inspirations, etc.

non-exhaustive list. i’m trying to list out the people whose work i keep returning to to admire, or think about often. or works that i feel changed and inspired by. and so on.

related: the idea of a personal canon:

an encapsulation, in list form, of those things that have most shaped you. A sort of annotated bibliography of influences.

brendan schlagel


film, animation, media

  • across the spider-verse – the art, animation, music
  • avatar: the last airbender – world-building, character development, animation…
  • fullmetal alchemist – world-building; love hiromu arakawa’s art as well
  • leverage – the anti-capitalist stories, the joy of it all
  • watchmen (comic) – the ambition