Favourite Visual Artist
Paul Kidby, Hayao Miyazaki, Mike Mignola, Suzuki Tsuta, John Bauer, Yoneda Kou
If it's odd, based on a fairytale and/or French, chances are I like it.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Tom Waits, Russian choir music, Swedish happy-punk
Too many to list
George RR Martin, Steven Erikson, Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett, China Miéville, Cherie Priest
FFIX, Tetris, Phoenix Wright, etc.
Favourite Gaming Platform
PS2 (but Gamecube's controller is, undoubtedly, awesome)
Tools of the Trade
Markers, pencils, Painter IX, Cintiq, acrylics
Writing, drawing, research (history!)