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(Some Guy)   The second 40 worst Rob Liefeld drawings have been compiled, and you'll see plenty of pouches, manboobs, and women with horribly deformed spines and head-sized breasts. But don't expect to see any feet   (progressiveboink.com) divider line 169
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2012-06-16 07:38:51 AM  
Let's just get this out of the way at the beginning...

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2012-06-16 08:03:02 AM  
You say "head-sized breasts" like there's something wrong with that.
 
2012-06-16 08:05:13 AM  

St_Francis_P: You say "head-sized breasts" like there's something wrong with that.


When Liefeld is drawing them, there is.
 
2012-06-16 08:24:29 AM  
Mannnnn.... this guy... He draws like an optimistic 8th grader.

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2012-06-16 08:27:48 AM  
You know as much as this guy sucks, he has drew for some of the biggest titles in the 90's. Guy probably made a lot of money. I can't draw, but if someone paid me to draw Captain America, I'd probably farking give it a go. And being made fun of on the internet afterward would not bother me in the least. (sorry "pencil" not draw, it's better than being a tracer. JK tried inking once. It's more difficult than it looks).
 
2012-06-16 08:38:36 AM  
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Oh god, he did it twice! WTF is wrong with this man and why does he keep getting rehired!?

/especially after that whole Image comics fiasco
 
2012-06-16 08:40:07 AM  

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: [assets.sbnation.com image 454x703]

Oh god, he did it twice! WTF is wrong with this man and why does he keep getting rehired!?

/especially after that whole Image comics fiasco


Well, DC Comics is currently run by fanboys and one of the guys who helped drive Marvel into Bankruptcy in the 90s, so...
 
2012-06-16 08:53:50 AM  
My god, its full of pouches!
 
2012-06-16 08:58:23 AM  
Bizarrely, Liefeld is only the second worst Captain America artist in my memory.

For the absolute worst you have to go back to the "Falcon is actually a deep cover agent created by the Red Skull" retcon of, what, the 1970s? If I cared more I'd look up the details. But I don't.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled mocking of Rob Liefeld.
 
2012-06-16 09:21:28 AM  

czetie: Bizarrely, Liefeld is only the second worst Captain America artist in my memory.

For the absolute worst you have to go back to the "Falcon is actually a deep cover agent created by the Red Skull" retcon of, what, the 1970s? If I cared more I'd look up the details. But I don't.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled mocking of Rob Liefeld.


At least anything put out during the 70s has an excuse: it was the 70s, they probably didn't come down from whatever the fark they were taking until halfway through the 80s.

Liefeld? That man has no excuse, just a complete and utter lack of talent.
 
2012-06-16 09:24:20 AM  
Every Liefeld drawing is like a car crash, I can't not look and boggle. I remember buying a bunch of these comics in the 90's as a kid and thinking "damn, look at those thighs! That's crazy!"
 
2012-06-16 09:33:17 AM  
Do you know who else was criticized for his unconventional use of perspective, exaggerated or simplified features and hatred of feet?
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Do you know who else was criticized for his unconventional use of perspective, exaggerated or simplified features and hatred of feet?
 
2012-06-16 09:39:41 AM  

BigLuca: Do you know who else was criticized for his unconventional use of perspective, exaggerated or simplified features and hatred of feet?

Do you know who else was criticized for his unconventional use of perspective, exaggerated or simplified features and hatred of feet?


Now this is a troll for the ages.
 
2012-06-16 09:42:28 AM  
When Image comics started taking off, didnt RL bring in a bunch of "artists" that drew just like him?
 
2012-06-16 09:49:19 AM  

BigLuca: Do you know who else was criticized for his unconventional use of perspective, exaggerated or simplified features and hatred of feet?


Well played, sir. Well played indeed.
 
2012-06-16 09:53:22 AM  

Mawson of the Antarctic: BigLuca: Do you know who else was criticized for his unconventional use of perspective, exaggerated or simplified features and hatred of feet?

Do you know who else was criticized for his unconventional use of perspective, exaggerated or simplified features and hatred of feet?

Now this is a troll for the ages.


You laugh, but 100 years from now when an original Liefeld goes for $1M, you won't be laughing so much.
 
2012-06-16 09:54:15 AM  

St_Francis_P: Mawson of the Antarctic: BigLuca: Do you know who else was criticized for his unconventional use of perspective, exaggerated or simplified features and hatred of feet?

Do you know who else was criticized for his unconventional use of perspective, exaggerated or simplified features and hatred of feet?

Now this is a troll for the ages.

You laugh, but 100 years from now when an original Liefeld goes for $1M, you won't be laughing so much.


Of course he won't... he'll be long dead.
 
2012-06-16 09:55:34 AM  

Mawson of the Antarctic:
Now this is a troll for the ages.


Dr. Jekyl:
Well played, sir. Well played indeed.


I honestly don't think Rob Liefeld will be appreciated until long after he is dead. That is to say, I'd appreciate it if he were dead.
 
2012-06-16 09:55:41 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: St_Francis_P: Mawson of the Antarctic: BigLuca: Do you know who else was criticized for his unconventional use of perspective, exaggerated or simplified features and hatred of feet?

Do you know who else was criticized for his unconventional use of perspective, exaggerated or simplified features and hatred of feet?

Now this is a troll for the ages.

You laugh, but 100 years from now when an original Liefeld goes for $1M, you won't be laughing so much.

Of course he won't... he'll be long dead.


Thatsthejoke.jpg
 
2012-06-16 10:00:57 AM  
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Mussels and breasts.
 
2012-06-16 10:09:50 AM  
I remember Rob Liefeld really coming on the scene in the early 90s and thinking his artwork was the most awesomest thing ever. In my defense, I was about 13. What more could I want than giant boobs and giant guns? I still think Liefeld is the greatest comic artist a 13 year-old could hope for.



On a related note, Tarot is one of the best worst comics ever. The writing is beyond abysmal, with the creater having absolutely no idea how to plot or pace anything, but the strange thing is, the artwork is not bad. The whole series is a porno/exploitation that the artist makes all of the women look like porn stars with huge porn-star breasts and shaved porn-star crotches (including Samantha Brown's haunted vagina), but the writer/artist who does the comic really believes that he's empowering women's sexuality with it. It's such an amazing train-wreck that it's hard to look away.
 
2012-06-16 10:12:24 AM  
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There it is. I couldn't hotlink the other haunted vagina.
 
2012-06-16 10:18:40 AM  

Baron Harkonnen: I remember Rob Liefeld really coming on the scene in the early 90s and thinking his artwork was the most awesomest thing ever. In my defense, I was about 13. What more could I want than giant boobs and giant guns? I still think Liefeld is the greatest comic artist a 13 year-old could hope for.



On a related note, Tarot is one of the best worst comics ever. The writing is beyond abysmal, with the creater having absolutely no idea how to plot or pace anything, but the strange thing is, the artwork is not bad. The whole series is a porno/exploitation that the artist makes all of the women look like porn stars with huge porn-star breasts and shaved porn-star crotches (including Samantha Brown's haunted vagina), but the writer/artist who does the comic really believes that he's empowering women's sexuality with it. It's such an amazing train-wreck that it's hard to look away.


If nothing else, Jim Balent is empowering chubby chicks to send nudes of themselves in to be printed in the back of the book.
 
2012-06-16 10:20:07 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: Baron Harkonnen: I remember Rob Liefeld really coming on the scene in the early 90s and thinking his artwork was the most awesomest thing ever. In my defense, I was about 13. What more could I want than giant boobs and giant guns? I still think Liefeld is the greatest comic artist a 13 year-old could hope for.



On a related note, Tarot is one of the best worst comics ever. The writing is beyond abysmal, with the creater having absolutely no idea how to plot or pace anything, but the strange thing is, the artwork is not bad. The whole series is a porno/exploitation that the artist makes all of the women look like porn stars with huge porn-star breasts and shaved porn-star crotches (including Samantha Brown's haunted vagina), but the writer/artist who does the comic really believes that he's empowering women's sexuality with it. It's such an amazing train-wreck that it's hard to look away.

If nothing else, Jim Balent is empowering chubby chicks to send nudes of themselves in to be printed in the back of the book.


Wait what? Some comic is printing pics of naked chubby chicks in the back?
 
2012-06-16 10:22:19 AM  

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: Oh god, he did it twice! WTF is wrong with this man and why does he keep getting rehired!?


Wat

I keep staring at that drawing wondering exactly what's supposed to be depicted there.

And I understand someone got paid to put that on paper?
 
2012-06-16 10:24:10 AM  
How can one draw regularly for twenty years without improving one damn bit?
 
2012-06-16 10:27:52 AM  

Dalek Caan's doomed mistress: [assets.sbnation.com image 454x703]

Oh god, he did it twice! WTF is wrong with this man and why does he keep getting rehired!?

/especially after that whole Image comics fiasco


I never read Youngblood. Is that dude supposed to have a tiny head and massive amounts of scarring on his arms?
 
2012-06-16 10:29:42 AM  
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2012-06-16 10:38:42 AM  

BigLuca: Do you know who else was criticized for his unconventional use of perspective, exaggerated or simplified features and hatred of feet?
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Do you know who else was criticized for his unconventional use of perspective, exaggerated or simplified features and hatred of feet?


I dunno. I'm going to lapse into snob-speak here, but look at plasticity and freeness of shape, the elegance of gesture, the geometry of the arrangement of it all on the canvas. Liefeld has absolutely farking none of that. Wooden, stiff, lumpen, misshapen figures, produced by someone obviously and completely optically unaware, just dropped unthinkingly upon the page. It would be one thing if he were new, and could get better. Picasso's "Blue Period" stuff and even some of the early Cubism sucked donkey dicks. Liefeld's been around a long time, though, and he's not improving.
 
2012-06-16 10:43:18 AM  
I got through ten of those and just have to express my absolute amazeballs that someone gets paid to draw that stuff. Every single time I look at a Liefield I have to shake my head in flat-out wonderment. My biggest question is whether I would have eaten this shiat up at age 13. I don't remember being functionally retarded, but I understand that's how 13 year old boys basically are. And SOMEONE's gotta be buying this stuff.
 
2012-06-16 10:47:04 AM  
Not so different from the rest of today's derivative comic art.
 
2012-06-16 10:48:02 AM  
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I find it odd that the author didn't mention the knife in this one. This is a perfect example of the draw things out of order thing and such. If you mentally remove the knife for a second, it's clear that this guys right arm is against his chest while his left is out resting on his thigh. Ok, now see the knife again. Did your head just assplode?
 
2012-06-16 10:55:47 AM  

FirstNationalBastard: St_Francis_P: Mawson of the Antarctic: BigLuca: Do you know who else was criticized for his unconventional use of perspective, exaggerated or simplified features and hatred of feet?

Do you know who else was criticized for his unconventional use of perspective, exaggerated or simplified features and hatred of feet?

Now this is a troll for the ages.

You laugh, but 100 years from now when an original Liefeld goes for $1M, you won't be laughing so much.

Of course he won't... he'll be long dead.


And $1M will buy a hot dog.
 
2012-06-16 11:00:49 AM  
Woman and cyborg drawn by an artist known for stretching the bounds of anatomical beauty.

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Woman and cyborg drawn by a twelve year old.

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forgotmydamnusername: I'm going to lapse into snob-speak here, but look at plasticity and freeness of shape, the elegance of gesture, the geometry of the arrangement of it all on the canvas. Liefeld has absolutely farking none of that. Wooden, stiff, lumpen, misshapen figures, produced by someone obviously and completely optically unaware, just dropped unthinkingly upon the page.


I don't understand a word of what you've said, but I agree!

An argument can be made for drawing action scenes or a piece of emotive art with an abstract, misshapen, approach. Rippling muscles and pointy teeth help to drive the image of raging testosterone in the character.

...But when he does it for character establishing cover art, one begins to wonder if the man knows how to draw.

/HUMAN SPINES DO NOT BEND THAT WAY!!
 
2012-06-16 11:03:43 AM  
Ahhh, this explains it. Liefield learned to draw by tracing Nagel posters from the early 80s. Badly.

assets.sbnation.com

HOW THE FARK DO YOU GET A JOB DRAWING SUCH CRAP?
 
2012-06-16 11:08:12 AM  

Zombalupagus: This is a perfect example of the draw things out of order thing and such


It's less about "out of order" and more, "Liefeld doesn't plan his drawings _at all_." He just sits there with a pencil and starts drawing. He doesn't think about the scene or what it's going to communicate. He doesn't think about composition. He just starts scribbling and keeps adding lines until it sort of looks like a person- a heavily deformed person, but still a person.

And when the scene doesn't pop enough, he adds more lines, and more weapons. He just keeps adding stuff until he gets bored with that panel and moves on to the next one.
 
2012-06-16 11:08:45 AM  

Zombalupagus: [i.imgur.com image 453x700]

I find it odd that the author didn't mention the knife in this one. This is a perfect example of the draw things out of order thing and such. If you mentally remove the knife for a second, it's clear that this guys right arm is against his chest while his left is out resting on his thigh. Ok, now see the knife again. Did your head just assplode?


Do you know who else was criticized for his use of impossible objects and paradoxical spacial relations?
www.meridian.net.au

Liefeld is just trying to bring a little high-brow surreal culture to a low-brow artistic medium and he is lambasted for not being "realistic" enough. Liefeld art is something you just need to experience ... view with your soul, not your eyes.
 
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2012-06-16 11:10:49 AM  
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Cyborg cum. Wolverine is pissed for a reason.
 
2012-06-16 11:12:32 AM  
I'm trying my best not to just pull an Ogre here considering I have stacks of old comics around there somewhere. Can somebody point me in the direction of some good comic art examples?

All I know is this guy draws better than I do, therefore, it's "good". Ridiculous and stylized, but still better than whatever I can draw.
 
2012-06-16 11:16:33 AM  
I met him at a signing at the local comic book shop when I was in high school, back in the mid/early 90's. He was a bit of a douche.
 
2012-06-16 11:17:10 AM  

FastJeff: I'm trying my best not to just pull an Ogre here considering I have stacks of old comics around there somewhere. Can somebody point me in the direction of some good comic art examples?

All I know is this guy draws better than I do, therefore, it's "good". Ridiculous and stylized, but still better than whatever I can draw.


Brian Bolland, Dave Gibbons, Darick Robertson, Steve Dillon, Stephen Sadowski ,Peter Krause, Mike McKone

Or, if you want something more stylized, Mike Weiringo.

...and those are more modern artists. Some classics are Kurt Schaffenberger, George Perez, Curt Swan, Jose Luis Garcia Lopez,
 
2012-06-16 11:17:39 AM  

FastJeff: Can somebody point me in the direction of some good comic art examples?


My personal favorite artist is James Stokoe, and his comic Orc Stain is one of the most visually pleasing things I've ever seen in comics. For cartoony anatomy done right, Skullkickers does a good job (and it's pretty funny to boot). Similarly, Chew is probably the best mixture of cartoony and gross-out visuals out there (it's also pretty funny).
 
2012-06-16 11:18:01 AM  
(Having recently turned 30 years old recently) I decided I wanted to learn to draw, so I went to a half priced books the other day and bought a couple "learn to draw" books. Thanks to TFA I now know I should be able to get a high paying job as a comic book artist in short order.

Seriously though, whats the story here? How is it that someone who is soooo bad at drawing the human form can be so prolific within the comic book industry? Is it something along the lines of some two bit hack like Ke$ha putting out #1 singles while singers with actual, genuine talent remain in obscurity?
 
2012-06-16 11:19:41 AM  

FastJeff: All I know is this guy draws better than I do, therefore, it's "good". Ridiculous and stylized, but still better than whatever I can draw.


Uwe Boll can direct movies better then you can, therefore they are "good"

Stephanie Moyer can write a novel better then you can, therefore they are "good"

Just because somebody can do something you can't, doesn't mean they can do it well. I can bake a cake that is edible, doesn't mean I am good at baking.
 
2012-06-16 11:22:43 AM  

BigLuca: Zombalupagus: [i.imgur.com image 453x700]

I find it odd that the author didn't mention the knife in this one. This is a perfect example of the draw things out of order thing and such. If you mentally remove the knife for a second, it's clear that this guys right arm is against his chest while his left is out resting on his thigh. Ok, now see the knife again. Did your head just assplode?

Do you know who else was criticized for his use of impossible objects and paradoxical spacial relations?
[www.meridian.net.au image 640x611]

Liefeld is just trying to bring a little high-brow surreal culture to a low-brow artistic medium and he is lambasted for not being "realistic" enough. Liefeld art is something you just need to experience ... view with your soul, not your eyes.


But Liefeld doesn't play with perspective, he's just close to totally unaware of it. Who are you doing next, Rembrandt? May as well go for broke. The original troll is hard to top.
 
2012-06-16 11:28:10 AM  
I'm pretty sure that these girls have wieners.

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2012-06-16 11:37:15 AM  
BigLuca that might be the best troll I've ever seen
 
2012-06-16 11:48:02 AM  
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Liefeld has obviously been greatly influenced by Salvador Dali. Whereas Dali used elephants with long skinny legs to create a sense of weightlessness, Liefeld uses the same technique as a type of character commentary.

also
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2012-06-16 11:51:29 AM  
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2012-06-16 11:51:33 AM  

NateAsbestos: BigLuca that might be the best troll I've ever seen


Thanks. I should be doing other stuff, but this is a lot more fun.
 
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