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  • Amy Hill
    Mar 28, 2011
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      http://blog.joethepeacock.com/2011/03/who-is-rob-granito-i-can-tell-you.html

      This is an interesting read and has some good links. Also, check out the "Rob Granito is a fraud" Facebook page.

      --- In pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com, "Donnie" <wildstorm3@...> wrote:
      >
      > They recorded it from the table across the aisle and there was no audio of the conversation. Although I also read that Waid and Ethan confronted him and told him not to return to any con and that they will be talking to other creators to check to see if he is attending other cons and if he is they will not attend.
      >
      > --- In pittscomicon@yahoogroups.com, James Rowe <pestilence15052@> wrote:
      > >
      > > 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.
      > >
      > > http://www.bleedingcool.com/2011/03/25/when-ethan-van-sciver-met-rob-granito/
      > >
      > > "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
      > > > >3
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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