Rob Granito Doing a One-Man Show at New York Comic Con?
Oh, this Rob Granito story gets better and better. He and his wife are still posting comments under fake names on our previous two articles about the whole situation. But that’s not the best part. After we firmly told Alison (who apparently represents “Rob Granito Art Services”) that we would absolutely not pay for an interview with Granito, she dropped this bombshell on us:
I am sorry to hear that. I will give you a scoop though. That is is illegal to ban Rob Granito as a vendor at all conventions. And currently Rob Granito is working on material for a one-man show/panel in which he admits and apologizes for his past mistakes, while at the same time shedding new light on the politics within the comic book community, and lets you know the REAL story. Rob will also be telling jokes and doing humorous sketches on stage, so it will show a whole new side. We are looking towards premiering this at the New York Comic Con in October. The name of the show will possibly be “Controversey Creates Ca$h”. We believe there is a band wagon making it trendy to hate Rob Granito without knowing him, and the claims that he has stolen all his work has been blown out of proportion, thanks to people like Mark Waid, Ethan Van, Bleeding-Cool, and Jammar Igle. Again, giving us a chance to tell you the WHOLE story would benefit both your website and the comics convention community. Please reconsider. We are open to working out a payment plan if that works better for you.
I have no further comment on this, because I think it clearly speaks for itself in its utter lunacy.
Also, I’ve informed Alison and Rob that if they continue to post comments here under fake names, I will ban their IP address. Enough is enough.
UPDATED – April 9, 2011:
We contacted the programming director of New York Comic Con and asked for a comment on Granito’s latest claims. This is the response we received:
“Mr. Granito has not been in contact with the New York Comic Con. Beyond that, we have no comment.”