For no other reason than I'm bored really. This is more or less in the order they occur to me, unedited, without explanation. And their influence very well may not show at all in my work, though their work is definitely something I am thinking about when doing my own. If you think this is an exercise in lazy narcissism...it is. Meh.
In some cases I've grouped people because it was their specific work together that had an impact and taught me stuff. I have also excluded music and mostly focused on narrative artists or those dealing with narrative. If I included music, as you may well think, this would go on forever.
Dave Sim (alone and with Gerhard)
Harvey Kurtzman and Will Elder
Pier Paolo Pasolini
William S. Burroughs
Lindsay Anderson and David Sherwin
William Hogarth (specifically his engravings)
Monty Python (esp. Terry Gilliam and the team of Cleese and Chapman)
Martin Pasko (esp. for his run on E-MAN)
Jon J. Muth
Howard Chaykin and Ken Bruzenak
P. Craig Russell
Paolo Serpieri (frankly, pretty much only for the art)
Peter Milligan and Brendan McCarthy
Michael Bair (for a direct and very important proportion lesson he gave me at a con when I was a teenager)
Garry Trudeau (up to 1980)
Woody Allen (up to 1980 as well)
"Eternity with Beelzebub, and all his hellish instruments of death, will be a picnic compared to five minutes with me and this pencil." - E. Blackadder, 1791 Questionable
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