josh hoopes


Josh Hoopes: The Story So Far

Josh Hoopes: The Story So Far

This is your cut-out-and-keep guide to my attempts to alert the comics industry of a major scam going on in its midst.Right from the beginning, we knew Josh Hoopes had a.. legally-challenged record and was accepting commissions from publishers, outsourcing the work and then not paying the artist But we never knew just how persistent[...]

Another Victim Of Josh Hoopes

Another Victim Of Josh Hoopes

I think his work is fantastic.Sadly, it seems, so did Josh Hoopes under his recent pseudonym of Ron Runstrom.A writer commissioned work from Josh, Josh sent that work to Federico, Federico supplied a series of pages, Josh supplied them to the writer who paid up in full, Josh kept all the money, Federico didn't supply[...]

That Wacky Josh Hoopes – Part Three

Comic book conman Josh Hoopes is STILL sending out e-mails purporting to be from Art Adams Here's the latest one, with a new Wizard-related twist: Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 02:41:07 -0700 From: adamsarthur@rocketmail.com Subject: limited time commissions To: Hey there up and comers and Indy publishers.........          I know you guys are familiar with my work[...]

The Ron Runstrom Scam By Josh Hoopes: Day Two

The Ron Runstrom Scam By Josh Hoopes: Day Two

Yesterday, Bleeding Cool exposed the new fake identity and scam details of Josh Hoopes, as an artist Ron Runstrom, using other people's art to gain commissions.In previous scams he has then commissioned other people to do that work, without paying them, and running off with the money.And so it appears again For one writer, "Ron"[...]

Josh Hoopes Scam Artist Returns This Time Using Stephen Colbert

Josh Hoopes Scam Artist Returns, This Time Using Stephen Colbert

There is a young man called Josh Hoopes I think that's his real name It's hard to tell as he has been caught out using a number of names, aliases, identities, email addresses and street addresses But there enough common threads to tie them together.I first exposed Josh when he began using certain creators comic[...]