A beaker full of death wrote:
Does Liefeld's popularity in the 80s and 90s show how bad comic art was in general? In some ways I think comic art is so much better these days, with more depth, colour and detail.
Liefeld couldn't have gotten a job in comics until the '90s. He'd have been laughed right out of the bullpen.
I don't think he would've had a chance in the first half of the 1980s, and some people say Liefeld prospered because most comic book art was getting so stagnant and bland, even his ridiculous drawings got a lot of undeserved attention. A comic book artist from the 1980s that I personally like is David Gibbons...
If a artist who knew how to draw people, he would draw a man with a gun like this
and not like this
. And what's worse the vastly superior David Gibbons had unofficial artistic qualifications as well.