As I'm writing this post, we're something like 20hrs after the end of the Five Points Festival in New York. Can I say this convention has been the biggest surprise of these past three years? Because it was. And a good one! Let's review that… Honestly? I didn't want to go to Five Points Festival. … Continue reading SURPRISED BY THE CON! THE FIVE POINTS FEST. REVIEW
Since April 8th, I've been touring every single weekend (always with my sparring partner Will Torres, and occasionally with William Olmo). I won't deny it, it's exhausting. BUT, when you brave rain, distance and fatigue to get to a show like the Phillipsburg Comic Con… You're rewarded. This show was all about love. I won't … Continue reading RAVISHED BY THE CONS? THE CONVENTION BUSINESS PART N+3
Even with Comic Book Conventions, there's a Yang to the Yin, light to darkness. In just a month, Will Torres and myself have been featured at three different cons. I described in detail what happened at the Great Philly Expo (here). Then, two weeks later, we were at the Flemington Comic Show, a tiny con in the middle … Continue reading STUNNED BY THE CONS? THE CONVENTION BUSINESS PART N+2
This is Tuesday. It's 7 am and I'm tired. But hey, let's share my two cents on the comics industry. As everyone knows, every comic book fan, every comic book creator and every retailer, knows better. We all know how to fix things, right? Except… We don't. Because we're not in charge. Because there's a … Continue reading FIXING COMICS WITH SIMPLE IDEAS — Part 1
ATTENTION AWESOMENESS ON THE WAY! You liked the new Star Wars trailer? The Celebration Funko toys? Wait. It gets better. My next store signing won't be at a comic book store. It won't even be to promote my Intertwined series (well, at least not directly). I'll be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, as … Continue reading GAP+STAR WARS+COMICS=HISTORY IN THE MAKING!
I'll be the first to admit it, this is a controversial title. That said, controversy can lead to great things… sometimes (laughs). In this post, I'm going to talk about my most recent convention experience and put it in perspective with other convention memories that I have. Let's say that nothing's black or white. But … Continue reading CONNED BY THE CONS? THE TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS OF CONVENTION BUSINESS (PART N+1)
Spring is here and so is the Comic Book Convention season. This year, I'll be touring A LOT. I decided to join forces with my friend and talented artist Will Torres to create what I dubbed the "Comics Grand Tour". We're going to stop at conventions in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York (and even … Continue reading THE GRAND TOUR BEGINS!
This weekend, I was at the Philly Cosplay and Comics show. While it was a small convention, I was happy to go and re-discover Philadelphia, a city I only visited once nearly 25 years ago (and it struck me how familiar the streets looked… Very European design). As often, a lot of people talk to … Continue reading DAMN! SPIDER-MAN NOIR IS AN EXPENSIVE COMIC BOOK NOW!
It just took me three years, but I finally went the extra mile and bought the domain name fabricesapolsky.com. It's probably nothing for the whole wide world, but it's a big deal for me. That means that after all those years resisting working with webdesign, I finally decided to embrace it. That's the thing, people. … Continue reading I JUST BOUGHT MY OWN NAME: IT’S WEIRD
The first chapter of the Intertwined series is now closed as we just sent issue #6 off to the printer. This was the easiest-hardest project ever. Challenges were many. But we made it to the end. We completed the first story arc. I'm proud of what we did. And before I address the future of the series, I … Continue reading INTERTWINED: ENDINGS & BEGINNINGS