Ah, David Mack. I love him, my boyfriend is irritated by him, and my best friend thinks he has an incredible ass (he does). I won’t get into the pros and cons of Mack as a comic artist and storyteller (John Parker of Comics Alliance does that much better here), but I can’t help being endlessly inspired by the man’s lush mixed media style. I was first exposed to Mack’s work in the wonderful book Art Revolution that really got my gears going on mixed media and painting in undergrad. When I met Mack at this year’s Albuquerque Comic Expo, I knew nothing of his writing, but went total fangirl on all the artistic goodness. And he was such a goofy sweetheart, so much so that my boyfriend went back to his table later to thank him for making my day. Also, he does so many pushups. Best hug ever.