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Old July 6 2010, 06:38 PM   #1
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Critisizing Rob Liefeld, who makes more than most of us ever will

http://progressiveboink.com/archive/robliefeld.html

All true. But he gets PAID unlike most of us, so who's really laughing here?

Personally, I've never had a problem with empty backgrounds featuring random lines or colors. Sometimes they just highlighted the mood of the scene. Lines meant action or danger, while color just meant focus on the character.
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Old July 6 2010, 06:40 PM   #2
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Well, random lines are probably the only thing Rob Liefeld can be trusted to draw accurately.
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Old July 6 2010, 06:54 PM   #3
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^Ouch.
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Old July 6 2010, 07:25 PM   #4
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Re: Critisizing Rob Liefeld, who makes more than most of us ever will

I'm willing to admit I like his style for what it is--or rather, I like aspects of it. He is a piss-poor artist, on the whole. I do not understand what is up with the way he draws feet, hands, and women. Or his obsession with pouches.

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Yeah, I guess I have low standards, but I'd say most of the criticism of his artwork is pretty accurate. He sucks, and I can enjoy his work for its level of suckitude.
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Old July 6 2010, 09:17 PM   #5
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Re: Critisizing Rob Liefeld, who makes more than most of us ever will

So what are you saying? We can't criticize people who make more money than we do?
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Old July 6 2010, 10:35 PM   #6
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Lots of talentless people make more money than I do.
Lots of really dumb people make more money than I do.
That doesn't bother me.
What bothers me is that a talentless, untrained hack like Liefeld can rise to a position of prominence because the great unwashed masses don't know art from garbage, and because today's editors are willing to hire hacks regardless of merit.
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Old July 6 2010, 10:51 PM   #7
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So what are you saying? We can't criticize people who make more money than we do?
Exactly what I was thinking.
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Old July 6 2010, 11:24 PM   #8
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Re: Critisizing Rob Liefeld, who makes more than most of us ever will

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So what are you saying? We can't criticize people who make more money than we do?
Exactly what I was thinking.
I think what he's saying is simply that we can mock Liefeld all we want, and he'll just be laughing all the way to the bank.
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Old July 7 2010, 07:43 AM   #9
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So what are you saying? We can't criticize people who make more money than we do?
Exactly what I was thinking.
I think what he's saying is simply that we can mock Liefeld all we want, and he'll just be laughing all the way to the bank.
Precisely.
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Old July 7 2010, 02:50 PM   #10
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The thing about Liefeld is that yes he is a mediocre artist but he could turn out pages very quickly. His books were always on time and at the time, Mavel was at its hight. They had more on going books then any other time. They could count on him to churn out the art and they could sell tons.
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Old July 7 2010, 03:03 PM   #11
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I don't have any real problems with his style. Yeah, his feet suck, but who focuses on the feet in a picture of Juggernaut?

I'd put more value in the criticism if they put their money where their mouth was and proved that they could do better drawings on time for a comic deadline constantly.
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Old July 7 2010, 03:04 PM   #12
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Re: Critisizing Rob Liefeld, who makes more than most of us ever will

I do have to wonder about a guy who would devote that much of his time to criticizing a comic book artist, although I will say that I agree with much of it and always have.

I do actually like some of Liefeld's work though. I love that X-Factor cover with Juggernaut.
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Old July 7 2010, 05:03 PM   #13
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I didn't know that guy was still around.
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The thing about Liefeld is that yes he is a mediocre artist but he could turn out pages very quickly. His books were always on time and at the time, Mavel was at its hight. They had more on going books then any other time. They could count on him to churn out the art and they could sell tons.
That's a good point. A lot of those Image guys wouldn't know a deadline if it punched them in the face.
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Old July 7 2010, 05:30 PM   #15
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The thing about Liefeld is that yes he is a mediocre artist but he could turn out pages very quickly. His books were always on time and at the time, Mavel was at its hight. They had more on going books then any other time. They could count on him to churn out the art and they could sell tons.
That's a good point. A lot of those Image guys wouldn't know a deadline if it punched them in the face.
Todd McFarlane for example. Still waiting on Spawn 200 and Image United 3.
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