Press Release: Rob Granito- Comics Most Wanted
Rob Granito IS “Comics Most Wanted”!
For immediate news coverage: First off, we want to let you know we are working on bookings for Mr Granito at firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Granito will possibly be at the Legends of The Ring Convention in New Jersey this May, doing sketches of pro wrestling legends. More News to come.
And now, onto the news release. We are trying to set up a PayPal for interviews for enterprising sites/blogs. It should be email@example.com but it is not working at this time so check back with me by Wednesday or Thursday if you want to schedule and pay for an interview with Mr. Granito. More importantly, Mr. Granito IS working on his one-man show, “Rob Granito: Comics Most Wanted!”
The following is from a live conversation I recorded and transcribed, and NOT an e-mail exchange:
Mr Rob Granito: “My thing is, I never want to try and hurt anyone, you know. I mean I messed up in not properly listing the homages in my work. But dude thats all it was, thats all it was. The fans, the kids, they like to have those tributes to covers and stuff they liked growing up. I saw that one Alex Ross did, well he did a few, and noone is calling HIM a fraud. Alex Ross did those silverage Marvel covers right? Its a homage, I am creating some iconic imagery for the fans. Thats the thing. It was never about the money with me its about those fans who smile when they see the art on the wall when they go home.”
But you have been very infamous on the comic websites since that first news report. How does it make you feel?
Mr Rob Granito: “I mean Im surprised it started with one guy, one dude who doesnt even know me, and hes ripping me to shreds without even getting the real story? I mean the thing I want you to think about is that, a good example is a name that came up a lot and he also rips me to shreds, but you know who does a tribute style to the Batman animated universe? Thats Ty Templetom, I mean the dude is doing the same thing. Now thats no disrespect because I love his work but dude is doing the same thing I was doing a homage to how the DC animated universe looks, and nobody is ripping on HIM! Its crazy.”
How do you feel about being the bad boy of comics?
Mr Rob Granito: “Well I mean I cant say I prepared for it as you know but you know people like controversy and I do have that controversial side to me, to give the people what they want. I mean Im just out to have fun, not hurt people, and if I offended people, dude, relax, I apologize and I’ll try to fix it. But tearing me to shreds like this, I don’t know. I have that controversial side and it seems to have people talking, wondering what Im gonna do next and I understand that. They want excitement, they want the controversy. I mean I was proving it before this started because when Haiti happened, you know the earthquake and stuff, I mean, I dont want people to DIE and my heart goes out but I was like, why should I care about Haiti? Im right here in THIS country. And I mean, people couldnt believe it. But I have that edgy side and I didnt get to show much but its there and I’ll show it when I talk about this on the panel or however it presents itself. If people have made me the bad boy of comics I guess it means I am. That works!”