

Friday - 6:00 - 7:00 pm - Signing - Top Cow Saturday - 2:00 - 3:00 pm - Signing - Top COw Sunday - 12:00 - 12:45 pm - Panel - Story and Character Sunday - 1:00 - 1:45 pm - Panel - Digital Comics Room B

I'll most likely be in the general vicinity of the good folk at Archaia for the bulk of the show, so, feel free to stop by. I'm the stocky guy with the awesome shirts.

And seeing as I'm not really pimping anything, allow me to point you in the direction of my good buddy Tony Fleecs who's selling some kickass prints made special for the show. Find out more here: http://tonyfleecs.blogspot.com/2009/09/first-annual-long-beach-comic-con-this.html

See y'all at the show!

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.

Gallifrey One Here I Come!

Hey, look I made a little rhyme there. This weekend is the annual Gallifrey One Doctor Who Convention at the L.A. Airport Marriott.  I'll be in attendance, hosting some panels and taking in the awesomeness that is Doctor Who.  More info on the event here:

http://gallifreyone.com/gallifrey.php

I'll be on the following panels:

Friday - 1pm - The State of the Comics World Paul Cornell, Tony Lee, Pia Guerra, Arne Starr, Joshua Fialkov, Scott Armstrong - Room 3

Saturday - 3pm - Doctor Who Comics Workshop Tony Lee, Joshua Fialkov, Pia Guerra, Paul Cornell - Room 4

Saturday - 5pm - When Did Vampires Become Trendy? Joshua Fialkov, Stephanie Snow, Sam Stone, Jill Sherwin, Tony Lee, Tara O'Shea, Ingrid Oliansky - Room 3

Sunday - 5pm -     If Superheroes Were Real Paul Cornell, Joshua Fialkov, Tony Lee, Ed Green, Thomas Powers - Room 3

Hope to see some of you guys there!

Fialkov Hits NYC!

Hey gang,Heading out in a couple days for the ice cold tundra known as New York.  Why they haven't had that new fangled California sun installed to keep it warm all year, I'll never know.

In any event, here's my signings and panels for the weekend, hope to see y'all there.

Friday Feb 6th 2 - 3 Signing - Harris Comics Signing 3:30 - 4:30 - Dark-Hunter Panel 4:30 - 5:30 - Top Cow Productions Signing

Saturday Feb 7th 10 - 11:30 - Top Cow Productions Signing 2 - 3 - Harris Comics Signing

Sunday Feb 8th 3 - 4 - Harris Comics Signing

I may be adding some stuff, but that's what I got for right now.

Also, while I have you, I'm going to be hosting a bunch of panels at Gallifrey One, better known as the U.S.A.'s only Doctor Who convention.  All kinds of awesome Doctor Who related special guests (and even pal-o-mine Tony Lee!), and a whole lot of fun guaranteed.  More info available here: http://www.gallifreyone.com/gallifrey.php

And that's that.  See you guys next week!

j.

www.thefialkov.com

The Cleaners and Boston, Ho!

Hey gang,Long time no weekly update. In the weeks in between, I'm sure you've all been checking out the weekly episodes of The Resistance at lg15.com. If not, you can get caught up extra easy on the front page of www.thefialkov.com.

As part of the show, we're heading to Boston at the end of next week. Anybody who's in town who wants to meet up, or take part in our live event should drop me a line, and I'll get you some more info.

And finally, in stores this week, the comics debut of screenwriting wunderkin, Fialkov wedding best man, and all around good guy Mark Wheaton (ably supported by yours truly) in The Cleaners from Dark Horse Comics. It'll be at your local retailer this wedneday, or, you can order (and preview) the first issue at this link: http://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/15-214/The-Cleaners-1

So, that's it. Hope all of y'all are doing well, and, looking forward to catching up with any of y'all in my old stomping grounds.

See you next week,

j.

Oh yeah... I forgot...

Sorry, it's been a long week.  While walking the floor I discovered/remembered that I have THREE books making their premieres in one way or another at the show.  Each is just a smaller story in a bigger book. First, The Cleaners, Mark Wheaton's breathtaking new horror series, that I was privlidged enough to be invited to the birthing of, gets a five page preview in Dark Horse's preview book this year.

Second, there's a brand new Punks strip in the brand new Tripwire Annual (available at the Image booth).

Finally, there's the Josh Medors fund rasier book featuring the second collaboration of mine with Friday the 13th artist/godsend Andy B, available at the Boom Studios booth.  They're also accepting donations at the table.

Alright, for this week, I say adieu.

Adieu!

Sandy Eggo

Tomorrow I head down to the city by the sea, for the convention by the... uh... sea.  I'm 'taking it easy' compared to recent cons, and will only be appearing at the Top Cow booth and at their panel.  The rest of the time will hopefully be a combination of meetings and hanging out with the wife.  Here's my tentative signing schedule. Thursday 10am - Top Cow

Friday 4:30pm - Top Cow

Saturday 12:00pm - Top Cow

Saturday 3:00pm - Top Cow Panel

Sunday 2:30pm - Top Cow

All of those signings I'll be with Jeremy Haun, schemeing and planning our sinister futures together.  Bring your copies of Alibi for us to deface.

See you at the show!

Fialkov at Free Comic Book Day

Hey gang,Just got in my schedule for FCBD this Saturday, May 3rd.  For those who don't know, you can go to your local comic book shop and get a whole bunch of free comics to sample what all makes our medium so great.

I'm going to be with the Top Cow Crew at the following places:

AMAZING COMICS & CARDS 5555 Stearns Street, Suite 103 Long Beach, CA 90815 (562) 493-4427 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. PST Eric Basaldua (artist, Witchblade/Devi, Hunter-Killer) Rick Basaldua (inker, Witchblade/Devi, Hunter-Killer) Joshua Hale Fialkov (writer, Pilot Season: Cyblade, Elk’s Run)

GOLDEN APPLE COMICS (HOLLYWOOD) 7018 Melrose Ave Los Angeles, CA 90038 (323) 658-6047 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. PST Eric Basaldua (artist, Witchblade/Devi, Hunter-Killer) Rick Basaldua (inker, Witchblade/Devi, Hunter-Killer) Joshua Hale Fialkov (writer, Pilot Season: Cyblade, Elk’s Run)

Love to meet/greet you if you're in the area.

See you at the shops!

Heading Out

Bright and (way too) early tomorrow morning, Christina and I are heading out for New York City, the New York Comic Con, and a weekend filled with seeing old friends, running from meeting to meeting, and generally wearing myself out. Thanks to the joys of Twitter, it's felt a little less isolated getting ready, as everybody heading to the show seemed to simultaneously hit 'Oh Fuck' Mode at the same time, and everybody's there cheering everyone else on. Or making mean jokes.

Mostly mean jokes.

So, till next week, very little posting, very little twittering. Please stop by Top Cow, Harris, or the Comics Experience panel to say Hi.

See you on the other side.

j.

New York Comic Con

Hey gang,I'm heading out in a few days for NYC for my first New York Comic Con.  I'm going to be signing at a few places, and on a couple of panels, so, please, come say Hi.

Friday April 18th 3:00 - 4:00pm -- Harris Comics -- Signing Vampirella 4:00 - 5:00pm -- Comics Experience Panel -- How To Write a Pitch -- Room 1E03 6:00 - 7:00pm -- Top Cow -- Pilot Season Signing

Saturday April 19th 10:00 - 11.15am -- Top Cow -- Pilot Season Signing 3:00 - 4:00pm -- Top Cow -- Panel -- Room 1E15 5:00 - 6:00pm -- Harris Comics -- Signing Vampirella

Sunday April 20th 11:00 - 12:00pm -- Top Cow -- Pilot Season Signing

See you guys at the show!

j.

It's That Time of Year Again...

The Los Angeles Paperback Collectors Show 29th Annual Vintage Paperback Collectors Show & Sale Sunday March 30, 2008 9am - 4:30pm

GUEST HOUSE INN (formerly Mission Hills Inn) 10621 Sepulveda Blvd Mission Hills, CA 91345 (818) 891-1771

Literally my favorite convention, so to speak, of the year.  There's nothing better than diving through the dollar book bins at Paperback show.  Lots of great stuff, and incredibly cool people.  Click the link for more information, and see you at the show.

What I did in San Francisco...

WONDERCON '08: THE DARK HORSE PANEL - NEWSARAMA

Gore announced that she’s also shepherding a new horror series entitled The Cleaners which focuses on trauma scene cleaners who are called in to clean up cases that the police don’t want people to know about…things that could not, or should not have happened and border on the supernatural. Gore said she was pitched the series by Mark Wheaton and Joshua Fialkov, and fell in love with it immediately. The artist for The Cleaners is Rahsan Ekdal, a newcomer who first showed Gore his portfolio at last year’s WonderCon. “He draws like if Geof Darrow and Kevin O’Neil had a little love baby.”

Wondercon

Hey Gang, I've got the superflu, but, assuming I'm over it by Saturday morning, I'll be making my way up to San Francisco for Wondercon. I'm only doing a couple of things for the show, so, here's where you can catch me. Saturday 2pm-3pm Signing - Top Cow 3pm - 4pm Panel - Top Cow 4pm - 5pm Panel - Dark Horse Sunday 12pm-1pm Signing - Top Cow Here's hoping the vitamins I've been taking all week do their thing. See you in San Fran. j. www.thefialkov.com

THE LIST: Outlaw Kid, Punks, Supermarket, and TheFialkov.com

12-10-07

Hey gang,
As the year draws to a close, I’ve got a couple of books squeaking in before the roles are closed on the old year, and a few quick updates.


First, this week sees my very first (of what will hopefully be many) Marvel work in the form of an Outlaw Kid story in Marvel Comics Presents #4. The art is by the amazing Chris Moeller and looks LIKE THIS:


Click the image for an interview with me about the book.


Secondly, the Punks Christacular we’re hoping/praying/oodling should be in stores either next week, or the week following. I’ll send out another update when we know for sure. It’s been super-sized up to 56 pages (at no additional cost to you!) and contains a ton of bonus material, including an interview with the ever-charming kitsch king Charles Phoenix, a few words from Captain Marvel/The Circle/Ms. Marvel writer Brian Reed, a review of a Bob Mould ‘event’ by blogging sensation Ian Brill, plus not one but TWO bonus comics, including the all but impossible to get Free Comic Book Day short, and one that has cool stuff like THIS in it...

As always, more info on that at PunksTheComic.com


Also of note, the old blog’s gone away, and a new blog has replaced it. The new site is up at http://www.thefialkov.com.

I’ve been updating it much more regularly, and hopefully will continue to.


This weekend Tony Fleecs and I will be appearing at Supermarket L.A. at Meltdown Comics in Hollywood. Hopefully, I will have the aforementioned Punks Christacular in hand, as well as some surprises. More info on that here: http://www.myspace.com/supermarketla.
And finally, I’d be remiss if I didn’t plug my beautiful wife’s newly redesigned (by me) website over at http://www.anndvorak.com. She’s got an amazing collection of photos, and I’ve even managed to convince her to blog a bit about her collection, Ann’s movies, and things of that sort. There’ll probably eventually be pictures of the wedding over there, too, so, go check it out.

Happy Holidays and all that,

j.