The Cat Came Back, The Very Next Day
In comics, Rob Liefeld has more lives than Garfield.
This week, the news that Rob Liefeld was taking over the reigns of three DC New 52 titles in the wake of his Hawk & Dove book being cancelled. He’ll be writing and drawing Deathstroke, and plotting Grifter and The Savage Hawkman.
All I can say is this: Liefeld must be the nicest guy on the face of the planet, or he has copies of some pictures stored safely away in a vault in a mountain cabin in the middle of nowhere.
I have encountered very few people in comics who’s work universally disliked. Usually you can’t get two comics fans to agree on anything, but mocking of Rob Liefeld seems to bring even staunch Marvel or DC supporters together. I’m sure he’s a very nice man, but I’ve honestly never heard anyone say anything good about his work.
But somehow… he keeps getting work in comics. On mutiple titles.
So whatever is in that safe… he must be willing to use it…
Today’s page comes to us from the ever-amazing Richard Clark:
Born in a crossfire hurricane (actually Cleveland, OH), Richard P. Clark’s illustration career began in 1993 while still an undergraduate at The Columbus College of Art and Design. Since then, he’s worked for a wildly varied list of clients in several industries-among them HBO, Playboy, The Wall Street Journal and Alcoholics Anonymous. He’s been finding work again in the Comic Industry, including a recent job for Dark Horse providing finishes over Darick Robertson’s breakdowns for The Guild-Vork comic. He’s hoping this recent turn into the comic lane sticks as there are literally scores of stories he’d like to unleash on the world. Mr. Clark currently resides in Upstate NY after a 10-year tour of duty in Brooklyn with his wife, daughter and a goofy dog named Barnaby.
Happy New Comics Day, and we’ll see you here Friday!