Tell Me Something I Don't Know 013: Rob Liefeld


Rob Liefeld is the creator of Deadpool, Cable, X-Force, Youngblood, Supreme, Bloodstrike, Prophet, and Glory! He founded Image Comics in 1992 with Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Erik Larsen, Jim Valentino, and Marc Silvestri. Currently he oversees the Extreme Universe titles at Image. Follow Rob on Twitter @robertliefeld and see more of his art on robliefeldcreations.com.

Tell Me Something I Don't Know is produced and hosted by three talented cartoonists and illustrators:

Jim Rugg, a Pittsburgh-based comic book artist, graphic designer, zinemaker, and writer best known for Afrodisiac, The Plain Janes, and Street Angel. His latest project is SUPERMAG.

Jasen Lex is a designer and illustrator from Pittsburgh. He is currently working on a graphic novel called Washington Unbound. All of his art and comics can be found at jasenlex.com.

Ed Piskor is the cartoonist who drew the comic, Wizzywig, and draws the Brain Rot/ Hip Hop Family Tree comic strip at this very site, soon to be collected by Fantagraphics Books and available for pre-order now.

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  1. How to draw feet.

  2. That Captain America shouldn't have massive boobs.
    That thighs are not 70% of a body's overall length.

    There's TWO things.

  3. rider says:

    This post needs more pouches.

  4. True Facts about Rob Lie-feld? Lie-Field? Lee-field?

    How am I supposed to say that, anyway? He probably pronounces it 'Linoleum' or something.

    Rob Linoleum has no toes. This why he doesn't draw them. When shown a picture of somebody with toes, he simply said 'That's gross' and went back to sketching with a pen in his mouth.

    He also doesn't have hands. Otherwise he'd use them. And draw them better. When seen in public he sometimes has an assistant hide under his shirt and pretend to be his hands. It's a very bad job.

    Like Rob, all of his characters are designed to tip over as easily as possible. Rob hates weebles.

    He hopes to someday un-out the openly gay character 'Shatterstar', who he finds offensive because he has sex with other men. Men with toes. Dirty, dirty toes. He plans on giving the character anti-gay therapy and foot surgery. He believes toes make men gay.

    He secretly has a pair of flip-flops in his bedroom. He wears them when he's alone, and wonders what it would be like if he had naughty creases in his feet. Sometimes this makes him sad. More often, angry and unable to draw well.

    If you see Rob Linoleum on the street, walk briskly in another direction. That will suffice. Unless you are gay, then show him your toes.

    (Thanks Ze!) wink

  5. Rojo says:

    I only came to this comment thread because I knew there would be funny slams on Liefeld's many artistic failures. I was not disappointed.

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