Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Artist, John Graziano
The Artist, John Graziano, has been working as an artist and illustrator since 1983, when he received a certificate in illustration from the Newark School of Fine and Industrial Arts. He has designed trading card sets("You Slay Me!" and a "Dark Shadows Anniversary Set") and a portrait series based on the 1960s cult TV show "Dark Shadows."Also he has created comic strips for "Scream Queens" magazine, designed t-shirts graphics and created storyboards and concept drawings for Hollywood films("Starkid" and "Fever"). John Graziano has also been a working musician for the past 20 + years starting out in an original band called "The Response" which enjoyed some local success in the mid 1980`s then moving on to play in various combos and duos as"Busstop","Dandelion" and ultimately for quite a number of years playing bass and singing in a popular1960s tribute band called "Carnaby Street."
by artist John Graziano
Ripley's Believe It Or Not ®, one of the longest-running comic panels in history, continues to fascinate comics readers with unbelievable facts from around the world.
These fascinating illustrated panels are read every day in more than 37 countries including Saudi Arabia, New Zealand and Norway. Ripley's has developed a
worldwide following since Robert Ripley's first Believe it or Not ®! cartoon appeared in The New York Globe in 1918. Over the next decade, the panel established
a tradition of bringing phenomenal events to local newspapers. Ripley traveled all over the world to find the strange tid-bits for his Believe It or Not ®! books and comic strip.
He continued to do the strip until he died in 1949.