Ralph Bakshi.

When it comes to cartoonist who inspired characters in the Graffiti movement the first name that comes to mind is Vaughn Bode & rightfully so, his work was simply fresh & funky to keep it simple. another highly inspirational artist is Mr Ralph Bakshi. most people know his name from films such as "COOL WORLD" starting Brad Pitt & Kim Basinger & "THE LORD OF THE RINGS" animated film. another well known film of his is "WIZARDS", definitely one of my favorite animated films. check out the trailer below as well as some of Mr Bakshi's work, i've also posted a pic of a piece i did a few years ago inspired by his work. Enjoy!!!