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Generic Human at 10:25AM, Nov. 24, 2006
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No no, not the show, although it is an awesome show. Who are the people that you idolize?

People I admire:












…I made these for the hero section on myspace, so why not use them here too? Anyway…those are all people I admire.

People I admire on Drunk Duck:

Amelius- Her art is crazy good, as are her skills with photoshop and storytelling

Alejkhan- Stories are unique and realistic (not in the sense that it is happening, or even could happen in the case of Jump, but that if it did happen, it would happen like she tells it). Art is incredible

Inkmonkey- Man oh man can this guy pop out an awesome strip daily.

ZoeStead- A book! She's got a book coming out! That's so hardcore!

Ozone Ocean- Have you looked at this guys art? Makes me wanna cry it's so good!

Darkmax- If you're not reading The Devilfish Project you really should be, the art is amazing, and it updates a lot.

Evil Dawn- These guys…their comic was crazy good! The art looks professional, it updated a lot, and now they're posting extras.

Basically…if your name isn't on the list you haven't made me utter “wow” outloud yet, or you did and I simply forgot, which is another very large possibility. These are just some of the people I aspire to be be as good as someday.
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strong414bad at 11:07AM, Nov. 24, 2006
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Butch Hartman is awesome.

I'd probably say I admire Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, as I plan to make a show like Avatar with my friends someday.
Why hello there.
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Glarg at 11:39AM, Nov. 24, 2006
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Michael Jackson =D
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Tantz Aerine at 3:58PM, Nov. 24, 2006
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H.G. Wells. The man has written some of the greatest books and stories out there, among other, even more awesome works.
 
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KomradeDave at 4:24PM, Nov. 24, 2006
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James Baldwin, ER Burroughs,Alexander Hamilton, Gustavus Vassa, Robert Heinlein, Sherman Alexie, Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca.
Handshakes and mustaches are the only ways to know how much you can truly trust a man.
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ozoneocean at 11:30PM, Nov. 24, 2006
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Woot, I'm somewhat heroic! :)
My heros are people who thik I'm heroic. ^_^
Seriously, It makes sense when you think about it.
 
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ccs1989 at 8:17AM, Nov. 25, 2006
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I'd probably say I admire Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko

Second-ed. Also add Alan Moore to the list, along with Dave Gibbons, Robert Kirman (except I don't really like his Marvel stuff) and the team that made Elite Beat Agents.

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subcultured at 8:21AM, Nov. 25, 2006
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robert rodriguez, frank miller, ed risso, brian azzarello, ellis
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Crazy Dutchman at 8:48AM, Nov. 25, 2006
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Tim Burton, Danny Elfman, Doug TenNapel, Lewis Trondheim, John K.

And probably also Jhonen Vasquez, altough I don't think he'll be pleased to hear that :P
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lefarce at 10:07AM, Nov. 25, 2006
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Zac at 10:51AM, Nov. 25, 2006
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Crazy Dutchman at 9:38AM, Nov. 26, 2006
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Oh! Oh! I completely forgot to mention… Douglas Adams!!!!!
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LIZARD_B1TE at 11:14AM, Nov. 26, 2006
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Edgar Allan Poe, Richard Matheson, H.G. Wells, Hironobu Sakaguchi, and Hideo Kojima.

One person I know actually thinks I look like Poe. 0_o
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Mimarin at 5:11PM, Nov. 26, 2006
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Crap, all of my heros are old guys, most of them are dead too.

Am I boring and out of touch with modern youth?
Of course you will. All intelligent beings dream. Nobody knows why.

Also, tell random people they are awsome! it helps!
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strong414bad at 5:14PM, Nov. 26, 2006
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Yes.

Just kidding.
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ccs1989 at 6:26PM, Nov. 26, 2006
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I need to definitely add Paul Dini and Bruce Timm to my list of heroes.
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Mark at 5:20AM, Nov. 27, 2006
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no offence to you butch hartman lovers but butch hartman sucks! Most of his jokes are really lame, while some Fairly Odd Parrents is admittedlty good, it's outweighted by the massive ammounts of lame stuff that he puts out, and did I mention that I think Danny Phantom is really bad.

Adding to the list, Kirk Hammet, Trent Reznor, The Arcade Fire, Scott Mccloud, Will Eisner, and JHONEN VAZQUES ROCKS!!
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ozoneocean at 5:33AM, Nov. 27, 2006
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Juile Strain is my hero… because… she's… big.
 
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mechanical_lullaby at 8:29AM, Nov. 27, 2006
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it's freddie!

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kaminari at 9:01AM, Nov. 27, 2006
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My hero would be a spastic little elf whom none of you know because he's not some fancy-smancy celebrity. But when Im feeling at my lowest, just his voice can turn my day completely around and leave me, personally, feeling on top of the clouds.

I am FS2 champion! w00t!!
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kingofsnake at 9:36AM, Nov. 27, 2006
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My hero is me. I'm awesome
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Aeon at 5:15PM, Nov. 29, 2006
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I am shocked and appalled at the lack of muppet love here. Are you people without hearts?

Jim Henson has been my hero since I was conscious.

Samuel Beckett is my theatrical hero.

Richard Brautighan is my poetry hero.

In the world of comics Bill Scienkewicz (whose name I cannot spell. Hah.) and Barry Windsor Smith (even if his faces always look weirdly smushed) are my art heros. Because I have never gotten over the end of the eighties, apparently. Art Speigelman, comic writing hero. (And I cannot fathom the Frank Miller thing. Maybe it's my ovaries. I just don't get what the BFD is.)

I have lots of favorite authors, but I wouldn't say many of them are my heroes.


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Generic Human at 6:28PM, Nov. 29, 2006
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Aeon
I am shocked and appalled at the lack of muppet love here. Are you people without hearts?

Jim Henson has been my hero since I was conscious.

Samuel Beckett is my theatrical hero.

Richard Brautighan is my poetry hero.

In the world of comics Bill Scienkewicz (whose name I cannot spell. Hah.) and Barry Windsor Smith (even if his faces always look weirdly smushed) are my art heros. Because I have never gotten over the end of the eighties, apparently. Art Speigelman, comic writing hero. (And I cannot fathom the Frank Miller thing. Maybe it's my ovaries. I just don't get what the BFD is.)

I have lots of favorite authors, but I wouldn't say many of them are my heroes.




I've got those fantastic ovaries too, but I adore Frank Miller's stuff. So that can't be why you don't like him. The big thing I like about Frank Miller is his ability to tell a story. Reading Sin City, I feel like I'm there. Like I'm in Marv, or Dwight's mind. To top that off, his art is unique, his use of ink is mind boggling.

Anywoo, yes to Puppetry. Labyrinth FTW. Although…David Bowie really made that movie, and he's no puppet.
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Aeon at 7:28PM, Nov. 29, 2006
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He's just not my cup of tea. I've read the obligatory Miller works… they're just not for me. But I'm glad to know it's not my ovaries holding me back. ;)

And I should have mentioned that David Bowie is my musical hero. (Also my tight pants hero. Yow.)
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Crazy Dutchman at 3:04AM, Nov. 30, 2006
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Action man! I mean, he IS the greatest hero of them all…

And how could I have forgotten about Jim Henson?? He's absolutely one of my heroes!
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Hero at 4:00AM, Nov. 30, 2006
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In the world of Comics? Dwayne McDuffie. The guy's awesome! He created his own comic book universe, wrote for Spiderman and is die-hard to old comic book conventions.
K.A.L.A-Dan: Rival!
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ICantRemember at 1:23AM, Dec. 1, 2006
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Ohgod Aeon, you just took me back to last year. I had to write a report on some sort of important person for english, and I did it on Jim Henson. Yeah, I totally failed. xD But I'm pretty sure that was because my english teacher was a bitch and hated me?

Also, I am seconding: Danny Elfman, and sort of Tim Burton.

I wouldn't really call these people my heroes though. Just people I idolise. I don't really have any heroes. If someone comes and saves me from getting run over (seriously, it's probably quite easy. I never stop, look and listen) you'll be my hero. But anyway - ones of my own are…Dylan Moran, Sherryl Jordan…and I think M.C.Escher is pretty neat too. Also House is my fictional idol.

I don't actually really read comics, so I don't have any comic people. I just read webcomics. And none of those dudes and dudettes would really be my heroes/idols. I reckon in real life they'd be kinda wack.

EDIT: And batman.
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Jiken at 4:09PM, Dec. 1, 2006
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I'd say future Jiken is my hero.I mean come on the ladies want him the guys wanna be him and he rules the friggen world.
Don't raise the bar. Shatter it.
-a philosophy by me.
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Kota at 2:31PM, Dec. 3, 2006
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Here are my heroes. Instead of explaining why I'll let you Google them and read their stories for yourselves.

Douglas Adams
Berkley Breathed
Jim Henson
Gary Larson
Andy Partridge
Colin Moulding
John Linnel
Scott McCloud

Edit: Late edition for something he did here on the forums.
SpANG
Kota Otan
http://www.drunkduck.com/Mailbox_Rocketship/
and
http://www.drunkduck.com/The_Errant_Apprentice/
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“If Jeff Bridges is stupid enough to do this, I'M stupid enough to do this!”
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ccs1989 at 4:54PM, Dec. 3, 2006
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Aeon
He's just not my cup of tea. I've read the obligatory Miller works… they're just not for me. But I'm glad to know it's not my ovaries holding me back. ;)


Well, unless something went terribly wrong, I don't have ovaries. But I don't really love Frank Miller's stuff either. Batman: Year One is probably the best thing he's done. However then you've got writers like Alan Moore and artists/writers like Mike Mignola. Also many of the Vertigo people write better than him.

I guess it's just because he introduced something new to the industry, or at least something that had been missing. I don't define him as a great writer, though. His stories are hit or miss because he usually forgets to add a point in his stories where the reader goes through a catharsis.
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