Joshua De Lava, going by the name of DeLava420 on DeviantArt has been soliciting for comic book creators to work on an unnamed comics project.
Except it’s actually comic book industry conman Josh Hoopes again, with a new identity and a similar modus operandi.
One creator has already been scammed for $350 and is trying to get the payment back. Others have contacted him but are waiting for a response.
He also used the identity John Anders to put up images to show his skills on DeviantArt when soliciting work, but those whose images he stole soon cottoned on and started berating him.
Those images came down on DeviantArt, but soon went up again on PhotoBucket.
For those who need a refresher, the life and times of conman Josh Hoopes…
- Venom to Get an “Epic” in the Fall of 2018… Another One? - January 23, 2018
- Image Comics Solicits for April 2018: Launching New Series Analog, Isola, Crude, The Dead Hand, and Skyward - January 23, 2018
- Ralph Macchio Returns to the Avengers for the Infinity Shards! - January 23, 2018
- Stewart Lee Appears in Tomorrow’s Doomsday Clock #3 - January 23, 2018
- Green Lanterns #40 – “No Politics, No Complications” - January 23, 2018