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Saturday, March 29, 2008


Talking of inspiration and influence, here's a sort of short list of some of my dearest wondergirls and wonderboys. Enjoy:

Clio Chiang (Clio acts on the brain, she's amazing)
Shannon Tidle (His works are drop-dead superb)
Jake Parker (I'm satisfied that he's a Toby Skybuckle incarnate)
Ryan Wood (He's work/blog keeps me from work)
Shane Lewis (Well, he never ceases to amaze me)
Matt Williames (Simply brilliant)
John Nevarez (Well, it's John - he always puts us to shame)
Martin Wittig (You hinder me from work, too!!)
Oliver Kurth (The drinks are on me)
Ivan Oviedo (He's a brilliant animator)
Mel Milton (Well, it's Mel!)
David Coleman (A front two artist)
Francisco Herrera and Humberto Ramos (Hey men!)
Stephen Silver (Silver Surfer!)
Thierry Martin (Just naturally ueber-talented)
Uli Meyer (Sir!)
Bobby Chiu (Sir!)
Lou Romano (Doctor!)
Rob Dunlavey (Ahead of the pack)
Kurtz And Friends (Style!)
Alex Madrigal (Strong)

To be continued. This is certainly not the end of the list. By the by: Many of "my others" you can find in my links to the right. As Chad, Matt, Will, Jason ... and Flaviano and Federico and Sebastien ... oh boy, I shouldn't have started this...


  1. Thanks so much for mentioning me in this group... that's quite an honor. As I've said before, I love your work. If I made a list like this, your blog would be at the top. Thanks, man.

  2. Thanks for the plug! Your work is keeping ME from working as well!

  3. thanks for some of the added links..the more inspiration the better!

  4. Vielen Dank für die Blumen! Thanks a lot for including my humble efforts into your list.

    "I'd like a Mai Tai please and free drinks for everyone!"

    I'm sorry but you wouldn't be on my list ... that would make my stuff look too shabby ... :)

    See you soon!

  5. Gracias! I am humbled.... I regularly visit this site and have you on my RSS monitor. You make me want to draw more.

    Chad Townsend

  6. Just wanted to let you know, but Shannon Tidle is a guy, not a girl. You might want to fix that.

  7. youre my hero and the wind beneathe my wings...( and Im comfortable sayin that to you ;)

    thanks a bunch for always layin down the inspiration mr Satzinger

  8. Mel, Sir! I'm highly honoured. Same here with your work!

  9. Thanks so much for the link & the nice words, I appreciate it Mister!

  10. Wow! I am just a little late on this one,..but man, Thank you! It's an honor. I absolutely love your work.