When I was a kid I broke my leg and ended up stuck in hospital for a while, and my mum started bringing me copies of 2000ad to read. When I saw Simon Bisleys Slaine it was a revelation for me. I'd always liked to draw but hadn't really thought too deeply about where I was going with it or what the possibilities were, and here was a guy painting these ridiculously beautiful comics with guys turning into monsters, demons all over the place and gorgeous warrior women with giant boobs. Needless to say I started drawing a lot more from that point on.
The last thing I read of his (and Kevin Eastmans) was Fistful of Blood, a western about a mysterious naked woman fighting a load of vampires all rendered in pencil.
Speedy fanart ahead!