Tag Archives: josh hoopes

Now Josh Hoopes Targets Kickstarter Projects As ‘Samitra Banks’

Recently, Bleeding Cool exposed the latest identity of serial comics industry conman, Josh Hoopes, as one Samitra Banks. And, in the process, manages to save at least one person from commissioning work from this fictitious identity. Josh Hoopes poses as …

Comics Conman Josh Hoopes Returns, Posing As ‘Samitra Banks’

Josh Hoopes has been the bane of my life for well over a decade. Bring yourself up to speed here, but know this. His is a conman, based in Sacremento, Califonia and Peru. With a juvenile criminal record, he began …

Conman Josh Hoopes Takes New Name Of Marco, And Sells Non-Existant Gil Kane And Frank Miller Art

Comic book industry conman Josh Hoopes is using a new name. A new address. New details. And this conman of comics has managed to con bigtime art dealer Mike Burkey – for a second time. We reported last year how …

Leverage Turns Josh Hoopes Into A Work Of Fiction

Leverage was a TV show, recently cancelled, that was basically a cross between The A-Team and Not A Penny More Not A Penny Less, Robin Hood meets Hustle, that kind of thing.  And created by John Rogers, also known for …

Did Josh Hoopes Scam Stratum Comics And An Unknown Artist, Posing As Tucker Doud?

Earlier today we ran another example of Josh Hoopes using his Tucker Doud pseudonym on DeviantArt. And then we googled it further. Oh dear. In July this year, Stratum Comics published a comic book, Threat #1 by Xeric Award Winners …

Josh Hoopes From Scamming Comics To Scamming Games

Josh Hoopes is a con man operating in the comics industry. Over many years, we have covered his attempts to con publishers by taking assignments for small amounts of money, hire artists to do the work for him for large …

Josh Hoopes Scams Two More On DeviantArt

Posing as Greg Garwood, Josh Hoopes has scammed two more people. Jessica writes; I posted on the DeviantArt forum job section enlisting a comic artist for a short story.  Many replied, but he was the most persistant and cordial.  I’d …

Wasting Josh Hoopes’ Time Over His Wizard Scam

Special thanks to Alistair, Bleeding Cool writer, who strung this along so much. Bleeding Cool had repeatedly covered the story that comic industry conman Josh Hoopes was scamming young creators for hundreds, thousands of dollars, by posing as a non-existing Wizard …

Josh Hoopes Continues To Scam People With Fake Todd McFarlane Sketches, As “Greg Garwood”

We ran a very similar story a few weeks ago. But he doesn’t seem to have stopped. Masquerading as one “Greg Garwood“, Josh Hoopes is continuing to approach dealers trying to sell sketches (below) purporting to be by Todd McFarlane. …

Comics Conman Josh Hoopes Moves Wizard Scam To ConceptArt.Org

It was pulled from People Per Hour after Wizard Entertainment complained. Now it seems that Josh Hoopes has set up the same scam at ConceptArt.org, again posing as someone called Greg Garwood and providing an e-mail address too… Remember, this …

Josh Hoopes Tried The Wizard Scam Again, Posing As Greg G

The following piece was posted onto the Freelance site People Per Hour. Wizard Magazine seeking out new comic ideas for publication around Christmas As we are just starting to release info regarding this new event we won’t be advertising in …

When Josh Hoopes Stole From His Place Of Work… And From Artist Pasquale Qualano

In our many investigations of the comic indusry conman Josh Hoopes, we discovered that he was working at a saw mill in Sacramento, California, appropriately ACME Saw. However, it appears now that he is no longer working there, thought through …

The Todd McFarlane And Art Adams Fakes By Josh Hoopes

I had to be sure these were fakes. They were, but I had to be sure. And now I have confirmation from both Todd and Art that they are complete and utter forgeries. These are the so-called sketches by Todd …

“Greg Garwood” – The New Pseudonym Of Josh Hoopes

It’s the same old story, but it’s a new name. Josh Hoopes, famed comic industry conman, is using a new pseudonym, to accompany Ron Runstrom, Lalit Kumal and David Johnson, namely one Greg Garwood. I am aware of one specific …

Have You Been Screwed By Josh Hoopes? Get In Touch.

Have you been screwed buy Josh Hoopes? Did he pose as you to get commissioned work? Did you hire him, based on falsified credentials? Did he deliver art from another artist pretending it was his? Did he hire you as …

How Josh Hoopes Gets Away With It, Time After Time

Here’s the story on one man who is out the relatively small sum of $375 to comic industry conman Josh Hoopes. 1)Paypal sounded very helpful at first, then declined to refund our money. Apparently Hoopes convinced them that he provided …

The Josh Hoopes E-Mails

Here are some emails, from Gary Madden who has been trying to recruit an artist to do some character design work and storyboards for his company. He has been approached by infamous comics scam merchant, Josh Hoopes, using his Joshua …

This Artist Has Been Scammed By Josh Hoopes. They Just Don’t Know It Yet. (UPDATE)

This is the artwork that a publisher, who had been scammed by Josh Hoopes, received. The problem is, we don’t know who actually drew it. Whoever it is, has not been paid for their work, and may be expecting someone …