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Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld committed to healing fellow artists' feet-drawing issues

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May 21, 2018

Deadpool creator Rob Liefeld is certainly one of the more influential comic book artists of all time, but perhaps we didn’t know just how wide his sphere of influence has spread.

Sure, this weekend’s big box office smash, Deadpool 2, could never have been, had it not been for Liefeld (and writer/co-creator Fabian Nicieza), but not everything he touched turned to gold. In fact, it turns out, one of his bigger influences on the comic book world may not have been a fully positive one.

Deadpool in New Mutants #98

Deadpool in The New Mutants #98 (Credit: Rob LIefeld, Marvel Comics)

**SPOILER WARNING: One little joke in Deadpool 2 kicked around liberally below!**

Seemingly influenced by one of the more meta jokes in the totally meta sequel – that comic book artists have issues drawing feet, a dig that was obviously intended to take a shot at the creator himself – Liefeld tweeted out a litany of evidence revealing that his “feet drawing disease” had far reaching consequences…

But Liefeld’s footnotes didn’t stop with his fellow Image Comics creator Jim Lee, he also swept the legs out from under another founding father, Marc Silvestri


And apparently the epidemic didn’t stop there, as Liefeld also kicked Hellboy creator Mike Mignola while he was down...


Finally, Liefeld revealed that Comic Book Hall of Famer and legendary Conan the Barbarian and Princess of Mars (among many others) illustrator Frank Frazetta was also influenced by Liefeld’s disappearing foot problem, even though Frazetta had already been well established by the time Deadpool showed up (with feet, at least on Liefeld's cover, if not in the frame above) in 1991's The New Mutants #98

So let’s all give kudos to Liefeld for taking his #nofeet campaign public… 

And for being committed to healing his fellow artists, even in the face of this overwhelming feat.        

(via Bleeding Cool)