Mike Giant. For those of you who know me, you know how much I love this dude. After 4 years solid of being a dedicated fan and art geek over Giant... collecting his art books, reading blogs, and consuming R8, Mike continues to be my favorite artist, and I really don't see that changing any time soon. I am a loyal fan. He is unique and wise beyond others. In addition to being an amazing illustrator, I love his personality. He always inspires me.