A person I watch on DA did this and I thought it seemed like a good opportunity to look at what exactly inspires me and see if I can’t wiggle my way out of this stupid rut I’m in.
–That damn paper texture I always use
-The Scott Pilgrim series- blah, blah, blah Hipster Bullshit. Lovely art and overall fun read
–Wonderfalls– Short-lived Fox series with some of my favorite writing ever. Bryan Fuller is a genius.
–Shotaro Ishinomori– I freaking love his character designs. LOVE>
-Three screentones I use. Constantly.
–CLAMP– brilliant color useage and design work. Shame Tsubasa Chronicle was such a bloody mess.
–Natsume Ono– Awesomely un-manga-looking manga.
-Green Lantern- One day I hope to have sufficient willpower to complete something
–Nextwave– My re-entry into comics after a long dark period spent reading godawful shonen manga exclusively. Holy. Shit.
-I enjoy the manga this image is from (I’ll Give It My All… Tomorrow), but mainly I like the color and benday dot useage.
–JP Ahonen– Finnish illustrator who makes pretty comics I can’t read. I like the scratchiness. It’s gritty looking but feels really light and fun.
–This Bastard– he killed Rue McClanahan and I greatly admire his coloring and texture use.
–Osamu Tezuka– There would be no manga without this man. He’s not referred to as a “god” for nothing.
-Roy Lichtenstein– LOL HALFTONE
–Skottie Young– aaaaaaaaghhh everything is so rough-looking but my god it works so well.
–Kevin Fraser– a friend of mine. He draws totally badass journal comics and looks good doing it.
–Scary Go Round/Bad Machinery– I would kill several boxes-worth of puppies for John Allison’s comedic timing.
–Juan Doe– sexy retro comic art.
–The Legend of Zelda comic from Nintendo Power– More Shotaro Ishinomori, it was technically the first manga I ever purchased. The collected volume I had was killed when my parents’ basement flooded and I have no idea if it’s even available in print any more 8[
–Miyazaki– It’s freaking Hayao Miyazaki. Must I explain this one?
–Doublenaut– I am totally gay for their graphic design stuff
–FreakingArG– Another friend of mine. His stuff is simple but awesome and I hate him for it.
–Johnny Wander– Impossibly cute webcomic with my favorite screentone work ever.
–Yet another friend of mine. Mike’s writing is some of my favortie ever.
–Terry. Motherfucking. Pratchett.
–Dianna Wynne Jones, possibly my favorite author ever.
–Sparkster, the first video game I ever received. Arrrghhh I drew nothing but this little guy for months when I was 6.
–The Monkey Island series– funny as hell and great art.
–Honey and Clover– my girly-manga guilty pleasure with art that I’m inexplicably drawn to.
–FLCL– I AM 15 AND WHAT IS THIS OH MY GOD THIS RULES
–Gurren Lagann– I AM 20 AND WHAT IS THIS OH MY GOD YESSSSS
–Betty White influences me because Betty White is a goddamn survivor