Famed comic book spoofer Rob Granito has finally answered some direct questions, and didn’t get paid to do so, which is awesome. . But the origin of such things as Jay Didillo, Granito’s nonexistent collaborator on a nonexistent DC book, is strangely prosaic:
Yeah, again this is something else I didn’t explain when I should have, and it’s blown up in my face! I met an editor at a Con a few months back, and he gave me his card, and as best as I can remember, his name sounded like that. He said he was looking for up and coming artists for a Batman book about different eras of Batman or whatever, and he would keep me in mind. It happened! I just lost his card and can’t remember the other specific details, but nobody can prove it didn’t happen. I’m sorry my memory isn’t absolutely perfect but I meet a lotta people at shows.
This guy and Newt Gingrich should team up for a new Straight Talk Express! Gingrich could explain how talking to the press rattles him badly, and Granito can unprove things that also never didn’t happen. Also. But he does contend that “I’m not running for office or something.” and there’s no fun in that, alas.
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