Trisha’s Link of the Day: Well played, Rob Liefeld

When I was a nascent comics fan in the mid-1990s, one of the most important things I learned about the art was that Rob Liefeld can’t draw feet.

Since then, I’ve learned that the former Marvel Comics wunderkind who created X-Force and one of the founding members of Image Comics also can’t draw women, men, guns, pouches, and quite a few other things. In addition, by not fixing these kinds of errors, I always got the impression that he didn’t seem to care that he was a bad artist; one family friend of his told me back then that he was “laughing all the way to the bank.”

Even now, after all these years, my impression of Liefeld and his work has never been a positive one… until now. Continue reading “Trisha’s Link of the Day: Well played, Rob Liefeld”

8-Bit Theater ends its run with a bang

One of the first webcomics to use sprites from video games for character art, 8-Bit Theater creator Brian Clevinger gave his nine-year old series a great sendoff by teaming up with artist Matt Speroni and letterer Jeff Powell to create a hand-drawn epilogue to his story which ended officially on March 20.

I have to admit that while it was never on my webcomics readling list, I do recognize that when it comes to being a pioneer of webcomics, Clevinger’s creation most definitely deserves to be on that honor roll. Many sprite comics have come and gone, but his story’s endurance had as much to say about good writing and great characterization as it did the fact that it was one of the first of its kind.

Congrats on a great run.