Here's a list of some of the artists, writers, composers, etc. that have influenced me over the years. It's mostly an exercise in memory, as well as pretense. So don't judge me too harshly. I should only hope to achieve a fraction of what these people have accomplished.

John Heartfield, Eduardo Paolozzi, Jack Palance, Louis Bunuel, Chuck Jones, Peter Saul, Charles Addams, Ad Reinhardt, Frank Zappa, T.W. Adorno, Robert Altman, Bazooka Joe, Roald Dahl, Ed Roth, Marcel Duchamp, James Cain, Kurt Weill, Abbie Hoffman, Roland Barthes, Alexandre Rodchenko, R. Buckminster Fuller, Jack Kerouac, Tex Avery, Orson Wells, Roland Kirk, Serge Gainsbourg, Basil Wolverton, Hienrich Boll, Poalo Pasolini, Andy Worhal, Bunny Yeager, Don Van Vliet, Raymond Chandler, Robert Benchley, Man Ray, George Battialle, Ronnie Specter, Jean Sheppard, Guy Debord, Fritz Lang, Joseph Beuys, Bernard Herrman, Kenneth Rexroth, Stan Freberg, William Bendix, Bob Dylan, Dianne Arbus, Mies Van der Rohe, Nino Rota, Dave Berg, Forrest J. Ackerman, Babs Gonzalez, Al Capp, Tod Browning, Georg Grosz, John Lennon, Jim Nutt, John Willie, Harvey Kurtzman, John Cage, Walter Benjamin, Ken Kesey, Ernie Kovaks, Sierge Eisenstein,  Jimmie Hatlo, Jay Ward, Ed Kienholz, R. Crumb, Blind Willie Johnson, Edgar Verase, Fernwood 2 nite, Nam June Paik, Mel Ramos, The Fleischer Bros., George Jones, Robert Arneson, George Orwell, Herbert Marcuse, Bruce Conner, Roman Polanski, George Barris, Peter Sellers, Louis Armstrong, Chester Gould, Alfred E. Newman, Henry Miller. Irving Penn, Richard Lindner, Sad Sack,  Joseph Kosuth, Alan Funt, Peter Handke, Samual Beckett, David Peel, Eric Stanton, Gahan Wilson, Rod Serling, Willie Nelson, Jim Jarmusch, Virgil Partch, Bob Ross, the Walter & Margaret Keane, Chris Burden, Graham Greene, Carolee Schneeman, Richard Brautigan, Dr Seuss, Sun Ra, Alan Kaprow, Werner Rainier Fassbinder, Wally Cox, Al Hirschfeld, Don Martin, Russ Meyers, Ron Cobb, James Whale, Roger Corman, Tuli Kupferberg, Terry Southern, Godfrey Cambridge, David Lynch, Robert Smithson, Les Levine, Jean Luc Godard, Jack Davis, Yves Klein, Ray Harryhausen, Robert Motherwell, Chet Helms, Thomas Pynchon, Charles Bukowski, Kenneth Patchen, Eric Dolphy, Robert Downey sr., Nick Tosches, Raoul Vaneigem, Akira Kurosawa, Will Elder, Franz Kafka, Fred Katz, Dianne DiPrima, Mort Drucker, Carl Reiner, James Ensor, Georgii & Vladimir Stenberg, Al Jaffee, John Berger, Peter Lorre, Billy Wilder, Jack Pierce, Roger Miller, Wallace Wood, the Marx Bros., Edward Gorey, WeeGee, Hans Conried, Frank Frazetta, Mario Bava, Edward Everett Horton, S. Clay Wilson, Victor Burgin, Cal Schenkel, Henry Mancini, Chet Helms, Werner Herzog, Paul Oliver, Art & Language, Ed Saunders, Dimitri Shostakovich, Luciano Berrio, Federico Fellini, Edgar Allen Poe, Paul Outerbridge, Hans Bellmer, Carla Bley, Will Rogers, Charles Ives, Charles Dickens, Walt Kelly, Big Joe Turner, Hans Richter, Zero Mostel, Merce Cunningham, Perez Prado, Robert Wise, Sam Charters, John Cassavetes, Mario Merz, Philip Glass, Walker Evans, Ray Johnson, William Burroughs, George Harriman, Bill Owens, Deputy Dog, Max Beckman, Igor Stravinsky, Fluxus, the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Lucy Lippard, Bobby London, Clutch Cargo, Dick Gregory, Jack Cole, Ralph Ginzburg, the Mitchell Bros., Ray Bradbury, Jean Pierre Melville, Sterling Hayden, Shel Silverstein, J G Ballard, Motown, Pierre Molinier, Richard Hamilton, Martin Jay, Kaneto Shindo, Jacques Tati, ...