Rob Liefeld is a popular comic book creator from America who is best recognized for his comic books “The New Mutants” and “X-Force”. In 1992, along with other comic creators of Marvel founded the comic book publishing company “Image Comics”. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Rob Liefeld in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Rob Liefeld was born in the United States on October 3, 1967. His father was a well-known Baptist minister, and his mother worked as a secretary for a company. Along with his seven years older sister, Rob grew up in Anaheim, California.
He was in love with comic books since his childhood and used to draw his favorite comic characters. After seeing Rob’s passion for comic his father encouraged him to become a professional comic artist.
While studying in high school, he learned basic fundamental artwork. When Rob was a teenager, he went to a comic books convention at a Disneyland Hotel where he met several other comic creators including Marv Wolfman, Bob Layton, Mike Zeck, and others.
Rob married his long-time girlfriend, Joy Creel who is model and actress.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
Rob Liefeld started his professional career after completing high school. He was selected to work for the two of the most popular comic publishers DC and Marvel. During his initial working days, he took over the franchise of the New Mutants comic book and recreated into the industry powerhouse X-Force!.
Rob introduced several new comic characters such as Deadpool, Reaper, Stryfe, Kane, Shatterstar, Gideon and many more. Under the X-Force franchise, he created several iconic comic books which are still liked by the audience.
In 1992, Rob left Marvel comics and founded his own company “Image comics” along with Jim Valentino, Marc Silvestri, Erik Larsen, and Jim Lee.
He is also the founder of “Extreme Studios” which is a comic production label. Throughout his career, he has worked with many notable authors and creators like Joe Casey, Jeph Loeb, Chris Claremont, Alan Moore, and others.
Rob published a five-issue limited comic series of Heroes Reborn with Onslaught Reborn. He is known as the creator of the Deadpool series and has also made a cameo appearance in the movie “Deadpool” in 2016.
Rob has won several awards in his illustrious career including the 1997 “Eisner Award” in the category of best writer. In 2013, the video gaming company IGN named him the “The Best Tweeters in Comics”.
Net Worth & Earnings:
Rob Liefeld has estimated net worth of more than $3.5 million. Most of the wealth is the result of his successful career as a comic creator.
Rob’s comic book “X-Force #1” sold more than seven million copies and was named the second best comic book in the history of the comic industry. His another comic book “Youngblood” sold more than one million copies in its first week and broke the record for an independent comic book.
Rob also earns money from the revenue of his comic publishing house and production company.
Rob Liefeld in considered one of the most influential comic book creators in the world. He started his career very early and has worked hard with passion and dedication to become successful.