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January 17, 2013
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Rob Liefield: your thoughts?

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Rayaroja Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I don't know how that guy was able to work along side guys like Jim lee and Todd Mcfarlane...
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LadyViridis Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
I don't understand why people are still paying him to do things. >_>
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VomitBear Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Considering he abused his situation at Image and his personality issues were the reason why Top Cow left Image for a time....I'm pretty sure he's a flake.

His art has always been terrible and he was caught stealing art by Peter David.
I know he ripped off Ditko and a GI Joe cover, probably by Golden.

He had to stop production of his Knightmare comic because he swiped it from Bryan Glass.

His books at Image/Maximum/Awesome always had terrible storylines devoid of plots. No backgrounds. Shipped late all the time.

Rob got in with his gimmick artwork and he stayed in the business way too long.

Rob Leftfield is a perfect example of what can go wrong in comics and how some people/fans have no real taste and will buy anything flashy.
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defaultking Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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Rayaroja Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
been there, done that
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Muffin-Machine Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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.
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smygba Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Rob's cool. He's a cool comicbook artist. He does exactly what he's meant to do, make comics EXXXTREME!

Seriously, I don't read comics for reality. I read them for the improbable to the impossible. i wanna see bombastic musculature, insane boobage and explosive action. And he delivers.
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ensoul Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Heinous.
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Rocktzar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Not as bad as they make him out to be.

He's no Jim Lee but his artwork got really good from 2001 onwards.
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Byth1 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
I don't hate the guy, but I reeeaallly don't like his art. You'd think he'd get better seeing how long he's worked in the comics industry, but oh well *shrug*.
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DeedWorksStudios Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist 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.
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