I remember seeing a various really good post about the visual references to american comicbook artist in My Hero Academia, like how Stain takes cues from the 90′s edgy anti-hero aesthetic or how the more exagerated mouth expressions are like those drawn by Todd Mcfarlane -especially Bakugo’s.
All that said I decided to specualte myself about what artists inspired All Might design, both the musclebound and the more scrawny version.
The heroic version of All Might has been compared to a Rob Liefeld character due to his absurd size but I think it looks more like how John Byrne drew Superman but with a way heavier inking.
Even his smile looks like an exagerated version of how Byrne drew Supes’ own.
As for his more humble version, the dropped shoulders that seem to blend his neck and arms, the angular face and the simplistic mouth shape with square teeth remind me mostly of how Mike Mignola draws Hellboy.