My name is Joshua Hale Fialkov, I’m an Eisner, Harvey, and Emmy award nominated writer of Graphic Novels and the occasional other media thing. I’ve been writing professionally for about ten years. Some of my past credits include ECHOES (for Image), TUMOR (for Archaia), VAMPIRELLA (for Harris Comics), WOLVERINE (for Marvel), and SUPERMAN/BATMAN (for DC Comics). I also co-wrote a TV movie starring Isabella Rosselini and Judd Nelson, and I worked on Afro Samurai: Resurrection, for which I was nominated for an Emmy.
Tell us a little about the kinds of things you write.
I tend towards what I call Horror Noir. Less supernatural, more real life terror. But, I’ve also had the pleasure of writing vampire fiction, straight crime, and even the occasional superhero.
What was your most recent publication?
I am currently writing Doctor Who for IDW Publishing, Last of the Greats for Image Comics, and I,Vampire for DC Comics.
Which grammatical error do you make most often that you wish you didn’t?
I’m a horrible proofreader, as this interview will mostly attest.
What #1 piece of advice would you give to a new writer?
Write constantly. Talking about writing and thinking about writing is fine, but, unless you’re actually cranking out pages, you aren’t getting better at it, and that’s really the goal.
What is it about horror that draws you to the genre?
It’s really self-reflective for me. A lot of what scares me are the things that we all deal with on a day to day basis. Rejection, being judged, failure… those things plague me, and I use my writing to exorcise some of those demons.