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Chantella Viala, The Rob Granito Of Canada? (UPDATE)

UPDATE: Viala has removed her website, Twitter ID and Facebook page. The original article follows below. This is Canadian artist Chantella Viala working on a painting. She is clearly a talented artist. But might she want to acknowledge the “inspiration” for some …

Liam York Says Sorry. To Everyone.

A few months ago, Bleeding Cool ran this story, The Inspiration Of Liam York. In which we noted that artist Liam York was being repeatedly called out for blatant swiping of a number of artists on Facebook.   Well, he has …

Essential 8 Bleeding Cool Stories – Five Years Of Lying In The Gutters

By Erik Grove I’m continuing my special meta columns on Bleeding Cool for the site’s 5th anniversary this month. This column will highlight some of what I feel are the biggest and most Bleeding Cool Bleeding Cool stories the site …

When Jan Duursema Called Out Florent Belmonte Over Darth Maul, And The Internet Joined In

Florent Belmonte is a French artist with a penchant for Marvel, DC and Star Wars imagery, and was recently featured on Geek Tyrant, showing off his work. But one recent piece raised the ire of Jan Duursema, as it bore quite …

Canada Gets Its Very Own Rob Granito

Bleeding Cool readers noticed one exhibitor at the Edmonton Expo in September, Lost Droid Arts featuring “original” oil paintings. and prints of said paintings of  variety of comic book-styled artwork in various styles that one artist could not have done. …

Mike Young – The Rob Granito Of 2013 – At Buffalo Comic Con

There have been a few worthy claimants to this title… Nate Stemen is one… but I think this fellow just pips him to the post for the Rob Granito of 2013. Jeff Watkins from Syracuse, NY, owner of Cloud City …

Nate Stemen Makes A Public Apology

Yesterday, we ran a couple of articles about artist Nate Stemen, and what appeared to be a series of drawings and prints he was selling online and at comic book conventions that reproduced existing work by other artists, both amateur …

More From The Files Of Nate Stemen, Our New Rob Granito

Earlier today, we ran the curious case of Nate Steman swiping work of Charles Holbert Jr, and selling them at recent comic conventions. Nate hasn’t replied to emails… However there are still some “giveaways”. Such as this piece by Dave …

The Art Of Nate Stemen – And Its Uncanny Similarity To That Of Charles Holbert Jr.

This is Nate Stemen, exhibiting at Steel City Comic Con. Do check his banner art, here and on his website.  And the Mr Freeze sketch he’s selling to a Mr Freeze cosplayer, also seen on his banner artwork. No problem, …

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 …

Sean King – The Rob Granito Of Britain

We now have a name for the man who has been exhibiting at British comic conventions, exhibiting and selling work from deviantArt creators and more, without permission or recompense. Sean King. Here is his Facebook page, though it is rather …

The British Rob Granito?

Over the last couple of weeks there has been growing irritation, annoyance and indeed anger about an individual who is being dubbed by some as the British Rob Granito. An unnamed individual exhibiting at a number of British comic conventions, …

The Swedish Rob Granito?

“Please Note: These oil paintings by Mike S. Mall are not the original artwork in any way. These pieces are the artists interpretation of the once original ink and pen artwork by  such amazing artists like Joe Jusko, Ron Garney, …

And Finally… When Ethan Van Sciver Drew Rob Granito

Possibly the most Bleeding Cool thing ever, from one of Ethan Van Sciver’s sketchbooks.

Will You Sign The Petition For Rob Granito To Come Back To Comic Cons?

So this petition recently went up on iPetitions. Rob Granito, a hard working artist and family man, made some unwitting mistakes doing tribute art and was buried in the comics tabloid media. Rob admits to his mistakes, and wants a …

Meet Nicholas Mowdy, AKA Snickers19510, An Aspiring Artist, Rob Granito-Style

Using the name Snickers19510 over on Etsy, an “artist” named Nicholas Mowdy has some amazing artwork for sale at dirt cheap prices. For example, there’s this awesome rendition of Superman and Batman that he has posted for sale for only …

Austin Janowsky Plays Ejay Russell Over Batman Poker Game

Ex-Marvel bullpenner Ejay Russell tells Bleeding Cool about an experience of his that is rather… Granitoesque. My name is Ejay Russell and I got into comics full time about 4yrs ago. I have a modest site that does fairly well …

Lichtenstein Piece 10,000,000% Of Original Sale Price Then. And Original Swiped Art Now.

There are many in comic books who consider Roy Lichtenstein a thief. A fraud. A man who took other people’s work and made millions off them, an artistic crook of the highest order. The Rob Granito of the sixties. I …