Rob Granito coming to New York Comic Con?

Glenn Hauman

Glenn is VP of Production at ComicMix. He has written Star Trek and X-Men stories and worked for DC Comics, Simon & Schuster, Random House, arrogant/MGMS and Apple Comics. He's also what happens when a Young Turk of publishing gets old.

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11 Responses

  1. So he’s Charlie Sheen now, but broke? Who was the headcase that trash about the internet originally? They’re the ones who should be dunked, cuz then people like this guy and his spelling, grammar, and legal comprehension challenged wife would still be in their basement tracing Batman and dreaming of the day they’re “discovered”.

  2. How does he figure it’s illegal for a show promoter to choose not to allow him to purchase table space? He’s not being discriminated against for his race, creed, gender, etc. He’s being denied space ’cause he’s a lying douche bag.

  3. When someone sinks to gutter level, one generally assumes that person has reached the lowest point that a person can sink to. But hey, there’s an entire sewer underneath that gutter. Just reading that e-mail made me feel slimy.

  4. mike weber says:

    I never heard of this guy. (Of course, i seldom see current comics any more).

    I think i’m glad.

    • mike weber says:

      Ah. I see – i thought he might be a real (albeit overly-self-boosting-under-talented) comic artist.

      I recall hearing something about him, after all.

      Some years back, i narked out a website that was selling “original” artwork composed of bits and pieces of the work of Don Maitz, Kelly Freas and others to ASFA, and they went right after him…

      • According to Granito, lightboxing real artists’ work means he’s part of the comic industry.

        • mike weber says:

          Well, there are a lot of “real” artists who do, too…

          I think it was Dan Adkins who was quoted as saying Wally Wood said “Don’t draw what you can swipe. Don’t swipe what you can trace. Don’t trace what you can cut out and paste in.”

          Certainly Adkins seemed to believe in that – dropping a Finlay swipe and two panels from a Creepy story by Johnny Craig (making no attempt to make them look like his style) in a Doctor Strange story…

          • I won’t get into what the masters of old considered acceptable, but as far as I know Granito has never even tried to create a comic. He just lightboxes people’s art and sells them as “original” pin ups.

          • mike weber says:

            Oh, i’m not saying that what i quoted justifies what he does; just found it amusing to recall.

            It was a whole different time and industry.

    • John P says:

      Even people who are up on recent comics haven’t seen him. He’s only claimed to have worked on a few (old) books (and even then, covers). And vague media properties too, like “Batman” or “Iron Man 2” where there’s a lot that could have been done from designing slurpee cups to licensed children party napkins.