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  • James Rowe
    Mar 27 12:44 PM
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      Ethan told me that he didn't tape it, but I heard that someone did, but I can't find it yet. 
      Here's a link to the story about him confronting him including the conversation in text.


       
      "Join the dark side ... We have cookies"
      Darth Stewie

      James



      From: Amy Hill <wondergirl220@...>
      To: pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sun, March 27, 2011 1:10:22 PM
      Subject: [pittscomicon] Re: Did you see this...

       

      Wow, the nerve of this guy is amazing. Any chance we could get a link to the confrontation video?

      --- In pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com, James Rowe <pestilence15052@...> wrote:
      >
      > Ethan confronted him yesterday and posted the exchange on his Facebook page
      > yesterday. I have yet to see the video, but I heard there was some shot.
      > "Join the dark side ... We have cookies"
      > Darth Stewie
      >
      >
      > James
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > ________________________________
      > From: "BIG_BOOTE@..." <BIG_BOOTE@...>
      > To: pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com
      > Sent: Fri, March 25, 2011 11:12:27 PM
      > Subject: Re: [pittscomicon] Re: Did you see this...
      >
      >
      > We had someone on deviant art that was claiming Art Adams work, and his page
      > showed work that was clearly not his, going so far as to also play his agent.
      >
      >
      > I'm glad that he won't be at the show in a professional manner, and I hope you
      > guys pass the info along to other con organizers.
      > Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry
      > ________________________________
      >
      > From: "comiconguy" <patlqp@...>
      > Sender: pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2011 02:29:48 -0000
      > To: <pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com>
      > ReplyTo: pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com
      > Subject: [pittscomicon] Re: Did you see this...
      >
      > I just can't beleive it took this long to come to light. We put the kybosh to
      > him back in 2007. He conned his way into our show in 2006, he contacted us just
      > weeks before the show spouting credits including Teen Titans Go. Renee let him
      > have a booth but when I started looking at his bio info, it just didn't jive.
      > He was claiming to work on issues in the hundreds when the comic was in only up
      > to issue 20 or so, but I was on a tight deadline with the show just around the
      > corner so I didn't look into it any further and just figured it was some kind of
      > misunderstanding. But when he registered again in 2007, I had Renee ask him for
      > a full list of credits. Again his credits were nebulous at best so I did a
      > little detective work. I had found Jan Duursema on a message board calling out
      > an artist that had swiped her art. Being the lady that she is, Jan was hesitant
      > to name the artist but eventually she posted the artist's name, "Rob Granito".
      > Now I had some proof that what I was beginning to suspect was true. "This Guy
      > is a Fraud.", but again I didn't want to jump to conclusions, so I kept
      > searching and found an instance where he ripped off Dave Stevens. (Dave Stevens,
      > for ****'s sake.) After that I got together with an artist friend of mine, to
      > sit down and go through Rob's website, piece by piece. I don't proport to be
      > able to identify every artist by looking at their art, but Glenn is very good at
      > it. Immediately looking at his website, the first thing we noticed was the vast
      > array of styles of his art. No two pieces looked the same. As we went through,
      > Glenn just kept naming artists, "That's Alex Ross" "That's Neal Adams" etc,
      > etc. So needless to say that was the end of any association between the
      > Pittsburgh Comicon and Rob Granito. That is until...... just last week, I got a
      > friend request from him on the Comicon facebook page. Just for laughs, I
      > accepted him just to see what he had been up to since 2007. Well it appears
      > nothing has changed!! Glad everybody finally caught up.
      >
      > --- In pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com, "Donnie" <wildstorm3@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Talk about having some cajones.
      > >
      > >http://www.bleedingcool.com/forums/showthread.php?38416-Who-On-Earth-Is-Rob-Granito&p=172083
      > >3
      > >
      >

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