Influence map

Published On September 7, 2010 | By Richard Bruton | Comics

I really like this idea Adam Cadwell has picked up and ran with – an influence map of the artists who have influenced him over the years, all put together into a nice montage ‘influence map’ that is rather pleasing to the eye:

(arts influence map by and (c) Adam Cadwell, individual art (c) their creators)

Adam notes he got the idea after seeing the meme on John Allison’s blog, who in turn picked it up from Aaron Diaz’s Indistinguishable From Magic blog:

(John Allison’s influence map, (c) John, individual art again is (c) the respective creators)

And I see Rene Engström has one up too:

I’m sure there must be more comics folks out there doing their own influence map meme – if so do bung us a link to your one. Or maybe you haven’t done one but are now thinking oh yes, I fancy doing that – if so then let us know when you post it.

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Richard Bruton
- Started in comics retail aged 16 at Nostalgia & Comics, Birmingham. Now located in Yorkshire, he's written for the Forbidden Planet International Blog since 2007. Specialising in UK Comics and All-Ages comics, Richard's day job in a primary school allowed him to build the best children's graphic novel library in the country.

7 Responses to Influence map

  1. I couldn’t resist doing one of these myself – http://tinyurl.com/3ybjvrz (or click the website link above, if you’re averse to Tinyurls). It’s quite a discipline to list all of your favourites, giving prominence to the stronger influences, but without missing anyone out. I should have included Mignola, I now notice!

  2. Paul Shinn says:

    I saw this on Twitter earlier and couldn’t resist having a go myself – http://bit.ly/cOGvUH

  3. Joe says:

    Wow, this is fairly spreading around, isn’t it? Seen more appearing on Twitter with an #influencemap hashtag, so more folks are picking it up.