I think Rob is more of a situation than a person. He came along, he was FOUND, when comics were hitting some rough sales and the publishing companies saw a quick and easy way to make comics seem totally different than what they had been. "THESE ARE XTREME COMICS OF BLOOD!" is what was screamed and when I was 10-14 that seemed totally freaking awesome compared to what I'd seen before so I spent all my milk money on it.
I just wanted to see x-men do x-things.
I can look back now and go wow "his swords don't really meat the handles..." and say he was horrible but he just has a quick style, he doesn't give a crap about it, he just cranks it out and then he goes and eats a sandwich or something.
Why am I coming to the defense of Rob? Because we all secretly know how hard it is to draw knees and we are jealous that he found a shortcut and cashed in big with it.
DeedWorksStudiosFeatured By OwnerJan 22, 2013Hobbyist Traditional Artist
From a huge comic book fan and comic book artist, I don't really hate Rob Liefeld but instead I feel very bad for him. I sort of see him as the Lil Wayne of comic books. I say this because, though his art is incredibly horrible no matter how many ways you look at it, he was possibly one of the most famous person in the comic book business who had both DC and Marvel speed dialing him. The thing about that is that he was the most famous in what is considered the worst period in comic book history which is seen by many comic bok fans as the Dark Age of Comic Books.
Now, during that time, impossibly huge muscles and idiotic stories that could make scholars and retards come together in unison were the norm back then and I'm pretty sure Liefeld was considered a god. Unfortunately, like Lil Wayne, people woke up and realized that the man some people deemed a genius was really a guy who never read an art book or went to an art class in his life or at least learn from the true professionals he was constantly surrounded by.
Again, I don't hate the guy. I just really really feel bad for him.