I don't know if I'm the only one who this bothers, but Carl has started looking way too old for his age in the comics. It's been established that he's supposed to be around 13, maybe 14 by now. We know that based on the length of the time skip and the fact that Lydia, who is 16, has mentioned several times how much older she is than him.
Now, if you go back to the first few issues after the time skip, Carl looks around 13. He's certainly physically fit for a young teenager, but he still looks his age. Take the first conversation with Negan for example. His face looks much older than before the timeskip, but still young.
The past couple of dozen issues though, he's looked way too old. It's almost bizarre. His jawline and cheekbones are just completely different. And I get it - he's going through puberty, so his bone structure is going to change as he matures. But within maybe a year of time he has gone from looking 13 to looking like a completely separate 30 year old man. It's not an evolution, it's just completely different. There's no way he's still a young teenager with how he looks.
Now I like Adlard's art, but we all know he's had a problem of drawing a lot of characters the same way, and it seems to me he can't draw people with much subtlety. So perhaps he decided Carl should look older and he just went to a completely different archetype because he couldn't figure out a more nuanced way. Either way, Carl is simply not being drawn as a believable 13-14 year old anymore. At least not in my opinion. I don't know what anybody else thinks. Last issue when talking with Sophia in the hallway, I just couldn't not notice it. Really bizarre.
Edited by Pickles312, 26 November 2018 - 09:49 PM.