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Old September 26 2008, 01:44 AM   #1
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Rob Liefeld...

I've read about Rob Liefeld, a famously bad comic book artist who was none the less successful and popular back in the mid to late 80s and early 90s, but fallen out with fandom in recent years and a couple years back out with Moore, and is now being seen as a low benchmark for hack mediocrity.

I found this article very funny and I myself have taken piss out of Liefeld's drawing style here (note the convoluted female torso, bent out of shape).
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Old September 26 2008, 02:49 AM   #2
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Re: Rob Liefeld...

I get a kick out of those anti Liefield websites, the only thing good he did was create Deadpool.
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Old September 26 2008, 03:29 AM   #3
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Re: Rob Liefeld...

I think his work is best for "cover artwork." Kinda like how I think that Alex Ross's work is best as cover artwork.

In any event, I don't get why the guy has so much venom spewed at him. Granted, he does have a unique style and, if not reigned in, he can go overboard at time (re: Cap boobs). However, compared to other artists at the time, I thought his work stood out. Much of the artwork that went around all seemed to have a very bland, sameness look between artists.

Now, you can debate whether you liked his style, but at least it was something conformist, imo.
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Old September 26 2008, 03:31 AM   #4
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Re: Rob Liefeld...

Well, he's still drawing, and IMO, has "refined" his style.. I like him, now.
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Old September 26 2008, 08:33 AM   #5
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Re: Rob Liefeld...

That was funny stuff. I can't believe he didn't include this drawing in his critique:

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Old September 26 2008, 02:44 PM   #6
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Re: Rob Liefeld...

Here is another attempt to ape Liefeld.

Liefeld Check List

*Giant bulging codpiece

*Giant swords/knives sticking out the back with no straps

*Oversized elbow and shoulder pads

*Tiny head relative to size of body

*Lots of pouches around the waist

*Oversized legs

*No feet

*Magic crayon background

*Tiny face cast half in the dark with a glowing left eye socket

*Poorly drawn hands masked by oversized lazer rifle

How was he so popular, even though there is relatively little craft behind his work? But his style is certainly distinctive and drawing like that is rather addictive.
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Old September 26 2008, 05:19 PM   #7
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Re: Rob Liefeld...

TheSeeker wrote: View Post
That was funny stuff. I can't believe he didn't include this drawing in his critique:

Now that's funny. He seems to have invented a whole new gender for Cap.
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Old September 26 2008, 06:00 PM   #8
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Re: Rob Liefeld...

Leroy wrote: View Post
I get a kick out of those anti Liefield websites, the only thing good he did was create Deadpool.
From the new Deadpool:
http://www.murkworks.net/%7Ejames/Co.../deadpool2.jpg


(I converted this to a link. 600+ MB is a little large to be posting inline. Thanks. - Spiff)
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Old September 26 2008, 06:45 PM   #9
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Re: Rob Liefeld...

Temis the Vorta wrote: View Post
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That was funny stuff. I can't believe he didn't include this drawing in his critique:

Now that's funny. He seems to have invented a whole new gender for Cap.
What I like is the way his anatomy actually seems to be standing in two places at once.
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Old September 26 2008, 06:46 PM   #10
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Re: Rob Liefeld...

Hey, maybe that explains his style! It's Cubist!
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Old September 26 2008, 07:00 PM   #11
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I don't get why the guy has so much venom spewed at him. Granted, he does have a unique style
Balls. Being unschooled, untalented and incompetent is not a "style." The guy doesn't know the very rudiments of anatomy. He does have some knowledge of composition. His success is a slap in the face to those of us who bothered to actually learn the craft.
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Old September 26 2008, 07:06 PM   #12
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Re: Rob Liefeld...

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Hey, maybe that explains his style! It's Cubist!
"What's 'cubist' mean?" - Rob Liefeld

Although, come to think of it, that does suggest a couple of solutions...



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Old September 26 2008, 07:12 PM   #13
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Re: Rob Liefeld...

Nah, he'd say, "Finally, someone gets it!" then go look it up on Wikipedia.
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Old September 26 2008, 07:56 PM   #14
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that was hilarious. He really is awful. To be fair, Im awful too but Im not working in professional comics.
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Old September 26 2008, 08:15 PM   #15
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Pensive wrote: View Post
Leroy wrote: View Post
I get a kick out of those anti Liefield websites, the only thing good he did was create Deadpool.
From the new Deadpool:
http://www.murkworks.net/%7Ejames/Co.../deadpool2.jpg


(I converted this to a link. 600+ MB is a little large to be posting inline. Thanks. - Spiff)
I do like that Way is continuing the "Breaking The 4th Wall" tradition that was used in Deadpool's previous series. Wade is far too amusing to not have his own series free from Cable.
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