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Joshua Hale Fialkov (born August 19, 1979) is an American comic book writer who primarily works in the horror genre. He is best known for Echoes, Elk's Run, I, Vampire, and the 2008 film Infected. He has been nominated for multiple Harvey Awards.

Joshua Hale Fialkov
Born (1979-08-19) August 19, 1979 (age 40)
Sacramento, CA
Notable works
Echoes, Elk's Run, I Vampire, Infected, The Bunker, The Life After

Early lifeEdit

Fialkov was born in Sacramento, California, on 19 August 1979, but raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended college at Emerson in Boston, Massachusetts, where he received a B.F.A. in writing and directing.[1] After working in film in Boston, he moved to Los Angeles in 2001.


In 2007, he was a winner in the first Pilot Season comics competition with Cyblade, and returned for the fifth season in 2011 with The Test.[2]

In late 2013, Fialkov started to write a new webcomic series The Bunker with artist Joe Infurnari, which received positive reactions and was picked up by Oni Press to turn the series into a traditional printed format starting from February 2014. The publisher also picked up another pitch from Fialkov and a rookie artist Gabo, St. Jude and The Life After, which debuted in July 2014 as The Life After and was also critically praised. Following the breakthrough success of two independent series, because of the resulting increased workflow, his own illness in late July, and possibly low sales of the series itself, Fialkov dropped out of Ultimate FF, leaving the series cancelled midway through the current arc.

Outside the comics realm, in 2008, his success in comics led to his selection as lead writer and executive producer for the LG15: The Resistance web series, based on the lonelygirl15 franchise.

Personal lifeEdit

In an August 2014 question and answer thread on the website Reddit, Fialkov noted that he is an atheist.[3]


Title Publisher Collaborators Award nominations
Elk's Run[4] Villard – March 27, 2007 Noel Tuazon (artist)
Scott Keating (colorist)
Best Writer, Best Artist, Best Letterer, Best Cover Artist, Best New Talent, Best Continuing or Limited Series, and Best Single Issue or Story (2006 Harvey Awards)
Tumor[5][6] Archaia – Oct 7, 2009 Noel Tuazon Eisner Award
Echoes Top Cow – Dec 2010 Rahsan Ekedal 2011 Harvey Award: Best New Series
2012 Harvey Awards: Best graphic album previously published, Best continuing or limited series, Best Writer, and Best single issue or story (issue 5).[7]
I, Vampire DC Comics – Sep 2011–Apr 2013 Andrea Sorrentino
The Last of the Greats Image Comics – Oct 2011–Feb 2012 Brent Peeples
Doctor Who[8] IDW Publishing – Jan-Apr 2012 Matthew Dow Smith
Ultimate Comics: Ultimates Marvel Comics – June–September 2013 Carmine Di Giandomenico
Ultimate FF Marvel Comics – April 2013-July 2014 Mario Guevara
The Bunker Oni Comics – February 2014 – Present (Started as an independent webcomic in August 2013) Joe Infurnari
The Life After Oni Comics – July 2014 – Present Gabo


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