Post by briandomingos on May 11, 2016 12:08:37 GMT -6
I don't know that we are disagreeing. I don't mind Liefeld's stuff. He's not a classically "good" artist but he has a time and a place. He certainly has enthusiasm and a charm to him. Malin is a cheap substitute.
Post by HouseWayne on May 11, 2016 19:59:42 GMT -6
I tink he's classically good. He's no, Alex Ross or Esad Ribic, but he has created new legends and has a style of art that's oddly unique. Even if it's highly unappreciated. I do agree, Malin is a cheap imitation.
Me personally I cant read the story if I cant get into the art with it. If i cant dig the art then I might as well go read a regular novel and let my own mind create the images within. Therefore for me the Art goes a long way
There are two comics that I really enjoy(ed), but always have to gloss over the art. These are definitely NOT the worst art in comics, but examples of two great comics limited by their art. 1. Rising Stars. This was a comic where the art actually interfered with the storytelling because characters looked too similar. I'm under the impression that this would be one of my most-recommended comics if I didn't have to apologize for its art. It looks like token Image art from the early/mid 1990s. If a character was out of uniform, it was rough picking who was who. The story actually suggested blood-relation between two of the characters as explaining their visual similarities. ...But that only made me wonder whether every other pair of characters was somehow related, too.
2. ...and I really hate to say this, because it is one of my favorite comics of all time, but... Astro City. Anderson is great at layouts and visualizing scenes, but his art can really miss sometimes. He'll have a great sketch-looking Samaritan like this that will suggest something iconic and from the past:
But then he'll have panels that seem rushed and clunky like this:
It's really too bad. Also, I think Astro City is the kind of comic where the art could/should change with the kind of story that's being told. Seems like a missed opportunity to keep Anderson tagged in for every issue.
This x 1000%. Another regular offender is Mark Bagley. I can't stand his stuff (not technically the worst, but also...woof) I really needed to squint to get through as much of USM as I did. Same can be said of a lot of the early pre-vertigo vertigo stuff, though those also suffer from muddy colors along with some poor draftsmanship.
Another regular offender is Mark Bagley. I can't stand his stuff (not technically the worst, but also...woof) I really needed to squint to get through as much of USM as I did. Same can be said of a lot of the early pre-vertigo vertigo stuff, though those also suffer from muddy colors along with some poor draftsmanship.
Yeah, Bagley isn't the right artist for most books. I thought his in-costume-Ult. Spider-man is pretty perfect but the non-costume stuff is weir sometimes. And he draws a rather terrible Captain America (thinking of his FEAR ITSELF spin-off work). His JLA was kind of fun, despite the issues.
A lot of the early Vertigo stuff is so ugly, which I think fits the tone of the line. I honestly can't get into SANDMAN until "The Kindly Ones" because of the art. HELLBLAZER had some bumpy starts. And jesus, even the lovely and talented Jill Thompson eked out an arc on THE INVISIBLES. That was rough.