Keb wrote:Yeah I pretty much always had McFarlane and Larsen in my head since my brother was a big fan of them.
I didn't start actively seeking out works by a certain creator until I started actually reading comics in university. After reading New X-Men, I sought out Grant Morrison's work.
I took a break after the excesses of the 90s made me a jaded little kid. I came back in college too with basically the same profile- reading Animal Man and Sandman.
I think it's worth noting that the "paying attention to creators" isn't a new creation of the industry- it was pretty part and parcel after Stan Lee got big.