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Old 07-03-23, 02:03 PM
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Ha, Byrne was inking himself IIRC.
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Re: Rob Liefeld - Worst comic book artist ever?

Originally Posted by fujishig
Ha, Byrne was inking himself IIRC.
D'oh! Maybe he has lost a step.

I know he is ornery when it comes to interviews or discussing any comic book history nowadays.
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Re: Rob Liefeld - Worst comic book artist ever?

Id say Byrne inking himself is not great. He needs someone like Terry Austin to make him pop.
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Byrne was always a good draftsman, but he also had a few awkward facial expressions and hand gestures that he seemed to use over and over again that always kind of bugged me.
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I love Byrne but I guess everyone has their own favorites.

My only issue with Byrne was that he could never draw a kid correctly. All of his children have toddler bodies with 40-year-old faces. This even bugged me when reading as a kid.

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Old 07-03-23, 11:43 PM
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The funniest comment I've ever heard about Byrne drawing kids is that he makes them look like Gore Vidal.

Also, how in the hell is JRJR given the Amazing Spider-Man book? His art is atrocious. Just plain ugly. People can say what they want, but I would hire Rob Liefeld for ASM before giving work to JRJR.
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Re: Rob Liefeld - Worst comic book artist ever?

Originally Posted by slop101
'80s and '90s JR Jr was great, but he's definitely devolved.

Look at this ugly shit...


MJ looks like she was gassed by The Joker.

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The funniest comment I've ever heard about Byrne drawing kids is that he makes them look like Gore Vidal.
Jesus Christ... this is nightmare fuel...





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Old 07-04-23, 01:29 AM
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Re: Rob Liefeld - Worst comic book artist ever?

Whoa!

I loved John Romita Jr. in the 80s, Mohawk Storm era X-Men. Ann Nocenti Daredevil. I even loved Star Brand. I liked his return to X-Men around issue 300, but it took some getting used to. At some point almost all his characters looked like they were made of over inflated balloons.

The art posted above is horrendous. The first Avengers pic looks like a Daniel Johnston album cover. The bottom pic looks like a free hand doodle done with a Marks-A-Lot magic marker by a high schooler. The Mary Jane...didn't there used to be an ad where you had to draw a turtle & mail it in to see if you had artistic talent? Yeah, it reminds me of that.

Do artists still work on paper or is it all on computers now?

I love that Gore Vidal line.
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Originally Posted by The Spectre
The funniest comment I've ever heard about Byrne drawing kids is that he makes them look like Gore Vidal.

Also, how in the hell is JRJR given the Amazing Spider-Man book? His art is atrocious. Just plain ugly. People can say what they want, but I would hire Rob Liefeld for ASM before giving work to JRJR.
I mean the art matches the quality of the writing so...
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Re: Rob Liefeld - Worst comic book artist ever?

Jesus, those Byrne kids drawings are scary as shit.

Originally Posted by majorjoe23
Id say Byrne inking himself is not great. He needs someone like Terry Austin to make him pop.
Agreed, I always thought that Byrne and Austin made a great team, same with Miller and Klaus Janson.
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He's leaning into it now:

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I mean, that's actually waaaaaaaaay better than the original lol.
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Originally Posted by Big Boy Laroux
I mean, that's actually waaaaaaaaay better than the original lol.
Oh it definitely is. He's not tracing over Arnold this time, I guess.

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