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On This Day In Pop Culture For April 7

Welcome to This Day in Pop Culture History, a daily look at important events, birthdays, and other oddities in pop culture! History is important, and we aim to educate here at Bleeding Cool, so without further ado, here are some things that have happened on April 7, the 97th day of the year: 1906- Mount Vesuvius […]

This Day in Pop Culture History

On This Day In Pop Culture For March 28

Welcome to This Day in Pop Culture History, a daily look at important events, birthdays, and other oddities in pop culture! History is important, and we aim to educate here at Bleeding Cool, so without further ado, here are some things that have happened on March 28, the 87th day of the year: 1797- The patent […]

Camilo Rojas, The Cheekiest “Rob Granito” Of All…

This is artist Camilla Rojas, posing next to a Batgirl image he drew. Which bears an uncanny resemblance to this image from All-Star Batman And Robin The Boy Wonder, drawn by Jim Lee. He calls them “Tributes”. Anyway he went to Wonder Con, as you can see. Booth 2432. Where he showed off all his “Tributes” for […]

Selling Rob Granito’s Deadpool And Lingerie Harley Quinn On eBay

Recent readers of Bleeding Cool may be mystified by the occasional mentions of a certain Rob Granito. A creator of comic-book inspired art sold at comic conventions, he claimed impressive credits for himself that were eventually exposed as fabrications, he claimed that he’d created work that he appeared to have scanned and printed, and others that he […]

The 15th Rumour Awards – Scam Of The Year

It’s a long long time since the very first one of these. I was 28 when I decided that an annual look back at the rumours and scoops of the year would be a good thing. 15 years later, that’s still to be determined. But here we go again with a self congratulatory pat on the back. Mostly. […]

The 15th Rumour Awards – Swipe Of The Year

It’s a long long time since the very first one of these. I was 28 when I decided that an annual look back at the rumours and scoops of the year would be a good thing. 15 years later, that’s still to be determined. But here we go again with a self congratulatory pat on the back. Mostly. […]

The Catfish Comic Artist Swipers Of Miami

Back in September, Bleeding Cool ran an article on a Miami artist calling herself Angel Isart, associated with a tattoo parlour called Miami Inkslinger, selling canvases of comic book inspired work for thousands of dollars a piece. And naturally, it was all heavily swiped work. We called her the Rob Granito of Miami. And that, it […]

Lying In The Gutters – 28th September 2015

Sweet Melody by SryntyBeast So what have you been reading this week? Top Twenty Traffic Of The Week 1. The Truth About Marvel’s X-Men/Inhumans Decision? Maybe… 2. Tony Wolf’s Short Comic About Killing Jason Todd For #BatmanDay 3. Tony S Daniel Outgrosses Himself With Deathstroke #10 (SPOILERS) 4. DC Comics Editors Strongly Urged To Use Affirmative Action When […]

The Rob Granito Of Buenos Aires?

Drawn by Dik Low from Malaysia and posted to DeviantArt a year ago. And this is an image now claimed as theirs by CDC Cuadros de Comics of Buenos Aires and being sold for $650. Oh look, the signature changed. Who did it first do you think? CDC even shows some of their working out on another picture… Of course that is […]

The Rob Granito Of Miami?

Linked to Miami Inkslingers Tattoos, let’s take a look at the painted canvas work of Angely Isart. Though some of her portraits seem a little familiar. https://instagram.com/p/6nwHJrHKon/?taken-by=angely.isart From Gary Frank…. https://instagram.com/p/6LhgxUnKlq/?taken-by=angely.isart To Dale Keown… (on sale for $700) https://instagram.com/p/7bZvpRHKlJ/?taken-by=angely.isart To David Finch… https://instagram.com/p/5-fexgHKjR/?taken-by=angely.isart To Marc Silvestri… sold for $1,500. https://instagram.com/p/5qU1t3nKj8/?taken-by=angely.isart Though she admits to this one. https://instagram.com/p/6ZCjbuHKh8/?taken-by=angely.isart None of them […]

Swipe File: Mitch Foust Vs. Pat McCarny

There has been a resurgence of late in colouring books aimed at an adult audience. Basically Simon Pegg was right. Anyway, this one caught the eye of some… the Celtic Coloring Book: Mythology, Spirituality and Magic Celtic Coloring Book for Adults (Volume 1) by Pat McCarny. Except the cover art was by Mitch Foust, posted […]

The Rob Granito eBay Charity Sale – Roll Up, Roll Up, Roll Up!

You may recall Rob Granito, a swiper extraordinaire who used to strut the lines of Comic Cons across the country selling his wares as he made up a fictional CV of working on Batman animated series and of working with many other comic book creators, all while swiping work their and selling it as if […]

The Inspiration Of Peter Repovski

Peter Repovski is a comic book artist who appeared at Toronto Comic Con this past weekend. Though some thought his work he was selling as prints looked a little familiar. Courtesy of Kraig Alexander, Ty Templeton and my own two eyes. As Templeton states, I’ve been to the website, and there are TONS of full […]

Lying In The Gutters – 19th January 2015 – Fantastic Fox

It’s always fun when this kind of thing happens. This week, I took the girls to see Big Hero 6, ahead of its UK release at the end of the month. By which time you’ll probably be able to buy the DVD on Region 1. I would get annoyed at the UK/US release schedule, but […]

Gary Parkin, The Rob Granito Of eBay Sketch Covers?

Comic book artist Meghan Hetrick was tipped off by a fan of hers that British artist Gary Parkin selling a sketch cover of Evil Ernie #1 with Lady Death on it on eBay. This image is indeed a blatant rip of the commission she did for the fan, which she posted online. Turns out that she is not […]

Scam Of The Year – The 14th Annual Rumour Awards

Scam Of The Year So who has been left out of pocket by the work of ne’er-do-wells this year? The year began with UK toy and merchandise store Mother’s Basement ceasing trading, leaving hundreds of people out of pocket of hundreds, even thousands of dollars each. But before making it official, the company registered itself […]

Art Cards United – Untied?

Sketch cards have become quite a thing. Small pieces of original art often with pop culture connections, sold for small amounts of money, it’s been a way for creators to develop their art, for some to make a living, and trading card companies has seized upon some. As more and more creators turn digital, sketch […]

Lying In The Gutters – 6th September 2014 – Empire State Of Mind

The wonderful look of Bucky Barnes: The Winter Soldier, from the upcoming issue 2. See you folk in New York… but first, what have you been reading this week? Or just yesterday? Well… there was one story from yesterday that not so much took the top spot of the week, but is in contention for the […]

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 of her pieces? As she says, Everyday Chantella is currently working on new, unique pieces […]

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 now been in touch, saying, I’ve been sorting my life out and yes its true […]