Fair Square Comics LLC was created in June 2019 to develop, publish and distribute new comics created by Fabrice Sapolsky and his amazing friends. Fair Square Comics’ mission statement is to publish, promote and give more space to immigrant and under-represented creators of the world. What we call “comics for the rest of us”.
Fair Square Comics was also founded with the ambition to be the first comic book “think tank”. Providing services to comic book publishers as well as creators, both aspiring and established.
Born in Paris (France), in 1970, Fabrice Sapolsky broke into the comic book world as creator of the French magazine about American comics Comic Box in 1998. But in December 2006, he wakes up one morning with the idea of alternate reality Spider-Man set in the 1930s. After sharing his idea with David Hine, they both decide to pitch it to Marvel comics as Spider-Man Noir. The first mini-series, will be published between Dec.2008 and March 2009. A second series, Spider-Man Noir: Eyes without a Face follows a year later (Dec.2009-March 2010). Both series have been blessed with critical and commercial success.
A year later, Fabrice leaves Comic Box for good, passing the torch to Xavier Fournier and Lise Benkemoun to focus on editing and writing comics. He helps Jungle Comics founder Moïse Kissous create a new label called Atlantic BD and writes the imprint’s first original graphic novel : Black Box with art by veteran artist Tom Lyle and coloring genius Sebastien Lamirand.
In 2013, Fabrice comes back with a new project, his most ambitious to date : One Hit Wonder with superstar Ariel Olivetti on art. Fabrice got the idea of the name and the commercial star turned hitman concept in 2012 while talking to his friend (and hugely talented writer) Joe Keatinge. The series was publushed by Image Comics in 2014-2015.
In September 2014, Fabrice Sapolsky came back to Marvel for Edge of Spider-Verse#1, a new Spider-Man Noir adventure that tied into the massive SpiderVerse crossover with David Hine and Richard Isanove.
He spent most of 2015 learning to draw and moving from Paris to Brooklyn, New York.
On February 2nd, 2016, Fabrice launched his new creator owned comic book, Intertwined with rising star Fred Pham Chuong, on Kickstarter. The campaign was successful and the series has been signed to Dynamite Comics for a worldwide release starting October 5th, 2016. The Intertwined graphic novel came out on August 8th, 2017 from Dynamite Comics.
In November 2017, Fabrice relocated to Los Angeles where he took the position of Senior Editor at Humanoids Publishing ( a position he held until Feb. 2020). There, he edited over 100 titles and developed two new imprints: BiG (all ages) and H1 (Mature Audiences).
2018 was another busy year highlighted by the release of the Spider-Geddon: Spider-Man Noir short story that, not only Fabrice co-wrote with Dave Hine, but where he could also design two characters himself: The Shocker and the White Widow.
On top of his numerous activities, Fabrice created and curated his own comic book convention! After meeting with President of the Kol Israel Synagogue, Fred Polaniecki, Fabrice decides to create a convention like no other: the Jewish Comic Con. This convention, not a Jew-Centric con, is as much a celebration of the founders of the comic book industry (where 90% of the creators happened to be jewish) as a place to bridge communities of Brooklyn around a fantastic medium (comics, of course). The first edition took place on November 13th, 2016. A second one happened on April 29th, 2018.
After a year spent creating new material (2019), Fabrice will release four new projects in 2020-2022, including one he’ll write and draw.
Fabrice Sapolsky edits, designs, draws and, of course, writes. He has many projects in development and likes the quote : “To Be Continued”.