The Ron Runstrom Scam By Josh Hoopes: Day Two

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool exposed the new fake identity and scam details of Josh Hoopes, as an artist Ron Runstrom, using other people’s art to gain commissions.

In previous scams he has then commissioned other people to do that work, without paying them, and running off with the money.

And so it appears again. For one writer, “Ron” provided the following artwork, before running off with the rest of the advance payment, pocketing over $1000. But who was the artist he persuaded to do the work for him, presumably also without payment?

Do you recognise this, clearly stylised, professional work?

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The character sketches have the watermark whcih is the address for Chinese studio Noah Ark, in Hangzhou and I’ve informed them of the situation. I’ve also emailed Josh’s details to the writer he screwed over.

Any idea of the provenance of the comic book panel pages?


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