I just finished reading a post from the website ProgressiveBoink.com listing the top 40 worst Rob Liefeld drawings to date. The language used is pretty rough, so I wouldn’t recommend it to a young teen, but seeing Liefeld’s artwork posted and openly critiqued made me laugh out loud a number of times.
The man is a “self taught” artist, and it shows. I had never taken the time to really look at his work, and to be honest it’s shockingly bad.
Here is a quote I especially liked from the aforementioned post “Rob Liefeld is still getting commissioned to do work for both major comics’ publishers. He is one of the most successful, recognizable, well-known and popular comic book artists in history despite being difficult to work with, egotistical, contrary and missing deadlines on a consistent basis. He has made more money than most of us will ever see in our lifetimes. He still cannot draw a foot.”
Recently Rob cut ties with DC. How in the world did he ever get a contract with DC in the first place? I believe this man may have sold his soul to the Devil.
You all need to go over and check out Progressiveboink.com right now. Here is just one of the 40 top drawings they chose along with the writer’s commentary.
This is by no means the worst art that Rob Liefeld has ever subjected the world to, but it is the most blatant example of how little a f$%@ he gives about every aspect of his “craft”, the industry, and above all, the reader. We’ll ignore the elephantie Strong Sad leg that he’s given Franklin Richards in the first panel, and the billowy 90s wide-neck T and feathered ‘do, despite this comic actually having come out THIS YEAR. Look at Franklin’s hands in the first and second panels. I have made a lot of jokes about this sort of thing up to this point, but I think this is finally concrete evidence.
Rob Liefeld drew this ENTIRE page of a comic book before realizing that Franklin was supposed to be holding a gun. Then, instead of using Photoshop or altering his existing art, he DREW IN a gun behind his hand on the first and second panels, then called it a day. LOOK AT THE HANDS. THERE IS NO WAY HE EVER INTENDED FRANKLIN RICHARDS TO HAVE A GUN.