[personal profile] kevinroc posting in [community profile] scans_daily
Artist Scott Clark has passed away at 43.

Frank Tieri noted that Clark had been sick while they worked on Grifter and had no idea it was that bad.

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Date: 2013-02-22 09:04 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: Sad Nightwing (Sad Nightwing)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Always sad to lose a talent so young.

For the works he's worked on, this lists many of them

Date: 2013-02-22 09:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
I feel bad because I only really know his work through the recent controversy with Liefeld calling him a bad artist (when Clark was a blatantly better one even based on covers alone), but it always stings when stuff like this happens. And he was pretty young, all things considered, too...

Date: 2013-02-22 09:20 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Whilst I'm sure he would rather be remembered for his own actual, quality work, I would sincerely hope that he'd take being slammed as a bad artist by Rob Liefeld as something A) Hilariously ironic and/or B) Akin to a compliment.

Date: 2013-02-22 09:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
I do remember a really rather large number of people coming to his defense - as they did with a number of others Liefeld tried to slam - over the matter. But.. Yeah, absolutely. I mean, the covers in question at the time were these, from what I recall;

http://www.wildstormaddiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/grifter7withlogo.jpeg

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8pnq7iOr31ra9gdjo1_500.jpg

So.. Yeah. One actually *looks* like a fairly exciting, if standard, superhero cover with two characters fighting - with, IMO, pretty decent art. The other looks like Midnighter is actually trying to photobomb Grifter's snapshot in a 'supppp brooooo' kind of way.

Date: 2013-02-22 09:48 pm (UTC)
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Mostly I'm seeing a lot of homoerotic subtext in Liefeld's cover. But then Liefeld's body of work is littered with these kind of unintentional moments.

Date: 2013-02-22 09:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Having seen enough of his work over the years? I know what you mean. It's kind-of odd, given Liefeld is perhaps the artist who - by his personality - I'd least associate with that kind of thing.

Date: 2013-02-22 10:17 pm (UTC)
his_spiffynesss: (Default)
From: [personal profile] his_spiffynesss
Maybe I need to go hunt up some scans for a "Rob Liefeld: America's Favorite Yaoi Artist" post :)

Date: 2013-02-22 10:37 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
What have we done to deserve THAT? Have we been bad?

Date: 2013-02-22 10:37 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
As a homo, may I say that I HAVE never found he work erotic*

* "emetic" perhaps, but not erotic

Date: 2013-02-22 10:57 pm (UTC)
his_spiffynesss: (Default)
From: [personal profile] his_spiffynesss
Semantics aside, I'm thinking that many years ago a young Rob ran across some of the work of Tom of Finland and thought those biker guys looked bad ass! and promtly went off to draw something similar. All the time completely unaware of the homosexual overtones.

Somehow, Rob has preserved that oblivousness through his entire career as a comic artist.

Date: 2013-02-23 02:15 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sharky_chan
As a human being, I have never found his work erotic. Those wonky-proportioned doll-beings did NOT come from a planet with earth's gravity. *shudder*.

Date: 2013-02-23 03:52 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] shadur
Rob "Captain Manboobs America" Liefeld calling someone else a bad artist always strikes me as akin to, say, Uwe Boll casting aspersions on JJ Abrams.

Date: 2013-02-23 04:08 pm (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Well, yeah. Spot on. I mean, even looking at the linked covers I put in a later reply here, I'd rather read a book with Clark's art than Liefeld's, y'know?

Date: 2013-02-24 06:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] halloweenjack
Liefeld should follow his own example WRT Prophet and Glory and outsource his social media to someone who can manage it better.

Date: 2013-02-24 06:17 pm (UTC)
mrstatham: (Default)
From: [personal profile] mrstatham
Prrrrretty much. It's why it's genuinely bizarre he's folding the stuff back in and taking Bloodstrike or whatever it is back over, because it's all been critically well-received. I wonder if he was just expecting to make more money off of it, somehow.

Date: 2013-02-22 11:54 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cyberghostface
Admittedly not familiar with his work but it's sad to see someone die at such a young age. R.I.P.

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