My impressionable love of comics and comic art has left a mark on my own drawing style. When shading in pencil, I invariably go for hatching rather than tone. For the layman, that means that instead of working in a nice blend of dark to light, I do lots of individual lines that become more spread out as they move away from the dark spot.
I hate that I do that. I don't want to do that. I will no longer do that!
100 Heads in 100 Days #5
I can still recall the moment I decided I wanted to be an artist. I was 3 or 4, at kindergarten, painting a cat with a green Santa hat on. It took another 30 years for me to get off my arse and make a serious go of it.