GTO(great teacher onizuka)
BLADE OF THE IMMORTAL.
Pirates of East Jersey(by Becky Cloonan, I forget the title, sumthin' like dat)
SCOTT PILGRIM VS THE WORLD
R. Crumb is not manga, but he's BETTER!
Lone Wolf and Cub
ANY of Paul Pope's. He's a manga GOD.
KABUKI IS THE PROVERBIAL SHIT.
I love underground artists. Brandon Grahm.
Um... check out http://faith.rydia.net/ Faith is probably the biggest influence on my comicking besides Jon A.
JIM MAHFOOD(the food abides!) is hilarious, 'specially for hip-hop loving, weed-tokin', 40 oz drinkin', turntable-spinnin', sketchbook-drawin', woman-respectin', recalicitrant/anarchic board-ridin', comic-loving-types. like me.