Favourite Visual Artist
The Last Samurai; Black Cat, White Cat; The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Favourite TV Shows
Avatar (both TLA and Korra), Game of Thrones (most of it, anyway), The Expanse
"Most impactful" rather than "favourite" - Fiction: The Lord of the Rings and The Wheel of Time; Non-fiction: The Book of Life; Gödel, Escher, Bach; Life on a Young Planet
Brandon Sanderson (knows how to push ALL of my buttons), Kate Elliott (I am consistently in awe of the beauty and richness and sensitivity of her worlds)
Tools of the Trade
Pencils, markers, the occasional afternoon spent swearing at the GIMP and a nice little camera that currently doesn't work.