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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Original Todd MacFarlane Spider-Man art sells for a record breaking $675,250. In other news, some original Rob Liefeld art sold for five bucks and a cheese sandwich. Behold the power of cheese   (hollywoodreporter.com ) divider line
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2012-07-27 04:24:54 AM  
That had better be one damned fine cheese sandwich.

I'm just sayin'.
 
2012-07-27 08:13:19 AM  
How can you mock artwork of this magnitude, subby? Honestly?

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2012-07-27 09:39:24 AM  
Rob Liefeld's artwork is so bad, not even Alan Moore's writing could save it.
 
2012-07-27 09:47:18 AM  
Ohhhhh the original art.

I was like "Seriously? ASM 298? For HOW much?"
 
2012-07-27 09:49:07 AM  

gopher321: How can you mock artwork of this magnitude, subby? Honestly?

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what. the. fark. is. that?
 
2012-07-27 10:18:42 AM  

gopher321: How can you mock artwork of this magnitude, subby? Honestly?

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2012-07-27 10:56:38 AM  
Don't worry.

Be happy.
 
2012-07-27 10:57:36 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org

God blessed Rob Liefield with one of the most punchable faces ever.
 
2012-07-27 11:01:51 AM  

Mentat: gopher321: How can you mock artwork of this magnitude, subby? Honestly?

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And of conveniantly, you can't see the feet.
 
2012-07-27 11:03:46 AM  

FlashHarry: gopher321: How can you mock artwork of this magnitude, subby? Honestly?

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what. the. fark. is. that?


Tell me you've seen these before....

The Best of Liefeld
 
2012-07-27 11:06:03 AM  
I love these threads because of the liefield nerd rage.
No idea who he is except for those few weird images. Comedy gold.


/never read comics
 
2012-07-27 11:07:18 AM  

Jaap_null: No idea who he is except for those few weird images. Comedy gold.


That's really all you need to know. He's a terrible artist who has made mountains of money by being terrible. He's not successful in spite of being a hack. He's successful almost entirely because he's a hack.
 
2012-07-27 11:09:13 AM  

t3knomanser: Jaap_null: No idea who he is except for those few weird images. Comedy gold.

That's really all you need to know. He's a terrible artist who has made mountains of money by being terrible. He's not successful in spite of being a hack. He's successful almost entirely because he's a hack.


Which is funny. All the work he did on major titles all throughout the nineties, but we still HAVE to see him around quite a bit because of Deadpool. His one real, lasting contribution to the comic world.
 
2012-07-27 11:11:53 AM  
i48.tinypic.com
 
2012-07-27 11:13:13 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2012-07-27 11:23:05 AM  
Still the best commentary on Rob "Can't Draw Feet or Hands" Liefeld.
http://www.progressiveboink.com/2012/4/21/2960508/worst-rob-liefeld-d r awings
 
2012-07-27 11:26:56 AM  

Mentat: gopher321: How can you mock artwork of this magnitude, subby? Honestly?

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That made me laugh so hard. Well played.

As for original art, I'd rather have some Sam Kieth pages. He was the best of that era, hands down.
 
2012-07-27 11:32:47 AM  
Who's worse though: Liefeld or Land?
 
2012-07-27 11:37:51 AM  

texdent: Who's worse though: Liefeld or Land?


You gotta give Land credit though, it takes a lot of moxy to trace porn images and put them in comics.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-27 11:43:25 AM  

Flappyhead: texdent: Who's worse though: Liefeld or Land?

You gotta give Land credit though, it takes a lot of moxy to trace porn images and put them in comics.

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You know... pretty sure I've seen that one before.
 
2012-07-27 11:44:16 AM  

Flappyhead: texdent: Who's worse though: Liefeld or Land?

You gotta give Land credit though, it takes a lot of moxy to trace porn images and put them in comics.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x264]


Land is worse than Liefield? On what farking planet or dimension does this happen?!

/Likes Land's art
//A quantum leap better than Liefield's
 
2012-07-27 11:48:59 AM  
Ugh, Liefield artwork can be summed up as muscles an anatomy that just doesn't exist on a human body.

/https://www.amazon.com/author/douglaspennington
 
2012-07-27 11:50:26 AM  

Rwa2play: Flappyhead: texdent: Who's worse though: Liefeld or Land?

You gotta give Land credit though, it takes a lot of moxy to trace porn images and put them in comics.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x264]

Land is worse than Liefield? On what farking planet or dimension does this happen?!

/Likes Land's art
//A quantum leap better than Liefield's


I'll admit, Land actually appears to have an idea of what a human body looks like. Of course, this is mostly because he traces porn.
 
2012-07-27 11:50:44 AM  
I'm sorry, this is just a big ole mess.

www.kochcomics.com

Although it's meant to show Spiderman handing the Hulk his ass it still impresses me more as Spiderman being overwhelmed.

images.ha.com

/and it was liefeld's work that finally gave me a real appreciation of don heck.
 
2012-07-27 12:03:57 PM  

Raug the Dwarf: FlashHarry: gopher321: How can you mock artwork of this magnitude, subby? Honestly?

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what. the. fark. is. that?

Tell me you've seen these before....

The Best of Liefeld


Thank you for that. My stomach still hurts from laughing so hard. (Collected comics back during that era and have a few Leifeld titles in the box)
 
2012-07-27 12:06:33 PM  

Raug the Dwarf: t3knomanser: Jaap_null: No idea who he is except for those few weird images. Comedy gold.

That's really all you need to know. He's a terrible artist who has made mountains of money by being terrible. He's not successful in spite of being a hack. He's successful almost entirely because he's a hack.

Which is funny. All the work he did on major titles all throughout the nineties, but we still HAVE to see him around quite a bit because of Deadpool. His one real, lasting contribution to the comic world.


I don't live in the US so my exposure to comics is limited to the bad movies and sometimes a wiki page when I'm bored.
 
2012-07-27 12:18:21 PM  

Mentat: gopher321: How can you mock artwork of this magnitude, subby? Honestly?

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I LOL'd. Dear god, I LOL'd.
 
2012-07-27 12:19:20 PM  

Raug the Dwarf: t3knomanser: Jaap_null: No idea who he is except for those few weird images. Comedy gold.

That's really all you need to know. He's a terrible artist who has made mountains of money by being terrible. He's not successful in spite of being a hack. He's successful almost entirely because he's a hack.

Which is funny. All the work he did on major titles all throughout the nineties, but we still HAVE to see him around quite a bit because of Deadpool. His one real, lasting contribution to the comic world.


He still gets work today, though. Not on Batman or Superman or what-not, but he did the Deadpool Corps. series for Marvel, and didn't he recently have a Hawk & Dove series with DC?
 
2012-07-27 12:23:45 PM  
Art Frahm was a creepy c-list cheesecake artist (who coincidentally designed the Coppertone Girl and the Quaker Oats guy) with a weird fetish for women's panties inexplicably falling down (possibly what drew him to the iconic Coppertone gig). His style was technically so-so, with the panties and mortification rendered in loving detail, while the other parts of the scene defied logic:

i.imgur.com

For example, the ketchup bottle has phased through the bag.

This is an example of art so bad it's good.

Rob Liefeld is art that's so bad it's just farking bad.
 
2012-07-27 12:34:15 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Raug the Dwarf: t3knomanser: Jaap_null: No idea who he is except for those few weird images. Comedy gold.

That's really all you need to know. He's a terrible artist who has made mountains of money by being terrible. He's not successful in spite of being a hack. He's successful almost entirely because he's a hack.

Which is funny. All the work he did on major titles all throughout the nineties, but we still HAVE to see him around quite a bit because of Deadpool. His one real, lasting contribution to the comic world.

He still gets work today, though. Not on Batman or Superman or what-not, but he did the Deadpool Corps. series for Marvel, and didn't he recently have a Hawk & Dove series with DC?


Hawk and Dove, yeah. It was horrible too. Perma-grimaces. Perma-grimaces all around me.

I haven't seen it, but word has it he was taking over Deathstroke's book too. Which is like him going back in time to marry his grandpa.
 
2012-07-27 12:39:24 PM  
"I'm just not sure what I'm gonna do with the darned thing. Not a lot of people come into my store looking for comic book art. I'll give you, like, twenty bucks for it, and I think it's a fair offer."
 
2012-07-27 12:44:01 PM  

Dr. Mojo PhD: Art Frahm was a creepy c-list cheesecake artist (who coincidentally designed the Coppertone Girl and the Quaker Oats guy) with a weird fetish for women's panties inexplicably falling down (possibly what drew him to the iconic Coppertone gig). His style was technically so-so, with the panties and mortification rendered in loving detail, while the other parts of the scene defied logic:

[i.imgur.com image 410x544]

For example, the ketchup bottle has phased through the bag.

This is an example of art so bad it's good.

Rob Liefeld is art that's so bad it's just farking bad.


Now, as long as we're posting introspectives of crazy-ass artists, here is a good look at Art Frahm's particular, peculiar works.
 
2012-07-27 01:04:24 PM  

HeartBurnKid: Rwa2play: Flappyhead: texdent: Who's worse though: Liefeld or Land?

You gotta give Land credit though, it takes a lot of moxy to trace porn images and put them in comics.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x264]

Land is worse than Liefield? On what farking planet or dimension does this happen?!

/Likes Land's art
//A quantum leap better than Liefield's

I'll admit, Land actually appears to have an idea of what a human body looks like. Of course, this is mostly because he traces porn.


Could be worse; he could be Ed Benes (Somewhat NSFW)
 
2012-07-27 01:09:40 PM  

Mentat: gopher321: How can you mock artwork of this magnitude, subby? Honestly?

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Brilliant!

On a side note, Rob Liefeld couldn't pay me enough to buy his artwork.
 
2012-07-27 01:10:51 PM  
The polar opposite of Liefield: Stanley "Artgerm" Lau

Wonder Woman

Birds of Prey

Phoenix
 
2012-07-27 01:47:01 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: I'm sorry, this is just a big ole mess.

[www.kochcomics.com image 654x1005]

Although it's meant to show Spiderman handing the Hulk his ass it still impresses me more as Spiderman being overwhelmed.

[images.ha.com image 450x687]

/and it was liefeld's work that finally gave me a real appreciation of don heck.


It looks like Spidey is punching Hulk square in the dick.
 
2012-07-27 01:49:20 PM  
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2012-07-27 01:52:56 PM  

Flappyhead: texdent: Who's worse though: Liefeld or Land?

You gotta give Land credit though, it takes a lot of moxy to trace porn images and put them in comics.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x264]


That looks like a classic "sfw porn."

I can imagine the Eureka moment he had, struggling to reach a deadline, late at night with wank material laying out... surely it was a "peanut butter in my chocolate" moment when he realized he could do this, and get paid for it.

At least he can draw a sword without relying on a straightedge.
 
2012-07-27 01:55:23 PM  

Rwa2play: The polar opposite of Liefield: Stanley "Artgerm" Lau

Wonder Woman

Birds of Prey

Phoenix


Holy cow! That's good stuff. More lively and less like the engraved Gods of Alex Ross, but definitely heroic
 
2012-07-27 02:00:14 PM  

Fano: Flappyhead: texdent: Who's worse though: Liefeld or Land?

You gotta give Land credit though, it takes a lot of moxy to trace porn images and put them in comics.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x264]

That looks like a classic "sfw porn."

I can imagine the Eureka moment he had, struggling to reach a deadline, late at night with wank material laying out... surely it was a "peanut butter in my chocolate" moment when he realized he could do this, and get paid for it.

At least he can draw a sword without relying on a straightedge.


See, I don't think he had a eureka moment like that, I think he purposely developed the one-handed drawing style.
 
2012-07-27 02:08:27 PM  

Raug the Dwarf: Hawk and Dove, yeah. It was horrible too. Perma-grimaces. Perma-grimaces all around me.


I went looking for grimaces for you, and found this gem. Can anyone tell me what the Sam Hill is going on with this composition?

cdn.ifanboy.com
 
2012-07-27 02:09:52 PM  

Rwa2play: HeartBurnKid: Rwa2play: Flappyhead: texdent: Who's worse though: Liefeld or Land?

You gotta give Land credit though, it takes a lot of moxy to trace porn images and put them in comics.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 400x264]

Land is worse than Liefield? On what farking planet or dimension does this happen?!

/Likes Land's art
//A quantum leap better than Liefield's

I'll admit, Land actually appears to have an idea of what a human body looks like. Of course, this is mostly because he traces porn.

Could be worse; he could be Ed Benes (Somewhat NSFW)


*GIS*

Wow, never passes up an opportunity for a panty/thong shot does he?
 
2012-07-27 02:13:27 PM  
MacFarlane's Spiderman was some of the best

www.comicsbulletin.com

blog.adlo.es
 
2012-07-27 02:18:10 PM  

theorellior: Raug the Dwarf: Hawk and Dove, yeah. It was horrible too. Perma-grimaces. Perma-grimaces all around me.

I went looking for grimaces for you, and found this gem. Can anyone tell me what the Sam Hill is going on with this composition?

[cdn.ifanboy.com image 600x922]


I'm guessing some good ol' patented Leifeld re-tracing of earlier work. Look at each character individually, it's a compilation of three random action shots he just jammed together.
 
2012-07-27 02:25:44 PM  

theorellior: Raug the Dwarf: Hawk and Dove, yeah. It was horrible too. Perma-grimaces. Perma-grimaces all around me.

I went looking for grimaces for you, and found this gem. Can anyone tell me what the Sam Hill is going on with this composition?

[cdn.ifanboy.com image 600x922]


How exactly is that guy holding up the girl with the shatterstar mullet + ponytail combo (I assume that 's Dove)? And Hawk is attempting a piggy back ride.


And jesus christ what is wrong with her hand?!
 
2012-07-27 02:28:39 PM  

theorellior: Raug the Dwarf: Hawk and Dove, yeah. It was horrible too. Perma-grimaces. Perma-grimaces all around me.

I went looking for grimaces for you, and found this gem. Can anyone tell me what the Sam Hill is going on with this composition?

[cdn.ifanboy.com image 600x922]


Oh yeah, giant crotch FTW.
 
2012-07-27 02:38:13 PM  

Flappyhead: I'm guessing some good ol' patented Leifeld re-tracing of earlier work. Look at each character individually, it's a compilation of three random action shots he just jammed together.


I like how the Hunter is, I guess, holding Hawk and Dove aloft, "at his mercy", although he's not even grabbing them. Instead, he has his left fist up in the air, and Dove is gently gripping that forearm, and she's not even looking at her captor, instead looking at something off-scene. The Hunter's right hand isn't even touching Hawk, it's holding a staff up in the air, and Hawk is helpfully gripping the staff and flopping his left arm over the Hunter's biceps, although the way that whole business is drawn really doesn't make much physical sense. Even more fun, Hawk has one ginormous leg sticking out to the Hunter's right and a little red boot sticking out behind the Hunter's back, and where one would expect to see a hamstring connecting Hawk's torso to that little red boot, there's nothing.

However, gotta give points for there being the correct number of feet in the scene, and they're all more-or-less pointed in the right directions and proportional in size. And get a load of the Hunter's package! It's obvious what Liefield looks for first in a man.
 
2012-07-27 02:47:49 PM  

gopher321: How can you mock artwork of this magnitude, subby? Honestly?

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Came for this and the Liefeld hate sites. I always enjoy looking through the abominations that are his work. I think it says something about the general comic buying community that he was so successful. "More pouches! Less feet!" I mean, really?
 
2012-07-27 03:03:16 PM  

Command1: MacFarlane's Spiderman was some of the best

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That one was listed, too. It was the one I figured would be earth-shatteringly expensive, but lo & behold, not so much - though anything over $300K is definitely nothing to sneeze at.

FTA: "Earlier in the auction, McFarlane's iconic cover drawing for Spider-Man no. 1 (also from 1990) sold for $358,500. Many observers had pegged it as more likely to break the record."

/still damn proud to own an original Amethyst cover though it's only worth a grand.
//hears rounds of "WHO?" from the crowd...
 
2012-07-27 03:08:00 PM  

Raug the Dwarf: t3knomanser: Jaap_null: No idea who he is except for those few weird images. Comedy gold.

That's really all you need to know. He's a terrible artist who has made mountains of money by being terrible. He's not successful in spite of being a hack. He's successful almost entirely because he's a hack.

Which is funny. All the work he did on major titles all throughout the nineties, but we still HAVE to see him around quite a bit because of Deadpool. His one real, lasting contribution to the comic world.


...and Deadpool is just a rip-off of Deathstroke.
 
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