http://www.avclub.com/articles/reinventing-the-pencil-21-artists-wh...

A really interesting list by the AV Club at the Onion...

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Why was George Perez so high? I think John Byrne, who came up about the same time, has had a much bigger influence.

And where's Frank Miller?

Totally unfamiliar with Greg Land. I should check him out.

Including Liefeld? What a joke. His "effect" has been pretty much washed out. Besides, the impact of Image is pretty well covered with Lee and McFarlane already (and justifiably) on the list.
Liefeld deserved his place on this list; "21 artists who changed mainstream comics for better or worse.

I might have found a spot for Vince Colletta over George Tuska as a representative of the "I don't want it good, I want it Thursday" school of art.
Hmm. I'd totally drop Greg Land, and I think Frank Miller would be a much better choice.

If you haven't seen Land's work, it looks great--until you realize he's basically tracing photographs from magazines and other media. (seriously, google Greg Land tracing--tons of hits).

I'd have ranked Eisner much higher, probably right after Kirby.
ClarkKent_DC said:
Liefeld deserved his place on this list; "21 artists who changed mainstream comics for better or worse.

I might have found a spot for Vince Colletta over George Tuska as a representative of the "I don't want it good, I want it Thursday" school of art.

The "comments" section has a long Liefeld-bashing thread and contains some pretty funny links that are worth checking out. Strong Language Warning for the first link.

http://progressiveboink.com/archive/robliefeld.html

http://gone-and-forgotten.blogspot.com/2007/09/classic-gone-and-forgotten-rob-liefelds.html

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/ill-lyteracy/rob-liefeld-shoo...

The Alan Moore bashing in the third link is particularly amusing.
There seems to be more Liefeld-bashing than Moore-bashing going on in the comments on that page...
Doc Beechler said:
There seems to be more Liefeld-bashing than Moore-bashing going on in the comments on that page...

I was referring to Liefeld's own Moore-bashing in the third link I posted. He basically accuses Moore of being a whiney, mercenary business man with no loyalty to his collaborators. Funny stuff.
I would have had Neal Adams higher myself, and along with Frank Miller there, I would have found some way to include Gene Colan, Alex Toth, and/or Gil Kane

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