As this Meme supposed to suggest, so here goes.
LARRY ALCALA- Delightful humor with a feel for the Filipiniana. It's those little details and very readable comedy that sums up the whole. Always look forward to reading his cartoon everyweek when I was a boy.
GEORGES REMI(a.k.a. HERGE)- You can feel the excitement, the flavor of the exotic setting along the high adventure that these wonderful character are in. When I first read a Tin Tin book back in elementary it totally blew me away. This is how a comic book should be.
WALT DISNEY and CO.- Though he's an Animator with modest skills, his boundless creative vision and steel determination, along with his team of highly skilled artisans, had single-handedly pushed animation from a trifle amusement to a serious artistic and commercial Cinematic medium that it is today. They pushed artistic and technical boundaries and discovered new ones. Even today whether it's Japanese, European animation it is always to Disney films(the old ones of course) that they set their standard with, and those are very high standards.
JIM LEE- His dynamic and powerful action poses and his fluid and well charge page layouts brought me back to look at American comics once again.
CAPCOM- With Akiman as leader this group of artist had inspired me to draw such simple but well defined iconic characters. You got to love their way they do their chars Anatomy and their fine rendering. Their character always had that solid 3 dimensional effect.
RENE MAGRITTE- Reminds me always the Graphical nature of our medium and that is very important.
N.C WYETH and HOWARD PYLE- Bold and Romantic, Their works inspires me to bring out the drama to every picture.
NORIYASU YAMAUCHI- Simple and cute design with a touch of naughtiness in them. Simplicity is the word.
MASAMUNE SHIROW- 'nuff said.
ALFHONSE MUCHA- His prints with their graceful beautiful women and their ever flowing fabrics have always enchanted and delighted me.
NORMAN ROCKWELL- A feast to the eyes a delight to our senses. I always find it fascinating that these Random nameless characters of his could draw out such empathy and emotion to us with just one look to his every painting. Such fine acting and posing and brilliant composition.