I agonized over who to leave out, and I still wonder if I should have included artists such as Dave McClellan, Joe Olson, Erwin Madrid, Marcelo Vignali, Paul Lasaine, and Paul Felix. Those artists deserve credit in my development but I just ran out of space.
The most interesting part of doing this was realizing how many good artists I'm NOT influenced by. There are mobs of artists who I've thought for a long time are amazing, yet they have not in any way changed the way that I work or think. This is a really strange thing that I don't understand.
And yeah, I know Bengus isn't an artist but a group of artists. More than one of them influenced me, so I'm including them as a group.