Comic Book Artist That You Dislike

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  1. Razerwire

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    Ever come across a comic where you're interested but once you see the art, it just turns you right off even though the writing might be a worthwhile read?

    Steve Dillon does that to me.

    Everytime I open a comic and see his art, I just put the book right back down.

    While he could still out-draw me in everything possible since I lack any artistic skill, I just find his art completely unappealing to my personal tastes.

    Any of you feel the same way with particular artists?
     
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    I agree with you about Dillon. I hate his Punisher books.

    Then I have a special hate for another artist who actually deserves it more than any other artist not only for his crappy art, but his overall attitude about comics and the industry... Rob Liefeld.
     
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    I'm no fan of Dillon's art, but I can tolerate it if he's illustrating a good story. Cases in point: Preacher, Welcome Back Frank and the latest Punisher: Max issues. Liefeld is a no-brainer, and I really dislike Adam Archer's stuff. This last point isn't really art-related, but I lost all my respect for Todd McFarlane after he screwed Neil Gaiman over regarding character ownership. McFarlane proved himself to be a giant hypocrite.
     
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    Steve Dillon - never did like his art

    Humberto Ramos & Chris Bachalo - though its not as bad as it used to be, still waiting them to get back to their Crimson and Generation X art style.

    Larry Stroman - loved his old X-Factor stuff, hated his new one. I dont even look at the art, i just read the word bubbles.

    Alex Maleev - Even though it matched the tone of the comic (Daredevil), not a fan of the art style. I get through the book just like how i did for Stroman, look just at the bubbles.
     
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    Alex Ross. His stuff creeps me out for some reason.
     
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    Rob Liefield
    Howard Chaykin
    Tom Mandrake
    Sal Buscema

    With any of the above, if i see the name on the cover it goes straight back onto the shelf.
     
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    Frank Quietly. He's a fine artist, but his style doesn't really fit the superhero gigs he keeps getting.
     
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    I never really put a book down because of an artist. I enjoy the stores and can't mostly look past art. There are parts that just urk me about artists though . Chaykin just has a weird face style, to gritty. Leifeld puts every line directed toward the crotch, even on women. Stuff like that.
     
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    Hmm I remember those Wolverine Origins Comics, they looked so inferior to the rest of the Marvel Comics. And the story was uninteresting too, but if the art would have been better, I guess it would've been more fun to read. Unfortunately the last story in the Wolverine Comics always was Wolverine Origins. When they released only Wolverine Origins stories to get closer to the US releases, I did not buy any issue, because I didn't like them enough to pay just for them...

    Hmmm and when I was a kid I had some Transformers comics from Marvel. I hated how they depicted everything. You know, G1 is something like Brickformers, but Marvel made it so they looked even more like some walking fridges and stuff... but their faces looked like those of humans, not robots... aaaargh...
     
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    Nobody outside the obvious really, Leifeld and the like.

    As for Steve Dillon, needs more interesting layouts and less reliance on colourists if his Punisher stuff is representative of his work in general.
     
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    Rob Liefeld and Pat Lee.
     
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    I don't see how Pat Lee can be listed, considering how much of the art that was credited to him was actually his own work to begin with. ;) 
     
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    Sam Kieth currently doing Batman Confidential

    I cant read his books
     
  14. Razerwire

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    Ah yes. I forgot about those. I avoided the entire TF comic back in the day because of the art. :lol 
     
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    I don't even read that many comics and I had to look @ the artists name to see who put such ugly ass illustrations in a book I was reading. Only reason I even know who he is
     
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    Thats licenced books for you, nobody really wants to draw them unless they need the work and then they are mostly phoning it in.

    Conan being the obvious exception, thanks to BWS and Big John.
     
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    yea im not sure how Steve Dillon has a job tbh everything i see him do i hate.
     
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    I still do.
     
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    Rob Liefeld. Hands down.
     
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    Oh god I just googled Steve Dillon based on this thread and I immediately recognized it from how much I hated the art in these Wolverine: Origins books I was reading once.
     

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