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TUMOR IN STORES AND RELEASE PARTIES!!!

June 4th, 2010 No comments

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

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CROSSPOST: LA TIMES FESTIVAL OF BOOKS!

April 23rd, 2010 No comments

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

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CROSSPOST: TUMOR AND C2E2!!!

April 15th, 2010 No comments
Hey folks,
I’m wrapping up my work and getting ready to head out to Chicago for C2E2 in the morning.  For those who don’t know, this is the show by the guys who do NYCC, which is an amazingly good time every year, so I have very high hopes.  More info on the show here: http://www.c2e2.com/
I’m especially excited as, after much delay, there will be copies of the TUMOR Hardcover available for purchase all weekend!  There’s a limited supply of these advance copies, and I aim to sell all of them!  My schedule’s below, and I hope to see you all there.
FRIDAY APRIL 16th – 4:30pm Archaia Comics – Booth 545
5:30pm Top Cow Productions – Booth 551
SATURDAY APRIL 17th – 10:30am Top Cow Productions – Booth 551
11:30am Archaia Comics – Booth 545
1:45 Archaia Comics Panel – Room E351
Following the panel, I’ll be hanging around the Archaia booth signing books in an unofficial capacity.
SUNDAY APRIL 18th – 10:30am Top Cow Productions -Booth 551
1:00pm Archaia Comics – Booth 545
Of course, if you’re looking for me to sign anything or just to say hi, you can track my whereabouts via twitter (http://www.twitter.com/joshfialkov).
Here’s to the start of another amazing con season!
j.
www.thefialkov.com

Hey folks,I’m wrapping up my work and getting ready to head out to Chicago for C2E2 in the morning.  For those who don’t know, this is the show by the guys who do NYCC, which is an amazingly good time every year, so I have very high hopes.  More info on the show here: http://www.c2e2.com/
I’m especially excited as, after much delay, there will be copies of the TUMOR Hardcover available for purchase all weekend!  There’s a limited supply of these advance copies, and I aim to sell all of them!  My schedule’s below, and I hope to see you all there.
FRIDAY APRIL 16th – 4:30pm Archaia Comics – Booth 5455:30pm Top Cow Productions – Booth 551
SATURDAY APRIL 17th – 10:30am Top Cow Productions – Booth 55111:30am Archaia Comics – Booth 5451:45 Archaia Comics Panel – Room E351Following the panel, I’ll be hanging around the Archaia booth signing books in an unofficial capacity.
SUNDAY APRIL 18th – 10:30am Top Cow Productions -Booth 5511:00pm Archaia Comics – Booth 545
Of course, if you’re looking for me to sign anything or just to say hi, you can track my whereabouts via twitter (http://www.twitter.com/joshfialkov).
Here’s to the start of another amazing con season!
j.www.thefialkov.com

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Comics Activism Now!

November 13th, 2009 No comments

Hey folks,

I suppose that headline should be ‘self-serving Comics Activism now.’

Here’s the thing. For YEARS, I’ve had people tell me how much they hate the lack of diversity in comics. Of course, I correct them, and tell them that there’s no medium on earth with as wide a range of amazing works in a plethora of genres (I mean, there’s a whole subdivision of manga devoted to cooking adventure stories.)

The thing is that these books just aren’t ordered enough. The lions share of books ordered in the direct market are from the top two publishers, and you can’t fault retailers for that. It’s a tough economy, and they need to know that every single book they order has the best chance possible to sell.

But, with comics you actually have the ability to make a difference. If you let your retailer know about the books that aren’t from the big boys, but are interesting to you, then there’s a good chance that they’ll actually take a chance, because if you like something then, the idea goes, your friends who shop with you may like it too. If you take the time to just Tweet to your friends about a book you enjoyed that’s available, they can place their order, and if they enjoy it, they tell their friends. We’re a word of mouth industry, and I think a lot of us forget that sometimes.

When I do a book like Tumor, I’m doing it for free. I spent a good chunk of a year working on it because I believe in it, and it’s my art. Fortunately, I’ve been able to make my art my full time job for a long time now. But, the challenges of the market remain, and without the orders it becomes very difficult for me to convince publishers to take another chance on my weird, arty genre comics.

So please, I know that if you’re a member of this list it’s because you’ve enjoyed something that I’ve written. Or you’re a glutton for punishment. Either or. So, if you’ve enjoyed anything I’ve ever written, I’m pretty sure you’ll like Tumor as I’ve been told it’s the best book I’ve ever done.

Still not sure? You can read ALL of the book for free over at http://www.tumorthecomic.com

But I bet you HATE those Flash comic viewers, don’t you? Well, howsabout this. You can read the first half of the book for free in downloadable PDF format here.

If you like it, please, twitter it, facebook it, e-mail it, show it to your friends, print out copies to give to your retailer.

Not sure how to pre-order your comics? Well, you take the form right here:

Print it out, and take it to your local retailer (which you can find here: http://comicshoplocator.com/) and ask them to pre-order the book. That’s it.

No comic shops nearby? The book is also available from Amazon.com here

Alright, let’s say you’ve read the book and don’t know why you should pay 15 bucks for a beautifully designed hard cover version. Well, there’s the beautiful introduction by crime fiction writer extraordinaire Duane Swierczynski, an original and exclusive short story about Frank and Polish’s first meetings, a long form essay on Los Angeles and it’s relationship to the book, an exclusive gallery of concept art, and much, much more. It’s 225 pages, approximately, for only fifteen bucks! Talk about your value!

So, thanks for reading, and please, if you like the book, don’t make it a secret. Scream from the rooftops, and let people know that you want something different from everything else on the shelf.

Thanks everybody,

j.

www.thefialkov.com

www.tumorthecomic.com

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Pre-Order from your Local Comic Shop!

October 30th, 2009 No comments

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Print, Share, Enjoy!  Remember, if you don’t pre-order your shop will most likely not get the book.  Every order counts!

To find your nearest comic shop go to http://comicshoplocator.com/

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Pre-Order the Hard Cover on Amazon!

September 28th, 2009 No comments

Available for Pre-Order for those of you who’ve been waiting to see the book in print, is the hardcover edition from Archaia!

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