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The Influences of Smack!


Inspired by the recent meme over at DeviantArt, I decided to put together this collection of influences that make up the artistic DNA build that is Sean Mack. The process of figuring out exactly what inspired me and putting it into collective form was actually the most calming and liberating morning I ever had. Although it was also the most difficult. There's so much that I get inspired from on a day to day basis that it's hard to pinpoint my exact influences. Hell, if you look at the styles on the map you might have to take a second glance at my own work. I do know it definitely helped lift some demons that plagued me when I woke up.

  1. J Scott Campbell
  2. Chris Bachalo
  3. Joe Madureira
  4. Skottie Young
  5. Bruce Timm
  6. Humberto Ramos
  7. Ian McConville (MacHall, Three Panel Soul)
  8. Hip-Hop
  9. Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes)
  10. Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats
  11. Mike Mignola (Hellboy)
  12. Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Steamboy)
  13. My Friends
  14. Shinichiro Watanbe (Cowboy Bebop, Samurai Champloo)
  15. John Romita Jr
  16. Brad Bird (The Iron Giant, The Incredibles
...the only things missing from this list are Jamie Hewlett (Tank Girl, Gorillaz), Pepsi, and big booty girls. Ah well, next influence map maybe. 

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